Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products

For all you pipe lovers out there, it was announced today that Kretek International, Inc., the United States’ largest importer, marketer, and distributor of specialty tobacco products has inked an exclusive distribution deal with legendary Gawith Hoggarth brands. According to today’s press release Kretek International notes: “Established in Kendal, England, in the mid-1800s, Gawith Hoggarth[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals – Rated 90

Back in October of 2018 I introduced you all to the latest creation from Ventura Cigars the  Archetype Fantasy Mini Series. We reviewed the first of the three new blends, the Curses. Since then, there has been a lot of sightings by Ventura General Manager, Michael Giannini, from Europe to the New Orleans Barn Smoker[…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit

Ventura Cigars, the brand famous for the Archetype, PSyKo SEVEN, Project805 and Case Study cigars, has announced that it will operate as a standalone business unit and full subsidiary of Kretek International effective this month. In the Kretek International press release, Patrick Hurd, Vice President of Sales for Kretek International, Inc. stated: “We’re excited to[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates

We have just a day and and a half before the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. As part of the bell tolling, comes the announcement of the annual Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of the year. Today we offer the final list of candidates that have made the cut for[…]

Ventura Cigars CS 13

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Announces Shipment of the Case Study 13 Cigar

Just in time for holiday gifting or smoking, Ventura Cigar Company has announced the arrival of the limited-edition Case Study CS/13. First announced at IPCPR 2018, Case Study CS/13 is now shipping, and will soon be available via select online retailers and premium tobacconists nationwide. This full-bodied cigar is a special blend from Drew Estate,[…]

Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounge: Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge – Charlotte NC

I met Preston Gray the owner of the Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge when I attended the MLB Cigar Ventures after party/dinner at this years IPCPR. The time we spent enjoying Mike Bellody’s hospitality and smoking cigars was as good as any two Brothers of the Leaf could have. Over the course of the evening I[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Axis Mundi

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars ups the Ante at the Big Smoke 2018 in Las Vegas

If you are attending the Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke 2018 then you don’t want to miss the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) booth. In their latest press release, the company announced they will not only be attending the event, but they will be “making Las Vegas an extra lucky destination for those heading to Cigar Aficionado’s[…]

Cigar News: KRETEK INTERNATIONAL, INC. ACQUIRES FOUNDRY TOBACCO COMPANY

 “The wheel is come full circle.” So said William Shakespeare long ago, but the notion is never more true than today. With Michael Giannini as General Manager at Ventura Cigars, parent company, Kretek International, Inc. has just acquired the Foundry Tobacco Company. This marks a return of a brand to its master, as under his[…]

Psyko Seven Maduro

Cigar News: Switzerland Turns Psyko with Oettinger Davidoff Expo

Ventura Cigar Co. has announced that their acclaimed Psyko Seven Cigar line will be making their European Debut at the Oettinger Davidoff Expo in Lucerne, Switzerland October 20 – 21, 2018. The Expo,  which  hosts hundreds of attendees looking to bring Oettinger Davidoff brands and products into their retail outlets will be held at the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.[…]

Ventura Archetype Mini Series

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Begins Shipping the Archetype Mini Series

You may have already read the Stogie Press review on the Ventura Cigars Archetype Mimi Series – Curses cigar. It is one of the three blends in the Archetype Mini Series the company introduced at this years IPCPR. Now you too can experience this new line from Ventura Cigars, as they have announced today, the[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses – Rated 91

Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks, it sounds like the plot of a Harry Potter book and so it should, because these are the names of the cigars in the newly released Archetype Fantasy Mini Series from Ventura Cigars. If you recall, the company released a number of Archetype cigars in 2017 and explained to us all, “we[…]

Michael Giannini, General Manager at Ventura Cigars

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Heading to Drew Estate 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker

Ventura Cigar Company announced today that they will be bringing smooth vibes and great smokes to an already raucously good time. In the announcement, Ventura Cigars stated: “Ventura Cigars is honored to be part of Drew Estate’s 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker on September 29, 2018. Held in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the event is the brainchild of[…]

Ventura Cigars Extends Archetype Cigar Line to include the Miniseries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2018 At the 2016 IPCPR, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) made a big splash in the cigar world  and hosted a standing room only media event about their latest cigar line known as the Archetype.  As explained at that event: Archetype is inspired by the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung[…]

New Ventura Cigars Partnership brings Consumers California Sunshine & Island Vibes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2018 Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce a new marketing and distribution partnership with Island Lifestyle Importers, the designers and manufacturers of Tommy Bahama luxury cigar accessories and Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve line of cigars. This union brings together two companies with well-established networks of premium product manufacturing and[…]