My Way by Bayron Duarte

Bayron Duarte My Way Cigar Review

As Old Blues Eyes, Frank Sinatra, sang over and again; “I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway,  And more, much more than this, I did it my way” And so is the case for one of the latest creations to come out of Oscar Valladares, the man, who with Island Jim Read more about Bayron Duarte My Way Cigar Review[…]

Cornelius londsdale

The Cornelius Londsdale Cigar Review

The team at Cornelius & Anthony expanded their famed Cornelius line of cigars in 2017 with the introduction of a new londsdale vitola. I recently got my paws on this cigar and I have to say, this tall beauty is crafted as well as its other siblings in the lineup. I don’t always review multiple Read more about The Cornelius Londsdale Cigar Review[…]

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez – Old School meets New School

Last year A.J. Fernandez was all over the cigar map with collaborations with the largest to the smallest of brands, not to mention his own product releases. Today I would like to offer a review of one of those big box collaborations – H. Upmann. Now when you think about the H. Upmann cigar company you Read more about H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez – Old School meets New School[…]

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 Read more about La Palina Classic Connecticut Cigar Review[…]

Ventura Cigars Case Study CS04

Ventura Cigars Case Study CS04 Limited Edition Cigar Review

If you are familiar with Hammer and Sickle Cigars, Davidoff, or even Henke Kelner then you know the Occidental Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigar factory is Henke Kelner’s factory, the father of the Premium Cigar Industry. So it only makes sense that when the Ventura Cigar Company was looking for factories to Read more about Ventura Cigars Case Study CS04 Limited Edition Cigar Review[…]

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut Cigar Review – Get Your Day Started

Back in July of 2017 we reviewed one of the three Oscar Valladares “2012 Rebirth Edition Blends” that were introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. That review was of the 2012 Maduro, and not only was it a fine cigar it also received  an Honorable Mention in this year’s top 25 Boutique Cigar  list on Stogie Press. Read more about 2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut Cigar Review – Get Your Day Started[…]

Winston Churchill The Late Hour

Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Cigar Review

If you go to the Davidoff website you will read about their 2017 introduction – Winston Churchill The Late Hour: “Sir Winston Churchill was not a man to follow convention. When most people were thinking of their beds, Sir Winston found inspiration and creativity in the long dark hours of the night. The dark was where he found his Read more about Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about DBL Amarillo Cigar Review – Fine as cream gravy[…]

Casa Cuevas Connecticut

Casa Cuevas Connecticut Cigar Review – A Flavorful Conny

Back in August, I introduced you to Luis Cuevas, a 4th generation cigar man and owner of Tabacalera Las Lavas, S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic. At that time we reviewed  Luis’ own brand, Casa Cuevas Cigars – specifically the Maduro blend.  Today we are going blonde and will be reviewing the Casa Cuevas Connecticut which Read more about Casa Cuevas Connecticut Cigar Review – A Flavorful Conny[…]

Seven Seven Maduro

Seven Seven Maduro Cigar Review – Do you Feel Lucky ?

Seven Seven cigars is probably a brand that is new to you and rightfully so since they have been only in existence since 2016, ut as we know in the cigar business, it is not how long you have been around but who you work with in the industry that can make a difference. In Read more about Seven Seven Maduro Cigar Review – Do you Feel Lucky ?[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 16 – 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2017 We hope everyone had a splendid Christmas break and now that Christmas is behind us, it is time to announce the next 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars. Before we get into it, and you scream back, we have included the Villiger Flor de Read more about 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 16 – 20[…]

2017 Espinosa Murcielago

2017 Espinosa Murcielago Cigar Review – The Bat Flies High!

I have been saying all year how much A.J. Fernandez has been influential to the cigar industry this year with the many collaborations he has forged with big box brands and small boutique cigar companies alike. Today I would like to talk about another one of these fine collaborations, the 2017 Espinosa Murcielago. The cigar Read more about 2017 Espinosa Murcielago Cigar Review – The Bat Flies High![…]

Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado

Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Cigar Review- Health Love Fortune

Last year we reviewed a new cigar from CLE Cigars and Christian Eiroa known as the The First 20 years. It was a cigar that was blended by his father as celebration of Christian’s 20 years in the business. This year, Christian doubled down at the 2017 IPCPR and released a 2nd variety of The First Read more about Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Cigar Review- Health Love Fortune[…]

Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man

Hiram Solomon Traveling Man Cigar Review – A Second Take

As we noted in previous articles on Hiram & Solomon, they moved operations to the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua this year and worked with Master Blender David Blanco from Blanco Cigars to update the blend. That move has been paying pretty big dividends for the company as the cost of production has decreased and that Read more about Hiram Solomon Traveling Man Cigar Review – A Second Take[…]