Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94

The last visit from my friend Alton Otto to the Stogie Press lounge, he presented me with a cigar that he said I need to review. The cigar was the “Daughters Of The Wind” by Casdagli Cigars. Now you may recognize the name “Daughters Of The Wind”, it was a cigar brand from Bespoke Cigars Read more about Cigar Review: Casdagli Cigars – Daughters Of The Wind Robusto – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93

This year at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Nick Melillo and his Foundation Cigar Co. doubled down and released a follow-up to the award winning 2017 Highclere Castle. This time it is a Ecuadorian Habano Maduro cigar known as the Highclere Castle Victorian. In the press release prior to the show, the company Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Connecticut (Golem Buc) – Rated 92

Early in 2019, Riste (Buc) Riatevski started teasing the cigar world with a new cigar he was working on. We learned over time that it would be called the “Tyrannical Buc” – a name that symbolizes tyranny and harsh. I am still not sure what message Riste is making with this, but one may assume, Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Connecticut (Golem Buc) – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Tarazona 305 Robusto – Rated 97

It may seem like an old blend and you would be right, except the Tarazona 305 has been tweaked a bit because Eddie Tarazona was not able to source the original leaf used in that blend back in 2014. You may have seen the interview I did with Eddie at this years Premium Cigar Association Read more about Cigar Review: Tarazona 305 Robusto – Rated 97[…]

Cigar News: Alec Bradley to Add ‘Chunk’ Size to Magic Toast

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that they are expanding the popular and critically acclaimed Magic Toast line of cigars. Alec Bradley will be adding a  4 ½” X 60 ring gauge cigar named the “Chunk” to the line as a permanent extension. Alec Bradley Magic Toast was first announced as the ‘Mystery Cigar’ prior Read more about Cigar News: Alec Bradley to Add ‘Chunk’ Size to Magic Toast[…]

Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90

One of the cigars being featured at the Miami Cigar Co. booth at this year’s Premium Cigar Association Trade Show was the Barrel Aged Karl Malone. Yes, this is a collaborative effort between NBA Basketball star Karl Malone and La Aurora. The process used to make this cigar is described by the company as aging Read more about Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90

By now you have read the numerous articles and reviews I have done on El Artista, one of the largest vertically integrated cigar factories in the Dominican Republic. This year the company showcased a value priced cigar, known as the Buffalo TEN, at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. The cigar is Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: MBombay M.Esteli Toro – Rated 96

This year, at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Mel Shah from MBombay Cigars was showcasing a new cigar known as the M.Esteli. This is a follow-up to last year’s MQBA, which also had a line extension known as the MQBA MAYURA at this year’s show. As for the M.Esteli, in an interview with Read more about Cigar Review: MBombay M.Esteli Toro – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Plasencia Cigars Alma Del Fuego – Rated 94

All the buzz at the Plasencia Cigars booth, at this years Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, was around the new Alma Del Fuego. The cigar is a a continued nod from Nestor Plasencia Jr. to the island of Ometepe, the twin volcanic region of Nicaragua that grows some of the best cigar leaf in the Read more about Cigar Review: Plasencia Cigars Alma Del Fuego – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Dissident Home -Rated 89

As part of the reintroduction of Dissident Cigars by Benjamin Holt , the company showcased a re-blended line of cigars that includes the “Home”, “Soap Box”, and “Bloc” names. I recently reviewed the Dissident Bloc and today I offer my review of the Dissident Home. The Dissident Home is a limited production cigar that is Read more about Cigar Review: Dissident Home -Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas – Cuevas Reserva Maduro Toro – Rated 93

I met Luis Cuevas Jr. 4 years ago on a visit to the Dominican Republic. I went down there with two friends of mine, one who owned a shop here in Melbourne, FL and the other was working with the Cuevas family factory to produce cigars for his relatively new brand. As for me, I Read more about Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas – Cuevas Reserva Maduro Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars PYsKo Seven Nicaragua – Rated 92

Ventura Cigars launched the PYsKo Seven Maduro cigar four years ago and followed it up with a Connecticut variety the following year. Both of these cigars made the Stogie Press top cigar list in the year they were introduced. Now four years after the initial PYsKo Seven Maduro, Ventura Cigars launched their latest variety, the Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars PYsKo Seven Nicaragua – Rated 92[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars

There was a lot of buzz leading up to, and during, the Premium Cigar Association trade show this year about a new cigar company called A.C.E. Prime, a cigar distribution company. The name stands for ‘A Cuban Experience’. The company is a vertically integrated operation that was formed by: NBA Champion – Tiago Splitter Sommelier – Luciano Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars[…]

Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92

With just over a month since the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, friends have been tugging at me to try the latest creation by the folks at Powstanie cigars. I have to say, I missed seeing them at the show this year and that is my fault as I just ran out of time Read more about Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92[…]