Nicoya Robusto Fuerte

Nicoya Cigars Robusto Fuerte – Cigar Review

Nicoya cigars made their debut  at this years IPCPR with two introductory blends; Nicoya Robusto Medio and Nicoya Robusto Fuerte. The company is owned and operated by Gerard Hayes, a man from down under, complete with the Australian accent and a desire to produce a fine cigar. Gerard searched out the best in the business and settled[…]

Cigar Reserve Cedar Spills – Video Product Review

This year at the IPCPR  we met up with the team from Cigar Reserve. Based out of Lake Oswego, OR, Cigar Reserve has engineered a cedar spill that is quite unique in its design. Shaped like a Spanish sword, the cedar spill burns perfectly once lit and overs the perfect and preferred method to lighting your[…]

Cigar Review – Swinger Cigars 1895 #6

Last year Ryan Gallimore opened a new cigar company – Swinger Cigars, LLC and his first two debut blends were the Front 9 and Back 9. Decent cigars especially for the golf course. This year he set the bar higher and has introduced the 1895. This cigar is a bolder more flavorful 4 country blend.[…]

Stogie Press has a chat with Addy Sandler CEO of Valentia Cigars at IPCPR 2015

One of the many friends we visited while at the IPCPR was the good folks at Valentia Cigars. We sat down with Addy Sandler the CEO of Valentia Cigars to catch up on Valentia and discuss the future of the brand. One of the big things Addy explained was the new relationship they have with[…]

Imperia Cigar

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia Robusto – Cigar Review

At this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans I had the pleasure of being introduced to a new company – MLB Cigar Ventures. Now the term MLB does not stand for Major League Baseball  but rather the initials of the owner, Michael L. Bellody. I should note however that Michael and I are both Red Sox[…]

cordoba y morales cigars

A brief chat with Cordoba y Morales Cigars at IPCPR2015

After last years grand introduction of the Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca, Cordoba y Morales has been growing across the nation. As one of the Top 25 cigars in 2014, rated by Stogie Press we wanted to see what was new and catch up with “Z” the owner of Cordoba y Morales at the 83rd Annual IPCPR in[…]

La Palina Cigar Girls

Stogie Press Sits Down with Bill Paley of La Palina Cigars at IPCPR2015

Last year we spent some time doing an in-depth interview with Bill Paley, owner or La Palina cigars. We learned about the history of the company and the ties his family has to CBS radio. You can read that interview here if you like. This year Bill was rocking and rolling as the host of[…]

Warped Cigars

A Sit Down with Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars – IPCPR 2015

You met them last year and they have taken the industry by storm in the past year – I am talking about Warped Cigars. We sat down with Kyle Gellis, owner of Warped Cigars and discussed his success and latest offerings at this years IPCPR 2015.  If you recall last year, Warped Cigars received recognition from[…]

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[…]

Island Jim Cigars – IPCPR2015 – Video Interview

On day 3 of the 83rd Annual IPCPR in New Orleans we caught up with our good friend Jim Robinson from Island Jim Cigars. His booth was jamming all week with the great success from his Leaf by Oscar creation last year and here we discuss what else is new and upcoming from him and[…]

Psyko Seven Maduro

Ventura Cigars – Psyko Seven Maduro – Cigar Review

Last year at the IPCPR Ventura Cigar Company released their new Pysko Seven to rave reviews. Sometimes when you have a hit it is hard to top it but this year Ventura has done it again. The new Pysko Seven Maduro! Keeping with the 7 country blend they have created another outstanding smoking experience with the[…]

Ohana Cigars Friends and Family – Cigar Review

Tonight we review the second in blend from Ohana Cigars – The Friends and Family Line which features 7 year aged tobacco with a light Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper encasing all Nicaraguan binder and filler. Like the “First Generation” Line, the Friends and Family is a limited production cigar. Ohana produced only 3000 of these[…]

Lucky Leaf Cigars DUO – Cigar Review

Every now and then you come across a new and unique cigar that stands out in the field of stars. The DUO, a new cigar from a new company, Lucky Leaf Cigars, is one such cigar. I was working my social media accounts a few months ago and I came across some intriguing photos and[…]

Bow Tie Cigars – Copper Label Medium – Cigar Review

This evening the Stogie Press Smoking Lounge had some friends over to sample the Bow Tie Cigars – Copper Label Medium stick. We are appreciative of Billie R. King, Jr. from Bow Tie Cigars for providing the samples for this review. You can view the video review of this wonderful cigar here. The Bow Tie[…]