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Top Ten Cigars of 2016
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2016



Once again, it’s the time of the year when lists of all kinds appear, and amount them is our annual Top Ten Cigars list. It has been a very interesting year for the cigar industry. The FDA regulations seem to loom large over everything. Many new cigars were released this year, owing a lot to manufacturers trying to meet deadlines, and so there was an unusually high number of impressive releases this year. This made putting together this year’s Top Ten List harder to put together than in years past...

Top Ten Cigars of 2016 - Honorable Mention List
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Cigars of 2016 - Honorable Mention List



So many great cigars were released this year, and unfortunately not all of them can make our Top Ten List, but are nonetheless stand out enough to be acknowledged and shared with our readers. Our annual Honorable Mentions list serves as a place to tip our hat to the cigars that were in the running for the Top Ten, but did not quite make the cut for one reason or another.

Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua
Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua



The Viaje Exclusivo began life as a personal blend for brand owner Andre Farkas, but since 2009 has become a staple in the Viaje line, with all kind of various sizes being released over the years. Now the Viaje Exclusivo gets a new Nicaraguan puro, manufactured at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Nicaragua, which sets it apart from the original line which is made in Honduras. This new medium-full to full bodied addition to the Viaje Exclusivo line surpasses its original version, and sure to become a favorite of Viaje fans.

Andalino by JRE Tobacco
Cigar Review: Andalino by JRE Tobacco


Julio R. Eiroa (father of Christian) released several new cigars at this year’s IPCPR, but the one that really stands out is the Aladino. Julio is also a legend in the tobacco industry, having grown tobacco in Honduras since 1963 and being famous for his original Corojo tobacco that formed the basis for Camacho’s success. With JRE Tobacco, it is being called a “crop to shop” operation, with every step in the process from farming, production and distribution being controlled by JRE Tobacco.

Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express
Cigar Review: Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express



Once again, the Caldwell Cigar Company booth was one of the busiest at the IPCPR. It’s a testament to Robert Caldwell and the following that his cigars have gained over the past few years. One of the new cigar from Caldwell that keeps coming up in conversation is the Eastern Standard Midnight Express. (Mostly because my friend Lauren won’t shut up about it.) While not a standard “maduro version” of the Eastern Standard, since it is it’s own unique blend...

Aug
20
2016

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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Aug
01
2016

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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Jul
26
2016

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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Dec
31
2015

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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Dec
30
2015

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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