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 News: Jas Sum Kral to Release Zlatno Sonce Shop Exclusive

As in years past, Riste Ristevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral Cigars, will be releasing another exclusive cigar for his hometown Indiana lounge – Rudy’s Cigars in Fort Wayne. Back in 2017 Riste released the Rudy’s shop exclusive of the Crna Nok for the shop’s 4 year anniversary. This year, Jas Sum Kral will be Read more about Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral to Release Zlatno Sonce Shop Exclusive[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Newly Branded Products

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping their newly branded product this week to retail partners across the country. Announced at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, the brand has undergone a complete refresh, including a new look and packaging design. The first phase will include the Epicure, Epicure Maduro, and Guild blends in various Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Newly Branded Products[…]

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[…]

Ventura Cigars Sacred Scales

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Starts Shipping Archetype Chapter 3

The story continues. Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced today that two new Archetype Chapter 3 cigars, are now shipping and will soon be available at online premium tobacco retailers and fine tobacconists around the United States. These unique blends, named Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny, were crafted by Cigar Master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo in collaboration Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Starts Shipping Archetype Chapter 3[…]

Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Refreshes Branding for La Libertad

Villiger Cigars has announced that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad will display an elegantly designed new cigar band, that prominently features the Villiger handmade premium cigar logo. The Villiger La Libertad originally featured a band with only the name “La Libertad” displayed. Villiger North America President Rene Castañeda said: “The Villiger La Libertad is a cigar that is personal Read more about Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Refreshes Branding for La Libertad[…]

Cigar News: Undercrown ShadyXX Drops on Drew Diplomat Retailers

Drew Estate launches the national release of the Undercrown ShadyXX to Drew Diplomat Retailers starting today. This limited-edition cigar was created in partnership with Shady Records’ President Paul Rosenberg to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. First released to only 10 Detroit area retailers in 2014, the Undercrown Shady remains one of the most consumer demanded limited Read more about Cigar News: Undercrown ShadyXX Drops on Drew Diplomat Retailers[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Inside the Grind of Jennifer Nichole – By Mike Holmes

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is how I feel about the heart of this beautiful soul, Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Nichole. Her fierce grind and positivity towards life is just part of what makes her one of the hardest working women in the Cigar industry. It Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Inside the Grind of Jennifer Nichole – By Mike Holmes[…]

Dissident Bloc

Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Puts all His Energy Into Dissident Cigars

In a Facebook post today, Benjamin Holt, owner of Dissident Cigar Co. announced he has informed Oveja Negra Brands that he can no longer represent the brand as the lower Midwest representative. Oveja Negra Brands is owned by James Brown, best known for Black Works Studio and Black Label Cigar Co. In the announcement, Holt Read more about Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Puts all His Energy Into Dissident Cigars[…]

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[…]