Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro – Rated 91

Back in June of this year, we covered the announcement of the Epicure Maduro by Crux Cigars. The original name was Galant but the company had to change the name to just Epicure Maduro due to naming issues. Five years in business and this company has not skipped a beat, as they continue to put[…]

Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT

Cigar Review: Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT – Rated 96

Felix Assouline pulled out all the stops and went all in at the 2108 IPCPR in Las Vegas as he introduced a number of new blends and extensive line extensions. His EGO line of cigars was one that was considerably extended and today I would like to focus on the new EGO Gold.  The EGO[…]

El Artista Cimarron Maduro

Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92

Adding to their already successful portfolio of cigars, El Artista S.R.L. released a new line known as the Cimarron. This new cigar was announced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, NV and comes in two blends, a Mexican San Andres Maduro and an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade. The filler aand binder are the same only the wrpper is[…]

The "K" by Karen Berger Connecticut

Cigar Review: The “K” by Karen Berger Connecticut – Rated 96

At this years IPCPR, I had the pleasure to re-connect with Karen Berger and Benigno Rosario of Don Kiki Cigars. The company was showcasing their latest extension to the renowned “K” by Karen Berger cigar. This time it is was a beautiful box pressed Connecticut vitola that completes the full range of flavor profiles for[…]

Undercrown Dojo Dogma

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma – Rated 91

As soon as I posted a picture of me checking out the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma cigar, I received messages asking if I am going to review it. Since you all want to hear what Boston Jimmie has to say, I moved this right to the top of my scheduled reviews for you all to read.[…]

Punch Diablo

Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Diabolus – Rated 89

Way back in the day, many years ago, I was on a business trip to western Massachusetts, right off the NY border and after a long day of meetings and a massive dinner, supplier I was visiting asked my colleague and I if we like to smoke cigars. He did not have to ask twice[…]

Ventura Archetype Mini Series

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Begins Shipping the Archetype Mini Series

You may have already read the Stogie Press review on the Ventura Cigars Archetype Mimi Series – Curses cigar. It is one of the three blends in the Archetype Mini Series the company introduced at this years IPCPR. Now you too can experience this new line from Ventura Cigars, as they have announced today, the[…]

The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. No. 142

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 – Rated 97

It has been three months since we presented Nick Melillo the award for the Stogie Press #1 Boutique Cigar of the 2017. The award for the excellent craftsmanship, and superb blend, of the Wise Man Maduro. Those that have enjoyed that cigar probably don’t disagree with our assessment. Now, here we are, 3 months later,[…]

Potter Cigars Salomon Black

Cigar Review: Potter Cigars Salomon Black- Rated 95

Potter Cigars, a small boutique cigar company based out of Tamboril, DR made their 3rd appearance at the IPCPR this past July.  The main focus at the Potter Cigars booth was a cigar named the Salomon Black, a bold dark maduro salomon vitola. Stogie Press is no stranger to Potter Cigars, we have known David[…]

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

Cigar Review: Royal Agio Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto – Rated 89

Royal Agio cigars, is a name which American cigar smokers are familiar with from their Balmoral brand of cigars. Specifically, the Balmoral Añejo XO, which, for the past 3 years, Drew Estate handled the U.S. Market distribution. That relation ended this year when Royal Agio announced they were going handle distribution on their own and expand[…]

Cornelius and Anthony Mistress Robusto

Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony The Mistress Robusto – Rated 95

Cornelius and Anthony, a brand that boutique cigar lovers have come to know and enjoy, has been making ripples in the fabric of the cigar world since their inception. With a long history in the tobacco business, anchored by the 150 plus years of farming by the Bailey family, the company has been releasing quality[…]

A.J. Fernandez Ramon Allones

Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones – Rated 94

A.J. Fernandez was the cigar man of the year in 2017, with numerous collaborations across the cigar industry including both big box and boutique lines. One of those collaborations was with General Cigars to re-introduce the Ramon Allones brand, the US trademark of which is owned by General Cigars. The company moved the line under the Foundry[…]

Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF

Cigar Review: Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF – Rated 85

Today we take a look at the second in the Grande Bold series from the Micallef Cigars that was introduced at this years IPCPR. The Grande Bold series consists of 5 different blends and today we will be examining the Grande Bold Mata Fina. We recently reviewed the Grand Bold Nicaragua which scored a 93. The[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus - The Hogan

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus – The Hogan – Rated 97

When it comes to making a special cigar, there are many who have accomplished it but when it comes to making the cigar special, that is a little different. This year, Southern Draw Cigars accomplished “special” in many ways, when they introduced a cigar known as Cedrus – The Hogan at this years International Premium[…]