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Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – La Segunda Parte

  Here’s hoping everyone is having a good weekend, and for those up north, staying warm. Today I would like to present the La Segunda Parte of the Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars. The final Stogie Press Top 25 rankings will be posted at the stroke of midnight New Years Eve. So without further[…]

Leccia Tobacco Desnudo

Leccia Tobacco Desnudo – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Sam Leccia is back,  and this time is he as naked as can be. His latest creation is known as the Leccia Tobacco Desnudo which means Naked. For those that may not know, a naked cigar is one with no bands on it. According to Sam, “I went with the name Desnudo the Spanish word for naked, because[…]

Veritas 3 Blends

Veritas 3 Blends Cigar Review

Do you like box pressed cigars but don’t like how they feel between your lips? Veritas cigars has an answer for that. Their 2015 3 blends release is a unique vitola. Constructed of three different wrapper leaves – Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro – this Vitola is then 2/3 box pressed and the remainder is left as[…]

Leccia Desnudo Cigar

Leccia Tobacco Announces the Desnudo Cigar

Famed cigar blender and brand owner, Sam Leccia is back! His latest creation is known as the Desnudo.  The word “Desnudo” means naked and it is exactly that, a naked cigar. For those that may not know, a naked cigar is one with no bands on it. According to Sam, “I went with the name Desnudo[…]

El Gringo Frog Splash

Sam Leccia Parts Ways With General Cigar Co.

Sam Leccia, El Presidente of Leccia Tobacco and purveyor of such famed brands as the Leccia Luchador, Leccia Black, and Leccia White,  has announced today that after a year with General Tobacco that he is leaving the company. It was just a year ago that Sam agreed to sell to General Cigar Co. In his own words[…]

El Gringo Frog Splash

Cigar Review – Luchador El Gringo Frog Splash by Sam Leccia

2014 was a rocking year for Sam Leccia.  He just came off a killer 2013 and introduced the Luchador in 2014 which was met with rave reviews. No sooner could he do a ten count he was acquired by the General Cigar Co. We all wished him great success and were looking forward to what the resources[…]

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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[…]

veritas cigars

Interview with Veritas Cigars at the IPCPR 2015 – New Orleans

Another team we caught up with on day 3 of the IPCPR 2015 here in New Orleans was the Veritas Cigars team. Veritas hit the scene last year with a strong introduction of blends especially the “412” which was the bold and flavorful blend that is putting Veritas Cigars on the map. Today we sat[…]

Luchador El Gringo

Sam Leccia announces release of the Luchador El Gringo

It has been a busy year for Sam Leccia. After some fabulous cigar introductions at last years IPCPR , Sam’s company was acquired by General Cigar shortly after in September 2014. We were all wondering what new delights this new marriage would bring to the market and now we are about to find out.  Sam[…]

Romeo y Julieta House of Montegue

Romeo y Julieta House of Montague – Cigar Review

I recently received some samples of two Romeo y Julieta cigars from the Famous Smoke Shop. The two blends are the House of Montague and the House of Capulet. What is interesting is that these names have not been used before by Romeo y Julieta. Anyway, today I sampled the House of Montague. The prologue to the[…]

Leccia Debut

The Number 1 Cigar that Never Existed – The Leccia Debut – Cigar Review

Sam Leccia from Leccia Tobacco is most recently known for his creation of the Leccia Black,Leccia White, and Luchidor cigars that came out last year. But Sam was also once the face behind the Oliva Nub and by most sources the co-creator of the Cain blend from the Oliva Cigar Co. Both the Nub and[…]

Leccia Luchador

Sam Leccia Luchador El Hombre – Cigar Review

Shhhh. Let me tell about the Luchador. I am a fighter, or more specific a wrestler in Mexico. Though I don’t have to, I wear a mask to represent the unique aspects of my personality. Well that is what a Luchador is, but there is no hiding the aspects of the Leccia Luchador. According to[…]