Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich PLM Series – Rated 99

I recently did a spotlight on Mike Bellody, owner of MLB Cigar Ventures, introducing him to the Stogie Press audience. As you have read, I  have known Mike since 2015 and have smoked and reviewed every cigar he has put on the market since then. Today I would like to present a review of his[…]

Cigar Review: Hit & Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) – Rated 87

In 2017, Matt Booth returned to the cigar world after a short hiatus. The return was through a collaboration with Robert Caldwell with a cigar known as the Hit & Run.  That cigar placed #16 in the Stogie Press top cigars for 2017.  Now back in full swing again, Booth and Caldwell have collaborated again.[…]

Cigar Review: Sin Compromiso Selección No. 5 – Rated 95

A lot of buzz was spreading across the IPCPR 2018 floor this past July and even leading up to it, as Steve Saka from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust  released his latest creation, Sin Compromiso – “without compromise“. As was noted in the press release leading up to the show: Creating a cigar brand to manifest[…]

Cornelius and Anthony The Gent

Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony The Gent Robusto – Rated 92

We introduced you to the Mistress from Cornelius & Anthony Cigars last month and she was a power house. Now it’s time to meet her friend, The Gent. Both cigars were introduced at this years IPCPR to great fanfare and have been spotted on social media channels quite a bit. The Gent from Cornelius &[…]

Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Galant – Rated 91

Back in June of this year, we covered the announcement of the Epicure Galant by Crux Cigars. Five years in business and this company has not skipped a beat, as they continue to put out quality and palate pleasing products time and again. I caught up with the Crux team at this years IPCPR and[…]

Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT

Cigar Review: Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT – Rated 96

Felix Assouline pulled out all the stops and went all in at the 2108 IPCPR in Las Vegas as he introduced a number of new blends and extensive line extensions. His EGO line of cigars was one that was considerably extended and today I would like to focus on the new EGO Gold.  The EGO[…]

El Artista Cimarron Maduro

Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92

Adding to their already successful portfolio of cigars, El Artista S.R.L. released a new line known as the Cimarron. This new cigar was announced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, NV and comes in two blends, a Mexican San Andres Maduro and an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade. The filler aand binder are the same only the wrpper is[…]

The "K" by Karen Berger Connecticut

Cigar Review: The “K” by Karen Berger Connecticut – Rated 96

At this years IPCPR, I had the pleasure to re-connect with Karen Berger and Benigno Rosario of Don Kiki Cigars. The company was showcasing their latest extension to the renowned “K” by Karen Berger cigar. This time it is was a beautiful box pressed Connecticut vitola that completes the full range of flavor profiles for[…]

Undercrown Dojo Dogma

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma – Rated 91

As soon as I posted a picture of me checking out the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma cigar, I received messages asking if I am going to review it. Since you all want to hear what Boston Jimmie has to say, I moved this right to the top of my scheduled reviews for you all to read.[…]

Punch Diablo

Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Diabolus – Rated 89

Way back in the day, many years ago, I was on a business trip to western Massachusetts, right off the NY border and after a long day of meetings and a massive dinner, supplier I was visiting asked my colleague and I if we like to smoke cigars. He did not have to ask twice[…]

The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. No. 142

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 – Rated 97

It has been three months since we presented Nick Melillo the award for the Stogie Press #1 Boutique Cigar of the 2017. The award for the excellent craftsmanship, and superb blend, of the Wise Man Maduro. Those that have enjoyed that cigar probably don’t disagree with our assessment. Now, here we are, 3 months later,[…]

Potter Cigars Salomon Black

Cigar Review: Potter Cigars Salomon Black- Rated 95

Potter Cigars, a small boutique cigar company based out of Tamboril, DR made their 3rd appearance at the IPCPR this past July.  The main focus at the Potter Cigars booth was a cigar named the Salomon Black, a bold dark maduro salomon vitola. Stogie Press is no stranger to Potter Cigars, we have known David[…]

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

Cigar Review: Royal Agio Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto – Rated 89

Royal Agio cigars, is a name which American cigar smokers are familiar with from their Balmoral brand of cigars. Specifically, the Balmoral Añejo XO, which, for the past 3 years, Drew Estate handled the U.S. Market distribution. That relation ended this year when Royal Agio announced they were going handle distribution on their own and expand[…]

Providencia Cigars The Hostage

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars The Hostage – Rated 92

The story has been told and The Hostage has been released. Freed from the farms and factory in Danli, Honduras it is now in select shops, so we enjoy all that it has to offer. Early sightings of the new Providencia Cigars Hostage have shown up across social media.  I am told the Hostages escaped[…]