June 5, 2014

News

  • Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro

    Drew Estate announced this week they will be shipping the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro as well as the repackaged Herrera Esteli Habano and Norteno to retailers nationwide. The new look for Herrera Esteli and the Brazilian Maduro were introduced at the IPCPR 2018 trade show held in Las Vegas.  Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro  The Herrera

  • Room 101 and Matt Booth were in full force at this years IPCPR. There were a number collaborations coming from Matt and Robert Caldwell but this year Matt released his first new blend since coming back into the cigar scene. Known as the Farce, the new blend is described as: Wrapper: EcuadorianBinder: IndonesianFiller: Dominican Republic,

  • Burn Lounge - Pittsburgh PA

    During my northern tour of cigar lounges last month I took the opportunity to check out the new Burn by Rocky Patel lounge in Pittsburgh, PA.  My friend and Stogie Press associate Mike Bruce, who lives in the area, were dropped off at the lounge by Melody from Leaf & Bean after we spent the

  • I recently did a spotlight on Mike Bellody, owner of MLB Cigar Ventures, introducing him to the Stogie Press audience. As you have read, I  have known Mike since 2015 and have smoked and reviewed every cigar he has put on the market since then. Today I would like to present a review of his

  • Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge

    A Little Executive History It was more than a decade and a half when I first stepped into the Executive Cigar Shop in downtown Melbourne FL. It was a small shop in the center of the strip along New Haven Avenue in the heart of a slow growing downtown district of this small Florida town.

  • Ventura Cigars CS 13

    Just in time for holiday gifting or smoking, Ventura Cigar Company has announced the arrival of the limited-edition Case Study CS/13. First announced at IPCPR 2018, Case Study CS/13 is now shipping, and will soon be available via select online retailers and premium tobacconists nationwide. Ventura Cigars CS 13 This full-bodied cigar is a special

  • Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142

    Through Email Blasts and Social Media Posts, Foundation Cigar Co. has announced they have begun shipping the new Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142. The cigar was announced at this years IPCPR and the is of the most anticipated cigars for 2018. In the announcement the company quotes the most recent Cigar Insider article:  “Blending The

  • In 2017, Matt Booth returned to the cigar world after a short hiatus. The return was through a collaboration with Robert Caldwell with a cigar known as the Hit & Run.  That cigar placed #16 in the Stogie Press top cigars for 2017.  Now back in full swing again, Booth and Caldwell have collaborated again.

  • I recently received an e-mail announcing a new high class, exclusive lounge that just opened in the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. The lounge is titled Pívat – named after the Cahuilla Indian word for “smoking tobacco”. It is billed as an upscale smoking lounge that offers a selection of premium

  • 2018 ISABELA Shape-Shifter

    Isabela Cigars has announced their latest creation the 2018 ISABELA  Shape-Shifter described by the company as their “Most Aggressive Blend To Date”. The 2018 ISABELA Shape-Shifter is created with multiple varied strains of high-priming Nicaraguan Tobaccos, wrapped in aged Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Habano Prieto. 2018 ISABELA Shape-Shifter According to the company: “Each and all of

  • A lot of buzz was spreading across the IPCPR 2018 floor this past July and even leading up to it, as Steve Saka from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust  released his latest creation, Sin Compromiso – “without compromise”. As was noted in the press release leading up to the show: Creating a cigar brand to manifest

  • Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018

    Crowned Heads announced in a press release this week that the company will be releasing a new rendition of the Headley Grange cigar which will be known as the Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018.  The orginal Headley Grange received quick notoriety among cigar enthusiasts and cigar media shortly after release. In the company’s press release, they

  • Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge

    I met Preston Gray the owner of the Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge when I attended the MLB Cigar Ventures after party/dinner at this years IPCPR. The time we spent enjoying Mike Bellody’s hospitality and smoking cigars was as good as any two Brothers of the Leaf could have. Over the course of the evening I

  • Cornelius and Anthony The Gent

    We introduced you to the Mistress from Cornelius & Anthony Cigars last month and she was a power house. Now it’s time to meet her friend, The Gent. Both cigars were introduced at this years IPCPR to great fanfare and have been spotted on social media channels quite a bit. The Gent from Cornelius &