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[…]

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[…]

Perdomo Habano Connecticut Bourbon Barrel Aged

Perdomo Habano Connecticut Bourbon Barrel Aged Cigar Review

If you have smoked cigars for a little while, you might recall the Perdomo Habano line of cigars that were released in 2007. They were a creation of Nick Perdomo Jr. and were thought by many to be a one of the best cigars for the price. In fact Nick stated “By blending these cigars[…]

Cubariqueno Protocol Lancero

Protocol by Cubariqueno Cigar Review – A New Revolution

Back in May of 2015, a small boutique cigar company created a wave in the US market with the release of their inaugural blend, the Protocol. This company was the Cubariqueno Cigar Company founded by Bill Ives,  Juan Cancel and Bill Agathis. The company partnered with Erik Espinosa and the La Zona cigar factory to[…]

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua Cigar Review – Take Some Time

Tempus, translated from Latin means “Time”. When you talk about fine cigars, spirits, and wine – time is what makes the best products. Let it age and the flavors will get better. So is the case of the Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua introduced at the 2105 IPCPR in New Orleans. Not only does it take[…]

Jenneff Cigars Sungrown

Jenneff Sungrown Torpedo – Rough Cut Cigar Review

  Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the Jenneff Cigars Sungrown Torpedo. I have had this cigar resting in my humidor now for almost a year. The  Jenneff Cigars Sungrown is currently  available in 2 vitolas: Torpedo Churchill Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sungrown Binder – Dominican Filler – Dominican and Nicaraguan Here is Jeff[…]

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011 Cigar Review

It was back in early June when I was sitting in the Stogie Press lounge watching my beloved Red Sox when I decided to enjoy one of many samples I recently received from George Rico and Gran Habano Cigars.   Back in March of 2015 I had the pleasure of meeting with George at his[…]

Indian Motorcycle Cigars Maduro Churchill Cigar Review

Born from a bicycle company, the Indian Motorcycle factory opened in 1901 and featured a gasoline powered bike. According to the Indian Motorcycle website: “Bicycle racing promoter and former bicycle racing champion George Hendee hired Oscar Hedstrom to build gasoline engine-powered bicycles to pace bicycle races. In February, Hedstrom began work on the motorized pacing bicycle[…]

Jenneff Maduro Torpedo Cigar Review

Here is another new cigar brand that we came across while at the IPCPR this past year. We met Jeff White the owner of Jenneff Cigars while walking about the show and he was kind enough to provide us some samples of his newest line of cigars. Jenneff cigars is a small boutique brand that[…]

La Flor Dominicana Coronado Cigar Review

It has been over a year and half since La Flor Dominicana discontinued the Coronado blend. It has been reported that sales were not strong enough to keep it and some attest, that it was because the band did not have the LFD logo on it. That may be, so at the 2015 IPCPR Litto Gomez brought this fine[…]

Warped Don Reynaldo

I have heard really good things about the Warped Don Reynaldo and the one I received from Kyle at this years IPCPR was calling my name for months Finally the weekend after thanksgiving I called my fellow Stogie Press member Big Al to come over for a mini-herf session and to bring along his Don Reynaldo[…]

Padilla San Andrés Robusto Cigar Review

  Let the Lion Roar!  Ernesto Padilla, owner of Padilla Cigars, ramped up production this year by introducing some exciting new blends at the IPCPR. These include: Padilla Corojo Padilla Criollo Padilla San Andrés each of which hails from Raíces Cubanas in Honduras. Padilla offers these blends in three vitolas: Robusto (5 x 54) Toro (6.5 x 54)[…]

Santiago Habano 5×50 Robusto Cigar Review

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing and reporting on the Santiago Habano cigar. As the Santiago website notes: Nicaragua cigars with its brand Santiago de Los Caballeros started 5 years ago as a hobby from a great cigar aficionado and member of a group which has been involved financing the Cigar Industry in Nicaragua for[…]

La Dueña No.5 Maduro Cigar Review

  I received some samples of the La Dueña  No.5 Robustos from the  Famous Smoke Shop a few months back and with all the activity of the IPCPR  and  summer  vacations I finally got the time to review them. La Dueña is a Pete Johnson creation for  Janny Garcia, Vice President of My Fathers  Cigars  and the sister[…]