Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Primera Parte

It is that time of the year again when Stogie Press starts to list the Top 25 Boutique cigars released in the year. Over the next three weeks we will be announcing the contenders for this coveted list. As in years past, we will announce 5 contenders at a time. The final Stogie Press Top 25[…]

Arandoza 5th Anniversary

Arandoza 5th Anniversary – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Has it been 5 years already? Wow, time flies, like the smoke in the Stogie Press lounge. There should be no mistake by now, that I enjoy Arandoza cigars. They have made the Stogie Press top 25 for two years in a row – OK, I only did two top 25 lists, but Stogie Press is[…]

Arandoza DEFCON Band

Arandoza Defcon Cigar Review

Well the 83rd Annual IPCPR is over and there were plenty of new blends hitting the shelves. Today we review the new Arondoza Cigars DEFCON which I received as sample from the Arondoza team at their booth. In case you did not know what DEFCON stands for, it is the defense readiness condition (DEFCON), an alert[…]

Arandoza Blue Label – Cigar Review

Arandoza “BLUE” Label With this review I complete the Arandoza Red, White, and Blue Labels. I was relaxing on the balcony of my hotel after a busy day of travel to Troy, Michigan after stopping  in to see the gang at Don Yeyo Cigars in Dearborn for a break, a little pizza, and to catch up on[…]

Arandoza Red – Cigar Review

Arandoza Red   Taking some down time from a long week, I move into the gar gave and pull out the new Arandoza Red cigar that was just released at IPCPR in Las Vegas. I have been reading the pre -release announcements and have been wanting to try this stogie ever since. Well today was[…]

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Arandoza completes the Red, White, and Blue

Arandoza Cigars has announced they will release their third line, the Arandoza Red. The new Arandoza Red joins the Arandoza White and Arandoza Blue as the latest cigar from the company.  The “red” is expected to be a full bodied stick and it will be wrapped with San Andres leaf. It seems this is the[…]

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Arandoza White – Cigar Review

  The Arandoza “white” is a Nicaraguan puro medium body robusto cigar. The construction was a bit bumpy which at first gave me some concern, but once I torched it up those fears faded fast. The flavor of the Arandoza White kicked in quickly with hints of wood and tobacco for sure. As I worked my[…]