Cigar Review: 2019 Isabela Sparkle Robusto – Rated 92

Isabela Cigars kicked off 2019 with the introduction of a new blend known as the Sparkle Robusto. The company defines this blend as ‘a journey of multiple transitions of sparking ever changing profile’. The company further notes: “Our intent was to create a blend that actually comes alive in your mouth, with multiple flavor undertones[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 17-22

The list is almost complete as we count down the remaining days before 2018 comes to close. Today we release the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press top 25 Boutique Cigars of 2018. This takes us to 22 candidates. The last group will include 8 more for a total of 30 cigars and then[…]

Cigar Review: Isabela Cigars Shape Shifter – Rated 94

The Isabela Cigar Company has grown in a few short years since going national, to be known for their creative talent in blending and rolling cigars. They have actually been around since 1997 when Isabela Cigars owner Johnny Piette met Cuban Master Vicente Ortiz in Little Havana, FL. The two bonded instantly and over the[…]

2018 ISABELA Shape-Shifter

Cigar News: Isabela Cigars announces the 2018 Shape-Shifter

Isabela Cigars has announced their latest creation the 2018 ISABELA  Shape-Shifter described by the company as their “Most Aggressive Blend To Date“. The 2018 ISABELA Shape-Shifter is created with multiple varied strains of high-priming Nicaraguan Tobaccos, wrapped in aged Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Habano Prieto. According to the company: “Each and all of the tobaccos used[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Final Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30,  2017 Well, as promised, here are the final candidates for the 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars here on Stogie Press. It has been an amazing year in light of the looming FDA regulations but even so there plenty of amazing cigars that hit the market. The fact that the FDA has[…]

Isabela StarDust

Isabela StarDust Cigar Review – A fun journey!

Holy Crap this is a fine cigar! Wait, can I say “holy crap” on here? Damn straight I can, its my website! I can say whatever I want and when I smoke a cigar that hits on all cylinders like the Isabela StarDust, you are going to hear from me at the speed of light.[…]

Isabela StarDust

Isabela StarDust to be Released November 15

November 13, 2017 Isabela Cigars, a small artisan craft cigar maker based out Miami, FL  announced today that they will officially released to market their latest creation – the Isabela StarDust Cigar on November 15, 2017. The Isabela StarDust is a 5.25 x 42 corona rolled in a barber pole style. The blend is described[…]

Isabela Ltd Edition 2016 Serpentine

Isabela Cigars Serpentine 2016 Cigar Review

Isabela Cigar Company is the brainchild of Johnny Piette who got his introduction to cigars through legendary Cuban Master Vicente Ortiz. They met in Miami’s Little Havana in 1997 at Vincente’s Flagler Street “fabrica”. Johnny describes that meeting on the Isabella website: The rich sweet smells of fresh tobaccos and chatter of ex-pat Cubans in[…]