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[…]

Espinosa Wasabi Cigar

Espinosa Wasabi Cigar Review by Boston Jimmie and Zac Riley

There has been a lot of buzz these past couple  of  months about the return of the Espinosa Wasabi cigar. Originally debuting in 2016 as part of the Espinosa Back  Room series, the Wasabi was a very limited production cigar. Now once again, Erik must have been out for sushi again and decided it was[…]

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi Cigar Review

Those that are familiar with Erik Espinosa and Espinosa Cigars know about his lounge exclusive cigars known as the Backroom Series. The first of this series was the Alibi cigar released back in late 2014 and were made available to 3 lucky lounges that carry Espinosa cigars. Now according to the company, only 200 ten-count[…]

Cornelius & Anthony and Espinosa Cigars will Raffle off a Smoking Shed

In the world of cigar enthusiasts we all  look for a place to enjoy our fine cigars. Here in Florida that is not too hard as the garage can sub for a smoking lounge, at least during the fall through early spring. Of course, summer is brutal with humidity and heat. In most of the[…]

Espinosa 601 Maduro

Espinosa 601 Maduro Cigar Review – Forever Classic

The Espinosa 601 line of cigars is as old as the company itself and has quite the storied history over time. Originally produced by Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa, with the master craft of Don Pepin Garcia , the 601 line of cigars was the first box press produced by Pepin. Later as the Espinosa/Ortega team[…]

The Stogie Press 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 1, 2018 What a year 2017 has been. Even with the FDA regulations there was a plethora of new releases and even though we didn’t smoke them all, those we did, showcased the amazing skill and craft of so many cigar makers and factories. This years competition was tight and making[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 16 – 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2017 We hope everyone had a splendid Christmas break and now that Christmas is behind us, it is time to announce the next 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars. Before we get into it, and you scream back, we have included the Villiger Flor de[…]

2017 Espinosa Murcielago

2017 Espinosa Murcielago Cigar Review – The Bat Flies High!

I have been saying all year how much A.J. Fernandez has been influential to the cigar industry this year with the many collaborations he has forged with big box brands and small boutique cigar companies alike. Today I would like to talk about another one of these fine collaborations, the 2017 Espinosa Murcielago. The cigar[…]

Tabaclera Neuvo Nica

Veritas Cigars to open Tabacalera Neuvo Nica in Esteli Nicaragua

December 21, 2017 Veritas Cigars announced today they have parted ways with Black Works Studio, the boutique cigar factory owned by James Brown from Black Label Trading Co. Veritas has been using the services of Black Works Studios since early 2017. Veritas Cigars is in the process of opening their own factory – Tabaclera Neuvo Nica[…]

La Zona Palooza 2017

La Zona Palooza 2017 – A Celebration of Family

In case you missed the social media explosion of posts this weekend, it was La Zona Palooza weekend in Miami! What is La Zona Palooza you ask? It is a celebration of the love of Espinosa Cigars and brands that are made at the La Zona cigar factory. La Zona is owned by Mr. Erik[…]

Espinosa Habano 2015

Espinosa Habano 2015 Cigar Review

Introduced or should I say re-introduced at the 2015 IPCPR, the Espinosa Habano blend got a new look and a tweak in the blend. The original Espinosa Habano was released in 2012 when Erik Espinosa opened his new boutique cigar line and his La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. So here we are in[…]

Espinosa Alpha Dawg

Espinosa Alpha Dawg Cigar Review – Let the Dawgs out!

Who let the Dawgs Out! Erik Espinosa – that’s who. Once an event only cigar, the Alpha Dawg by Espinosa Cigars has been let out to the public for all to enjoy. Of course the cigar had to have a packaging design, if it was to be sold in production. Enter the Espinosa fan base.[…]

Press Release – ESPINOSA PREMIUM CIGARS TO RELEASE THE BACKROOM SERIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ESPINOSA PREMIUM CIGARS TO RELEASE THE BACKROOM SERIES Hialeah Gardens, Florida (December 5, 2014) Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Premium Cigars proudly announces the release of The Backroom Series, an Espinosa Lounge Exclusive. The Backroom Series will feature cigars exclusive and limited only to Espinosa Lounges. Its first release, “The Alibi”, is a[…]

Espinosa – 601 La Bomba Warhead II – Cigar Review

Kaboom!!    Erik Espinosa does it again, This time it is the limited edition 601 La Bomba Warhead II, a followup to the original 601 La Bomba. This new edition is of limited supply and I found some at my local brick and mortar. It is nice to have at least one store in your[…]