Villiger Cigars 1888

Villiger Cigars 1888 Rough Cut Cigar Review

Villiger Cigars turns the clock back this week, with a re-blended 1888 line. The original 1888 debuted in the U.S, back in 2009, but the company has decided to sunset the old blend and freshen up the 1888 line. The blend has been significantly tweaked and the packaging has been made much bolder. The year[…]

Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo

Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Cigar Review

According to the Miami Cigars, Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo, press release: The newly redesigned Nestor Miranda Collection was launched during the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2014. The collection featured three different cigars (NMC Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro.) The company announced the Corojo blend to the collection at this years IPCPR. Miami Cigars has stated that[…]

Victor Calvo V50

Victor Calvo Cincuenta – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Another new blend introduced at this years IPCPR by Victor Calvo was the Cincuenta or as it is banded the VC50. Cincuenta translates to “50” in Spanish. Though the company was founded in 1996, the Victor Calvo Cincuenta is a dedication to his family and their legacy in the cigar business. Victor has been working on this for[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype - Strange Passage

Ventura Cigars Strange Passage – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we present the 3rd review of the Ventura Cigars Archetype Series A cigar line – the Strange Passage. Unlike the previous two cigar in the Archetype Series A line, the Strange passage is manufactured at the Agroindustria LAEPE S.A. factory in Honduras. As noted in the previous reviews, Ventura Cigars Chief Marketing Officer, Jason Carignan states:[…]

Kings Cigars Prince

Kings Cigars Prince – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Anwar Mithavayani and Kings Cigars debuted two new blends at this years IPCPR. One was the Kings 5 Year Anniversary and the second was the Prince. It is the Prince I would like to review for you today. As part of the Kings Cigars Signature Series, the Prince is a bold statement for the 5 year[…]

Arandoza 5th Anniversary

Arandoza 5th Anniversary – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Has it been 5 years already? Wow, time flies, like the smoke in the Stogie Press lounge. There should be no mistake by now, that I enjoy Arandoza cigars. They have made the Stogie Press top 25 for two years in a row – OK, I only did two top 25 lists, but Stogie Press is[…]

Matilde Quadrata

Matilde Quadrata – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Fresh off the success of the Matilde Oscuro in 2015, the Seijas family and their Matilde Cigar Co. released the latest incarnation of the Matilde line at this years IPCPR. This time it is a medium-full Dominican and Nicaraguan blend named the “Quadrata” Distributed by Quesada Cigars, the Matilde Quadrata is manufactured at Jochy Blanco’s Tabacalera[…]

Yayabo Cirion

Yayabo Cigars Cirion – Cigar Review

Yayabo Cigars. a name few knew last year. But what a year does for a brand; especially if you have a great cigar. As we noted in our 2015 Top 25, Yayabo had what we considered the number 6 cigar of the year. Well the Yayabo team has taken that to the bank and doubled[…]

Neya F8 Texas Tactical

Neya F8 Texas Tactical Lancero – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Roberto Duran Premium Cigars released a few new blends at this years IPCPR. The one that really caught my eye was the new Neya F8 Texas Tactical Lancero. Lanceros are one of my more favorite vitolas, they offer the truest flavor from the wrapper as there is much less filler and binder to impact it. Hey, even[…]

Oliveros All Stars

Aging Room Oliveros All Stars – Rough Cut Cigar Review

While the big splash by Rafael Nodal and Aging Room cigars at this years IPCPR was the new Solera cigar line, another new cigar introduction was announced. In keeping with his musical themes for cigars. Rafael  rolled out the Oliveros All Stars cigar. Unlike the Oliveros “Flavors” cigar, the Oliveros All Stars is not flavored[…]

Pulita 60 Aniversario

El Artista Pulita 60 Aniversario – Rough Cut Cigar Review

In 1916 Ramón “Pulita” Rodriguez, a humble cigar roller in the Dominican Republic, established Tabacalera El Artista. Three generations and sixty years later our masters rollers make millions of cigars, our farmers grow acres of specialty cigar tobacco, and we still adhere to the principals of Don Pulita. That was the introduction by Tabacalera El[…]

Warped Corto X46

Warped Corto X46 – Rough Cut Cigar review

Warped Cigars announced the latest addition to their Corto line at this years IPCPR. This time, a light pressed 46 ring gauge robusto, aptly named the Corto X46. Kyle Gellis and his team were crazy busy at the IPCPR, so I was not able to get time to sit with him this year as they were[…]

Epic Maduro Reserva

Epic Maduro Reserva – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Dean Parsons launched the Epic cigar brand back in 2012 and the inaugural cigar for that launch was the Epic Maduro Reserva. I am not sure if Dean realized what an Epic cigar he created, but then again, having met Dean, I would say he knew what he had. Four years later the Epic Maduro[…]

Serino Royale 20th Anniversary Maduro XX – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Sometimes in our beloved cigar industry what’s old is new. In today’s case, I am talking about the new Serino Cigar Company. The company is headed up by Tony Serino a name you may not be familiar with. Tony is also the owner of APS Distributors which has dealt in wholesale cigars for 20 years. Much of the[…]