Cigar Review: Leaf by Esteban – Rated 92

Late in 2018, I was up north for some family events and visits, one of which landed me Pittsburgh, PA. I took the opportunity while there to connect with my Stogie Press contributor, health coach and all around food nerd, Mike Bruce. Besides his love for cigars, Mike runs a website LifeStartsWithFood.com which you may Read more about Cigar Review: Leaf by Esteban – Rated 92[…]

FQ Cigars Proper Robusto

Cigar Review: FQ Cigars Proper Robusto – Rated 92

You may not know Matt Hunt and His brand FQ Cigars but this is a brand that has been growing since 2013. Since Matt lives in Central Florida, I have had the opportunity to meet him from the beginning of his journey. The name FQ stands for Fernandez y Quiroga. I first reviewed the company’s Read more about Cigar Review: FQ Cigars Proper Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: DAV Cigars Mestizo Robusto – Rated 93

It has been a while since I talked about DAV Cigars. They are a loyal sponsor of Stogie Press and I truly enjoy their craft. You may have read my past reviews of their line and today I offer the 4th review, this time on their Mestizo line. The DAV Cigars Mestizo is described by Read more about Cigar Review: DAV Cigars Mestizo Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Sticks Cigars El Primero Robusto – Rated 93

Today I would like to introduce you to a cigar many of you may never heard of. I personally would never have heard of it if I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Daniel Nina, owner of Sticks Cigar Lounge in Rahway, NJ. We met earlier this year on the DBL Cigars Factory and Field Read more about Cigar Review: Sticks Cigars El Primero Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro – Rated 93

“I was just overwhelmed with how well it was received and how the people raved about it. I couldn’t wait for the IPCPR, I had to get it out to our retailers as soon as I could.” Erik Espinosa Erik was talking about the new Espinosa Cigars Laranja Reserva Escuro that was released to retailers Read more about Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cowboy – Rated 90

I have heard a lot about Cattle Baron Cigars and I finally got myself one last month down in Ft. Worth Texas. I was attending the Underground Cigar Shop, NFG19 event, and bumped into some nice folk that gifted me a Cattle Baron Cowboy. For those that don’t know, the Cowboy is a cigar. A Read more about Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cowboy – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92

You have heard me report on these when they were announced at the IPCPR, you have seen me smoke a few, perhaps you were at an event where I donated a bundle to give away. We are talking about the Southern Draw Cigars – 300 Manos (Hands). It is time to talk more deeply about Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Illusione Ultra OP. NO. 1 – Rated 90

It has been a while since I talked about Illusione Cigars. I recently picked up a sampler pack at this years Underground Cigar Shop NFG19 and today I offer my take on the Illusione Ultra, specifically the OP. NO. 1 vitola. The Illusione Ultra is available in 7 different vitolas and all but two come Read more about Cigar Review: Illusione Ultra OP. NO. 1 – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Villiger La Meridiana Boxed Pressed Toro – Rated 93

Last month, Villiger Cigars announced they will be bringing to the American market a cigar that has been in the European market since 1998 – the Villiger La Meridiana. The company notes that this particular cigar gained a loyal following among European full flavor cigar enthusiasts and it was time they brought it to the Read more about Cigar Review: Villiger La Meridiana Boxed Pressed Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs – Are You Experienced? – Rated 93

What can I say, Riste Riatevski has created the most innovative cigar on the market since the introduction of the Drew Estate ACID line 20 years ago. The latest cigar to come out of Jas Sum Kral is known as the Nuggs. What makes this cigar unique is that Riste has joined two industries together Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs – Are You Experienced? – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” – Not Rated

I probably don’t have to say much about Padrón cigars, especially the 1926 and 1964 Anniversary Series, but I was gifted the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” the other week by my Stogie Press associate – Alton Otto. I decided to take his advice and to turn this one to ash. I was so intrigued Read more about Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” – Not Rated[…]

RoMa Craft Intemperance BA XXI Revenge

Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance BA XXI Revenge – Rated 91

Back in 2012, two brothers of the leaf, Mike Rosales and Skip Martin, founded RoMa Craft Tobac. The duo made it their mission to be an ultra-boutique cigar company where they had their hands in all levels of production. The company sought out the best quality tobacco for their craft and relied on standards for Read more about Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance BA XXI Revenge – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Felix Assouline CSB Fuerte N’aie Pas Peur – Rated 95

The 2018 IPCPR was a big show for Felix Assouline Cigars as they introduced a number of new lines to their expanding portfolio. The CSB line was one that had three additional blends added to it and today I would like to talk about the Felix Assouline CSB Fuerte. The CSB Fuerte is a Nicaraguan Read more about Cigar Review: Felix Assouline CSB Fuerte N’aie Pas Peur – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo – Rated 89

Introduced in 2017, the Muestra de Saka Exclusivo is one of at least two Muestra de Saka lines coming out of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust – Steve Saka’s company. The other is the Muestra de Saka Nacatamale which we did a review of in late 2017. The phrase Muestra de Saka translates to “Samples of Read more about Cigar Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo – Rated 89[…]