Cigar New: Isabela Cigar Company Announces the 2019 Time-Traveler

Isabela Cigar Company is ecstatic , as the company’s long-awaited and by far most sought after Ltd Release, the ISABELA Time-Traveler, is dropping December 13th 2019 !! According to Isabella Cigars: “The Time-Traveler is the truest “Journey” of a cigar, blended to take you on a trip back in time, to the flavor profiles of Read more about Cigar New: Isabela Cigar Company Announces the 2019 Time-Traveler[…]

Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Cigars – Platinum Batch Torpedo – Rated 94

New cigar companies were few and far between at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. This we can attribute, for the most part. to the forthcoming FDA regulations that make entering the premium cigar market difficult and expensive. So when I see a new brand like Platinum Nova Cigars, taking the shot, I Read more about Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Cigars – Platinum Batch Torpedo – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Lifestyle – When Worlds Collide – Drew Estate X Art Basel Event

This past Friday evening I was cordially invited to attend and cover a one night event in Wynwood, Florida called “X Art Basel’ that was put on by Drew Estate Cigars. If you are not familiar with Art Basel, one of the biggest events held in Miami, Florida, it is a gathering of artists, galleries, Read more about Cigar Lifestyle – When Worlds Collide – Drew Estate X Art Basel Event[…]

Crux Cigars Bull & Bear

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping the Bull & Bear this week to their retail partners across the country. Released in 2014, the Bull & Bear was one of the 5 original blends manufactured by Crux Cigars. Since being released, it has been a staple in the Crux Cigars assortment and consistently rates Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week[…]

Cigar News: Operation Cigar for Warriors Partners with Hiram & Solomon Cigars

Operation: Cigars For Warriors announced today they have forged a partnership with Hiram & Solomon Cigar Company offering cigars for purchase at “special below wholesale pricing”. Once purchased, the cigars will be donated to Op: CFW. In the announcement, Storm Boen, Chairman and CEO of Operation: Cigars for Warriors said: “On behalf of Operation: Cigars Read more about Cigar News: Operation Cigar for Warriors Partners with Hiram & Solomon Cigars[…]

Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 1 through 5

It is that time of the year, when the cigar media starts to rank the best cigars they have smoked throughout the year. Everyone has a different list, some focus on all cigars, some include cigars from previous years, and some break down different vitolas. Here on Stogie Press, we have focused on small batch Read more about Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 1 through 5[…]

Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural – Rated 91

The second blend in the Cubariqueño Cigars Protocol Sir Robert Peel introduction is known as the natural. Introduced at this years PCA trade show, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural blend is described as: Wrapper – Ecuadorian Rosado Binder – Nicaraguan Filler – Nicaraguan Like its sibling the maduro, it is expressed in a single 6 x 52 box press format and Read more about Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural – Rated 91[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Ends 2019 with the “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019”

You may be asking yourself, what is a Chamuco? Well, it is a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and the now extinct Mexican Bulldog, along with several other breeds. If you were to ask Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads Cigar Company, he would say it is now a tweaked Headley Grange cigar. Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Ends 2019 with the “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019”[…]

Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro – Rated 88

The team from Cubariqueño Cigars, (the Protocol Cigar guys) showcased their latest craft, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel at this years PCA trade show. The cigar is offered in a natural & maduro format and are produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Juan Cancel – Co-Owner of Cubariqueño Cigar Co, stated: Read more about Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigars – Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro – Rated 88[…]

Cigar News: Rodriguez Cigars of Key West Releases the Primera Clase

Rodriguez Cigars, a small and highly acclaimed boutique cigar company in Key West, Florida has announced the release of their latest blend, the Primera Clase. This latest offering is described as a medium to full blend of aged wrapper, binder, and filler tobaccos. All the leaves used in this cigar have gone through a four Read more about Cigar News: Rodriguez Cigars of Key West Releases the Primera Clase[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”

This coming Friday, December 6, Drew Estate Cigars will be capping their 20th Anniversary of ACID Cigars by hosting a special 1 night only event in the heart of Art Basel, sponsored by Hausammann Gallery. The gallery was founded in 1961 by Renato Hausammann, originally in the Italian ski town of Cortina, and now moved Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Esclusivo Connecticut

Omar de Frias has announced the Fratello Esclusivo Connecticut to be sold exclusively at Old Virginia Tobacco (OVTC). Fratello Esclusivo launched last year with a 5 x 52 Habano Nicaragua piramide.  This year, the Esclusivo Connecticut, will expand the line in all 7 stores of the Northern Virginia chain.   The Esclusivo Connecticut has a blend described as: Wrapper – Ecuador Connecticut Binder – Nicaragua Filler – Nicaragua Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Esclusivo Connecticut[…]

Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89

At this years PCA Trade Show, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Zengel, the founder of Los Caidos Cigars. The young company was founded in 2016 with a mission to honor fallen police officers and firefighters. The name Los Caidos translates into “The Fallen“. The Journey The journey into cigars started when Steve opened Read more about Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89[…]