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[…]

Imperia Adventador

Imperia Adventador Cigar Review – A Must Have in Your Humidor

Mike Bellody and MLB Cigar Ventures has once again taken the lead in a crowded boutique cigar market with the latest introduction to their lineup the Imperia Adventador. You may have read about two years ago that the  company’s original Imperia blend grabbed the cigar world by surprise and made numerous top cigar lists, including[…]

Great Smoke 2017 – Celebrating the Cigar Lifestyle in Florida

Every year, for the past 11 years, cigar smokers from all over the US, descend upon south Florida to celebrate their lifestyle at an event known as the Great Smoke. The event is a way for Abe Dababneh, owner of the “Smoke Inn” enterprise, to give back to the cigar community. The Smoke Inn is huge[…]

Matilde Quadrata

Matilde Quadrata – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Fresh off the success of the Matilde Oscuro in 2015, the Seijas family and their Matilde Cigar Co. released the latest incarnation of the Matilde line at this years IPCPR. This time it is a medium-full Dominican and Nicaraguan blend named the “Quadrata” Distributed by Quesada Cigars, the Matilde Quadrata is manufactured at Jochy Blanco’s Tabacalera[…]

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Mike Bellody and his company MLB Cigar Ventures rocked the cigar world last year with the debut of their Imperia cigar which we at Stogie Press enjoyed immensely.  In fact it was our number 3  cigar of the year in 2015. This year Mike and his team doubled down with two new blends. One was[…]

Fonseca Nicaragua

Fonseca Nicaragua – Rough Cut Cigar Review

When you here the names Quesada and Plasencia in terms of cigars, you think quality, flavor, and history –  not to mention, two of the best cigar making countries on the planet Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. So in the ever-expanding world of collaboration between cigar families, it should be no surprise that Quaesada and Placencia have[…]

Quesada Selección España Cigar Review

To start off with, I received the Quesada Selección España as part of the package at this years Cigars and Cars event sponsored by Corona Cigars in Orlando. Having rested for a few months I decided to carry it up to frigid Dearborn, Michigan and enjoy it in my favorite lounge up there Don Yeyo[…]

Quesada Oktoberfest “The Uber” Cigar Review

Oktoberfest – a celebration of the end of summer but really just a recurring celebration of wedding vows between two Royals. That’s right, although this is the largest beer festival in the world and is really held more in the month of September than October (beginning on the 15th of September and lasting till the[…]

Cigars that are Making our Mouths Water

Last year there were well over 1200 new blends of cigars that hit the market, many of which were represented at the IPCPR.  Stogie Press had received a fraction of those new blends to sample as there are more suppliers than there is time to meet and greet. The same of course held true for[…]