Cigar Review: Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2012 Gran Robusto – Rated 93

At last years IPCPR, George Rica and his Gran Habano Cigar Company expanded their portfolio with the introduction of the Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2012. This was a natural addition to the Gran Reserva #5 line which previously used leaf from 2011. The new 2012 line refers to the year that the cigar was[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

The 2018 Lancero Battle Results

Lanceros! Those long thin cigars made famous by Fidel Castro with the Cohiba Lancero have been an “on again – off again” vitola. Those that truly understand cigars know that the Lancero is the one that offers the truest flavor of the wrapper. In an article back in 2008, Cigar Aficionado asked Michael Herklots, general[…]

Cigar Review: Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Lancero – Rated 93

I noted last year that it was “raining lanceros” with brand owners filling out their portfolios with line extensions including the lancero vitola. George Rico, owner of Gran Habano Cigars also joined the party as he released a 50-count sampler box of his famed Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitado 2011. As part of La Colección[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16

Eights days to go before we ring in 2019 and another year of cigars reviews, lounge visits, lifestyle, and news. Before we do that we first have to announce what we feel were the best boutique cigars smoked here at Stogie Press.  Today I present the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press Top 25[…]

Cigar Review: Gran Habano Blue in Green Churchill – Rated 94

Back in June, Gran Habano Cigars announced they would be showcasing their latest creation – Blue in Green – at this years IPCPR. Throughout the week of the show, I visited the Gran Habano booth numerous times hoping to get a moment with George Rico to catch up on all things GH. Unfortunately our paths[…]

Cigar News: Gran Habano Announces Seasonal Release of LOS TRES REYES MAGOS

Gran Habano announced today, the limited seasonal release of its Culebra-style cigars, Los Tres Reyes Magos, just in time for the holidays. Los Tres Reyes Magos or “The Three Kings”, is a box of 10 “culebra” style cigars (three, 32 x 7 cigars tied together, each encased in its own coffin) using the Gran Habano[…]

Corojo #5 Maduro Lunch Break

Cigar News: Gran Habano Introduces Coleccion De Elegancia Corojo No. 5 Maduro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2018 As we get closer to the his years IPCPR in Las Vegas starting July 13, the news and press releases continue. If you are a fan of Gran Habano Cigars, then you should be pleased with the new launches that George Rico as been announcing.   The latest announcement from the Miami[…]

Gran Habano Expands Portfolio to Include Gran Reserva #5 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars has announced they will be expanding their cigar portfolio to include the new Gran Reserva #5 2012 which will be presented at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas in July. This cigar will be similar to the Gran Reserva #5 2011. The date 2012 refers to the year that[…]

Gran Habano Announces Blue in Green Cigar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars will be showcasing their new Blue in Green cigar at this years IPCPR.  The name of this cigar is a nod to George Rico’s favorite Miles Davis song of the same name. The song is the third tune on Miles Davis’ 1959 album, Kind of Blue. Blue in[…]

Gran Habano Persian King

Gran Habano Persian King Cigar Review

Last month I received some samples of the Gran Habano Persian King for review. I recall speaking to George Rico, owner of Gran Habano, at last years IPCPR about this unique cigar. He explained there were two blends of this cigar; the original, which was released over 8 years ago and a maduro which was[…]

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.[…]