Cigar Review: Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2012 Gran Robusto – Rated 93

At last years IPCPR, George Rica and his Gran Habano Cigar Company expanded their portfolio with the introduction of the Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2012. This was a natural addition to the Gran Reserva #5 line which previously used leaf from 2011. The new 2012 line refers to the year that the cigar was Read more about Cigar Review: Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2012 Gran Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

The 2018 Lancero Battle Results

Lanceros! Those long thin cigars made famous by Fidel Castro with the Cohiba Lancero have been an “on again – off again” vitola. Those that truly understand cigars know that the Lancero is the one that offers the truest flavor of the wrapper. In an article back in 2008, Cigar Aficionado asked Michael Herklots, general Read more about The 2018 Lancero Battle Results[…]

Cigar Review: Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Lancero – Rated 93

I noted last year that it was “raining lanceros” with brand owners filling out their portfolios with line extensions including the lancero vitola. George Rico, owner of Gran Habano Cigars also joined the party as he released a 50-count sampler box of his famed Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitado 2011. As part of La Colección Read more about Cigar Review: Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Lancero – Rated 93[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16

Eights days to go before we ring in 2019 and another year of cigars reviews, lounge visits, lifestyle, and news. Before we do that we first have to announce what we feel were the best boutique cigars smoked here at Stogie Press.  Today I present the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press Top 25 Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16[…]

Cigar Review: Gran Habano Blue in Green Churchill – Rated 94

Back in June, Gran Habano Cigars announced they would be showcasing their latest creation – Blue in Green – at this years IPCPR. Throughout the week of the show, I visited the Gran Habano booth numerous times hoping to get a moment with George Rico to catch up on all things GH. Unfortunately our paths Read more about Cigar Review: Gran Habano Blue in Green Churchill – Rated 94[…]

Gran Habano Expands Portfolio to Include Gran Reserva #5 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars has announced they will be expanding their cigar portfolio to include the new Gran Reserva #5 2012 which will be presented at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas in July. This cigar will be similar to the Gran Reserva #5 2011. The date 2012 refers to the year that Read more about Gran Habano Expands Portfolio to Include Gran Reserva #5 2012[…]

Gran Habano Announces Blue in Green Cigar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars will be showcasing their new Blue in Green cigar at this years IPCPR.  The name of this cigar is a nod to George Rico’s favorite Miles Davis song of the same name. The song is the third tune on Miles Davis’ 1959 album, Kind of Blue. Blue in Read more about Gran Habano Announces Blue in Green Cigar[…]

Gran Habano Persian King

Gran Habano Persian King Cigar Review

Last month I received some samples of the Gran Habano Persian King for review. I recall speaking to George Rico, owner of Gran Habano, at last years IPCPR about this unique cigar. He explained there were two blends of this cigar; the original, which was released over 8 years ago and a maduro which was Read more about Gran Habano Persian King Cigar Review[…]

Gran Habano #3

Gran Habano #3 Robusto Cigar Review

My wife and I are planning a trip back over to the city of light – Paris, France. She has never been there so I promised her a little vacation for mother’s day,  her birthday, and our 5 year wedding anniversary. having been there just last year I went back and read my article on Read more about Gran Habano #3 Robusto Cigar Review[…]

National Opera - Paris

A Cigar Weekend in Paris

Late in August, I had the opportunity to take a 2 week business trip to France and had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Paris, the City of Light. Paris was always on my bucket list as a world city to visit, and it did not displease. Home base was the Le Grand Hotel de Read more about A Cigar Weekend in Paris[…]

Gran Habano American Puro

Rough Cut Cigar Review – Gran Habano American Puro

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the Gran Habano American Puro. Introduced in 2013 the Gran Habano American Puro is just that,. a cigar that uses all american grown leaf and manufactured in the GR Tabacaleras Unidas Co. factory in Miami, FL.  It does not get more American! So today, 240 Read more about Rough Cut Cigar Review – Gran Habano American Puro[…]

Persian King Maduro

Gran Habano Announces the Persian King Maduro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 29, 2016 GRAN HABANO PERSIAN KING MADURO Gran Habano announces the release of the Persian King Maduro, its addition to its popular Persian King line. The Persian King Maduro is an unbanded Persian King, a complex cigar with a full flavor profile and a creamy smooth finish. This unique blend of Read more about Gran Habano Announces the Persian King Maduro[…]

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011

Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011 Cigar Review

It was back in early June when I was sitting in the Stogie Press lounge watching my beloved Red Sox when I decided to enjoy one of many samples I recently received from George Rico and Gran Habano Cigars.   Back in March of 2015 I had the pleasure of meeting with George at his Read more about Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitada 2011 Cigar Review[…]

LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA

Gran Habano Announces Pre-Release of LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 13, 2016 LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA By Gran Habano Miami, Florida, April 13, 2016 – Gran Habano announces the pre-release of La Colección de Elegancia, or The Elegance Collection, a collection of Gran Habano’s best-selling Corojo #5 blend in smaller ring gauge sizes. Gran Habano introduces its Colección de Elegancia for Read more about Gran Habano Announces Pre-Release of LA COLECCIÓN DE ELEGANCIA[…]