Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party

Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The[…]

AVO Synchro Nicaragua

AVO Synchro Nicaragua Cigar Review

As the first cigar of the newly rebranded AVO line from Davidoff, the AVO Synchro Nicaraqua made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans and hit the shelves in the US shortly after. The AVO Cigars webstie  proudly proclaimed: “Inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Avo Uvezian, our Master Blender has ventured to[…]

Ventura Cigars Case Study 03

Ventura Cigars Case Study 03 Cigar Review

Back at the 2016 IPCPR, Ventura Cigar Co, introduced the Case Study Cigar Project to the world. The project plans to  feature 26 unique blends from all over the worlds tobacco producing regions. The concept is a tribute to Arts & Architecture magazine, which through the years 1945 to 1966, commissioned the rising stars of mid-century[…]

KBF Smoking Jacket Favorito

Smoking Jacket Favoritos Cigar Review

What happens when the son of Hendrik Kelner, Sr., the master blender for Davidoff breaks out and creates his own cigar? Well you get 29 years of experience at Davidoff, a lifetime of mentoring from the father of premium cigars, and one very special cigar. I am talking about Hendrik Kelner Jr. and his 2013[…]

Eiroa The First 20 Years Prensado Cigar Review

What do you do when you are born into the cigar business and spend 20 years crafting and making your mark on the business? Well you create a cigar that celebrates the occasion of course!  Back in July of 2015, Christian Eiroa announced at the IPCPR his celebratory cigar – EIROA The First 20 Years. It was back on June[…]

BG Meyer Standard Issue Gordo 6×60 – Cigar Review

Rob Weiss, perhaps best known for his screenwriting in Entourage, also co-producer of the movie American Psycho,  collaborated with Davidoff and Camacho to release the BG Meyer Standard Issue.  The Standard Issue was released at the 2014 IPCPR. It received rave reviews by Cigar Aficionado along with a number of online cigar blogs.  I had[…]

Boutique Cigars: My Definition

When we were told our friends that Stogie Press was going to list the top 25 Boutique cigars of 2014 we had a lot discussion about what defines a boutique cigar. Is it a limited edition stick, one that is produced only once and never to be made again like a fine vintage wine that[…]

Davidoff To Aquire Oliva Cigars – Rumor

UPDATE – Stogie Press received an email on 12/18/2014 from Cory Bappert, Vice President of Sales Oliva Cigar Co. that states “The rumors are completely untrue” – Boston Jimmie The latest on the cigar consolidation front is a rumor that Davidoff is going to aquire Oliva cigars. We have recently reached out to Oliva and[…]

Room 101 Big Payback Hueso “Cocksucker” – Cigar Review

Sitting here in the Gar-cave watching my NE Patriots play the Chiefs. I reached into the humidor and pulled out a Room 101 Big Payback 6×60 Hueso. In case you did not know, the word Hueso translates in Spanish to “bone”, but more important to this article, it translates to Cocksucker in the urban dictionary.[…]

ava xo

AVO XO 6×50 Toro – Cigar Review

AVO XO 6×50 Toro ‎ These past few weeks I have sampled quite a few medium to full body cigars. Tonight I am smoking the AVO XO Toro which was part of a sampler box I received from Davidoff at this years IPCPR. AVO cigars are a creation between Avo Uvezian, Hendrik Kelner,  and Davidoff[…]