CAO Fuma em Corda

CAO Fuma em Corda Cigar Review

CAO Cigars is at it again, searching for some of the most unique tobaccos to craft their latest incarnation of the Amazon Basin series of cigars. The latest rendition brings us 3 different blends, collectively called the CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy. They were rolled out in three phases in 2017 and represent the what the company[…]

La Palina Classic Connecticut

La Palina Classic Connecticut Cigar Review

Turn the clock back – way back – all  the way to the 1800s. That is when the La Palina Classic was introduced by Sam Paley. Well it may not have been called the Classic but that is how long ago the first La Palina cigar was created. Sam Paley the grandfather of Bill Paley[…]

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event at Executive Cigar Lounge

My many family and friends know that when it comes to birthdays, Boston Jimmie celebrates the for the whole month of his birth – November. So this year, the last day of November, the last day I celebrate, Tony Nardone owner of Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge, hosted a CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy event. Tony[…]

AJ Fernandez

Why Cigar Aficionado will Choose AJ Fernandez Cigar of the Year – Editorial

Well  folks, it’s that time of the year when the cigar media start to release their top cigars of the year. As you know, StogiePress releases our Top 25 Boutique Cigar list at the stroke of midnight on December 31, but the most coveted Cigar of the Year (COTY) list is from Cigar Aficionado. If[…]

Macanudo Inspirado White

Macanudo Inspirado White Cigar Review – Not Your Pappy’s Cigar

In case you haven’t noticed the cigar industry has gone through a growth spurt again and that brings along with it merges, acquisitions, and collaborations. To understand the size one has to  look no further than the General Cigar Company that has operations in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They also have a joint[…]

CAO V660 Carb Flathead

CAO Flathead V660 Carb Cigar Review – A New Age of Cigars

A couple of years ago,  CAO Cigars hit the market with a new and bold cigar known as the CAO Flathead. It was a kind of tribute to the muscle cars of years past. They are offered in 5 different vitolas, each named for a component of an internal combustion engine along with numbers that[…]

Sam Leccia Parts Ways With General Cigar Co.

Sam Leccia, El Presidente of Leccia Tobacco and purveyor of such famed brands as the Leccia Luchador, Leccia Black, and Leccia White,  has announced today that after a year with General Tobacco that he is leaving the company. It was just a year ago that Sam agreed to sell to General Cigar Co. In his own words[…]

Cigar Review – Luchador El Gringo Frog Splash by Sam Leccia

2014 was a rocking year for Sam Leccia.  He just came off a killer 2013 and introduced the Luchador in 2014 which was met with rave reviews. No sooner could he do a ten count he was acquired by the General Cigar Co. We all wished him great success and were looking forward to what the resources[…]

Sam Leccia announces release of the Luchador El Gringo

It has been a busy year for Sam Leccia. After some fabulous cigar introductions at last years IPCPR , Sam’s company was acquired by General Cigar shortly after in September 2014. We were all wondering what new delights this new marriage would bring to the market and now we are about to find out.  Sam[…]

The Number 1 Cigar that Never Existed – The Leccia Debut – Cigar Review

Sam Leccia from Leccia Tobacco is most recently known for his creation of the Leccia Black,Leccia White, and Luchidor cigars that came out last year. But Sam was also once the face behind the Oliva Nub and by most sources the co-creator of the Cain blend from the Oliva Cigar Co. Both the Nub and[…]

Swinger Cigar Company partners with Antillian Cigars for distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2014 Swinger Cigar Company is proud to announce that they have agreed to partner exclusively with Antillian Cigars, owned by the Sosa family, for the rights to distribute the Swinger Cigar Company line. This distribution partnership allows Swinger Cigar Company to offer its retail partners an easier, faster way to[…]