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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[…]

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut Cigar Review – Get Your Day Started

Back in July of 2017 we reviewed one of the three Oscar Valladares “2012 Rebirth Edition Blends” that were introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. That review was of the 2012 Maduro, and not only was it a fine cigar it also received  an Honorable Mention in this year’s top 25 Boutique Cigar  list on Stogie Press.[…]

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[…]

Oscar Valladares Tobacco and The Cigar Shop Team Up for the 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole

December 15, 2017 – Carolina-based retailer The Cigar Shop is proud to announce it is teaming up with Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co to produce its second exclusive offering. The offering will be an extension to the 2012 by Oscar line and features the rare combination of a candela wrapper being used in a barber-pole[…]

2012 by Oscar Maduro

2012 Maduro by Oscar Valladares Cigar Review

Oscar Valladares owner of Oscar Valladares Tobacco and Co. made quite the splash when he collaborated with Island Jim Robinson to produce the Leaf by Oscar cigar. It seems like that was a lifetime ago but the company is only 5 years old. At this years IPCPR, Oscar  reached into the vault and has introduced the what[…]

The Oscar Habano

The Oscar Habano Cigar Review

By now, if you are serious cigar smoker you have seen and even may have tried the Leaf by Oscar line of cigars. You know the ones I am talking about, those beautiful specimens of rolled leaf preserved in a tobacco leaf instead of a cellophane sheath. Well, one of the men behind that creation,[…]

Island Jim Cigars – IPCPR2015 – Video Interview

On day 3 of the 83rd Annual IPCPR in New Orleans we caught up with our good friend Jim Robinson from Island Jim Cigars. His booth was jamming all week with the great success from his Leaf by Oscar creation last year and here we discuss what else is new and upcoming from him and[…]

Bill Bromley OG

Bill Bromley OG – Cigar Review

It has been a long hard winter again, especially for those in the Northeast of the US not mention that the cold and snow even made it down to many of the southern states too with record lows in Florida and Key West. So now spring has arrived and there are two things I love[…]

Island Jim #2 – Cigar Review

It was a beautiful spring like day here in sunny Florida not just a nice 70 degree day. I figured this would be the perfect time to sit back with Island Jim and enjoy this wonderful day.The Island Jim has been resting in my humidor since July of last year. What is even better  about this[…]

Leaf by Oscar – Connecticut – Cigar Review

It’s good to have some vacation time and not have to go anywhere. Today I will review the “Leaf by Oscar” cigar. Before I get into the review allow me to introduce the man behind the Leaf – “Island Jim” Robinson. He is the man who owns the world-famous Leaf and Bean cigar cafe in[…]