Big Papi Smoke with a Legend

El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz announce the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on[…]

El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was[…]

Carlito and Felix

Fuente Coming Back To Esteli Nicaragua – Love of the People

Many Arturo Fuente cigar smokers may not know the full history of the Fuente family and their quest to produce some of the most sought after cigars in the world. The history takes the family from  Cuba to Ybor City, FL to Nicaragua to Honduras to the Dominican Republic. Wait, did I say Nicaragua? Yes;[…]

Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquires Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc.

January 31, 2018 In a press release today, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announced they signed an agreement to acquire the business of Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc. (“Thompson”).  According to the release, STG and Thompson and Co. agreed on a price of $62 Million USD in the all cash deal which is expected to close in the[…]

Black Works Studio S&R

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces Release of S&R

PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of S&R: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. S&R will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee,[…]

Villiger La Vencedora

Villiger Cigars Unveils the Villiger La Vencedora – A Bold Entry

After an award winning year with the release of the Flor de Ynclan cigar in 2017 including #12 in the Stogie Press Top 25 and #10 in Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s top 25 Cigars for 2017, Villiger Cigars kicks off 2018 with the announcement of the newest Villiger Cigar brand, the Villiger La Vencedora. The name La[…]

Rachel Hyde

Rachel Hyde Promoted to IPCPR Director of State Affairs

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association announced today that Rachel Hyde, assumes the role of Director of State Affairs with the announcement of the resignation of Matt Dogali who was the  Senior Director of State Affairs. Mr. Dogali’s last day in office will  be January 24, 2018. IPCPR president Ken P. Neumann praised the work of[…]

rose of sharon lancero

Southern Draw Cigars Announces Exclusive Rose of Sharon Lancero with Famous Smoke

Oh what a few years in the cigar business does when you have a consistently great and award-winning product.  I remember meeting Robert Holt a few years in a small shop in Austin, Texas and like all good brothers of the leaf, we have been friends ever since. This year was a spectacular year for[…]

General Cigars Inspirado Event

The Stogie Press Top Connecticut Cigars of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MELBOURNE, FL – I know the lists just seem to keep flowing out the media. But as you know, and as I promise, every year we like to offer our list of the top Connecticut wrapped cigars for that year. The list always comes out in mid January after most have digested[…]

MBombay® Classic Torpedo

Bombay Tobak Introduces the MBombay Classic Torpedo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9,  2018 Three and half years ago, Mel Shah, created  Tobak/MBOMBABombayY®, a name that would  quickly become synonymous with high-grade, premium cigars. The journey he embarked on began with a single cigar, the MBombay® Classic. That cigar was highly received by consumers and industry alike and it did not take long[…]

The IPCPR Association Reports Stronger 2017 Holiday Cigar Sales

In a news blast earlier yesterday the IPCPR association reported the results of their latest survey of Retailers for the 2017 Holiday Cigar Sales. The results of the survey as communicated to members are as follows. In the latest survey, ninety-six (96) Domestic (US) Retailer members responded, up from the sixty-eight (68) who participated at the[…]

Crux Limitada PB5

Crux Cigars Begins Shipping It’s Third Release of the Crux Limitada PB5

You have read about them, maybe even smoked a few from previous years and this year they are on the Stogie Press Top 25. We are talking about the the Crux Limitada PB5. Once again, the Crux team has succeeded at releasing an absolutely beautiful, 5.75 x 54 Cuban box pressed cigar that is loaded[…]

Providencia Trinitas

The Providencia Trinitas – An All New Blend that Compliments the Providencia Lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2,  2018 Now that the new year is upon us, it is time for new blends to hit the 2018 market. Today, Providencia Cigars has announced the release of their latest blend, the Providencia Trinitas. I had the distinct privilege of sampling the pre-release of this bold cigar and provided a review back in August[…]

Jas Sum Kral Cigars Parts With NOA (New Order of the Ages)

Not even one day into the new year and things are already moving and shifting in the cigar industry. Stogie Press has learned today that the young and successful company – Jas Sum Kral Cigars is leaving Noel Rojas’ New order of the Ages (NOA) factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The NOA factory opened two years[…]