Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85

The year 2019 was special for La Sirena Cigars founder, Arielle Ditkowich. It was the year to celebrate 10 years in the cigar business, a business she and her father Danny started back in 2009. To celebrate the event, the company reached out to Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos S.A. de C.V. in San Andrés, Mexico Read more about Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85[…]

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land – Rated 97

Every now and then I come across a cigar that I would describe as special in multiple dimensions of flavor, construction, and burn. So when I was visiting the Crowned Heads Cigar Co. headquarters last summer, I was more than pleased when the company’s co-founder, Jon Huber, presented me with some of his company’s craft, Read more about Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land – Rated 97[…]

Cigar Review: CAO Cigars Session Garage – Rated 87

Late last year, I was at the 10th Anniversary Tampa Cigar Bash. This is one of the best events in the state of Florida and draws a large crowd of cigar enthusiasts and brand owners alike. The party is always great as you get to meet and greet many of the names behind the cigars Read more about Cigar Review: CAO Cigars Session Garage – Rated 87[…]

Cigar Review: Warfighter Tobacco .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona – Rated 90

It has been a while since I spoke about Warfighter Tobacco Company. Today I offer a review of the company’s .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona, a cigar that has been aging in my humidor for about 18 months. I received this from the company at the 2018 IPCPR. Warfighter represents more than just Read more about Cigar Review: Warfighter Tobacco .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90

For the first time ever, Kaizad Hansotia, owner of Gurkha Cigars has released a Nicaraguan puro in the form of the Gurkha Nicaragua Series. This cigar also marks another first for Gurkha, as the company reached out to the team at Aganorsa Leaf to produce the cigar. The leaf used is 100% Nicaraguan and 100% Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Alec & Bradley to Expand Distribution of ‘Blind Faith’ at TPE 2020

Second Generation Cigar Makers, Alec and Bradley Rubin announced today that they will be expanding distribution worldwide of their inaugural release: Alec & Bradley Blind Faith at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas, NV- January 29-31. Under the tutelage of their father, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder Alan Rubin, the brothers began planning Read more about Cigar News: Alec & Bradley to Expand Distribution of ‘Blind Faith’ at TPE 2020[…]

Cigar Review: Illusione “88” Candela Robusto – Rated 93

Ok, today’s review is on a cigar that has been around longer than Stogie Press has existed, but not longer than yours truly, Boston Jimmie, has been enjoying cigars. I have to say, I have never smoked the Illusione “88” in any form until my good friend Alton Otto gifted me two of the candela Read more about Cigar Review: Illusione “88” Candela Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Black Star Line El Milagro Sun Grown Habano – Rated 90

I am not sure how many of you have heard of Black Star Line Cigars. The Chicago based company was founded by 2 childhood friends – Adetola “Aric” Wimberly-Bey and Derrick Bell. Over the years they realized their passion for premium cigars and with a little help from folks like Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate, Read more about Cigar Review: Black Star Line El Milagro Sun Grown Habano – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro – Rated 88

The Pichardo Reserva Familiar was a new line of cigars introduced at the 2019 PCA trade show, in Las Vegas, NV. They are produced at the Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua, a factory that has been silently manufacturing premium cigars for major U.S. and International brands under Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s). The factory was founded by Don Read more about Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro – Rated 88[…]

Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Petite Corona – Rated 95

The big reveal at the La Barba booth at the 2019 PCA trade show was Tony Bellatto’s latest extension to the highly rated La Barba Ricochet released last year. The new Ricochet is named “Cru Mexi-Sol” meaning it is a Mexican Sungrown wrapper. In the company’s press release, Tony Bellotto, owner of La Barba Cigars Read more about Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Petite Corona – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca 552 and 648 – Rated 94 and 92

There has been some real buzz in the cigar world around the Mi Querida Triqui Traca that Steve Saka and his Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust company showcased at this year PCA trade show. The Mi Querida Triqui Traca had a limited roll-out to shops due to tobacco constraints and the first shipments hit the shelves Read more about Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca 552 and 648 – Rated 94 and 92[…]

Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Bantu – Rated 89

Skip Martin and his team at RoMa Craft Tobac introduced a new cigar at this years PCA trade show. The Baka is the first time RoMa craft has used Cameroon wrapper on one of their cigars, so it was fitting to name this after the Baka people, a small indigenous tribe that lives in the Read more about Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Bantu – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96

One of many things I can say about Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, is he knows how to make some awesome looking cigars. The man was trained by some of the best in the industry before he branched out on his own a number of years ago. Besides his core line Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94

Shortly after David (Big Papi) Ortiz retired from a storied MLB career, Tobacalera El Artista released a cigar that was Ortiz’ personal blend – the Big Papi. That cigar went on to be the number 24 cigar on the Stogie Press top 25 of 2016. Now 3 years later, at this years PCA trade show, Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94[…]