Cigar Review: MBombay MQBA Vintage Reserve Nikka – Rated 97

Last year at the IPCPR, Mel Shah, the owner of Bombay Tabak was showcasing his latest line of cigars known as the MQBA Vintage Reserve. The name MQBA by the way is pronounced “em-kyoo-bho” in case you were wondering. I sampled the Nikka vitola, at the show and was impressed even though they just arrived. Read more about Cigar Review: MBombay MQBA Vintage Reserve Nikka – Rated 97[…]

Cigar Lounge: Havana Tranquility Punta Gorda Florida

Last weekend, my wife and I decided to take a trip over to the west coast of Florida and visit the small town of Punta Gorda, Florida. The trip was set up to visit my aging uncle who I have not seen in about a year and of course any trip I take usually involves Read more about Cigar Lounge: Havana Tranquility Punta Gorda Florida[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates

We have just a day and and a half before the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. As part of the bell tolling, comes the announcement of the annual Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of the year. Today we offer the final list of candidates that have made the cut for Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates[…]

MBombay Gaaja Maduro

MBombay Gaaja Maduro Cigar Review – A great sibling!

Mel Shah and MBombay hit a home run last year with the introduction of the Gaaja Ecuador Connecticut desflorado blend. It met with rave reviews across the spectrum. Mel followed up that hit with the maduro variety of the Gaaja which is the subject of today’s review. The bar was set with the original Gaaja and Read more about MBombay Gaaja Maduro Cigar Review – A great sibling![…]

Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – La Segunda Parte

  Here’s hoping everyone is having a good weekend, and for those up north, staying warm. Today I would like to present the La Segunda Parte of the Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars. The final Stogie Press Top 25 rankings will be posted at the stroke of midnight New Years Eve. So without further Read more about Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – La Segunda Parte[…]

MBombay Gajja

MBombay Gaaja – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the MBombay Gaaja. I received samples of the Gaaja from Mel Shah, owner of Bombay Tobak/MBombay a little over a week ago so this review is based on fresh samples. In Sanskrit language “Gaja” (Pronounced: guj ), means elephant. According to the Mbombay Press Release: “We Read more about MBombay Gaaja – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

MBombay Mōra Lancero

MBombay Mōra Lancero Cigar Review

It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Melbourne, FL as I make myself a cup of coffee and head out to the back deck to enjoy the sun rising over the palm trees and watch my Cocker Spaniel Ziggy, the “Duke of Merriment”, run about the yard. Having smoked the MBombay Mōra Lancero the other day, it was Read more about MBombay Mōra Lancero Cigar Review[…]

MBombay Classic Belicoso Cigar Review

As many of you know, I have done a lot of travel these days, most recently to Germany and I really don’t know how so many of my fellow Brothers and Sisters of the leaf handle the frigid cold when smoking their favorite cigar outside. I know I had to bundle up in layers to Read more about MBombay Classic Belicoso Cigar Review[…]