El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was[…]

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro Cigar Review – Worthy Value

Last year at the annual La Zona Palooza event in Miami, I received one of Arielle Ditkowich’s La Sirena Porthole cigars. This particular cigar line was released back in 2015 and was based on a challenge to Ms. Ditkowich to create a cigar for the value minded consumer. The result of that fan challenge was the creation[…]

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut Cigar Review

So what is double aged tobacco you may ask? Perdomo Cigars has an answer for you. Back at the 2014 IPCPR Nick Perdomo and Team Perdomo releases what they called the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut Cigar. Now when it comes to whiskey, especially single malts, I know what a double aging is but with[…]

Tobacco Seedling

Esteli Nicaragua – A Visit to the Yayabo Cigars Factory and Plantations

I have known Diany Perez and Alex Basulto, the wife and husband owners of Yayabo Cigars ever since the 2015 IPCPR. It was at this show, I met such a terrific family from Esteli, Nicaragua. Now almost 3 years later I stood up at their corporate anniversary party and not only called them friends but[…]

La Faraona Dala

La Faraona Dala Cigar Review

A number of years ago, my wife and I took a trip over to Ybor City, Florida to write an article on this iconic American cigar town. The main street of the city, La Septima, is dotted with a multitude of cigar shops and small factories,  one of which is La Faraona Cigars. The shop/factory[…]

Carlito and Felix

Fuente Coming Back To Esteli Nicaragua – Love of the People

Many Arturo Fuente cigar smokers may not know the full history of the Fuente family and their quest to produce some of the most sought after cigars in the world. The history takes the family from  Cuba to Ybor City, FL to Nicaragua to Honduras to the Dominican Republic. Wait, did I say Nicaragua? Yes;[…]

Cubanacan Gran Reserve 2016 Maduro

Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Maduro Cigar Review

I recently received some samples of Cubanacan cigars from a friend the other week and in that package was the Cubanacan Gran Reserva 2016 Maduro . According to the company’s website: “The name Cubanacan was chosen for it’s vibrant history and the story behind it’s meaning. Cubanacan means “where fertile land is abundant” and is derived[…]

Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquires Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc.

January 31, 2018 In a press release today, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announced they signed an agreement to acquire the business of Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc. (“Thompson”).  According to the release, STG and Thompson and Co. agreed on a price of $62 Million USD in the all cash deal which is expected to close in the[…]

Black Works Studio S&R

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces Release of S&R

PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of S&R: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. S&R will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee,[…]

Tobacco Galore/ Wine Down Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounges in Jacksonville Florida

This past weekend I visited Jacksonville, Florida and had some time to  venture out and visit what this iconic American city has to offer for cigar lounges. Over the course of a days and nights I had to pleasure of visiting 3 different lounge that I would to  highlight for you if you are ever[…]

Senorial by Jose Blanco 65th Anniversary

Senorial by Jose Blanco 65th Anniversary Cigar Review

October 27, 1949 – that is the day José Blanco was born. Señor Blanco started his long career at the age of 25 as a rum salesman in the Dominican Republic. After 6 years he moved over to Grupo León Jimenes as a salesman for Presidente beer and Marlboro cigarettes. He quickly moved up the ladder, taking on ever-increasing positions in the[…]

Villiger La Vencedora

Villiger Cigars Unveils the Villiger La Vencedora – A Bold Entry

After an award winning year with the release of the Flor de Ynclan cigar in 2017 including #12 in the Stogie Press Top 25 and #10 in Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s top 25 Cigars for 2017, Villiger Cigars kicks off 2018 with the announcement of the newest Villiger Cigar brand, the Villiger La Vencedora. The name La[…]

perla del mar

Perla Del Mar Broadleaf Maduro Cigar Review by Zach Riley

Greetings! First we did the Connecticut Shade, and I told Jim I had the Maduro in my humidor as well, so here’s the Broadleaf Maduro. This again is not my first time smoking this cigar. Hopefully this review will give you some insight on what this cigar is like and if you’d enjoy smoking it.[…]

Perla Del Mar

Perla Del Mar Cigar Review – By Zach Riley

This was not my first time smoking the Perla Del Mar cigar. I smoked this once before and really enjoyed it. I decided since we didn’t have a Perla Del Mar review on StogiePress, it was time to add them to the roster. This cigar was purchased at Tobacco Express in Florence, AL. – a[…]