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The Stogie Press Top Connecticut Cigars of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MELBOURNE, FL – I know the lists just seem to keep flowing out the media. But as you know, and as I promise, every year we like to offer our list of the top Connecticut wrapped cigars for that year. The list always comes out in mid January after most have digested[…]

Jas Sum Kral Cigars Parts With NOA (New Order of the Ages)

Not even one day into the new year and things are already moving and shifting in the cigar industry. Stogie Press has learned today that the young and successful company – Jas Sum Kral Cigars is leaving Noel Rojas’ New order of the Ages (NOA) factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The NOA factory opened two years[…]

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[…]

Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok

Crna Nok by Jas Sum Kral Cigar Review

Now that we reviewed the Zlatno Sonce, a truly feisty blonde introduction from Riste Risteski and Jas Sum Kral, it is time to  tone it down a bit with the company’s second release for 2017 – the Crna Nok. Now let’s just be clear here, if you walk in  a humidor and see the two new introductions[…]

Jas Sum Kral Zlatno Sonce

Zlatno Sonce Cigar Review – Jas Sum Kral Offers a Blonde to Remember

We have all come to know Riste Risteski, the large Macedonian man, that took the cigar world by storm with his Jas Sum Kral brand. His inaugural Red Knight cigar certainly set the bar for him and his young company. Many wondered if such a young company could survive in the post FDA regulation era, but Riste[…]

2016 Top 25 Boutique Cigars la parte final

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2016 Well it has been a fun and exciting year in the cigar industry as we close out 2016. There were numerous new boutique blends that hit the market this year as Manufacturers and Brand owners worked to beat the FDA deadline of August 8th, so they have time to[…]

Que Vida Cigar

Que Vida Cigar Review – A hidden gem in a crowded field

Que Vida! or in English – “What a Life”. Yea that sums it up for me. It’s far from over, but for more than a half-century, I have enjoyed a good run with great friendships developing over those years especially through the Brotheres and Sisters of the Leaf. The nice thing about friendships – they bring[…]

JAS SUM KRAL – Red Knight Toro Cigar Review

JAS SUM KRAL – I Am King! These are the words of one man, Riste Risteski, owner of Jas Sum Kral cigars. If you have seen this Macedonian giant of man on social media you get it. In his own words: Smoking mainly Cuban cigars, I wanted to create a profile which maintained Cuban standards, while[…]