S.T.K. Black Dahlia

S.T.K. Black Dahlia Cigar Review – A Cigar with Deep Meaning

The latest introduction by George Rico and Gran Habano Cigars is the Black Dahlia which falls under the company’s boutique S.T.K . line of cigars. It was announced back in May of this year and was featured at this years IPCPR. I had chance to catch up with George at the show and he walked[…]

S.T.K. Black Dahlia by George Rico Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2017 S.T.K. BLACK DAHLIA by George Rico GRAN HABANO Miami, Florida, May 10, 2017 – Gran Habano announces the release of S.T.K. Black Dahlia by George Rico, the latest from its boutique S.T.K. series, joining G.A.R. Opium, S.T.K. Barracuda, S.T.K. Zulu Zulu and S.T.K. American Puro. Gran Habano’s S.T.K. Black[…]

Gran Habano #3

Gran Habano #3 Robusto Cigar Review

My wife and I are planning a trip back over to the city of light – Paris, France. She has never been there so I promised her a little vacation for mother’s day,  her birthday, and our 5 year wedding anniversary. having been there just last year I went back and read my article on[…]

Gran Habano Catalog

Gran Habano Cigars Announces Digital Catalog 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16,  2016 Miami,  FL – Gran Habano Cigars, owned and operated by George Rico announces their revamped website and online 2016 cigar catalog. The new online catalog provides complete descriptions, blend profiles, photos and sizes for the Gran Habano lineup. The legacy of making cigars at Gran Habano continues to be a family affair.[…]

Gran Habano La Conquista

Gran Habano La Conquista Pre-Lanzamiento 2016 – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the Gran Habano La Conquista Pre-Lanzamiento 2016. This cigar is a pre-release version of what’s to come, in fact the phrase  “Pre-Lanzamiento” translates to “launching” so this is the pre-launch of the cigar. I was told that band may not be the official band of[…]

Gran Habano American Puro

Rough Cut Cigar Review – Gran Habano American Puro

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the Gran Habano American Puro. Introduced in 2013 the Gran Habano American Puro is just that,. a cigar that uses all american grown leaf and manufactured in the GR Tabacaleras Unidas Co. factory in Miami, FL.  It does not get more American! So today, 240[…]

Persian King Maduro

Gran Habano Announces the Persian King Maduro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 29, 2016 GRAN HABANO PERSIAN KING MADURO Gran Habano announces the release of the Persian King Maduro, its addition to its popular Persian King line. The Persian King Maduro is an unbanded Persian King, a complex cigar with a full flavor profile and a creamy smooth finish. This unique blend of[…]

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011 Cigar Review

It was back in early June when I was sitting in the Stogie Press lounge watching my beloved Red Sox when I decided to enjoy one of many samples I recently received from George Rico and Gran Habano Cigars.   Back in March of 2015 I had the pleasure of meeting with George at his[…]


Gran Habano Announces Pre-Release of LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 13, 2016 LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA By Gran Habano Miami, Florida, April 13, 2016 – Gran Habano announces the pre-release of La Colección de Elegancia, or The Elegance Collection, a collection of Gran Habano’s best-selling Corojo #5 blend in smaller ring gauge sizes. Gran Habano introduces its Colección de Elegancia for[…]

Press Release – Gran Habano Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

Gran Habano Welcomes New Vice President of Sales Miami, Florida, January 8, 2016 – Gran Habano is proud to announce the appointment of John A. Gonzalez as their new Vice President of Sales. Gonzalez will be working closely with owner, George Rico, to manage Gran Habano’s sales team to design and implement sales promotional programs[…]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 17, 2015   GRAN HABANO APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Miami, Florida, August 17, 2015 – Gran Habano is pleased to announced the appointment of Heather Payne as their new National Sales Manager. Ms. Payne will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, collaborating with management to develop sales strategies[…]

PRESS RELEASE – Gran Habano Releases the Private Humidor Selection by George Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MAY 21, 2015   GEORGE RICO PRIVATE HUMIDOR SELECTION 2007-2008 MLG 7.5 X 38 (LANCERO) Miami, Florida, May 21, 2015 – Gran Habano announces the first official release from the Private Humidor Selection by George Rico, a series of heavenly-aged cigars straight out of George’s private reserve.  The Private Humidor Selection will[…]

Press Release – GEORGE RICO S.T.K. MIAMI Releases ZULU ZULU Mas Paz Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 15, 2015 GEORGE RICO S.T.K. MIAMI ZULU ZULU Mas Paz Edition Miami, Florida, April 15, 2015 – Gran Habano Cigars announces the official release of its long-awaited latest edition of a very popular cigar to join the S.T.K. lines manufactured in Miami at G.R. Tabacaleras Co. The new Mas Paz Edition[…]

Cigar Chat with George Rico of G.R Tabacaleras Co.

Little Havana, FL; a mecca for cigar lovers everywhere is not just a place for the consumer to buy some great hand rolled cigars but a place where even some of the finest cigars on the market are manufactured. It is where Willy Herrera, the master blender from Drew Estate came from and where you[…]