Cigar News: Fabien Ziegler Leaving Drew Estate

Drew Estate, a global manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars announced today that Fabien Ziegler, Director of Consumer Engagement, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. A twenty-year veteran “on the street”, Mr. Ziegler has been a tremendous ambassador for Drew Estate, working in both sales and marketing, including most recently leading the company’s Read more about Cigar News: Fabien Ziegler Leaving Drew Estate[…]

Cigar Review: Bugatti Belstaff Bond Toro – Rated 91

There is a famous house on Bond Street in London known today as the Belstaff House. Constructed in 1876, the original structure was one of the most successful art galleries in London, housing private collections of Victorian art. As years went on the building was the home of the BBC recording studio and the Orchestrelle Read more about Cigar Review: Bugatti Belstaff Bond Toro – Rated 91[…]

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Cigar News: PSyKo Seven Take Another Switzerland Tour

After a successful summer tour in Switzerland, Ventura Cigars announced today that PSyKo Seven Cigars will be highlighted at several tobacconists in the country this month during a series of festive Fall events attended by key members of the Ventura Cigar Company and the Oettinger Davidoff AG teams. A popular brand from Ventura Cigar Company, Read more about Cigar News: PSyKo Seven Take Another Switzerland Tour[…]

Cigar News: TPE 2020 All-Industry Celebration Details Announced

For many in the Cigar Industry, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show is always on their schedule, but that is not the only trade show for the industry. The other is the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) which is presented by the Tobacco Media Group (TMG) owned by Kretek International. The TPE is the largest Read more about Cigar News: TPE 2020 All-Industry Celebration Details Announced[…]

Cigar News: Sinistro Cigars Announces Pre-Release of Never Walk Alone

Sinistro Cigars has announced they will be Pre-Releasing their latest craft “Never Walk Alone” this coming Thursday October 17th. The pre-release will be available only at Omertà Cigar Co. In Oklahoma City. This is the fourth brand in the company’s growing portfolio which includes; Sinistro, The Last Cowboy, and Habana Vieja. 150 ten-count boxes of Read more about Cigar News: Sinistro Cigars Announces Pre-Release of Never Walk Alone[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91

At this year’s Premium Cigar Association trade show, Ventura cigars introduced the 3rd chapter of the Archetype cigar series. New release included the Dawn of Destiny and Sacred Scales, both of which were created in collaboration with cigar maker Ernesto Perez -Carrillo and Ventura Cigars General Manager Michael Giannini. It was noted in an earlier Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate and Pappy Van Winkle Go Brick & Mortar with Barrel Fermented

Drew Estate unveils today the national release of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Cigars exclusively to brick and mortar Drew Diplomat Retailers. Until now, Barrel Fermented has been sold exclusively through Pappy & Company at pappyco.com, owned and operated by the Van Winkle Family. The Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented cigar is a long-filler, Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate and Pappy Van Winkle Go Brick & Mortar with Barrel Fermented[…]

Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93

I recently met Justin Chaffiot, owner of the Chaffiot Collection Cigar Company at a Sip and Smoke event at 28 North Gastropub in Viera, Florida. Justin’s Company is relatively and he is on a mission to raise money to fight human trafficking, something you don’t hear much about from the cigar industry. That alone makes Read more about Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral to Release Zlatno Sonce Shop Exclusive

As in years past, Riste Ristevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral Cigars, will be releasing another exclusive cigar for his hometown Indiana lounge – Rudy’s Cigars in Fort Wayne. Back in 2017 Riste released the Rudy’s shop exclusive of the Crna Nok for the shop’s 4 year anniversary. This year, Jas Sum Kral will be Read more about Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral to Release Zlatno Sonce Shop Exclusive[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Newly Branded Products

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping their newly branded product this week to retail partners across the country. Announced at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, the brand has undergone a complete refresh, including a new look and packaging design. The first phase will include the Epicure, Epicure Maduro, and Guild blends in various Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Newly Branded Products[…]

Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94

The last visit from my friend Alton Otto to the Stogie Press lounge, he presented me with a cigar that he said I need to review. The cigar was the “Daughters Of The Wind” by Casdagli Cigars. Now you may recognize the name “Daughters Of The Wind”, it was a cigar brand from Bespoke Cigars Read more about Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93

Back in 2017, Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars, owned by Francisco Almonte, showcased a cigar known as the Extra Viejo. It was presented in an astounding humidor that held 41 Extra Viejo cigars in three sizes (toro, robusto, gordo). The humidor is equipped with lock and key, humidifying device and hygrometer.  As far as the Extra Read more about Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96

This is my 3rd take on the Providencia Cigars Trinitas. The first two comprised of a pre-release review in 2017 and then a review of the production version in January of this year. Along the way, it seems the Trinitas has gotten a few more reviews and has been selling quite well according to Ray Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92

The little cigar company in Texas, Providencia Cigars has just shipped one of their latest creations, the Kill Shot. This cigar adds to the story of company founder Jim Faber, by taking us back to that fateful day on a youth soccer field in Honduras, where Jim was almost abducted at gun point. Though there Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92[…]