Classic Cigar Reviews

As we discussed in our Oldies but Goodies article, we spent some time sampling some of the older brands that our readers may or may not be familiar with. Here we provide some short cigar reviews of the following classic cigars: Don Tomas Clasico Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Saint Luis Rey Arturo Fuente – Curly[…]

Key West – America’s Caribbean Island

I have vacationed in Key West FL for as long as I have lived here in the sunshine state. I moved down to Florida in 1986 and quickly discovered America’s Caribbean island. The island is just 90 miles from Cuba and is steeped in history. There is only a few ways to get to Key[…]

Come over to the Dark Side

When it comes to cigars, the dark side, those dark maduro wrapped sticks can seem scary to a mild cigar smoker or a newbie. They are perceived as strong, spicy, and an in your face style of smoke. Something one might describe as an after dinner stick to puff on. But I am here to[…]

History of Ybor City

He re-established his factory there, hiring many of the Cuban refugees who had also fled Cuba, and started making his popular “Principe de Gales” line. Key West, however, was not an ideal location for his factory. There were many issues such as shipping to the mainland, conflicts between Spanish and Cuban workers & ready accessibility[…]

Gran Habano Cigars Reaches Out to the Cigar Community to Save Their Trademark

Please support Gran Habano Cigars in their fight to save their trademark. Once again don’t let the government step on our industry. http://stogiepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Santa-Cruz-Trademark-Issue-August-20141.pdf Trademark issue – Customer Trademark issue – Retailer

Tres Maduro

Tres Maduro Churchill by Don Cervantes – Cigar Review

The Don Cervantes Tres Maduro Churchill (7X50), a true triple maduro cigar, is a complex cigar with rich notes of earth and cocoa.   Much like his other line of cigars, this cigar is rolled en tubado to provide for perfect construction while allowing a maximum amount of leaves to be put into the blend and achieve[…]

Why do we Smoke Cigars?

It was once said; “A cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images.” We in the Americas have been enjoying the leaf for 1000’s of years. So what drew us to pick this plant, let the leaves dry, then roll the leaf and light it on fire? What persueded us[…]

One Shot One Kill – OSOK – Cigar Review

OSOK Trucha Cigar Review As I continue my adventure in frigid Michigan, I am happy to have a great local shop – Don Yeyo Cigars, here in Dearborn Michigan. This past saturday I attended an Asylum and OSOK cigar event. I was introduced to the OSOK line from Edgar Hoill . For those that don’t know, OSOK[…]

Visiting Brazil’s Giant Cities

By Ted Riley | Submitted On June 03, 2014 Brazil is easily the biggest country in South America, taking up nearly half of the continent. Brazil is additionally the world’s fifth greatest country by geographical degree and population. The equator passes through the northern part of the country, near Macapa, and the Tropic of Capricorn[…]