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[…]

Macanudo Inspirado White

Macanudo Inspirado White Cigar Review – Not Your Pappy’s Cigar

In case you haven’t noticed the cigar industry has gone through a growth spurt again and that brings along with it merges, acquisitions, and collaborations. To understand the size one has to  look no further than the General Cigar Company that has operations in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They also have a joint[…]

Jeremy Jack Libelula

Jeremy Jack Libelula Cigar Review – No Bite On This!

I have been talking a lot about Jeremy Jack cigars lately and why not,  they have some terrific offerings and they all  have to be reviewed before the end of the year so we can make our top 25. The company introduced a bunch of new product to the market this year at the IPCPR.[…]

Licencia Particular

Licencia Particular by New Era Cigars – Cigar Review

You know,  sometimes when I fire up a cigar I think about or talk about my grandfather who enjoyed his cigars and chewing tobacco. Sometimes I think of my ex-father-law-law (God rest his soul) and the many nights we sat on the back  porch enjoying a stogie. But it is something truly special when two[…]

Dominion Confederation

Dominion Confederation Cigar Review – Oh Canada!!

Wow, it’s been 150 years since our northern neighbors gave birth to the Dominion of Canada. Officially, on July 1st 1867 the British Parliament passed the British North America Act in 1867 that gave them self-rule, though they are still  part of the British Commonwealth.  Canada has been preparing for this year since 2010 and has created[…]

Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Tradition – It’s Pappy Day

Today is Oct 1, 2017 and this day is declared by Drew Estate cigars as Pappy Day. Today is the day that the new Pappy Van Winkle Tradition cigar is being released exclusively available to Drew Diplomat Retailers. Of course, if you attended the Kentucky Barn Smoker event this weekend, you got your hands on one[…]

Patina Connecticut

Patina Connecticut Cigar Review

And the wheels keep turning! Even with the FDA regulations looming over the cigar industry it doesn’t seem to be slowing down manufacturers and brand owners from collaborating and joining forces to create new blends, flavors and experiences. One of these collaborations is the joint force of Mombacho Cigars SA and Mo Maali.  Claudio Sgroi, President[…]

Micallef Reata

Micallef Reata Cigar Review – A Legendary Duo

Two names that go together real well, especially if you are from Texas, is Micallef and Reata. Of course it only makes sense that these two names represent a fine 2017 cigar offering. If you don’t know what I am referring to let me explain. Deep in the heart of the great state of Texas[…]

Todas Las Dias

Todas Las Dias Cigar Review – Any Day – Every Day

I assume everyone knows who Steve Saka is, and if you don’t, you may want to crawl out from under that old rock and join the 21st century cigar club. Steve is the owner of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust, a cigar company he founded after parting ways as President of Drew Estate a few years[…]

Quesada Oro Dominicana Maduro

Quesada Oro Dominicana Maduro Cigar Review – 5 Years in the Making

Quesada Cigars has been crafting premium hand rolled cigars in the Dominican Republic for over 40 years,  In fact it was in 2014 that the company celebrated their 40th anniversary  in the country with the release of the Quesada 40th Anniversary Cigar.  That cigar earned them the #5 spot in our top 25 cigars of[…]

Jeremy Jack 23

Jeremy Jack 23 (JJ23) Cigar Review – Dark and Delightful

Today we dig a little deeper into the Jeremy Jack Cigars lineup with a review of the Jeremy Jack 23 or as they call  it, the JJ23. This is one of  the numerous cigars that the company introduced at this years IPCPR. If you would like to get more information about this young and upcoming[…]

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo Cigar Review – A Good Harvest

As I start the journey through the latest releases from this years IPCPR, I would like to begin with a review of the new  Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo. Casa Fernandez, famous for its Aganorsa farm-grown Nicaraguan tobacco and collaborations with some of the finest boutique blends on the market including Viaje, Warped, Illusione and[…]

Crowned Heads LUMINOSA

Crowned Heads Luminosa Cigar Review – Let it Shine!!

Back in 2016, The Crowned Heads Cigar Company released a new cigar to the market in a what was a soft launch so that it would be in commerce in case the FDA passed regulations that did not exempt premium cigars. That cigar was the LUMINOSA and the strategy was spot on as the FDA[…]