Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Nemo A534 – Rated 92

It was an interesting Sunday morning, waking up to the news that the United States conducted a raid on an ISIS compound in Syria, a raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Big news for sure. As part of the news, it was also noted that the chase down of Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Nemo A534 – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96

This is my 3rd take on the Providencia Cigars Trinitas. The first two comprised of a pre-release review in 2017 and then a review of the production version in January of this year. Along the way, it seems the Trinitas has gotten a few more reviews and has been selling quite well according to Ray Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars – Trinitas Corona – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92

The little cigar company in Texas, Providencia Cigars has just shipped one of their latest creations, the Kill Shot. This cigar adds to the story of company founder Jim Faber, by taking us back to that fateful day on a youth soccer field in Honduras, where Jim was almost abducted at gun point. Though there Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Kill Shot – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94

It was eight years, in 2011, when Providencia Cigars founder, Jim Faber was almost kidnapped at gunpoint while supporting a youth soccer program he set up in Honduras. The years seem to have flown by, but that memory never fades from Jim or those he is close to. Through the creation of Providencia Cigars, Jim Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94[…]

The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge

Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19

Ahhh Yes!! The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge NFG19 – a joining of brothers and sisters of the leaf nationwide that love boutique cigars. I have been hearing and reading about the NFG events for a few years, not to mention the host shop, the world famous Underground Cigar Shop. So this year, I took Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

The 2018 Lancero Battle Results

Lanceros! Those long thin cigars made famous by Fidel Castro with the Cohiba Lancero have been an “on again – off again” vitola. Those that truly understand cigars know that the Lancero is the one that offers the truest flavor of the wrapper. In an article back in 2008, Cigar Aficionado asked Michael Herklots, general Read more about The 2018 Lancero Battle Results[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas – Rated 95

Happy New Year! Today I offer the first review of 2019 here at Stogie Press. Back in late 2017, I reviewed the pre-release of the Providencia Cigars Trinitas and found it to be a very promising blend for this small, Texas based, boutique cigar company. Since that review, the company has been working to keep Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas – Rated 95[…]

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 Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 17-22[…]

Providencia Cigars La Misión

Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Introduces La Misión – 15 Years of Honduran Love

The little Texas cigar company that keeps on chugging along, Providencia Cigars, has announced their 5th production cigar. Known as La Misión (The Mission), the cigar is a tribute to company founder, Jim Faber and his short mission to Honduras that turned into a 15-plus year, love affair, with the people and land of Honduras. Read more about Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Introduces La Misión – 15 Years of Honduran Love[…]

Providencia Cigars The Hostage

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars The Hostage – Rated 92

The story has been told and The Hostage has been released. Freed from the farms and factory in Danli, Honduras it is now in select shops, so we enjoy all that it has to offer. Early sightings of the new Providencia Cigars Hostage have shown up across social media.  I am told the Hostages escaped Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars The Hostage – Rated 92[…]

Providencia Cigars The Hostage

Breaking Cigar News: More Hostages to be Released by Providencia Cigars

It was only a month ago that Providencia Cigars announced the release of The Hostage to the market. In a phone call to Raymond Zinar, Marketing manager for Providencia Cigars, Ray explained to me that all hostages have been released, shipped and sold. Now that the hostages are fully in the market and in the Read more about Breaking Cigar News: More Hostages to be Released by Providencia Cigars[…]

Providencia Cigars - Meritage

Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Announces the Meritage “Aromatic Aged Cigar”

It seems it was just the other day that we heard about this small Texas cigar company, but as they say down there, everything is bigger in Texas, and Providencia Cigars is certainly growing into their boots. The latest announcement comes just 48 hours from the previous one and this time the company has announced Read more about Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Announces the Meritage “Aromatic Aged Cigar”[…]

Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Releases The Hostage

Providencia Cigars, the little Texas cigar company that could, has announced the release of its 4th blend. Known as “The Hostage“, the cigar is said to be a bold entry for Providencia Cigar and founders Jim Faber, Reed Grafke, and Raymond Zinar. The cigar is a tribute to the harrowing experience Faber had while volunteering Read more about Cigar News: Providencia Cigars Releases The Hostage[…]

Providencia Wine Cigar

Providencia Cigars Wine Cigar Pre-Release Cigar Review

Jim and Ray from Providencia cigars are back in the blending and crafting room this year trying some new things. Today I would like to offer a review of one of their latest pre-release cigars. For lack of a better name,  we will call  this the Providencia Wine Cigar. The company is still deciding on Read more about Providencia Cigars Wine Cigar Pre-Release Cigar Review[…]