2023 Cigar of the Year Candidates – Part 4

Today I offer the final set of candidates for the Stogie Press top cigars of 2023. As is the case every year, Stogie Press has three lists – one for large companies, one for medium companies and one for small companies. If you ask me how I decide the difference between large, medium, and small Read more about 2023 Cigar of the Year Candidates – Part 4[…]

Cigar Review: Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale Box Pressed Toro (Redo) – Rated 96

You may have noticed back in the summer I reviewed the “A Bronx Tale” cigar and it had some issues. I was not the only one that noted this and the team (Chazz Palminteri, Pauly DiSilvio, and Dean Parsons [Epic Cigars] took the feedback to heart and did the right thing. They made the decision Read more about Cigar Review: Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale Box Pressed Toro (Redo) – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review – Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale Box Pressed Toro – Rated 89

After years in the making, the cigar that pays tribute to the iconic masterpiece of the same name – “A Bronx Tale” – is finally about to hit the shelves of humidors across the country. Made in collaboration with Pauly DiSilvio of La Casa Grande Tobacco Company in the Bronx, Dean Parsons of Epic Cigars, and Chazz Palminteri this is a Read more about Cigar Review – Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale Box Pressed Toro – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Lifestyle – Supin Hapnd in’Da Bronx – A Bronx Tale

This past week, I had the honor of being invited to the private roll out of Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale” Cigar, held at La Casa Grande Cigars in Little Italy in the Bronx, NY. This was a special moment for Chazz, who noted that this project is dedicated to his grandfather and all those Read more about Cigar Lifestyle – Supin Hapnd in’Da Bronx – A Bronx Tale[…]

Cigar News: Chazz Palminteri, Epic Cigars, and Paul Disilvio Announce “A Bronx Tale” Cigar

After years in the making, the cigar that pays tribute to the iconic masterpiece of the same name – “A Bronx Tale” – is finally about to hit the shelves of humidors across the country. Made in collaboration with Pauly DiSilvio of La Casa Grande Tobacco Company in the Bronx, Dean Parsons of Epic Cigars, Read more about Cigar News: Chazz Palminteri, Epic Cigars, and Paul Disilvio Announce “A Bronx Tale” Cigar[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 – Dean Parsons – Epic Cigars

In case you missed this one. In this video, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press, sits down with the founder of Epic Cigars, Mr. Dean Parsons. Dean chimes in from a small boat in a bay in the Miami area. We talk about his 10 year journey in the cigar business and the trials and tribulations Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 – Dean Parsons – Epic Cigars[…]

Cigar News: ZANDER-GREG Starts Shipping new Nat Cicco Aniversario Sizes

ZANDER-GREG has announced they have begun shipping two new sizes for their Nat Cicco Aniversario series. The Nat Cicco line is hand crafted in Nicaragua at Agroindustrial Nicaraguense De Tabacos S.A. Shipping to retailers started May 1, 2021 NAT CICCO ANIVERSARIO 1965 Double Toro The blend is described as: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Read more about Cigar News: ZANDER-GREG Starts Shipping new Nat Cicco Aniversario Sizes[…]

Cigar News: Black Star Cigar Line and Epic Cigars Announce Black History Month Collaboration Project

Black Star Cigar Line and Epic Cigars are proud to announce a Black History Month collaboration project along with online retailer and cigar club, Privada Cigar Club. The special cigar is a (6 x 52) Habano wrapped Nicaraguan puro. The MSRP has been set at $12.00/cigar. Production is limited to only 1,200 cigars and are Read more about Cigar News: Black Star Cigar Line and Epic Cigars Announce Black History Month Collaboration Project[…]

Smoking Shields

Epic Cigars Expands Production of Smoking Shields Cigar

At this years IPCPR, Epic Cigars was displaying and telling the story of their new release – the Smoking Shields cigar. Released in November of 2016, the Smoking Shields was a cigar created for the charity organization by the same name, The Smoking Shields Cigar Club, Corp. The organization was established in 2015 with a mission Read more about Epic Cigars Expands Production of Smoking Shields Cigar[…]

Epic La Rubia

Epic La Rubia Rough Cut Cigar Review

It is said “blondes have more fun”, and this past year, Dean Parsons, from Epic Cigars, showed just how much fun a blonde can be. Adding to the already successful line of Maduro and Corojo cigars, Dean introduced the La Rubia, his latest creation, at the 2016 IPCPR. La Rubia translates to “The Blonde” in Read more about Epic La Rubia Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Epic Maduro Reserva – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

Epic Cigars Project E San Andres

Epic Cigars Project E San Andres – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Founded in 2010 by Dean Parsons, Epic cigars has developed and produced some fine cigars ever since. This year is no exception as they announced some new lines at this years IPCPR. These introductions included the La Rubia, Maduro Fuerte, and the Project E San Andres which is the topic of today’s review. I met Dean Read more about Epic Cigars Project E San Andres – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]