Balmoral XO

Royal Agio Balmoral Anjeo XO Masivo Cigar Review – Family Tradition

According to the Royal Agio Cigars website: “In 1904 Jacques Wintermans borrowed 200 Dutch guilders from his father to set up a small company. He named the business A.Wintermans & Sons. From 1950 onwards the company was known as Agio Cigars. The village of Duizel in Brabant at the heart of the historic cigar-producing region in[…]

Crux 2017 Limitada PB5

Crux 2017 PB5 Limitada Cigar Review – 12 Years in the Making

Twelve Years! That is what we are talking about today. The Crux 2017 Limitada PB5 uses a Engañoso wrapper that what sourced in 2012 and was aged 7 years before the company got it. So simple math (no calculus involved) will equal 12 years that this wrapper has been aging for this 3rd release, of[…]

Yayabo The Admiral

Yayabo Admiral Cigar Review – Ride the Wave

Back in  2015 we had the pleasure of introducing our readers to a new cigar brand – Yayabo Cigars. This was a brand unheard of by my readers and most of the cigar community. Their inaugural cigar made our top 25 boutique cigar list for that year. In 2016, the company propelled itself and delivered[…]

HVC Cerro Maduro

HVC Cerro Maduro Cigar Review – A Savory Delight

Ever since the beginning of time (that would be 2011 for HVC cigars), the Cerro line has been around. It was one of the lines that they originally launched the company with. Now the line is getting a dark sibling, the HVC Cerro Maduro. Announced at this years IPCPR, the Cerro Maduro takes the original[…]

Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1

Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1 Cigar Review

Today I would like to offer a review on another Micallef Cigars and Gomez Sanchez collaboration – the Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1. It was part of the overall collection presented by Micallef Cigars at t his years IPCPR. You can read the story of Micallef Cigars and their relation to the famed Gomez[…]

Crux Epicure

The Crux Epicure Cigar Review – Patience Grasshopper Patience

Hello to all you Crux Cigar fans out there. By now you should be starting to get your hands on the new Crux Epicure cigar and I can assure you it is a quite the smoking experience. I have personally enjoyed a handful of these delectable cigars and have shared some with friends of mine.[…]

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Cigar Review

A Review of the Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli By Zach Riley This will be the final Alec Bradley I review for a while. This is the last of their new cigars that came out this year, and I’ve heard wonderful things about it from friends at my local brick and mortar, Cigar Room Shoals,[…]

Black Chazaro Habana

Black Chazaro Habana Cigar Review – A Dream Kept Alive

Here is a brand a good many of you may not have heard of – Black Chazaro. This is a truly artisanal company  that prides itself on quality and lot of patience, care and passion. Based out Queretaro, Mexico the brand goes back about 18 years ago when the family had a tobacco shop and the Chazaro brand of[…]

Hit and Run Cigar

Caldwell Booth Hit and Run Cigar Review – A Fine Collaboration

The phrase Hit and Run can refer to a number of things. If you are a baseball fan like me, it refers to a high risk and high reward strategy where the defending infielders are placed out of position to make a play. The term also refers to a car accident where the “at fault”[…]

Veritas 412

Veritas 412 Cigar Review – Take Two

I remember meeting Chris Weber, founder of Veritas Cigars, at the 2014 IPCPR and we have been friends ever since. The first Veritas cigar I reviewed on Stogie Press was  the company’s 412 blend and it was quite the enjoyable cigar. Chris was quite proud of  this blend and it was aptly named the “412”[…]

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Cigar Review

By Zach Riley I was doing some googling the other day, and I came across this article on a piece that was uncovered earlier this year by Michelangelo. It was a Charcoal piece that eventually sold for around $300 million, but don’t quote me there, and then I remembered resting in my humidor, I had[…]

Gispert Intenso

Gispert Intenso Cigar Review – Another Fine AJ Fernandez Collaboration

Here is another review by Stogie Press’ newest associate; Zach Riley. We hope to have more reviews from this young but experienced palate in the months to come. Today’s review is on the new Gispert Intenso a cigar you may not heard much about. The Gispert Intenso is a collaboration between Altadis U.S.A. and A.J. Fernandez. The[…]

VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos Cigar Review

The VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos By Zach Riley So I just got off the phone with the famous man who runs this wonderful site we call Stogie Press, and he wants me to continue to write for him, so here I am writing a review for a brand new cigar that came out this year[…]

Foundation Wise Man Maduro Guest Cigar Review

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Zachary Riley, who has been a fervent reader of Stogie Press and recently contacted me to see if he could pen a review for publication. I have to say, he is a well informed cigar smoker.  We chatted for a bit this past weekend, and decided he would write his inaugural[…]