Macanudu Inspirado White

Stogie Press Presents #1 Connecticut Cigar of 2017 to General Cigar Company at the 2018 IPCPR

Back in January of this year, we published our top 25 Connecticut cigars for 2017. The top cigar on that list was the Macanudo Inspirado White. After 7 months and a long trip out to Las Vegas, NV; it was time to present to the General Cigar Company the award for this achievement. As I[…]

Drew Estate Previews the Liga Privada H99 at 2018 IPCPR

At last weeks IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Drew Estate unveiled the latest edition to their famed Liga Privada cigar line. Officially named the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo it is part of the 10 year celebration of the Liga Privada series and joins the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 on the[…]

An Introduction to Felix Assouline at the 2018 IPCPR

One of the best experiences of attending the annual IPCPR Trade Show is getting to meet and spend some time with the men and women behind the cigar brands we all enjoy. This year was our 5th trade show, since launching Stogie Press, and like the past four it did not disappoint. Although there was[…]

Nick Melillo

Stogie Press Presents Foundation CIgars #1 Boutique Cigar of 2017 at the IPCPR

We have finally made it home from the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show and I have been going through the many photos and videos we took during the event. To begin our coverage of this years show I would like to start with the presentation of the 2017 Boutique Cigar of the Year. One of our[…]

BREAKING NEWS – Electrical Fire Delays Day 2 of IPCPR

BREAKING NEWS – As many IPCPR attendees were awakening from a deeep slumber this morning, their phones were setting off alert messages from the IPCPR and texts from friends that noted the show will be opening at least 3 hours late. According to the latest information, an electrical fire started in or near the AJ[…]

El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Jacobs Ladder Lancero

Southern Draw Cigars Jacobs Ladder Lancero – Rated 96

The Jacobs Ladder cigar was launched last year by Southern Draw Cigars as part of a bevy of launches for the small Texas company. The cigar climbed our ladder of top 25 cigars to clock in at #7 for the year and my Stogie Press associate, Steve Ajhar, aptly described it as “smooth strength“, a[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 3 – The Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2018 Palm Shores, FL – We are just 5 days until the opening of the 86th annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the 5th IPCPR Trade Show that Stogie Press has attended and over those years, much has[…]

Island Lifestyle Importers Launching Island Club Cigars at IPCPR 2018

Island Lifestyle Importers, the exclusive manufacturer of Island Lifestyle Cigars and Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories since 2010 has announced the national distribution release of the “Island Club” line of cigars . The launch will be happening at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Convention in Las Vegas. The Island Club cigar[…]

Rise to the Occasion – Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas – 50th Anniversary

Joya de Nicaragua was the first cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. It was founded 50 years ago and besides the production of their own line, it has been the go to factory for many cigar brands to get quality cigars manufactured and to access select leaf. After 50 years of success, the company is putting[…]

Fratello Navetta Inverso

Fratello Cigars to Launch Navetta Inverso at the 2018 IPCPR

Coming off a rocking 2017 IPCPR, Omar de Frias  and his Fratello Cigar Company is set to launch their latest creation, the Navetta Inverso at this years International Premium Cigar and Pipe (IPCPR) Association Trade Show starting July 14, 2018. You may be familiar with the original Fratello Navetta that was launched last year at the[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – July 6, 2018

Welcome to the 8th 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[…]

Southern Draw Cigars announces the 300 Hands Line of Cigars

300 hands is what it takes to go from seed to palate when it comes to cigars. Everything from the planting and cultivation, picking and curing, fermenting, blending, and rolling, box design and creation, art and packaging, all the way to delivery of the final product.   Robert Holt and Southern Draw Cigars understand that[…]

Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda No. 2

Micallef Cigars Announces IPCPR Show Specials

Micallef Cigars announced yesterday they will be offering IPCPR specials on all orders starting now through July 17, 2018. The specials include their full line including the latest Micallef Grande Bold line to be introduced at the show. You can mix and match boxes as you desire. Buy 12 boxes get 2 Boxes (equal or[…]