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[…]

Stogie Press Recognized in Top 50 Cigar Blogs

Melbourne, FL November 10, 2017 Stogie Press has been recognized today as one of the top cigar blogs on the Internet by   In a message from, Anuj Agarwal, Founder of Feedspot noted: I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Stogie Press has been selected by our panelist as one of[…]

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[…]

La Zona Palooza 2017

La Zona Palooza 2017 – A Celebration of Family

In case you missed the social media explosion of posts this weekend, it was La Zona Palooza weekend in Miami! What is La Zona Palooza you ask? It is a celebration of the love of Espinosa Cigars and brands that are made at the La Zona cigar factory. La Zona is owned by Mr. Erik[…]

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[…]

Espinosa Habano 2015

Espinosa Habano 2015 Cigar Review

Introduced or should I say re-introduced at the 2015 IPCPR, the Espinosa Habano blend got a new look and a tweak in the blend. The original Espinosa Habano was released in 2012 when Erik Espinosa opened his new boutique cigar line and his La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. So here we are in[…]

IL Ridotto

Moya Ruiz IL Ridotto Cigar Review – Enjoy Some Privacy!

We have been talking about it, other cigar bloggers have been talking about it, but now it is time to review it. The Moya Ruiz IL Ridotto which was announced at last years IPCPR and is now ready for review.It has been sitting in my humidor now for 3 months and has been calling out to[…]

Patina Habano

Patina Habano Cigar Review – Worth the Journey

By now you probably have read my review of the Patina Connecticut blend that spoke about one of the latest collaborations in the cigar industry between Mo Maali and Mombacho Cigars SA. I noted that there were two blends in the new Patina brand – Connecticut and Habano. Today I have the pleasure of talking about[…]

2017 Quesada Oktoberfest Triple Bock

Quesada Oktoberfest 2017 Cigar Review – Prost!

Well folks. here we are at the end of October, and it is that time of the year to enjoy the Quesada Oktoberfest annual cigar release. I know, some will say that Oktoberfest starts in September Boston Jimmie, and it has been long over by now, but I roll my way. It still October and[…]

Rolling Thunder 50 Cal Habano

Rolling Thunder 50 Cal Cigar Review – Locked and Loaded

One of the many fine Cigar Men i met at this years IPCPR was Dave Cribbin the owner of a small boutique cigar company known as Rolling Thunder Cigars. If you talk to Dave he is passionate about cigars and is quick to note: “Before founding Rolling Thunder Cigars I literally smoked my way through[…]

Manuel Garcia

Vice President of Habanos S.A. Manuel Garcia Joins Villiger Cigars

As the world of cigars continues to evolve in the 21st century with merges, acquisitions, and collaborations, the market is just getting better. One of the most watched areas is how Cuba will be represented in this new world?  That questions has been addressed today by Villiger Cigars, as they announced Manuel Garcia, the head[…]

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[…]