La Barba Ricochet

Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet (previously known as Primitivo) – Rated 98

UPDATE: Since reviewing this cigar  I learned that La Barba had to change the name of the cigar. It is now known as the La Barba Ricochet. The only change was to the packaging and band. I have reached out to Tony Bellatto and he provided new pictures of the branding and I have adjusted[…]

The T. Connecticut

Cigar Review: The T Connecticut by Robert Caldwell – Matt Booth – A.J. Fernandez (Rated 88)

At this years IPCPR, Robert Caldwell and Matt Booth announced a line extension to “The T” cigar they released last year in collaboration with A.J. Fernandez. The latest rendition replaces the original Nicaraguan grown habano wrapper with an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. Like the original,  The T Connecticut cigars are produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.[…]

The T Cigar

The T Cigar Review – They Couldn’t Handle The Truth?

Continuing with a series of reviews of cigars that were crafted with the collaboration of A.J. Fernandez, today we offer a review of a magnificent creation “The T”. This cigar is the result of three renowned names in the modern cigar business; A.J. Fernandez, Matt Booth, and Robert Caldwell. The cigar was originally called “The[…]

AJ Fernandez

Why Cigar Aficionado will Choose AJ Fernandez Cigar of the Year – Editorial

Well  folks, it’s that time of the year when the cigar media start to release their top cigars of the year. As you know, StogiePress releases our Top 25 Boutique Cigar list at the stroke of midnight on December 31, but the most coveted Cigar of the Year (COTY) list is from Cigar Aficionado. If[…]

Hit and Run Cigar

Caldwell Booth Hit and Run Cigar Review – A Fine Collaboration

The phrase Hit and Run can refer to a number of things. If you are a baseball fan like me, it refers to a high risk and high reward strategy where the defending infielders are placed out of position to make a play. The term also refers to a car accident where the “at fault”[…]

Blind Man's Bluff Connecticut

Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Connecticut Cigar Review

The US Presidential election is past us now, and even though Robert Caldwell ran a hard-fought campaign with his #caldwell4prez social media press, he just couldn’t surpass the surge of the two major candidates. Of course that did not stop Robert from releasing another new blend for his Caldwell Cigars line. This time it is[…]

All Out Kings

All Out Kings Cigar Review – Patience Pays

At the 2016 IPCPR, Caldwell Cigars and Drew Estate announced a collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Willy Herrera, and Jonathon Drew. That collaboration would be known as the All Out Kings blend. There were limited pre-release samples at the show, but I was not lucky enough to have received one. In fact Willy Herrera, the master blender[…]