2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates

We have just a day and and a half before the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. As part of the bell tolling, comes the announcement of the annual Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of the year. Today we offer the final list of candidates that have made the cut for[…]

DBL MAFU

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars MAFU Cameroon – Rated 98

I recently received a holiday package of cigars from my friend and great BOTL, Francisco Almonte, the owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars. That package had some of his latest introductions in it and as you may have read I reviewed the DBL 35th Anniversary this past week. One of the other blends in[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 17-22

The list is almost complete as we count down the remaining days before 2018 comes to close. Today we release the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press top 25 Boutique Cigars of 2018. This takes us to 22 candidates. The last group will include 8 more for a total of 30 cigars and then[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars 35th Anniversary – Rated 94

At this years IPCPR, Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars announced the introduction of a DBL 35th Anniversary cigar. This cigar is a tribute to Francisco Almonte who has spent 35 years in the tobacco industry. Imagine having worked with two of the most famous cigar makers, Mr. Carlos Fuente (A. Fuente Cigars) and Mr. Litto[…]

Editorial: Stogie Press Hits New Milestones – A Thank You to All and Then Some

This past week, Stogie Press hit two important milestones in our continued pursuit to bring you, our loyal readers, extensive content of the cigar lifestyle. Stogie Press has been a dream of mine for a long time and after four years from posting our first article on the Warped La Colmena, that was launched at the 2014[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Final Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30,  2017 Well, as promised, here are the final candidates for the 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars here on Stogie Press. It has been an amazing year in light of the looming FDA regulations but even so there plenty of amazing cigars that hit the market. The fact that the FDA has[…]

DBL Derrame II

DBL Derrame II Cigar Review – Passion, Love, and Experience

Back in November of 2015 I had the pleasure of reviewing the Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Derrame cigar. It was one of many DBL cigars  I have enjoyed since then. Being a limited edition cigar, Francisco Almonte and DBL  went  back to the blending board and created the DBL Derrame II which was announced at[…]

DBL Atomic Ant

DBL Cigars Atomic Ant Cigar Review

It’s lunch time, and you have about 45 minutes to relax before getting back to work but you want to enjoy a fine cigar. A toro, robusto, or torpedo is not going to cut it, as you would not want to rush the cigar and miss all the flavor. So you reach for something like[…]

DBL Baseball Bat

Dominican Big Leaguer taking it out of the park with new introductions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July  24,  2016 Fransisco Almonte and Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars made some big hits at last years IPCPR.  This year, DBL is proud to announce the addition and expansion of their line with an exclusive 2nd Generación cigar, an addition to the Derrame line – the Derrame II, the new super powerful Big Mama, and  the[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer Derrame Anniversary Cigar Review

Having worked with two giants guys of the cigar industry for many years, makes you a passionate guy able to produce a Dominican Big Leaguer Cigar This is what Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars  says on his Facebook page. Before branching out on his own, Fransisco worked for two of  the[…]

Arandoza and DBL Cigar Event at Jimmy’s Cigar Lounge Melbourne FL

I have been doing a lot of travel these past few months and as a result I have missed many of my local B&M shop events here in Florida. Last night I took the opportunity to stop over at  my friend Jim Files place – Jimmy’s Cigar Lounge – located in Melbourne Florida.  Jimmy’s lounge[…]

DBL Formula 1

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) – Formula – Cigar Review

What if Litto Gomez from La Flor Dominicana and Carlos Fuente from A Fuente were to collaborate on a new cigar from the Dominican Republic? You would get Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars – a cigar company forged from Passion, Love, and Experience. Now of course Litto and Carlos are not collaborating on a cigar,[…]