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Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez



Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3


Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition



For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon



Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...

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...

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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Jul
01
2016

Cigar Review: Schrader MMXIII by Nat Sherman

Nat Sherman International Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Nicaragua, Peru & Dominican Republic Size: 6” x 60 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $14.00 Overall Rating: 9.3 Nappa winemaker Fred Schrader has partnered with Nat Sherman International to create a second Schrader “Sparky”...

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