Foundation Highclere Castle Cigar Review

Back in March of 2015, Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS announced, Season 6 would be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey. Interestingly, 2015 was the year Nicholas Melillo (Nick-R-Agua), the former head of Drew Estate Nicaragua, formed the Foundation Cigar Company. Now here we are in 2017 and we learn there is a[…]

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Cigar Review

By Zach Riley I was doing some googling the other day, and I came across this article on a piece that was uncovered earlier this year by Michelangelo. It was a Charcoal piece that eventually sold for around $300 million, but don’t quote me there, and then I remembered resting in my humidor, I had[…]

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos – A Worthy Journey

For those that have met Yadi Gonzalez, you know what a hard-working cigar woman she is. You see her posts on social media constantly and follow her through her travels as she introduces the Flor de Gonzalez  brand to consumers. That is what it takes if you are going to be successful in this business[…]

Gispert Intenso

Gispert Intenso Cigar Review – Another Fine AJ Fernandez Collaboration

Here is another review by Stogie Press’ newest associate; Zach Riley. We hope to have more reviews from this young but experienced palate in the months to come. Today’s review is on the new Gispert Intenso a cigar you may not heard much about. The Gispert Intenso is a collaboration between Altadis U.S.A. and A.J. Fernandez. The[…]

VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos Cigar Review

The VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos By Zach Riley So I just got off the phone with the famous man who runs this wonderful site we call Stogie Press, and he wants me to continue to write for him, so here I am writing a review for a brand new cigar that came out this year[…]

Isabela StarDust

Isabela StarDust Cigar Review – A fun journey!

Holy Crap this is a fine cigar! Wait, can I say “holy crap” on here? Damn straight I can, its my website! I can say whatever I want and when I smoke a cigar that hits on all cylinders like the Isabela StarDust, you are going to hear from me at the speed of light.[…]

Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice

Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice Cigar Review – The Plasencia Take

Back in June of 2016, I did a rough cut review of the Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice cigar. i enjoyed that cigar and it delivered some interesting flavor notes. Back then, Fouad Kashouty and his  business partner, Nasir George Dakrat were doing well and with their line and were making them in the Dominican Republic. Well[…]

Foundation Wise Man Maduro Guest Cigar Review

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Zachary Riley, who has been a fervent reader of Stogie Press and recently contacted me to see if he could pen a review for publication. I have to say, he is a well informed cigar smoker.  We chatted for a bit this past weekend, and decided he would write his inaugural[…]

Serino Cigars Wayfarer

Serino Cigars Wayfarer Cigar Review – The Journey Begins

When you think of the name Wayfarer it conjures up visions of traveling the world. I know what that is like, having been around the earth a few times in my life. Everywhere I travel though, I make it a point to find the local cigar shop and position myself nearby so that after a[…]

Señor Esugars

Cornelius and Anthony Señor Esugars Cigar Review – Two Paws Up

Cornelius and Anthony, a brand, that in a short few years, has become synonymous with fine quality cigars. Officially launched back in 2015 the brand is the premium cigar side of S&M Brands, a 150+ year old tobacco company headed by the Bailey family based out of Virginia. Cornelius and Anthony hit the ground running[…]

Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder

Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Cigar Review – Smooth Strength

You have heard of smooth operators, sharp dressed men, and smooth jazz. Today I am going to talk to you about Smooth Strength. That is how we at Stogie Press ultimately describe the new Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder, a cigar as unique as the man who created it. As you read the reason will become clear. The Jacobs[…]

Valacari Invictus

Valacari Invictus Cigar Review – Unconquered

The other week I was lounging around my local cigar shop , Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL enjoying the afternoon and talking up the world series that was yet to be finished. While there, one of my “Cartel” friends, Mr. Mike Holmes walked into the shop and sat next me and struck up a decent[…]

Jeremy Jack El Chapo

Jeremy Jack El Chapo Cigar Review – A Powerful One

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán For those that don’t know the story of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, he was one of the most notorious drug lords in the world. Hailing from Mexico, El Chapo (Shorty), was considered by the U.S. as “the most ruthless, dangerous, and feared man on the planet”.  Ruthless indeed, he was also ranked[…]

Four Kicks Maduro

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Maduro Cigar Review

As we dig deeper into  the new releases for this year I would like to introduce you to the latest in the Crowned Heads Four Kicks line. Introduced at this years IPCPR the latest addition to the line is known as the Four Kicks Maduro. The original Four Kicks was released in late 2011 and[…]