Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91

At this year’s Premium Cigar Association trade show, Ventura cigars introduced the 3rd chapter of the Archetype cigar series. New release included the Dawn of Destiny and Sacred Scales, both of which were created in collaboration with cigar maker Ernesto Perez -Carrillo and Ventura Cigars General Manager Michael Giannini. It was noted in an earlier Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93

I recently met Justin Chaffiot, owner of the Chaffiot Collection Cigar Company at a Sip and Smoke event at 28 North Gastropub in Viera, Florida. Justin’s Company is relatively and he is on a mission to raise money to fight human trafficking, something you don’t hear much about from the cigar industry. That alone makes Read more about Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94

The last visit from my friend Alton Otto to the Stogie Press lounge, he presented me with a cigar that he said I need to review. The cigar was the “Daughters Of The Wind” by Casdagli Cigars. Now you may recognize the name “Daughters Of The Wind”, it was a cigar brand from Bespoke Cigars Read more about Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93

Back in 2017, Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars, owned by Francisco Almonte, showcased a cigar known as the Extra Viejo. It was presented in an astounding humidor that held 41 Extra Viejo cigars in three sizes (toro, robusto, gordo). The humidor is equipped with lock and key, humidifying device and hygrometer.  As far as the Extra Read more about Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96

This is my 3rd take on the Providencia Cigars Trinitas. The first two comprised of a pre-release review in 2017 and then a review of the production version in January of this year. Along the way, it seems the Trinitas has gotten a few more reviews and has been selling quite well according to Ray Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92

The little cigar company in Texas, Providencia Cigars has just shipped one of their latest creations, the Kill Shot. This cigar adds to the story of company founder Jim Faber, by taking us back to that fateful day on a youth soccer field in Honduras, where Jim was almost abducted at gun point. Though there Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93

This year at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Nick Melillo and his Foundation Cigar Co. doubled down and released a follow-up to the award winning 2017 Highclere Castle. This time it is a Ecuadorian Habano Maduro cigar known as the Highclere Castle Victorian. In the press release prior to the show, the company Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Connecticut (Golem Buc) – Rated 92

Early in 2019, Riste (Buc) Riatevski started teasing the cigar world with a new cigar he was working on. We learned over time that it would be called the “Tyrannical Buc” – a name that symbolizes tyranny and harsh. I am still not sure what message Riste is making with this, but one may assume, Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Connecticut (Golem Buc) – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant – Rated 89

The Diamond Crown brand is synonymous with excellence and was the first cigar of its kind when Stanford Newman launched it for J.C. Newman’s 100th anniversary. Stanford had a dream of launching the company’s first luxury cigar and did not care how much it cost to make or even if it sold. He just wanted Read more about Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Tarazona 305 Robusto – Rated 97

It may seem like an old blend and you would be right, except the Tarazona 305 has been tweaked a bit because Eddie Tarazona was not able to source the original leaf used in that blend back in 2014. You may have seen the interview I did with Eddie at this years Premium Cigar Association Read more about Cigar Review: Tarazona 305 Robusto – Rated 97[…]

Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley Blind Faith – Rated 88

In 2018, Alec Bradley Cigars showcased a new line from Alan Rubin’s sons Alec and Bradley. Yes that is how the name of Alan’s company got it’s name. At the time Alec was 26 and Bradley was 22 and both worked for the company primarily in marketing and sales support. The new line showcased was Read more about Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley Blind Faith – Rated 88[…]

Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigars Lefthander – Rated 94

Back in 2018, Familia Rodriguez Tobacos LLC which is the parent company of Ohana Cigars created a new brand known as the Left Hand Cigar Company. Recently I received some samples of their blends to review on Stogie Press and the one I was most interested in reviewing was the Box Pressed Broadleaf Maduro known Read more about Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigars Lefthander – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94

It was eight years, in 2011, when Providencia Cigars founder, Jim Faber was almost kidnapped at gunpoint while supporting a youth soccer program he set up in Honduras. The years seem to have flown by, but that memory never fades from Jim or those he is close to. Through the creation of Providencia Cigars, Jim Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90

One of the cigars being featured at the Miami Cigar Co. booth at this year’s Premium Cigar Association Trade Show was the Barrel Aged Karl Malone. Yes, this is a collaborative effort between NBA Basketball star Karl Malone and La Aurora. The process used to make this cigar is described by the company as aging Read more about Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90[…]