Cigar News: Operation Cigar for Warriors Partners with Hiram & Solomon Cigars

Operation: Cigars For Warriors announced today they have forged a partnership with Hiram & Solomon Cigar Company offering cigars for purchase at “special below wholesale pricing”. Once purchased, the cigars will be donated to Op: CFW. In the announcement, Storm Boen, Chairman and CEO of Operation: Cigars for Warriors said: “On behalf of Operation: Cigars Read more about Cigar News: Operation Cigar for Warriors Partners with Hiram & Solomon Cigars[…]

Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 1 through 5

It is that time of the year, when the cigar media starts to rank the best cigars they have smoked throughout the year. Everyone has a different list, some focus on all cigars, some include cigars from previous years, and some break down different vitolas. Here on Stogie Press, we have focused on small batch Read more about Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 1 through 5[…]

Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural – Rated 91

The second blend in the Cubariqueño Cigars Protocol Sir Robert Peel introduction is known as the natural. Introduced at this years PCA trade show, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural blend is described as: Wrapper – Ecuadorian Rosado Binder – Nicaraguan Filler – Nicaraguan Like its sibling the maduro, it is expressed in a single 6 x 52 box press format and Read more about Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural – Rated 91[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Ends 2019 with the “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019”

You may be asking yourself, what is a Chamuco? Well, it is a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and the now extinct Mexican Bulldog, along with several other breeds. If you were to ask Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads Cigar Company, he would say it is now a tweaked Headley Grange cigar. Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Ends 2019 with the “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019”[…]

Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro – Rated 88

The team from Cubariqueño Cigars, (the Protocol Cigar guys) showcased their latest craft, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel at this years PCA trade show. The cigar is offered in a natural & maduro format and are produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Juan Cancel – Co-Owner of Cubariqueño Cigar Co, stated: Read more about Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro – Rated 88[…]

Cigar News: Rodriguez Cigars of Key West Releases the Primera Clase

Rodriguez Cigars, a small and highly acclaimed boutique cigar company in Key West, Florida has announced the release of their latest blend, the Primera Clase. This latest offering is described as a medium to full blend of aged wrapper, binder, and filler tobaccos. All the leaves used in this cigar have gone through a four Read more about Cigar News: Rodriguez Cigars of Key West Releases the Primera Clase[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”

This coming Friday, December 6, Drew Estate Cigars will be capping their 20th Anniversary of ACID Cigars by hosting a special 1 night only event in the heart of Art Basel, sponsored by Hausammann Gallery. The gallery was founded in 1961 by Renato Hausammann, originally in the Italian ski town of Cortina, and now moved Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Esclusivo Connecticut

Omar de Frias has announced the Fratello Esclusivo Connecticut to be sold exclusively at Old Virginia Tobacco (OVTC). Fratello Esclusivo launched last year with a 5 x 52 Habano Nicaragua piramide.  This year, the Esclusivo Connecticut, will expand the line in all 7 stores of the Northern Virginia chain.   The Esclusivo Connecticut has a blend described as: Wrapper – Ecuador Connecticut Binder – Nicaragua Filler – Nicaragua Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Esclusivo Connecticut[…]

Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89

At this years PCA Trade Show, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Zengel, the founder of Los Caidos Cigars. The young company was founded in 2016 with a mission to honor fallen police officers and firefighters. The name Los Caidos translates into “The Fallen“. The Journey The journey into cigars started when Steve opened Read more about Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Pensacola, Florida. The city is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, just 13 miles from the border with Alabama. It is the home to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) which was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914.  The city can boast being Read more about Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida[…]

Cigar News: ACE PRIME Announces Adrián González M.X.S. Signature Series Cigar

Continuing with the Maximum Excellence and Success trend, Baseball legend and cigar connoisseur, Adrián González has worked closely with ACE PRIME to create a big-hitting blend, for his M.X.S. Signature Series cigar. ACE PRIME co-founder Luciano Meirelles notes; “We have been developing a unique blend that represents the life and career of one of the Read more about Cigar News: ACE PRIME Announces Adrián González M.X.S. Signature Series Cigar[…]

Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Oscuro – Rated 87

Oscar Valladares has been growing his cigar business ever since he and Island Jim Robinson collaborated on the iconic Leaf by Oscar. Now, after years of growth he has a full portfolio of cigar blends and brands under his wing. This year, at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, he showcased two new blends, Read more about Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Oscuro – Rated 87[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes

Life is meant to be lived and lived well. To reach the age of 60 is a privilege denied to many, so to be able to celebrate such a milestone with my great friend Boston Jimmie was a distinct honor. November 9th, 2019 was truly a night to remember. Boston Jimmie threw the biggest cigar Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes[…]