Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect – Rated 91

We are just days from the 87th annual IPCPR Association Trade Show and I was fortunate to get a few samples of the newest creation from Hiram & Solomon Cigars – The Grand Architect. As with previous cigars from this ever growing boutique cigar company, the Grand Architect is produced at the Plasencia Cigar Factory Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group – Dominican Blue Toro – Rated 94

You have seen the news on this cigar from the Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group (VRCG) and now I have the privilege of offering you my take on this bold blend that will be showcased at this years IPCPR trade show next week. I recently received a couple of samples of this cigar from the company Read more about Cigar Review: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group – Dominican Blue Toro – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cigars Trail Boss – Rated 93

Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing for you, the Cattle Baron Cowboy cigar. It was short corona that performed admirably. Shortly after that review, I got some more vitolas of this new brand and today we turn it up a few notches as I review the big daddy of the line – Read more about Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cigars Trail Boss – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigar Co. Blurred Lines – Rated 89

Back about a year ago, Familia Rodriguez Tobacos LLC which is the parent company of Ohana Cigars created a new brand known as Left Hand Cigar Company. They launched with two introductory cigars, Blurred Lines and Lefthander. Today I would offer a review of the Blurred Lines offering. I received some samples of the Left Read more about Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigar Co. Blurred Lines – Rated 89[…]

Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN

El Artista, the company that brought you the Big Papi, Cimarron, Exactus , not to mention, many fine boutique cigars from brands you know and enjoy, announces the launch of a new cigar brand for 2019 – the Buffalo TEN. The Buffalo TEN is described as complex blend composed of six different tobaccos from across Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN[…]

Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Nicaragua – Rated 89

Here is something you don’t see every day, a new cigar brand from Davidoff, and I don’t mean a new blend with a Davidoff brand mark, but a fully new brand line. Introduced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Back2Back cigars is essentially a reintroduction of the Room 101 Big Payback – remember that Read more about Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Nicaragua – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales Celestina Corona Gorda – Rated 93

It has been some time since I spoke about Cordoba y Morales Cigars. They are a local Florida cigar company and have just released their latest creation, the Celestina. This is a cigar that Azarias “Z” Mustafa, co-founder of the company, named after his grandmother, something he has been wanting to do for some time. Read more about Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales Celestina Corona Gorda – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Sinistro Cigars Last Cowboy Maduro – Rated 91

Mr. Red, Mr. Black, Mr. White; it sounds like part of the cast for the Reservoir Dogs, but in reality it is the core lines of Sinistro Cigars, a Glendale, CA based cigar company founded by James Agopian. The company has been in existence since 2015 and has been growing year over year. Adding to Read more about Cigar Review: Sinistro Cigars Last Cowboy Maduro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Illusione MJ12 – Rated 94

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending the Underground Cigar Shop NFG19 boutique cigar festival in Fort Worth, TX. As part of the event, I purchased a Illusione Cigars sampler that contained a fine collection of Dion Giolito’s craft. One of those in the collection was the Illusione MJ12 which is the subject Read more about Cigar Review: Illusione MJ12 – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Davidoff Art Edition 2017 – Rated 91

The Davidoff Art Edition cigars have been marketed since 2014 when the first of the line debuted. The concept behind this premium line from Davidoff is to highlight an artist that the company commissions to contribute to the packaging and branding. This is the third installment of the Davidoff Art Edition since 2014 and is Read more about Cigar Review: Davidoff Art Edition 2017 – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Line of Duty 470 – Rated 90

September 11, 2001 is a day that changed the world as we know it, especially here in the USA. On that bright cloudless Tuesday morning, countless American lives were lost for doing nothing but going to work. Yes, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, going to work like they did the days, Read more about Cigar Review: Line of Duty 470 – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: The Hand Gripper by Moya Ruiz Cigars – Rated 92

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend the Smoke Inn Great Smoke in West Palm Beach, FL and by now you have read my recap on this outstanding event. The package of goodies was awesome, but while I was there I secured myself a box of the new Hand Gripper cigars from Moya Read more about Cigar Review: The Hand Gripper by Moya Ruiz Cigars – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Hubbard Cigar Connecticut Toro – Rated 95

I am not sure how many of you have heard of Rodney and Tamika Hubbard, owners of RS Hubbard Tobacco, based out of St. Louis, MO. The brother-sister team has been producing cigars, under their brand name, for just over 3 years now. They are not new to the cigar culture, having smoked cigars for Read more about Cigar Review: Hubbard Cigar Connecticut Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Fuente Gran Reserva Hemingway Signature – Rated 87

I recently received a gift card from Holt’s Cigars last month to use to purchase some Fuente Gran Reserva Hemingway Signature cigars to review on Stogie Press. The package arrived in pristine form and I promptly stored them in my controlled humidor to add to the review rotation. Today I offer my review of this Read more about Cigar Review: Fuente Gran Reserva Hemingway Signature – Rated 87[…]