Debonaire Daybreak

Debonaire Daybreak Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Drew Estate and Debonaire House announced the release of a new Connecticut shade cigar named the Daybreak. This introduction would be the third addition to the now familiar Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars lineup. As part of the press release, Phillip S. Zanghi III, owner of Debonaire House, stated: “I have always wanted[…]

La Palina Bronze label

La Palina Bronze Label Cigar Review – A Unique Flavor Journey

Late last year, Bill Paley and his La Palina team got together with Rocky Patel and released another TAA only blend to the market. TAA stands for Tobacconists’ Association of America, which is a group of large and influential retail cigar shop and lounge owners along with a select group of brand owners. Together, the[…]

Tabacú Maduro

Tabacú Maduro Robusto Cigar Review

This past February, I took a trip over to Cigarz on the Avenue in Winter Park, FL do meet up with Mel Shah from MBombay Cigars. During that visit I took the opportunity to do a review of the this fine lounge which you may have already read. As I was getting to leave, I[…]

CAO Amazon Basin 2016

CAO Amazon Basin 2017 Cigar Review

Back in January of this year, I introduced you to the Amazon Basin trilogy, a release of 3 Bragança tobacco blends from CAO Cigars. For those that may not be aware, Braganca tobacco is organically grown on unspoiled tropical land and harvested only once every three years. Besides the introduction to the trilogy, Stogie Press reviewed[…]

Felix Assouline EGO Spirit

Felix Assouline EGO Black Cigar Review

As the editor and publisher of one of the top cigars websites in the world, I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting many of the men and women behind the cigar brands we enjoy so much. My travels have taken me all over the world and I have burned quite a few with[…]

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Cigar Review

Well, here we are in 2018 and the collaborations with AJ Fernandez continue where they left off in 2017. This time the cigar tobacco king has worked again with Altadis USA and included Rafael Nodal in the mix to create the latest Romeo y Julieta cigar – the Romeo San Andrés. You may recall AJ has worked[…]

Roma Craft Aquitaine EMH

RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Cigar Review

Last month my good friend and Stogie press associate Alton Otto, gifted me a RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH cigar. This is a cigar I have not smoked yet and it has been out for a several years. It is a sister blend to the RoMa Craft CroMagnon and according to the company’s website it sports:[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero – Cigar Review

I was up visiting family in NY last month and was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with Kevin Schweitzer, owner of  Rock-A-Feller Cigars, while I was there. Those that follow me on Facebook know last month was hard on me and Kevin was kind enough to turn me onto his Maduro[…]

Asylum 13 Medulla

Asylum 13 Medulla Cigar Review – Open your Mind

Before I get into this review, let me talk a little about this new offering from CLE Cigars. The complete line is actually named Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata.  If you remember your human science classes you may know that This little part of the central nervous system is a cone-shaped neuronal mass responsible for autonomic (involuntary) functions ranging from vomiting to sneezing and including[…]

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi

Espinosa Backroom Series Alibi Cigar Review

Those that are familiar with Erik Espinosa and Espinosa Cigars know about his lounge exclusive cigars known as the Backroom Series. The first of this series was the Alibi cigar released back in late 2014 and were made available to 3 lucky lounges that carry Espinosa cigars. Now according to the company, only 200 ten-count[…]

II Saints by Felix Assouline

II Saints by Felix Assouline Cigar Review

How many of you out there know Heather Callahan AKA Cigar Heather? Yep, you know who I am talking about, if you don’t then I will point you here to see the press release where Felix Assouline announced hiring Heather as Director of Sales and Marketing and put her immediately in charge of growing and enhancing[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Cigar Review – Let the Sun Shine Through

At this years Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2018 I received two Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars. One of those was the 20th Anniversary Sun Grown which is the topic of today’s review. Both 20th Anniversary cigars were released in time for the 2012 IPCPR to commemorate the company’s 20 years in the business, so this cigar[…]

La Barba Red

La Barba Cigars Red Cigar Review

Today we go back and visit the fine craft of Tony Belatto and Craig Rossi from La Barba Cigars as I review the La Barba Red cigar. This cigar, along with the La Barba Purple, which I reviewed last July, was one of the two primary blends the team created when they founded their small boutique[…]

Last Call Maduro by AJ Fernandez

AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro Cigar Review – I Call This a Winner!

At the end of last year I made a call that an AJ Fernandez product, or collaboration product, would be picked as the CA number 1 cigar of the year. I was wrong, even with all the great products that he had his fingers on, he did not get that honor. Well, it is another[…]