Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 16 – Luis Cuevas – Casa Cuevas Cigars

In this episode, Boston Jimmie of Stogie Press, takes a trip down memory lane with Luis Cuevas Jr., owner of Casa Cuevas Cigars. Boston Jimmie met Luis back in 2016 at the Casa Cueves factory (Tabacalera Las Lavas, in Santiago, Dominican Republic) and has developed a long lasting friendship over the years. Check out the Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 16 – Luis Cuevas – Casa Cuevas Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Partners with Tabacalera Pichardo to Produce Mil Dias

Crowned Heads announced today the introduction of “Mil Dias,” an ultra-premium cigar developed in partnership with Tabacalera Pichardo, the factory behind the highly successful “Juårez” brand launched in the latter part of 2018. Mil Dias translates to ‘one-thousand days,’ and is a reference to the three-year window of time it required to bring the project Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Partners with Tabacalera Pichardo to Produce Mil Dias[…]

Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Announces 4th Edition Cosecha Cigar

Mombacho Cigars has announced it will be releasing the fourth edition of its Cosecha annual limited edition. This years edition will be constructed entirely of tobaccos from the 2015 crop and as in previous vintages, it will be a Nicaraguan puro. Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho’s President and Master Blender Claudio Sgroi noted: “True vintage is almost Read more about Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Announces 4th Edition Cosecha Cigar[…]

Cigar News: PCA Announces Changes in Response to COVID-19

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced yesterday, temporary changes to its staffing and programs as a result of the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic hardships. In the press release they stated that as of July 15, the PCA staff will be furloughed, with benefits, as the board and executive committee Read more about Cigar News: PCA Announces Changes in Response to COVID-19[…]

Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-Introduces Castle Hall Nicaragua

Under the new leadership of Gurkha Cigars CEO and President Jim Colucci, Gurkha Cigars has announced the release Castle Hall Nicaragua, a grandfathered brand originally released in 2013.  Castle Hall Nicaragua is Nicaraguan Puro and is an extension of the Castle Hall line of value cigars that was introduced earlier this year and made in Read more about Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-Introduces Castle Hall Nicaragua[…]

Cigar Review: Amendola Family Cigars Cannoli – Rated 94

Earlier in June, we broke the news that Jeffrey Amendola and his Amendola Family Cigars company was parting ways with Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia and moving manufacturing to Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The first product planned to be released from this new collaboration was going to be called the Cannoli, which Jeffrey Read more about Cigar Review: Amendola Family Cigars Cannoli – Rated 94[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Introduces – Fratello Arlequin Prensado Robusto & Toro

Fratello Cigars announced today, the introduction of the Fratello Arlequin Prensado. Originally introduced back in June 2019 and expressed in a 6 x 50 vitola packaged in “Space Fresh Packs”, the 2020 “Same Blend, New Look” version of the Arlequin will debut in 2 box-pressed vitolas, a 5 ½ x 52 Robusto and a 6 Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Introduces – Fratello Arlequin Prensado Robusto & Toro[…]

Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90

Introduced in 2019, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 was a new Nicaraguan Puro, that once again has been a collaboration between Altidas USA and A.J. Fernandez. This is one of three blends released by the company that has A.J.’s craft behind it. As far as the blend, as stated, it is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning Read more about Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90[…]

Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Nicaraguan Cigars

I was thinking the other day, that over the past six years, I have sampled and reviewed a boat load of cigars on Stogie Press. So I decided to start a small series of the “must try” cigars in different categories. Today I will focus on Nicaragua, the largest exporter of cigars to the United Read more about Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Nicaraguan Cigars[…]

Cigar Review: The King Is Dead Nicaragua Super Toro – Rated 95

What do you do in the cigar industry when you have an amazing cigar that helped to launch your company? Well, If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Of course, in the case of Robert Caldwell and A.J. Fernandez, you take what worked and make it new and even better, which is exactly what the Read more about Cigar Review: The King Is Dead Nicaragua Super Toro – Rated 95[…]

Dapper Cigars Siempre Sun Grown

Cigar Review: Dapper Cigars Siempre Sun Grown Gordo – Rated 88

Over the past few months I have reviewed two Dapper cigar products to date and as noted in the the review of the review of the company’s El Borracho, Dapper Cigars founder Ian Reith had one goal, “Make just one Great Cigar“. Well that cigar was the second fine cigar I reviewed from the young Read more about Cigar Review: Dapper Cigars Siempre Sun Grown Gordo – Rated 88[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 15 – Eddie Tarazona from Tres Cero Cinco Cigars

In this weeks episode, which aired June 13, 2020 – Boston Jimmie has a cigar chat with Eddie Tarazona, owner of Tres Cero Cinco (305) Cigars the parent company of Tarazona Cigars. Eddie, a true family man, talks about his journey in the cigar industry and how he has juggled family and cigars over 16 Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 15 – Eddie Tarazona from Tres Cero Cinco Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Cancels In-Person Event Participation for 2020

In a letter to the media, Robert and Sharon Holt stated the company will not be participating in any in-person events for the remainder of 2020. This decision was not reached easily, but the company recognizes the severity of he COVID-19 virus and felt it was best to follow the guidelines in place. The company Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Cancels In-Person Event Participation for 2020[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads to Release Casa de Montecristo Four Kicks-No. 7 Exclusive

Crowned Heads Cigars, is set to release Four Kicks- No. 7 an exclusive release for Casa de Montecristo. The cigars will only be available at Casa de Montecristo’s 28 US retail locations and is set to release on June 24, 2020. The Four Kicks – No. 7 -Casa de Montecristo Exclusive, uses the original Four Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads to Release Casa de Montecristo Four Kicks-No. 7 Exclusive[…]