AJ Fernandez New World Puro Especial

AJ Fernandez New World Puro Especial Cigar Review

Wow how time flies. To think it was over 3 years ago when I sat down on my rocker and wrote about getting some satisfaction with the New World by AJ Fernandez. That was a fine cigar and made it into the Stogie Press Top 25 at number 10 in 2014.  Now here we are[…]

La Palina LP01

La Palina LP01 Cigar Review – It’s a Numbers Game

Bill  Paley and La Palina Cigars was not letting the new FDA cigar regulations stop him  from  pleasing his fans and lovers of La Palina cigars. At this years IPCPR the company announced a new line of cigars with fresh packaging from the boxes to the bands. Known as the Number Series, there is currently[…]

Macanudo Inspirado White

Macanudo Inspirado White Cigar Review – Not Your Pappy’s Cigar

In case you haven’t noticed the cigar industry has gone through a growth spurt again and that brings along with it merges, acquisitions, and collaborations. To understand the size one has to  look no further than the General Cigar Company that has operations in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They also have a joint[…]

Jeremy Jack Libelula

Jeremy Jack Libelula Cigar Review – No Bite On This!

I have been talking a lot about Jeremy Jack cigars lately and why not,  they have some terrific offerings and they all  have to be reviewed before the end of the year so we can make our top 25. The company introduced a bunch of new product to the market this year at the IPCPR.[…]

Licencia Particular

Licencia Particular by New Era Cigars – Cigar Review

You know,  sometimes when I fire up a cigar I think about or talk about my grandfather who enjoyed his cigars and chewing tobacco. Sometimes I think of my ex-father-law-law (God rest his soul) and the many nights we sat on the back  porch enjoying a stogie. But it is something truly special when two[…]

Marcus Daniel Bartolomé Masó maduro

Marcus Daniel Bartolomé Masó Maduro Cigar Review – A Hidden Gem

Back in the summer I received a message from a  cigar shop in Naples, Florida asking if they could get some of their cigars reviewed on Stogie Press. That shop was Marcus Daniel. I will be honest, I heard of the man but I have never been to the shop or tried his cigars. Personally,[…]

Dominion Confederation

Dominion Confederation Cigar Review – Oh Canada!!

Wow, it’s been 150 years since our northern neighbors gave birth to the Dominion of Canada. Officially, on July 1st 1867 the British Parliament passed the British North America Act in 1867 that gave them self-rule, though they are still  part of the British Commonwealth.  Canada has been preparing for this year since 2010 and has created[…]

Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Tradition – It’s Pappy Day

Today is Oct 1, 2017 and this day is declared by Drew Estate cigars as Pappy Day. Today is the day that the new Pappy Van Winkle Tradition cigar is being released exclusively available to Drew Diplomat Retailers. Of course, if you attended the Kentucky Barn Smoker event this weekend, you got your hands on one[…]

Patina Connecticut

Patina Connecticut Cigar Review

And the wheels keep turning! Even with the FDA regulations looming over the cigar industry it doesn’t seem to be slowing down manufacturers and brand owners from collaborating and joining forces to create new blends, flavors and experiences. One of these collaborations is the joint force of Mombacho Cigars SA and Mo Maali.  Claudio Sgroi, President[…]

RCC Nicaragua (5 Yrs Aged)

Remember Cuba Cigars RCC Nicaragua (5 Yrs Aged) Cigar Review

Christian Celuzza, a cigar man if ever I met one. With a broad smile and soft accent, he is a man who knows his cigars. Christian founded his company Remember Cuba Cigars back in 2006 with a simple pledge: “Brothers and Sisters of the Leaf, we will always provide you the same “Quality and Consistency”[…]

Coyaba Cigars White Label

Coyaba Cigars White Label Cigar Review – 8 Years and Growing

Last month at the Black Smoke Miami event I had the privilege of meeting Juan P ‘JP’ Nuñez, the owner of a small boutique cigar company known a Coyaba Cigars. We spent a lot of time over the 3 days I was at the event and one evening we just got to talking about his[…]

Micallef Reata

Micallef Reata Cigar Review – A Legendary Duo

Two names that go together real well, especially if you are from Texas, is Micallef and Reata. Of course it only makes sense that these two names represent a fine 2017 cigar offering. If you don’t know what I am referring to let me explain. Deep in the heart of the great state of Texas[…]

1502 Cigars

1502 Cigars Announces European Market Expansion

I do a lot of international travel in my business and have spent many visits to Europe including places like Germany, France, Sweden,  England,  and Belgium. Whenever I was there I would find a local  cigar shop to relax after work. I noticed over the years  the desire for other than Cuban cigars has grown[…]


Half Priced Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Cigars

This past Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Drew Estate Cigars  announced that there was a recent truck heist of that contained Tabak Especial Dulce Robusto and Undercrown Shade Belicoso cigars. The company has asked that if anyone sees these cigars being offered for sale by non-Drew Estate authorized suppliers or being offered for sale by any suppliers at[…]