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[…]

Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Pensacola, Florida. The city is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, just 13 miles from the border with Alabama. It is the home to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) which was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914.  The city can boast being Read more about Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida[…]

Cigar News: ACE PRIME Announces Adrián González M.X.S. Signature Series Cigar

Continuing with the Maximum Excellence and Success trend, Baseball legend and cigar connoisseur, Adrián González has worked closely with ACE PRIME to create a big-hitting blend, for his M.X.S. Signature Series cigar. ACE PRIME co-founder Luciano Meirelles notes; “We have been developing a unique blend that represents the life and career of one of the Read more about Cigar News: ACE PRIME Announces Adrián González M.X.S. Signature Series Cigar[…]

Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Oscuro – Rated 87

Oscar Valladares has been growing his cigar business ever since he and Island Jim Robinson collaborated on the iconic Leaf by Oscar. Now, after years of growth he has a full portfolio of cigar blends and brands under his wing. This year, at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, he showcased two new blends, Read more about Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Oscuro – Rated 87[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes

Life is meant to be lived and lived well. To reach the age of 60 is a privilege denied to many, so to be able to celebrate such a milestone with my great friend Boston Jimmie was a distinct honor. November 9th, 2019 was truly a night to remember. Boston Jimmie threw the biggest cigar Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro – Rated 94

During the 2018 IPCPR trade show, Crux Cigars teased out a line extension to the Crux Epicure blend. The extension was a to be known as the Crux Epicure Maduro. The official release did not happen until the trade show the this year. The Crux Epicure Maduro also carries the re-branding the company has gone Read more about Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon – Rated 88

Three years ago Casa Fernandez (now Aganorsa Leaf) and Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars collaborated on a blend known as the Guardian of the Farm. This year at at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, Aganorsa Leaf introduced a line extension to that brand, except this time it was a solo project by Max Read more about Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon – Rated 88[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Shipping Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Flying Pig Exclusive

Drew Estate has announced the shipping of the Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Flying Pig to Pappy & Co, owned and operated by the Van Winkle Family. The Flying Pig is one of the most desired vitolas in the company’s portfolio, presented in a 3 15/16th x 60 ring gauge vitola, and is a favorite amongst cigar enthusiasts worldwide. The Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Shipping Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Flying Pig Exclusive[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: A Cigar Chat with NFL Champion Fred Robbins

I was recently introduced to retired NFL Champion Fred Robbins by one of my loyal Instagram followers – Steve Bingham @bigbluecigarguy. Steve is a huge NY Giants fan and suggested I connect with Fred, who was part of the Super Bowl XLII championship Giants team. Now of course, that game is cemented in my amygdala Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Cigar Chat with NFL Champion Fred Robbins[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99

You have read about, heard about, maybe even enjoyed one, but today I am here to present the Stogie Press review of the Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM. This is not your run of the mill cigar, it is an anniversary cigar to celebrate 5 years in the cigar business. That’s right, Robert Holt has been Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99[…]