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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.

Dec
31
2017

Toasted Foot’s Top Ten Cigars of 2017

Another year goes by, so it’s time to look back on the past year before we release another Top Ten List. There were a lot of good cigars year, but especially really good medium bodied Connecticut shade cigars. Some of the great cigars that didn’t quite make the list this year will appear on our Honorable Mentions List in the coming days. Like last year, this...

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Jun
12
2017

Cigar Review: Guaimaro Torpedo

Guaumaro Cigars / Popsiech Inc Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Brazil (Arapiraca Castaño) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: Medium-full to full Price: $8.75 Overall Rating: 8.9 Esteban Disla is the factory manager and co-owner of Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño, which has become famous for producing the...

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Jul
24
2016

IPCPR 2016 Coverage – First Day In Sin City

It’s that time of year again. The annual IPCPR trade show, this year being held in Vegas. As I did last year, our coverage will be more of in the vein of a travel journal with plenty of news mixed in and my thoughts on some both the new products out there. I flew into Las Vegas, and just happened to be on the same plane as the crew from Stogies World Class...

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Jul
06
2016

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Lancero (Pre-Release)

Southern Draw Cigars: Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2” x 40 Strength: full Price: $8.99 Overall Rating: 8.8 Southern Draw has been making some great cigars over the past two year, with Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo coming in 4th on our Top Ten Cigars of 2015 List. When owner, Robert Holt announced...

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Jul
04
2016

Cigar Review: Debonaire Belicoso

Debonaire Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $14.50 Overall Rating: 8.5 Debonaire Cigars was founded by Philip Zanghi (originally of Indian Tobac) and Daniel Sinclair. The core line features a Nicaraguan Habano...

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