Gates Hotel Key West

Key West is known as a great party town – Duval Street, the Sunsets, cruise ships arriving three times a week, Sloppy Joe’s, the Hemingway Look-a-Likes and of course, Fantasy Fest over Halloween. The party starts and ends at sun up each dawn – new partiers head out as the previous night’s revelers stumble home.[…]

A Revisit with Rodriguez Cigars – Key West

It’s been just about a year since we were last down in the Conch Republic. Once again the year-end holidays were upon us and a little Key West excursion was in order, along with a visit to Rodriguez Cigars and owner Danny DiFabio to see what’s new. When we last visited Danny, he explained how[…]

Rodriguez Cigars – Serie 84 Maduro – Cigar Review

Imagine sitting on the beach in Key West FL as the warm breeze rustles the palm trees and the morning sun heats the sand at your feet. Now think about how close you are to Cuba – 90 miles – just a short distance, but still a land far far away if you are an[…]

Editorial February 2015

This past month we have seen some interesting news in the cigar industry. The United States continues to move forward with open relation with Cuba and making travel there even easier. You no longer need to apply for a license to visit the forbidden island but you will still need to identify the reason for[…]

Rodriguez Cigars – Key West

Do you know this man? He is Danny DiFabio the sales manager of Rodriguez Cigars in Key West Florida. They are the oldest still operating factory and shop on the island. Even looking at their logo, which is ever present on their cigars and boxes, depicts Rodriguez as the King of the Keys. I have[…]

Chef Distilled – Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

What do you get when you take a World Record holding Kite Boarder, Chef, and 20 year resident of Key West and add the love of Rum – not to mention the life of a Conch? You get one of the best craft rum distilleries in America. Paul Menta a long time chef in Key[…]

Key West – America’s Caribbean Island

I have vacationed in Key West FL for as long as I have lived here in the sunshine state. I moved down to Florida in 1986 and quickly discovered America’s Caribbean island. The island is just 90 miles from Cuba and is steeped in history. There is only a few ways to get to Key[…]

Editorial January 2015

So we have closed out 2014 and now we look forward to a new year. Looking back over  2014, Stogie Press would like to thank all of our followers and friends who have been supporting us throughout the year. We started Stogie Press with the intention of making a premier online cigar magazine and I[…]