Undercrown Dojo Dogma

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma – Rated 91

As soon as I posted a picture of me checking out the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma cigar, I received messages asking if I am going to review it. Since you all want to hear what Boston Jimmie has to say, I moved this right to the top of my scheduled reviews for you all to read.[…]

Punch Diablo

Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Diabolus – Rated 89

Way back in the day, many years ago, I was on a business trip to western Massachusetts, right off the NY border and after a long day of meetings and a massive dinner, supplier I was visiting asked my colleague and I if we like to smoke cigars. He did not have to ask twice[…]

The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. No. 142

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 – Rated 97

It has been three months since we presented Nick Melillo the award for the Stogie Press #1 Boutique Cigar of the 2017. The award for the excellent craftsmanship, and superb blend, of the Wise Man Maduro. Those that have enjoyed that cigar probably don’t disagree with our assessment. Now, here we are, 3 months later,[…]

Potter Cigars Salomon Black

Cigar Review: Potter Cigars Salomon Black- Rated 95

Potter Cigars, a small boutique cigar company based out of Tamboril, DR made their 3rd appearance at the IPCPR this past July.  The main focus at the Potter Cigars booth was a cigar named the Salomon Black, a bold dark maduro salomon vitola. Stogie Press is no stranger to Potter Cigars, we have known David[…]

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

Cigar Review: Royal Agio Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto – Rated 89

Royal Agio cigars, is a name which American cigar smokers are familiar with from their Balmoral brand of cigars. Specifically, the Balmoral Añejo XO, which, for the past 3 years, Drew Estate handled the U.S. Market distribution. That relation ended this year when Royal Agio announced they were going handle distribution on their own and expand[…]

Providencia Cigars The Hostage

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars The Hostage – Rated 92

The story has been told and The Hostage has been released. Freed from the farms and factory in Danli, Honduras it is now in select shops, so we enjoy all that it has to offer. Early sightings of the new Providencia Cigars Hostage have shown up across social media.  I am told the Hostages escaped[…]

Cornelius and Anthony Mistress Robusto

Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony The Mistress Robusto – Rated 95

Cornelius and Anthony, a brand that boutique cigar lovers have come to know and enjoy, has been making ripples in the fabric of the cigar world since their inception. With a long history in the tobacco business, anchored by the 150 plus years of farming by the Bailey family, the company has been releasing quality[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses – Rated 91

Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks, it sounds like the plot of a Harry Potter book and so it should, because these are the names of the cigars in the newly released Archetype Fantasy Mini Series from Ventura Cigars. If you recall, the company released a number of Archetype cigars in 2017 and explained to us all, “we[…]

A.J. Fernandez Ramon Allones

Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones – Rated 94

A.J. Fernandez was the cigar man of the year in 2017, with numerous collaborations across the cigar industry including both big box and boutique lines. One of those collaborations was with General Cigars to re-introduce the Ramon Allones brand, the US trademark of which is owned by General Cigars. The company moved the line under the Foundry[…]

Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF

Cigar Review: Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF – Rated 85

Today we take a look at the second in the Grande Bold series from the Micallef Cigars that was introduced at this years IPCPR. The Grande Bold series consists of 5 different blends and today we will be examining the Grande Bold Mata Fina. We recently reviewed the Grand Bold Nicaragua which scored a 93. The[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus - The Hogan

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus – The Hogan – Rated 97

When it comes to making a special cigar, there are many who have accomplished it but when it comes to making the cigar special, that is a little different. This year, Southern Draw Cigars accomplished “special” in many ways, when they introduced a cigar known as Cedrus – The Hogan at this years International Premium[…]

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural Toro Gordo

Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural Toro Grande – Rated 89

With all the craziness at this years IPCPR, I mean with the fire and rescheduling, not to mention all the zig-zagging I was doing across the floor, I totally missed the Esteban Carreras Cigars booth. From what I have read, the company rolled out an additional 4 3/4  x 46 vitola, known as the Böölit, for[…]

Crown Heads Court Reserve XVIII

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto – Rated 96

Ah yes, Crowned Heads, a cigar company known for cigar names like Four Kicks, Headley Grange, Jericho Hill and more. Names that give tribute to musicians and bands. This makes sense, as Crowned Heads is based out Nashville, TN and why not give tribute to music. But this year, at the IPCPR, Crowned Heads Cigars[…]

Felix Assouline EGO Ocean Blue Rogue Wave Cuadrado

Cigar Review: Felix Assouline EGO Ocean Blue – Rogue Wave Cuadrado – Rated 91

At this years IPCPR I visited the Felix Assouline cigar company and got to meet Felix and talk about his cigars. You can see the chat we had here. The company rolled out a number of new SKUs to the market at the show and one of those was a line extension to their popular EGO[…]