Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91

At this year’s Premium Cigar Association trade show, Ventura cigars introduced the 3rd chapter of the Archetype cigar series. New release included the Dawn of Destiny and Sacred Scales, both of which were created in collaboration with cigar maker Ernesto Perez -Carrillo and Ventura Cigars General Manager Michael Giannini. It was noted in an earlier Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Chapter 3 – Dawn of Destiny Robusto – Rated 91[…]

Ventura Cigars Sacred Scales

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Starts Shipping Archetype Chapter 3

The story continues. Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced today that two new Archetype Chapter 3 cigars, are now shipping and will soon be available at online premium tobacco retailers and fine tobacconists around the United States. These unique blends, named Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny, were crafted by Cigar Master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo in collaboration Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Starts Shipping Archetype Chapter 3[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Cuban Cigar Factory – Manolo Quesada – Rated 93

2019 was a big year for Ventura Cigars. The company introduced the Archetype Chapter 3, the PSyKo Seven Nicaragua with Indiana Ortez, and the new Cuban Cigar Factory collaborations which are focused on some of the best master blenders in the industry. It was about 2 years ago when Ventura Cigars announced they acquired a Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Cuban Cigar Factory – Manolo Quesada – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars PYsKo Seven Nicaragua – Rated 92

Ventura Cigars launched the PYsKo Seven Maduro cigar four years ago and followed it up with a Connecticut variety the following year. Both of these cigars made the Stogie Press top cigar list in the year they were introduced. Now four years after the initial PYsKo Seven Maduro, Ventura Cigars launched their latest variety, the Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars PYsKo Seven Nicaragua – Rated 92[…]

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Cigar News: Roll Your Own with Michael Giannini at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

If you ever wanted to try your hand at rolling a cigar, 2019 is the year to do it. Michael Giannini, from Ventura Cigars has been traveling the country and the world to promote the brand and offer workshops on how to roll a cigar. Most specifically, how to apply a wrapper leaf to the Read more about Cigar News: Roll Your Own with Michael Giannini at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival[…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Co. Collaborates with Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada to Launch New Cuba Cigar Factory Blends

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” (Benjamin Franklin) Benjamin “Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada: two of the greatest of all time. These men are cigar industry pioneers, builders, blenders, visionaries, creators, and friends. Now these true legends of the business, Menendez and Quesada are teaming Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Co. Collaborates with Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada to Launch New Cuba Cigar Factory Blends[…]

Cigar News: Announces the Tommy Bahama – Hula Paradise Collection – How Cool!

In partnership with Island Lifestyle Importers, Ventura Cigar Company is announcing the arrival of the “Hula Paradise Collection” from Tommy Bahama’s cigar accessories collection. The collection will premiere at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anchoring the new collection is the limited release Hula Paradise “Just Another Read more about Cigar News: Announces the Tommy Bahama – Hula Paradise Collection – How Cool![…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Partners with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced the addition of Chapter 3 to its Archetype Cigars story, with two new tobacco blends set to release in June at IPCPR 2019. These unique cigars, named Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny, are crafted by Cigar Master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo in his award-winning factory in the Dominican Republic. Perez-Carrillo Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Partners with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the Archetype Chapter 3[…]

Cigar News: PSYKO SEVEN NICARAGUA BY INDIANA ORTEZ ARRIVING AT A TOBACCONIST NEAR YOU

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce the arrival of PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua, the fresh, bold blend created in collaboration with rising industry star, Indiana Ortez. All eyes have been turned toward the PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua cigar since its debut at TAA 2019. And enthusiasts everywhere have been anticipating the rich, relaxing smoke seen Read more about Cigar News: PSYKO SEVEN NICARAGUA BY INDIANA ORTEZ ARRIVING AT A TOBACCONIST NEAR YOU[…]

PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Anounces PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua

You have seen the Stogie Press reviews on the PSyKo SEVEN Maduro and Connecticut over the past years. Now, Ventura Cigars has reached deep into Nicaragua and partnered with Indiana Ortez, a rising cigar industry star, and daughter of tobacco industry icon Omar Ortez. to offer the PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua. Set to debut at TAA Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Anounces PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua[…]

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 Read more about Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products[…]

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 Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals – Rated 90[…]

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 Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit[…]

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 Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates[…]