The Tabernacle Lancero

Foundation Cigar Co. The Tabernacle Lancero Cigar Review

Back in August of 2016, I had the pleasure of reviewing the The Tabernacle Toro cigar which was one of the fantastic blends Nick Melillo introduced at the 2016 IPCPR.  So when my good friend and Stogie Press associate, Alton Otto, gifted me some Lanceros of The Tabernacle. I have to say I was grateful for[…]

Diamond Crown Maximus

Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review

Introduced in 2003, the Diamond Crown Maximus is described as a super premium cigar brand handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. The cigar is the bolder, more full-bodied cousin to the original Diamond Crown cigar. In making this cigar, the company uses wrapper leaves from Oliva Tobacco’s El Bajo farm that are[…]

Jeremy Jack Salchichas

Jeremy Jack Salchichas Cigar Review – Fuerte, Picante, Sabroso

Jeremy Jack, a cigar brand I have had the pleasure of talking about over the past 11 months since I met them at last  years IPCPR. The company entered the market with a full portfolio of cigars and I think I have reviewed all but one of those over the past year. Today, I will[…]

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Altadis announced that they have been working with AJ Fernandez to craft a special release of their famed Montecristo cigar. Altadis noted in a Cigar Aficionado article on the new blend; “.. the new Monte is blended for the “adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences.” Altadis[…]

Dominion Classic

Dominion Classic Cigar Review

Last year was the 2nd time I met with Steve Ricker and Dominion Cigars and Steve told me things could not be better. You may not have known that Dominion Cigars was primarily a Canadian cigar company up until late last year. With the company’s growth and demand for it’s products in the US market,[…]

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major Cigar Review – A Symphony of Flavor

It was back in 2014 when Rafael Nodal introduced the Aging Room Bin No. 1 line. Then later in 2015, he added a couple of more chords to the concerto of cigars in the line, with the D Major and D Minor. The latter being a lancero and the former being the cigar I will[…]

Providencia Wine Cigar

Providencia Cigars Wine Cigar Pre-Release Cigar Review

Jim and Ray from Providencia cigars are back in the blending and crafting room this year trying some new things. Today I would like to offer a review of one of their latest pre-release cigars. For lack of a better name,  we will call  this the Providencia Wine Cigar. The company is still deciding on[…]

Jeremy Jack JJ14

Jeremy Jack JJ14 Cigar Review

As I said in my first review of a Jeremy Jack cigar last year, when I get my hands on a new brand and it inspires me, I like to tell the whole world about it. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the another Jeremy Jack Cigars blend, the JJ14.  Don’t you just love[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Cigar Review

Six years ago, Nick Perdomo and his team celebrated 20 years in the business. As part of that celebration they released some special blends to commemorate the event. These cigars were aptly known as the Perdomo 20th Anniversary series. There were 2 blends initially; a Nicaraguan Sungrown and a Nicaraguan Maduro. Fans of Perdomo though also wanted[…]

LFD La Volcada

La Flor Dominicana Volcada Cigar Review by Zach Riley and Boston Jimmie

Ask my wife and she will tell you I am like the worst dancer in the world, no rhythm and flailing arms. But if I was to pick a dance to learn, I have always been intrigued by the Tango. It is like a love battle on the dance floor. The woman moves in close[…]

Espinosa Laranja Reserva

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Cigar Review

Today I would like to give my input on the Espinosa Laranja Reserva cigar. This is one of the memorable cigars that is a master work of the Espinosa La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. By now, many of you have probably tried this unique and pleasurable smoke but I felt the need to present[…]

La Palina Family Series Miami Pasha

La Palina Family Series Miami Pasha Cigar Review – It’s all about the family!

The year was 2009 when William “Bill” Paley resurrected his Grandfathers cigar line “La Palina Cigars” with the introduction of the Family Series cigar line. You may have read the interview we did with Bill back at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans where he described his story.  At that show he was featuring the[…]

Providencia Maduro Lancero

Providencia Cigars Maduro Lancero Pre-Release Cigar Review

You have most likely seen my posts and reviews on Providencia Cigars, a small boutique cigar company with farming and production capacity in Honduras. Their most recent release, the Providencia Trinitas got a raving review from Stogie Press and was a testament to how well, the company’s owner, Jim Faber’s blending skills and palate have grown[…]