Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro – Rated 93

“I was just overwhelmed with how well it was received and how the people raved about it. I couldn’t wait for the IPCPR, I had to get it out to our retailers as soon as I could.” Erik Espinosa Erik was talking about the new Espinosa Cigars Laranja Reserva Escuro that was released to retailers Read more about Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars and Adroit Theory Brewery Introduce “Terminal Descent” Beer

The pairing of craft beer with cigars has become as popular as pairing a spirit like whiskey or rum or a fine wine with a cigar. Craft beers come in many dimensions and include various infusion of fruits, coffee, mocha, etc. These beers are not your standard lager or ales. Instead they are flavor filled Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars and Adroit Theory Brewery Introduce “Terminal Descent” Beer[…]

Saving a Heros Place

Cigar News: Villiger Cigars and the Habana Cowboy Mobile Cigar Lounge Announce – Saving a Heros Place Cigar

In a recent Facebook post, Villiger Cigars announced a supporting partnership with Habana Cowboy Mobile Cigar Lounge. The partnership will be offering a limited edition cigar that honors all First Responders who lost their lives in the line of duty. Described as a medium bodied cigar, the Villiger, Saving a Heros Place cigar has a Read more about Cigar News: Villiger Cigars and the Habana Cowboy Mobile Cigar Lounge Announce – Saving a Heros Place Cigar[…]

Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cowboy – Rated 90

I have heard a lot about Cattle Baron Cigars and I finally got myself one last month down in Ft. Worth Texas. I was attending the Underground Cigar Shop, NFG19 event, and bumped into some nice folk that gifted me a Cattle Baron Cowboy. For those that don’t know, the Cowboy is a cigar. A Read more about Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cowboy – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Cigar Imports Accelerate Toward 1990’s Level

Ahh, the 1990’s. I was a younger man back then, no grey hairs and more hair on my head. It was the boom of the cigar world with some of the best cigar brands hitting the market including a small company that took the wave to a new level – My Father Cigars. Cigar Aficionado Read more about Cigar News: Cigar Imports Accelerate Toward 1990’s Level[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92

You have heard me report on these when they were announced at the IPCPR, you have seen me smoke a few, perhaps you were at an event where I donated a bundle to give away. We are talking about the Southern Draw Cigars – 300 Manos (Hands). It is time to talk more deeply about Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Illusione Ultra OP. NO. 1 – Rated 90

It has been a while since I talked about Illusione Cigars. I recently picked up a sampler pack at this years Underground Cigar Shop NFG19 and today I offer my take on the Illusione Ultra, specifically the OP. NO. 1 vitola. The Illusione Ultra is available in 7 different vitolas and all but two come Read more about Cigar Review: Illusione Ultra OP. NO. 1 – Rated 90[…]

Crowned Heads 2019 Le Carême Belicosos Finos

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Brings Back Le Careme Belicosos Finos

Back in May of 2017, I reviewed the Crowned Heads Le Carême Robusto and found it to be a very fine cigar. Now this week, Crowned heads announced they will be bringing back the Belicosos Finos vitola of this delicious smoke, which I have yet to enjoy. Well actually, the Le Carême Belicosos was introduced Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Brings Back Le Careme Belicosos Finos[…]

Cigar Review: Villiger La Meridiana Boxed Pressed Toro – Rated 93

Last month, Villiger Cigars announced they will be bringing to the American market a cigar that has been in the European market since 1998 – the Villiger La Meridiana. The company notes that this particular cigar gained a loyal following among European full flavor cigar enthusiasts and it was time they brought it to the Read more about Cigar Review: Villiger La Meridiana Boxed Pressed Toro – Rated 93[…]

Montecristo Classic Mini Cigarillo

Cigar News: Montecristo Classic Now Comes in a Mini Cigarillo

For the many fans of the Montecristo Classic that don’t always have the time to enjoy an hour or two smoking experience, Altadis U.S.A. has announced they are now offering the Montecristo Classic as a Mini Cigarillo in a convenient and stylish tin carrying case. The new Montecristo Classic Mini Cigarillo uses the same Connecticut Read more about Cigar News: Montecristo Classic Now Comes in a Mini Cigarillo[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Limited Edition Epicure Short Salomone

Crux Cigars has announced the first of their Short Salomone Series, the Epicure Short Salomone, will be landing this week at their retail partners. Each cigar within the Short Salomone Series will be produced in limited quantities, and debuted in short run fashion. The initial production will be 10-count boxes of 500 or less. The Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping Limited Edition Epicure Short Salomone[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Hip Hop and Cigars – A perfect pairing

By Mike Holmes Many Cigar smokers enjoy listening to music while we puff on our stogies, which is a universal trait. However I am apart of a smaller demographic of cigar connoisseurs heavily influenced by Hip hop culture and find that listening to my favorite emcee brings me into a deeper euphoria and level of Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Hip Hop and Cigars – A perfect pairing[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs – Are You Experienced? – Rated 93

What can I say, Riste Riatevski has created the most innovative cigar on the market since the introduction of the Drew Estate ACID line 20 years ago. The latest cigar to come out of Jas Sum Kral is known as the Nuggs. What makes this cigar unique is that Riste has joined two industries together Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs – Are You Experienced? – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” – Not Rated

I probably don’t have to say much about Padrón cigars, especially the 1926 and 1964 Anniversary Series, but I was gifted the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” the other week by my Stogie Press associate – Alton Otto. I decided to take his advice and to turn this one to ash. I was so intrigued Read more about Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Maduro “A” – Not Rated[…]