Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Altadis announced that they have been working with AJ Fernandez to craft a special release of their famed Montecristo cigar. Altadis noted in a Cigar Aficionado article on the new blend; “.. the new Monte is blended for the “adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences.” Altadis[…]

Dominion Classic

Dominion Classic Cigar Review

Last year was the 2nd time I met with Steve Ricker and Dominion Cigars and Steve told me things could not be better. You may not have known that Dominion Cigars was primarily a Canadian cigar company up until late last year. With the company’s growth and demand for it’s products in the US market,[…]

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major Cigar Review – A Symphony of Flavor

It was back in 2014 when Rafael Nodal introduced the Aging Room Bin No. 1 line. Then later in 2015, he added a couple of more chords to the concerto of cigars in the line, with the D Major and D Minor. The latter being a lancero and the former being the cigar I will[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – June 8, 2018

Hello all, sorry I was not around last week other than a few scheduled cigar reviews and occasional Facebook and Instagram posts. I was on my annual “non cigar” vacation with my lovely wife. I am back in the saddle this week and as you may have already read, we put out an awesome review[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 1 – Construction

As I mentioned the other month, Stogie Press will be moving to a rating based review system starting at this years IPCPR. I wanted to take a moment and explain some of the critical construction parameters we will be judging cigar samples on. We talk about construction because that is what provides a pleasurable smoking[…]

Providencia Wine Cigar

Providencia Cigars Wine Cigar Pre-Release Cigar Review

Jim and Ray from Providencia cigars are back in the blending and crafting room this year trying some new things. Today I would like to offer a review of one of their latest pre-release cigars. For lack of a better name,  we will call  this the Providencia Wine Cigar. The company is still deciding on[…]

James Fox and Co. Dublin

A Visit to James J. Fox and Co. Dublin – Whiskey and Cuban Cigar Shop

Last week, I took a little time off with my wife to visit Ireland for the first time.  Every year I promise my bride a non-cigar vacation and this was the trip. I will  be talking more about our adventures in future travel articles, but any visit to a place I have never been will[…]

Jeremy Jack JJ14

Jeremy Jack JJ14 Cigar Review

As I said in my first review of a Jeremy Jack cigar last year, when I get my hands on a new brand and it inspires me, I like to tell the whole world about it. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the another Jeremy Jack Cigars blend, the JJ14.  Don’t you just love[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Cigar Review

Six years ago, Nick Perdomo and his team celebrated 20 years in the business. As part of that celebration they released some special blends to commemorate the event. These cigars were aptly known as the Perdomo 20th Anniversary series. There were 2 blends initially; a Nicaraguan Sungrown and a Nicaraguan Maduro. Fans of Perdomo though also wanted[…]

LFD La Volcada

La Flor Dominicana Volcada Cigar Review by Zach Riley and Boston Jimmie

Ask my wife and she will tell you I am like the worst dancer in the world, no rhythm and flailing arms. But if I was to pick a dance to learn, I have always been intrigued by the Tango. It is like a love battle on the dance floor. The woman moves in close[…]

Espinosa Laranja Reserva

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Cigar Review

Today I would like to give my input on the Espinosa Laranja Reserva cigar. This is one of the memorable cigars that is a master work of the Espinosa La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. By now, many of you have probably tried this unique and pleasurable smoke but I felt the need to present[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – May 25, 2018

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions by Boston Jimmie, where I find them and Kap Kaplowitz shreds them on his weekly pod cast. This week was rather light in the news but there were some tidbits of information I found worthy of discussing. Here are the points of[…]

Ventura Cigars Sets Dates and Locations for Fathers, Friends, and Fire events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Ventura Cigars Company (VCC) has announced the dates and locations for their upcoming Fathers, Friends, and Fire events. According to the release:: “Held throughout the month of June, the Fathers, Friends, and Fire events are festive affairs, offering attendees the opportunity to meet, take a photo, and smoke with[…]

Villiger Cigars Continues to Expand in 2018

As reported on the Villiger Cigars North America Facebook Page, the company has added South East Regional Sales Manager. The company has tapped the semi-pro baseball player, Roger Peña to fill the new position. The post notes that Peña  was born in the Dominican Republic and “embodies Dominican culture, as his passion burns for baseball, and of course,[…]