Illusione Cruzado Cigar
Cigar Review: Illusione Cruzado (2017) Churchill

Over the years, Dion Giolito’s Illusione Cigars has released several cigars bearing the Cruzado name. These cigars variations on the original Illusione core line. Giolito gave the new Cruzado blend an updated look. The Illusione Cruzado is a flavorful medium bodied cigar that is a Nicaraguan puro, making use of a Corojo Rosado wrapper with a mix of Criollo and Corojo filler.

Caldwell Cigars the T
Cigar Review: The T. Toro by Caldwell

Matt Booth, Robert Caldwell and AJ Fernandez are all accomplished cigar makers on their own. Bringing the three of them together is similar to bringing together the 1992 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team,” and the result is definitely a winner. The cigar that comes from this collaboration bears the name The Truth or simply “The T.”, and is truly a great medium bodied cigar coming from AJ Fernandez’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Top Ten Connecticut Cigars
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Connecticut Cigars

The last few years, many new cigars have been released that have brought new life to the Connecticut shade category of cigars. Instead of simply being mild cigars lacking in flavor that are primarily for novice cigar enthusiasts, these new cigars are complex mild to medium bodied cigars that can be enjoyed by both the novice and the seasoned cigar enthusiast. Many of these new breed of Connecticut cigars are coming from boutique companies that have, until now, been know for fuller bodied cigars.

Southern Draw Jacob\
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder Toro

Southern Draw Cigars has been making some great cigars over the past few years, including the Kudzu and Rose of Sharon, but now this veteran owned boutique brand’s newest cigar may be its best. Featuring a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from Lancaster County, the Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder pay tribute to owner Robert Holt’s son Jacob, while keeping with the flowering plants theme among the core line of cigars. This full bodied cigar is sure to be one of the company’s most sought after cigars.

Toasted Foot\
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2017

Like last year, this Top Ten is wholly a solo endeavor on my part. These are simply my opinion of what are the best cigars that were reviewed on the site in 2016. Only cigars with published reviews on the site within the last year were eligible to make the list. As always, it’s important to rememberer that this list is entirely subjective, and is based on my own personal palate and preferences.


Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Roma Craft Tobac / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés) Binder: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & USA (Pennsylvania) Size: 7” x 38 Strength: full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.3 Stogies’ H-Town Lancero Series has had many great cigars, but it seems like the last several have been...

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Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Espinosa Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 40 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.50 Overall Rating: 9.3 Anyone that follows this site regularly is like to be familiar with the H-Town Lancero Series, that is exclusive to Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas. These cigars...

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IPCPR 2016 Coverage – Day 2

Today seemed like the longest day of the IPCPR Trade Show. Maybe it’s the time change or the late night, but it’s been a very long day that got off on the wrong foot when my Prometheus lighter crapped out. There was no saving it. I knew I should have brought a Xikar, so on my walk to the Sands Expo area I stopped by the Davidoff of Geneva kiosk and bought a...

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Cigar Giveaway: Signed Box of Stogies 20th Anniversary by Room 101 and more!!!

Our friends at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas just celebrated their 20th year in business. To commemorate this special occasion Stogies released 200 boxes of the Stogies 20th Anniversary Cigar by Room 101 at their annual Christmas party. One of the best cigars that Matt Booth’s Room 101 has produced, the Stogies 20th Anniversary Cigar earned the...

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Cigar Review: Illusione H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Illusione / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 40 Strength: medium-full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.4 Anyone following Toasted Foot over the last year is certainly familiar with how outstanding the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston is. So the question...

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