Island Jim Cigars

Football and Island Jim at the Mancave Fort Lauderdale

It’s football season and that means Thursday night games at your favorite brick and mortar shop. Last Thursday I had the opportunity to take a little trip down to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit the Mancave Cigar Lounge owned and operated by two of the best Brothers of the Leaf, Brian Berk and Benjamin Grynbaum.  Not only[…]

Carlos Flores Jr. from Flor de Florez; Rebuilding a Brand

Flor de Florez – a cigar brand that may remind you of the boom days in the early 1990s. It was in many a humidor in shops across the country. As time moved on, and new boutique lines started to appear on the market, Flor de Florez faded. Faded but not forgotten, at least to the[…]

Victor Calvo Maduro

Victor Calvo Maduro Gran Corona – Cigar Review

Once again I would like to emphasize how wrong the FDA is when they arbitrarily put a $10.00 price point on a premium cigar. I can tell you how many cigars I have smoked that cost less and are true premium smokes. So once again I will make it clear. Today Stogie Press reviewed the Victor[…]

Catelli Cigars – Modella Habano Bombshell – Cigar Review

I took a trip down to south Florida this past weekend to visit my friend Brian’s cigar shop – The Mancave Fort Lauderdale. It has been awhile since I have been there. It is always good to make your face seen now and then and of course it was good to have had the day off from work so[…]

Gurkha Warlord 7×55 – Cigar Review

After a dog day afternoon with my brother and his dogs along with “Ziggy” the Stogie Press guardian I settled into the Stogie Press lounge for a Gurkha biggie – the Warlord – which  is a big 7×55 stick with some noticeable veins running along its reddish-brown shiny Nicaraguan wrapper. This is one of Gurkha’s strongest blends[…]

Gunslinger Cigars – Perdition 7×60 – Cigar Review

The Outlaw Cigar Company, the nations largest full service cigar company with a 1500 square foot, state of the art walk-in humidor based out of Kansas City MO has released the Gunslinger cigar line of cigars. Gunslinger cigars come in 5 delicious blends all with names reminiscent of the wild west: Perdition Black Powder Drifter[…]

The Cigar Babes of Wisconsin

It was about 17 years ago and it seemed like men everywhere were indulging in cigars – on the golf course, in cigar lounges, at home with friends. But in Delafield Wisconsin, a woman by the name of Mary Lynn Kane was forging a different path – a cigar group for women. That’s right, it[…]

Mancave Cigar Lounge – Fort Lauderdale

If you find yourself on vacation or traveling through the Fort Lauderdale, FL area you should stop into the newest cigar lounge to open in the Venice of America. The Mancave cigar lounge is the brainchild of three local businessmen – Brian Berk, Benjamin Grynbaum, and Armando Goenaga . They knew we have a choice[…]

Asylum 2012 Double Toro 6 x60 – Cigar Review

This past Sunday it was one of the best Super Bowls ever played and being a huge Patriots fan I was getting ribbed pretty hard at the end of the 3rd qtr when the Seahawks were up 24 – 14. It looked like the end was in sight so I had to fire up a[…]