El Artista

A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring[…]

El Artista 60th Anniversary

El Artista 60th Anniversary Pre-Release – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the El Artista 60th Anniversary pre-release cigar. El Artista is a family-owned company based in the Dominican Republic that specializes in the manufacture of premium cigars and sale of raw materials. I received samples of the new El Artista 60th Anniversary cigar when I visited[…]

KBF Smoking Jacket Favorito

Smoking Jacket Favoritos Cigar Review

What happens when the son of Hendrik Kelner, Sr., the master blender for Davidoff breaks out and creates his own cigar? Well you get 29 years of experience at Davidoff, a lifetime of mentoring from the father of premium cigars, and one very special cigar. I am talking about Hendrik Kelner Jr. and his 2013[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Factory Visit

You may have seen them on social media, you may have read my reviews of them, you may even have smoked some but to fully appreciate what Dominican Big Leaguer cigars has to offer, you need to visit their factory in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. It was the second day of our visit to Santiago and[…]

Santiago Republic Dominicana – Cigar Capital of the World

Mention the word Hispaniola to most Americans they will conjure up visions of Christopher Columbus and his famed landing in the Americas. He named the Island, the 22nd largest in the world, Insula Hispana, meaning “the Spanish Island”.  Since then it has found itself the home of two sovereign nations, Haiti and República Dominicana (Dominican Republic).[…]

Cigar Boxes – Can They Get Some Respect

We all love our cigars. We walk into a shop, enter the humidor and our eyes roam over the many colors and shapes of the boxes that hold and present the craftsmanship of the brands. Some of us even collect them, maybe even hang them on our cigar cave walls. But how many of us[…]

nomad cigars

Nomad Cigar Co. Adds a “Belicoso” To The Connecticut Fuerte Collection

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nomad Cigar Co. Adds a “Belicoso” To The Connecticut Fuerte Collection Tamboril, Dominican Republic (July 8, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of a Belicoso sized cigar to its popular Connecticut Fuerte collection. The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte launched this year in March and was[…]

Press Release – Garo Cigars is excited to show the industry it’s new look and new blends.

PRESS RELEASE: The New Garo Cigars In 1996, Garo Habano Fine Cigars released the first of many signature blends into the cigar industry. Dr. Garo Bouldoukian took advantage of the ‘cigar boom’ of the mid 90’s by introducing eclectic blends that were very well received. However as a boutique brand it was difficult to maintain[…]