Excatus Maduro

Exactus Maduro Cigar Review

Last year I had the great pleasure of visiting Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L in the Dominican Republic. I was able to walk the fields and processing facilities while meeting with the Radhames family and see everything from seed to palate. El Artista is a full service cigar manufacturer that produces a number of boutique blends for the market.They[…]

The Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

EL ARTISTA & DAVID ORTIZ PLAY DOUBLE HEADER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10,  2017 (New Hampshire) – On Friday March 3rd, El Artista Cigars in collaboration with Tobacco Haven and Two Guys Smoke Shop hosted the first-ever Double Header cigar event featuring Big Papi by David Ortiz. Despite freezing temperatures and snow flurries, hundreds of fans lined up as early as 3 hours[…]

Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

EL ARTISTA AND DAVID ORTIZ ANNOUNCE NEW ENGLAND DOUBLE HEADER

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2017 EL ARTISTA AND DAVID ORTIZ ANNOUNCE NEW ENGLAND DOUBLE HEADER (Boston, Massachusetts) – Mark your calendar for March 3, 2017 when David “Big Papi” Ortiz will make an unprecedented two-shop appearance in New Hampshire. The evening begins at 6:00PM at Tobacco Haven, 44 Rt 13 Brookline, NH.[…]

Puro Ambar Legacy

Puro Ambar Legacy by Exactus Cigar Review

Exactus Cigars is a trademarked name of Tabacalera El Artista, a 60-year-old icon in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The original Exactus hit the market around 2013 and was followed up with the Puro Ambar line a year later. Today I offer you a review of the Puro Ambar Legacy. The name Puro Ambar comes from the rich history of[…]

Diany Perez

Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 1, 2017 – Melbourne, FL Happy New Year everyone. Now that 2016 has come to a close we would like to announce the Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of 2016. It should be noted that not every cigar on the market was sampled by us but of the many we[…]

Pulita 60 Aniversario

El Artista Pulita 60 Aniversario – Rough Cut Cigar Review

In 1916 Ramón “Pulita” Rodriguez, a humble cigar roller in the Dominican Republic, established Tabacalera El Artista. Three generations and sixty years later our masters rollers make millions of cigars, our farmers grow acres of specialty cigar tobacco, and we still adhere to the principals of Don Pulita. That was the introduction by Tabacalera El[…]

David (Big Papi) Ortiz

DAVID ORTIZ MAKES HIS FIRST “BIG PAPI” CIGAR EVENT APPEARANCE

The 2016 MLB season has come to end and with it came the retirement of one of the most beloved and iconic players of the 21st century. David (Big Papi) Ortiz . Seen as the greatest player to wear a Rex Sox uniform, the legacy of Big Papi will endure forever. He has a bridge[…]

Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

El Artista Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz Review

My Introduction to the Red Sox and Big Papi The year was 1981, and I just graduated college and moved to the Boston area for my first job. I arrived sporting a Yankee hat and left wearing a Red Sox cap, a short 3 years later in 1984. To the great dismay of my NY friends[…]

El Artista

A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring[…]

El Artista 60th Anniversary

El Artista 60th Anniversary Pre-Release – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the El Artista 60th Anniversary pre-release cigar. El Artista is a family-owned company based in the Dominican Republic that specializes in the manufacture of premium cigars and sale of raw materials. I received samples of the new El Artista 60th Anniversary cigar when I visited[…]