Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. – Last Rites Viaticum – Rated 93

At the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company showcased a line extension to his famed Last Rites cigar. This latest release is known as the Last Rites Viaticum. Viaticum is a term used especially in the Catholic Church for the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion) administered, with or Read more about Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. – Last Rites Viaticum – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Dissident Soap Box Robusto – Rated 93

The third blend in the newly acquired Dissident Cigars portfolio by Benjamin Holt is the Soap Box. Re-launched at this years Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, the Soap Box has a new look and different blend than the original. In the company’s press release, Benjamin Holt, owner of Dissident Cigars, noted: “I am very Read more about Cigar Review: Dissident Soap Box Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Dissident Bloc

Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Puts all His Energy Into Dissident Cigars

In a Facebook post today, Benjamin Holt, owner of Dissident Cigar Co. announced he has informed Oveja Negra Brands that he can no longer represent the brand as the lower Midwest representative. Oveja Negra Brands is owned by James Brown, best known for Black Works Studio and Black Label Cigar Co. In the announcement, Holt Read more about Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Puts all His Energy Into Dissident Cigars[…]

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[…]

Cigar News: Dissident Cigars Announces Soapbox and Bloc for the 2019 IPCPR

As we reported earlier this month, the new Dissident cigar brand under the ownership of Benjamin Holt will launch at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a press release in January, Holt stated: “I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into Read more about Cigar News: Dissident Cigars Announces Soapbox and Bloc for the 2019 IPCPR[…]

Cigar News: Dissident Debuting Limited Release Home at IPCPR 2019

At the beginning of 2019, it was announced that Dissident Cigars, an Ultra Boutique brand was acquired by Benjamin Holt, a sales representative for Boutiques Unified. In a press release in January, Holt stated: “I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into Read more about Cigar News: Dissident Debuting Limited Release Home at IPCPR 2019[…]

Cigar Review: The Leaf by James – Rated 91

Unless you are hiding in a barn or living under a rock, you most certainly have heard of Island Jim Robinson and probably set your eyes on his acclaimed Leaf by Oscar series of cigars. You know, the ones that are wrapped in a tobacco leaf instead of being packaged in cellophane. The ones that Read more about Cigar Review: The Leaf by James – Rated 91[…]

Black Works Studio S&R

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces Release of S&R

PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of S&R: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. S&R will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee, Read more about Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces Release of S&R[…]

Fin de los Mundos

Nomad Cigars Takes Us To The End of the World – Fin de los Mundos

“That’s great! It starts with an earthquake, Birds and snakes, an aeroplane; Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” For those that know this lyrical line you recall it comes from the R.E.M. classic song – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Well, Fred Rewey and the Nomad Cigar Company want to make sure Read more about Nomad Cigars Takes Us To The End of the World – Fin de los Mundos[…]

Veritas 412

Veritas 412 Cigar Review – Take Two

I remember meeting Chris Weber, founder of Veritas Cigars, at the 2014 IPCPR and we have been friends ever since. The first Veritas cigar I reviewed on Stogie Press was  the company’s 412 blend and it was quite the enjoyable cigar. Chris was quite proud of  this blend and it was aptly named the “412” Read more about Veritas 412 Cigar Review – Take Two[…]

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) announces release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE

PRESS RELEASE February 16, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. These cigars are available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning March, 2017. “We are very excited to launch these new Read more about Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) announces release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE[…]

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces SINDUSTRY Release

PRESS RELEASE January 5, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of SINDUSTRY: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra, SINDUSTRY will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee, Green Read more about Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces SINDUSTRY Release[…]

Black Label Trading Company shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week

 PRESS RELEASE   October 25, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week. “This is our first year to produce Santa Muerte. It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer upon layer of coffee, Read more about Black Label Trading Company shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week[…]

Black Works Studio - Killer Bee

Killer Bee by Black Works Studio – Rough Cut Cigar Review

James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC), and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, launched Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) in 2016 as a showcase for the boutique cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. At this years IPCPR, BLK WKS announced the addition of S&R, Boondock Saint, and Sindustry to its lineup, as well as additional vitolas Read more about Killer Bee by Black Works Studio – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]