Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF

Cigar Review: Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF – Rated 85

Today we take a look at the second in the Grande Bold series from the Micallef Cigars that was introduced at this years IPCPR. The Grande Bold series consists of 5 different blends and today we will be examining the Grande Bold Mata Fina. We recently reviewed the Grand Bold Nicaragua which scored a 93. The[…]

Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto

Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto – Rated 91

Presented at the 2017 IPCPR, the Plasencia Reserva Original is a cigar blend that Plasencia Cigars describe as an “organic cigar“. This means the cigar is made from tobacco certified by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). What does this mean to you the consumer? According to the OCIA websiite: No chemicals or non-natural fertilizers have[…]

La Palina LP02

Cigar Review: La Palina LP02 Robusto

Back in October 2017, we reviewed the La Palina LP01 cigar, one of two in the Number series from La Palina Cigars. The other is the La Palina LP02 which is the subject of today’s review. Both the LP01 and LP02 were launched at last years IPCPR. The art for the marketing and packaging of[…]

La Faraona Connecticut

La Faraona Connecticut Double Robusto Cigar Review – A Beautiful Blonde for Sure

A couple of months ago I introduced you to the fine craft of Odelma Matos and her boutique cigar shop/factory, La Faraona Cigars in Ybor City, FL. That was the review of their Dala Cigar which I described as a “magnificent smoke with a balanced set of palate pleasing notes and aromas“.  Today, I have the pleasure[…]

Kristoff Cameroon

Kristoff Cameroon Cigar Review

The other day I was going clicking through Stogie Press and realized there is now over 1,000 cigar reviews and articles that have been authored since our launch back in 2014. That’s a lot of content and a lot of cigars that have gone from beauty to ash. One of the first reviews I authored[…]

Casa Cuevas Connecticut

Casa Cuevas Connecticut Cigar Review – A Flavorful Conny

Back in August, I introduced you to Luis Cuevas, a 4th generation cigar man and owner of Tabacalera Las Lavas, S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic. At that time we reviewed  Luis’ own brand, Casa Cuevas Cigars – specifically the Maduro blend.  Today we are going blonde and will be reviewing the Casa Cuevas Connecticut which[…]

Black Chazaro Black

Black Chazaro Black Cigar Review – Viva la Mexico

Late last month I introduced you to the Black Chazaro cigar brand by way of the review of their Black Chazaro Habano cigar introduction. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the second cigar in their line up – the Black Chazaro Black. This cigar is a 100% Mexican San Andres puro. The complete blend is[…]

Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1

Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1 Cigar Review

Today I would like to offer a review on another Micallef Cigars and Gomez Sanchez collaboration – the Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda 1. It was part of the overall collection presented by Micallef Cigars at t his years IPCPR. You can read the story of Micallef Cigars and their relation to the famed Gomez[…]

Marcus Daniel Bartolomé Masó maduro

Marcus Daniel Bartolomé Masó Maduro Cigar Review – A Hidden Gem

Back in the summer I received a message from a  cigar shop in Naples, Florida asking if they could get some of their cigars reviewed on Stogie Press. That shop was Marcus Daniel. I will be honest, I heard of the man but I have never been to the shop or tried his cigars. Personally,[…]

ENKI Cigars Corojo

Enki Cigars Corojo Cigar Review – A Cornucopia of Flavor

Back in 2013, I was starting a new cigar blog and had no idea what an amazing journey I was about to embark on. Over the years I have met some of the most incredible people in this business from brand owners, manufacturers, shop owners, fellow bloggers and cigar enthusiasts.  The journey continues and I[…]