Cigar Review: DBL Cigars – Derame III – Rated 95

At the 2018 IPCPR, Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, showcased the third release of his limited edition Derrame Series cigar. Known as the Derrame III, it was displayed in a beautiful 49 count humidor that housed 40 box-pressed vitolas and 9 round vitolas. The humidor is as stunning as the cigars[…]

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[…]

General Cigars Inspirado Event

The Stogie Press Top Connecticut Cigars of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MELBOURNE, FL – I know the lists just seem to keep flowing out the media. But as you know, and as I promise, every year we like to offer our list of the top Connecticut wrapped cigars for that year. The list always comes out in mid January after most have digested[…]

DBL Amarillo

DBL Amarillo Cigar Review – Fine as cream gravy

It has been a little while since I spoke about Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars, so today I would like to introduce you to the latest creation the company introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. Known as the Amarillo, it is the first release by the company that uses a true US Connecticut wrapper. The DBL websites describes[…]

Ceron Sumatra

Ceron Premium Cigars Sumatra Cigar Review

Today we offer a review of the second cigar in the Ceron Premium Cigars lineup. This one is the Sumatra blend. You may have read our review of the Ceron San Andres a few months back.  Ceron Premium Cigars is a relatively new boutique cigar company founded by Javier Ceron. Javier notes in his website: At[…]

DBL Atomic Ant Formula

DBL Atomic Ant Formula Cigar Review – Happy Birthday Francisco Almonte

I recently posted a review of the original DBL Atomic Ant cigar and found it to be a terrific cigar to enjoy when you have less than an hour to relax. Today I would like to present a review of the Formula blend of the Atomic Ant. Today is Francisco Almonte’s birthday and what better[…]

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 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva

DBL 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva Cigar Review

Last year was a terrific growth year for Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, as Francisco Almonte  lead his boutique cigar brand to new heights and introduced 4 new products to the market. These included the addition to the Derrame line – the Derrame II, the new super powerful Big Mama, a unique Cigar Baseball Bat cigar and[…]

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 Cigars

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Factory Visit

You may have seen them on social media, you may have read my reviews of them, you may even have smoked some but to fully appreciate what Dominican Big Leaguer cigars has to offer, you need to visit their factory in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. It was the second day of our visit to Santiago and[…]

Editorial April 2016

It’s been a busy month at Stogie Press,  as we have done a complete refresh of the site. We hope you like the new look and ease of use. We also have added some interactive content to the site. Polls: we have begun creating and posting polls that are asking for your input on cigar[…]

Boutique Cigars and the Start of the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars

Well here we are again, nearing the end of the year and of course that means preparation for the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars featuring boutique and small batch brands. I have been giving hints since July as to who might make the cut and of course the final countdown list is top  secret,[…]