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[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces New Director of Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRATELLO CIGARS HIRES DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS   Springfield, VA (June 14, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce the hiring of Shannon Strang as the new Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars.  The Pittsburgh native comes to Fratello with a wealth of experience in accounting, business development, logistics and customer[…]

Diamond Crown Maximus

Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review

Introduced in 2003, the Diamond Crown Maximus is described as a super premium cigar brand handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. The cigar is the bolder, more full-bodied cousin to the original Diamond Crown cigar. In making this cigar, the company uses wrapper leaves from Oliva Tobacco’s El Bajo farm that are[…]

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[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – June 15, 2018

Welcome to the 5th 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[…]

Jeremy Jack Salchichas

Jeremy Jack Salchichas Cigar Review – Fuerte, Picante, Sabroso

Jeremy Jack, a cigar brand I have had the pleasure of talking about over the past 11 months since I met them at last  years IPCPR. The company entered the market with a full portfolio of cigars and I think I have reviewed all but one of those over the past year. Today, I will[…]

Hiram and Solomon Cigars Announces Veiled Prophet Toro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June, 13 2018 Due to the great demand and success of the original Veiled Prophet introduction, Hiram & Solomon Cigars, are proud to announce the NEW limited production of the Veiled Prophet in the 6 x 54 Toro size! The new Veiled Prophet Toro is constructed with the same top quality and[…]

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Altadis announced that they have been working with AJ Fernandez to craft a special release of their famed Montecristo cigar. Altadis noted in a Cigar Aficionado article on the new blend; “.. the new Monte is blended for the “adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences.” Altadis[…]

Dominion Classic

Dominion Classic Cigar Review

Last year was the 2nd time I met with Steve Ricker and Dominion Cigars and Steve told me things could not be better. You may not have known that Dominion Cigars was primarily a Canadian cigar company up until late last year. With the company’s growth and demand for it’s products in the US market,[…]

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major

Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major Cigar Review – A Symphony of Flavor

It was back in 2014 when Rafael Nodal introduced the Aging Room Bin No. 1 line. Then later in 2015, he added a couple of more chords to the concerto of cigars in the line, with the D Major and D Minor. The latter being a lancero and the former being the cigar I will[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – June 8, 2018

Hello all, sorry I was not around last week other than a few scheduled cigar reviews and occasional Facebook and Instagram posts. I was on my annual “non cigar” vacation with my lovely wife. I am back in the saddle this week and as you may have already read, we put out an awesome review[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 1 – Construction

As I mentioned the other month, Stogie Press will be moving to a rating based review system starting at this years IPCPR. I wanted to take a moment and explain some of the critical construction parameters we will be judging cigar samples on. We talk about construction because that is what provides a pleasurable smoking[…]

Providencia Wine Cigar

Providencia Cigars Wine Cigar Pre-Release Cigar Review

Jim and Ray from Providencia cigars are back in the blending and crafting room this year trying some new things. Today I would like to offer a review of one of their latest pre-release cigars. For lack of a better name,  we will call  this the Providencia Wine Cigar. The company is still deciding on[…]

James Fox and Co. Dublin

A Visit to James J. Fox and Co. Dublin – Whiskey and Cuban Cigar Shop

Last week, I took a little time off with my wife to visit Ireland for the first time.  Every year I promise my bride a non-cigar vacation and this was the trip. I will  be talking more about our adventures in future travel articles, but any visit to a place I have never been will[…]