Celebrando 30 anios

Fratello Cigars Celebrates Leesburg Cigar and Pipe 30th Anniversary With Fratello Oro Churchill Exclusive

In celebration of the Leesburg Cigar and Pipe 30th anniversary, Omar de Frias announced today that Fratello Cigars has created an exclusive cigar for the shop. The 6 ¼ x 47 Fratello Oro Churchill, named Celebrando 30 Anos, will have an initial run of 3,000 consisting of 150 boxes of 20. The MSRP has been[…]

Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco Postpones Puro Sabor 2019

With just about five months to go, before the 8th annual Puro Sabor festival, the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco has announced that it is delaying the event. Since its inception, Puro Sabor, otherwise known as the Nicaragua Cigar Festival, has been a celebration of Nicaraguan cigars and the culture of the beautiful Central American country it[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 17, 2018

Welcome to the 11th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

La Barba Primitivo

Cigar Review: La Barba Primitivo Corona – Rated 98

Tony Bellatto from La Barba Cigars has been rather quiet over the past couple of years. He was not represented at the 2017 IPCPR and the last new cigar was the La Barba “One and Only” introduced at the 2016 IPCPR in the Caldwell Cigars booth. That has all changed as Bellatto has come back on the scene[…]

Cigar Review: DAV Cigars Habano Clasico Short Robusto – Rated 88

A new face at this years IPCPR was a small boutique cigar company known as DAV Cigars. When speaking to co-owners Valot (Val) Atakhanian and Armen Caprielian, they explained that they have been in business for about 3 years  but have concentrated on markets in Russia and Eastern Europe. I asked about their presence in the[…]

Silvio Palomino Exclusiva Toro 6x52 Maduro

Cigar News: Silvio Palomino Cigars Re-Enters Cigar Market

You may have heard me talk about Silvio Palomino Cigars a couple of years ago, as they had, by far, the lowest price premium cigars on the market. They did this by selling direct to the consumer, eliminating the keystone costs you experience when purchasing from a local shop. Once the FDA passed the deeming[…]

Soneros Habano Claro Toro

Cigar Review: Soneros Habano Claro Toro Rated 87

Cubanacan, La Corona, Hirochi Robaina, the González family, White Hat Tobacco. La Palina, Spenser Drake – names that are all part of a tangled web of legal  proceedings, collaborations, and eventual ownership of and distribution of a cigar called the Soneros.  It all started back in 2015 when the González family stated they were stopping the production of cigars[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 Planned for Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2018 Miami, FL – If you missed last years inaugural Black Smoke Miami event, you missed an outstanding multi day cigar herf and party. Black Smoke Miami promoter, Kennedy Achille (Tobacco Kennedy) has announced the 2nd Annual Black Smoke Miami which will take place this year on South Beach in[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the 10th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo

Cigar Review: Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo – Rated 91

At the 2017 IPCPR we learned Royal Agio Cigars was ending their US distribution agreement with Drew Estate and would be directly managing the US sales, distribution, and marketing from the company’s Bradenton, FL location. This year the company introduced two extensions to their prestigious Balmoral brand, with the addition of a Connecticut and an[…]

Add Worlds Sharpest and Most Refined Cigar Cutter to Finland Achievements – Introducing Conocedor

Did you know that Finland, is the best place to view the northern lights, it has the greatest heavy metal bands, the strangest language and now it has the worlds sharpest and most refined cigar cutters. That last statement is the result of the work of a small and recently launched Ultra Premium Cigar Accessories[…]

Dirty Fabien Discusses the Drew Estate Isle del Sol Maduro at the 2018 IPCPR

I had the pleasure of meeting Dirty Fabien, the non-traditional Drew Estate personality, at this years IPCPR. Fabien is the face behind the Drew Estate Isle del Sol. This is not the first time I had the pleasure of talking with Fabien, but this particular year he was grinning like he was the cat that[…]

Villiger La Flor De Ynclan Lancero Especial

Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor De Ynclan Lancero Especial – Rated 97

Today we take a look at the latest line extension to the Villiger Cigars La Flor De Ynclan, The lancero vitola was introduced at this years IPCPR and I will say it is a powerhouse cigar. Today’s review features a new Stogie Press panelist, Mike Bruce. I met Mike and his beautiful wife Kim while[…]

Willy Herrera Discusses the Drew Estate Premium Cigars at the 2018 IPCPR

This year, Drew Estate was celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Liga Privada and there was plenty to celebrate. I was honored to be presented the Liga Privada 10 Year Anniversary collection at the Drew Estate Media event and would like to thank the whole Drew Estate team for the generosity and time during[…]