A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada

A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada Cigar review

PDR Cigars added to their Gran Reserva line in 2016 with the introduction of the A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada. The A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada blend is described as: Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder – Ecuadorian Habano and Nicaraguan Jalapa Filler – Dominican Republic and Nicaragua The wrapper is grown using the desflorada[…]

PDR El Trovador

PDR Cigars El Trovador – Rough Cut Cigar review

It was back in July of 2014 when PDR cigars filed for the El Trovador trademark on their, soon to be coming, El Trovador cigar line. Two years later, Abe Flores and PDR cigars  released their newest line at the IPCPR  in Las Vegas. The name itself come to Abe when he was on a[…]

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Robusto.

PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Habano – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Robusto. I received the sample from PDR Cigars at the 2015 IPCPR. According to the PDR Cigars website:: “The Small Batch Habano shows a beautiful oily reddish Brazilian Habano wrapper leaf. This blend holds a special place in our[…]

Box Pressed Cigars or Round?

Box pressed cigars have been on the market for a long time. In fact the Cubans created them a long time ago to save shipping space. They would press the cigars into the box creating the more square shape. This resulted in a slightly smaller box saving on material.  It is believed that this process results[…]

Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Final Candidates

Well, 2015 is just about over and today we announce the final 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Boutique Cigars.  Congratulations to all those that made the cut and stay tuned at the stroke of midnight tomorrow when we announce the Number One Boutique Cigar of 2015 and the remaining breakdown. Here[…]

Corona Cigars and Cars 2015 Recap

Every year for the past 3 years,  on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Corona Cigars in Orlando, FL hosts their annual Cigars and Cars event where you can indulge in a judgement free smoking experience. For the second year now they have held it at the Shrine Auditorium in Lake Mary,  FL.  I like this venue[…]

PDR A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Tin

PDR Cigars A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Half Corona – Cigar Review

Well the 83rd annual IPCPR is over and we made it back to the Stogie Press lounge safe and sound. As I  was filling the humidor with the samples provided at the show decided to open up the small tin of PDR Cigars A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Half Coronas. I am not normally a[…]

IPCPR 2015 First Day sponsors

IPCPR 2015 Day 1 – New Orleans

Day 1 of the 2015 IPCPR has come to a close here in The Big Easy and it was a day of meetings and cigar smoking as usual. The day started with a retail marketing presentation that was sponsored by Sindicato Cigars featuring their Hex cigar. After a short lunch break we moved into a[…]

PDR AFR-75 – Cigar Review

PDR AFR-75 – Cigar Review Another steamy afternoon day here in sunny Florida, in the Gar Cave. I select a PDR Cigars AFR-75. The AFR-75 is a bold 6×58 dark brown San Andrés wrapped stick. It made headlines last year and today I will find out the reason why. I have to note that many years ago I[…]