BREAKING NEWS – Stogie Press to Begin Adding Numerical Ratings to Cigar Reviews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 – Melbourne, Fl  After careful consideration and consultation, Stogie Press has decided to shift from its long-standing approach to reviewing cigars and will begin adding numerical ratings to our cigar reviews, in addition to the current comprehensive review and notes. Our research has shown that even though many consumers[…]

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Cigar Review

Well, here we are in 2018 and the collaborations with AJ Fernandez continue where they left off in 2017. This time the cigar tobacco king has worked again with Altadis USA and included Rafael Nodal in the mix to create the latest Romeo y Julieta cigar – the Romeo San Andrés. You may recall AJ has worked[…]

Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate Announce TAA Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Estelí, Nicaragua– Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd (TAA), and 10 years of distribution partnership by introducing the Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, exclusively for TAA. Five decades ago, two great institutions in the cigar world began operations.[…]

Roma Craft Aquitaine EMH

RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Cigar Review

Last month my good friend and Stogie press associate Alton Otto, gifted me a RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH cigar. This is a cigar I have not smoked yet and it has been out for a several years. It is a sister blend to the RoMa Craft CroMagnon and according to the company’s website it sports:[…]

Ventura Cigar Company Sharpens its Focus with Promotion of Michael Giannini as General Manager

April 17, 2018 Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced today that Michael Giannini, the company’s recently acquired Creative Director, has been promoted to General Manager. In his new role Mr. Giannini will retain his role as Creative Director allowing him to drive the direction and evolution of Ventura Cigar Company and its exemplary products. The company describes Mr. Giannini as[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero – Cigar Review

I was up visiting family in NY last month and was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with Kevin Schweitzer, owner of  Rock-A-Feller Cigars, while I was there. Those that follow me on Facebook know last month was hard on me and Kevin was kind enough to turn me onto his Maduro[…]

Asylum 13 Medulla

Asylum 13 Medulla Cigar Review – Open your Mind

Before I get into this review, let me talk a little about this new offering from CLE Cigars. The complete line is actually named Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata.  If you remember your human science classes you may know that This little part of the central nervous system is a cone-shaped neuronal mass responsible for autonomic (involuntary) functions ranging from vomiting to sneezing and including[…]

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi Cigar Review

Those that are familiar with Erik Espinosa and Espinosa Cigars know about his lounge exclusive cigars known as the Backroom Series. The first of this series was the Alibi cigar released back in late 2014 and were made available to 3 lucky lounges that carry Espinosa cigars. Now according to the company, only 200 ten-count[…]

MATILDE AND MLB CIGAR VENTURES TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SEIBEL DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Mike Bellody from MLB Cigar Ventures and Enrique Seijas from Matilde Cigars have announced today the creation of a new cigar distribution company that will be known as SeiBel Distribution. Effective immediately, SeiBel will handle all U.S. based distribution for all cigar brands under the MLB Cigar Ventures &[…]

Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder IGNITE

Jacobs Ladder Lancero to Debut as First IGNITE Cigar

The other day we brought you the news of the Southern Draw Cigars IGNITE Charitable Strategy. In that news, the company noted they will be releasing their first release for this program and today we are reporting that release will be the Jacobs Ladder Lancero. Yes, my friends, the Smooth Strength, Stogie press Top 25[…]

II Saints by Felix Assouline

II Saints by Felix Assouline Cigar Review

How many of you out there know Heather Callahan AKA Cigar Heather? Yep, you know who I am talking about, if you don’t then I will point you here to see the press release where Felix Assouline announced hiring Heather as Director of Sales and Marketing and put her immediately in charge of growing and enhancing[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Launches the IGNITE Charitable Strategy

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars.  I spent Saturday night with him at one of my local Brick & Mortar shops and all day Sunday. It was a good break for him  to just relax and enjoy some time here in Melbourne,[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Cigar Review – Let the Sun Shine Through

At this years Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2018 I received two Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars. One of those was the 20th Anniversary Sun Grown which is the topic of today’s review. Both 20th Anniversary cigars were released in time for the 2012 IPCPR to commemorate the company’s 20 years in the business, so this cigar[…]

La Barba Red

La Barba Cigars Red Cigar Review

Today we go back and visit the fine craft of Tony Belatto and Craig Rossi from La Barba Cigars as I review the La Barba Red cigar. This cigar, along with the La Barba Purple, which I reviewed last July, was one of the two primary blends the team created when they founded their small boutique[…]