Lifestyle: Stogie Press Readers Choice Award Results

Well, that was a fun contest, but all good things must come to an end. Votes were cut off at midnight on Friday, December 20th. The 2019 Stogie Press Readers Choice best cigar of 2019 is the: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso Congratulations to Francisco Almonte and the whole team Read more about Lifestyle: Stogie Press Readers Choice Award Results[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96

One of many things I can say about Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, is he knows how to make some awesome looking cigars. The man was trained by some of the best in the industry before he branched out on his own a number of years ago. Besides his core line Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93

Back in 2017, Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars, owned by Francisco Almonte, showcased a cigar known as the Extra Viejo. It was presented in an astounding humidor that held 41 Extra Viejo cigars in three sizes (toro, robusto, gordo). The humidor is equipped with lock and key, humidifying device and hygrometer.  As far as the Extra Read more about Cigar Review: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Extra Viejo Toro – Rated 93[…]

Harlem Cigar Room

Cigar Lounge – Harlem Cigar Room – NYC

The 4th stop on my Independence Day weekend Tri-State cigar lounge tour took me back to my home state and the greatest city on earth; NYC. More specifically – Manhattan Island. I truly love going home – yes Boston Jimmie was born in NYC and I have seen the changes over the years. I left Read more about Cigar Lounge – Harlem Cigar Room – NYC[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2

The first weekend of March, I could not wait to arrive, ever since I booked my plane ticket to Santiago, DR. You see, that was the weekend of the 5th annual DBL Cigars, Dominican Factory Tour. Even though I have been to the DBL factory before, it was a private tour for just a short Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars – Derame III – Rated 95

At the 2018 IPCPR, Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, showcased the third release of his limited edition Derrame Series cigar. Known as the Derrame III, it was displayed in a beautiful 49 count humidor that housed 40 box-pressed vitolas and 9 round vitolas. The humidor is as stunning as the cigars Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars – Derame III – Rated 95[…]

DBL MAFU

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars MAFU Cameroon – Rated 98

I recently received a holiday package of cigars from my friend and great BOTL, Francisco Almonte, the owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars. That package had some of his latest introductions in it and as you may have read I reviewed the DBL 35th Anniversary this past week. One of the other blends in Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars MAFU Cameroon – Rated 98[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars 35th Anniversary – Rated 94

At this years IPCPR, Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars announced the introduction of a DBL 35th Anniversary cigar. This cigar is a tribute to Francisco Almonte who has spent 35 years in the tobacco industry. Imagine having worked with two of the most famous cigar makers, Mr. Carlos Fuente (A. Fuente Cigars) and Mr. Litto Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars 35th Anniversary – Rated 94[…]

DBL Amarillo

DBL Amarillo Cigar Review – Fine as cream gravy – Rated 93

It has been a little while since I spoke about Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars, so today I would like to introduce you to the latest creation the company introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. Known as the Amarillo, it is the first release by the company that uses a true US Connecticut wrapper. The DBL websites describes Read more about DBL Amarillo Cigar Review – Fine as cream gravy – Rated 93[…]

Seven Seven Maduro

Seven Seven Maduro Cigar Review – Do you Feel Lucky ?

Seven Seven cigars is probably a brand that is new to you and rightfully so since they have been only in existence since 2016, ut as we know in the cigar business, it is not how long you have been around but who you work with in the industry that can make a difference. In Read more about Seven Seven Maduro Cigar Review – Do you Feel Lucky ?[…]

Ceron Sumatra

Ceron Premium Cigars Sumatra Cigar Review

Today we offer a review of the second cigar in the Ceron Premium Cigars lineup. This one is the Sumatra blend. You may have read our review of the Ceron San Andres a few months back.  Ceron Premium Cigars is a relatively new boutique cigar company founded by Javier Ceron. Javier notes in his website: At Read more about Ceron Premium Cigars Sumatra Cigar Review[…]