Cigar Review: Crowned Heads/Drew Estate La Coalición Siglo – Rated 94

Ah! Collaboration – when two or more people (or organizations) put their creative minds, craft, and experience together to create something special, beyond what just one could have accomplished working alone. In the case of today’s cigar review, it is was the collaborative efforts of Jon Huber from Crowned Heads and Willy Herrera from Drew Read more about Cigar Review: Crowned Heads/Drew Estate La Coalición Siglo – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95

You might have read my pre-release review of this amazing blend from Artesano Del Tobacco known as Viva La Vida. While the company and blend is new to most cigar enthusiasts, the faces behind this cigar are veterans in the industry. To start with, the Viva La Vida is manufactured at AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Read more about Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial – Rated 92

Released to retailers in December of 2018, the Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro started showing up in social media posts since then. The Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro was announced at the 2018 IPCPR and reflected the new face-lift for the Herrera Esteli that also includes the “Habano’, “Norteno”, and most recently this year, the Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92

With just over a month since the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, friends have been tugging at me to try the latest creation by the folks at Powstanie cigars. I have to say, I missed seeing them at the show this year and that is my fault as I just ran out of time Read more about Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Dissident Bloc Robusto – Rated 92

The 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show had some new products to talk about. In the case of Dissident Cigars an old brand made new by Benjamin Holt. The original Dissident brand was launched in 2013 by Neil Edwards and Jason Webster, who also own The Humidor Cigars and Lounge in Wichita, Kan. The line Read more about Cigar Review: Dissident Bloc Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head

Cigar Review: Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head – Rated 94

Sit down, strap in, and let me take you on a journey, a journey of pepper, sweetness, and spice. A journey that is the result of over 13 different strains of high-priming tobaccos, each of which was aged at different lengths, with an additional 3 years of post production aging, to meld the tobaccos into Read more about Cigar Review: Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Stolen Throne – Crook of the Crown Robusto – Rated 92

Last month my Stogie Press associate and friend Alton Otto gifted me a new cigar, one I have not heard of yet. The Crook of the Crown by Stolen Throne Cigar Co. based out of Newport News , VA. The brand was launched in 2019 and the trademark was granted in June. The Crook of Read more about Cigar Review: Stolen Throne – Crook of the Crown Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Broadleaf Dobles – Rated 93

Back in February, Riste (Buc) Riatevski provided a glimpse into his latest creation; the Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc cigar. The cigar was initially being released in a broadleaf blend but he noted there would be a Connecticut version, possibly available at the PCA Trade Show in July. Riste was kind enough to send me some samples Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Broadleaf Dobles – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect – Rated 91

We are just days from the 87th annual IPCPR Association Trade Show and I was fortunate to get a few samples of the newest creation from Hiram & Solomon Cigars – The Grand Architect. As with previous cigars from this ever growing boutique cigar company, the Grand Architect is produced at the Plasencia Cigar Factory Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group – Dominican Blue Toro – Rated 94

You have seen the news on this cigar from the Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group (VRCG) and now I have the privilege of offering you my take on this bold blend that will be showcased at this years IPCPR trade show next week. I recently received a couple of samples of this cigar from the company Read more about Cigar Review: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group – Dominican Blue Toro – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cigars Trail Boss – Rated 93

Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing for you, the Cattle Baron Cowboy cigar. It was short corona that performed admirably. Shortly after that review, I got some more vitolas of this new brand and today we turn it up a few notches as I review the big daddy of the line – Read more about Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Cigars Trail Boss – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigar Co. Blurred Lines – Rated 89

Back about a year ago, Familia Rodriguez Tobacos LLC which is the parent company of Ohana Cigars created a new brand known as Left Hand Cigar Company. They launched with two introductory cigars, Blurred Lines and Lefthander. Today I would offer a review of the Blurred Lines offering. I received some samples of the Left Read more about Cigar Review: Left Hand Cigar Co. Blurred Lines – Rated 89[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

Southern Draw Cigars’ boldest blend will rain down its vivid interpretation of wrath with the Jacobs Ladder –hail, fire and brimstone – the names applied to each of its triple ligero filler tobaccos.    Brimstone, a moniker referencing the Bibles’ passages about fiery torment, is the fifth size of the Jacobs Ladder and uses a patiently aged Pennsylvania Broadleaf USA wrapper. The complete bend is described as: Wrapper – Pennsylvania Broadleaf USA Binder – USA Maduro Filler – Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Jacobs Ladder Brimstone[…]

Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Nicaragua – Rated 89

Here is something you don’t see every day, a new cigar brand from Davidoff, and I don’t mean a new blend with a Davidoff brand mark, but a fully new brand line. Introduced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Back2Back cigars is essentially a reintroduction of the Room 101 Big Payback – remember that Read more about Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Nicaragua – Rated 89[…]