Cigar Review: PDR Cigars A. Flores El Criollito Robusto – Rated 91

Today I take a loo at yet another revamped and tweaked blend from Abe Flores and his Puros Dominican Republic (PDR) factory in Tamboril, DR. Yes you read that right, ABE changed the name of his company from Pinar Del Rio to Puros Dominican Republic back 2021 but the name change allowed him to keep Read more about Cigar Review: PDR Cigars A. Flores El Criollito Robusto – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Maduro SP44 – Rated 89

The revamped A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Maduro was introduced to the market in late 2019 and brought with it, a new taste and packaging. In order to “streamline the flavor profiles” the company added more Dominican Criollo ’98 to the filler. During the release, Abe Flores, owner of PDR Cigars noted: “The Serie Privada Read more about Cigar Review: A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Maduro SP44 – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Treaty – Rated 95

Hiram & Solomon Cigars recently released one of their newest blends to the market known as the “Treaty”. The cigar is crafted exclusively to Celebrate the historic once in a life time treaty signing and mutual recognition between the Most Worshipful Prince Hall of Georgia and Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Georgia by MW Donald Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Treaty – Rated 95[…]

Cigar News: Hiram and Solomon Cigars Move Production to PDR Cigar Factory

Hiram and Solomon Cigars is pleased to announce its cigar production has moved to the PDR Cigar Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.  In 2021 Hiram and Solomon owners, Fouad Kashouty & Romy Kashouty, began working with Abe Flores of PDR Cigars, creating new blends and forging a business relationship that allows for streamlined production and Read more about Cigar News: Hiram and Solomon Cigars Move Production to PDR Cigar Factory[…]

Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars to Showcase Three New Lines at TPE 2022

It is not every day that we hear about a cigar company introducing 3 different lines of cigars at the same time. Taking in consideration and account the supply problems, box manufacturing delays and shipping, combined with other issues that impacted the Cigar industry and caused back ordered problems with many of the company’s core Read more about Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars to Showcase Three New Lines at TPE 2022[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon / Cigars For Warriors Live2Serve – Rated 94

At this years Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas Hiram & Solomon Cigars and Cigars for Warriors (CFW) showcased a special collaboration cigar known as Live2Serve. Officially released in May of this year, this Limited Release was made available exclusively to CFW donation center retailers, and 100% of the cigar’s profits will benefit Operation: Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon / Cigars For Warriors Live2Serve – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon CURAMUS Toro – Rated 93

Announced in March of 2021 and showcased at this years Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), the CURAMUS is a cigar that was specially crafted for M.W. Robert V. Monacelli, Grand Master of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Freemasons for the State of New Jersey. The Freemasons are the largest and oldest fraternal organization with a mission to: “Promote Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon CURAMUS Toro – Rated 93[…]

A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada

A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada Cigar review

PDR Cigars added to their Gran Reserva line in 2016 with the introduction of the A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada. The A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada blend is described as: Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder – Ecuadorian Habano and Nicaraguan Jalapa Filler – Dominican Republic and Nicaragua The wrapper is grown using the desflorada Read more about A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada Cigar review[…]

PDR El Trovador

PDR Cigars El Trovador – Rough Cut Cigar review

It was back in July of 2014 when PDR cigars filed for the El Trovador trademark on their, soon to be coming, El Trovador cigar line. Two years later, Abe Flores and PDR cigars  released their newest line at the IPCPR  in Las Vegas. The name itself come to Abe when he was on a Read more about PDR Cigars El Trovador – Rough Cut Cigar review[…]

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Robusto.

PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Habano – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Robusto. I received the sample from PDR Cigars at the 2015 IPCPR. According to the PDR Cigars website:: “The Small Batch Habano shows a beautiful oily reddish Brazilian Habano wrapper leaf. This blend holds a special place in our Read more about PDR Cigars Small Batch Reserve Habano – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

Box Pressed Cigars or Round?

[socialpoll id=”2352031″] Box pressed cigars have been on the market for a long time. In fact the Cubans created them a long time ago to save shipping space. They would press the cigars into the box creating the more square shape. This resulted in a slightly smaller box saving on material.  It is believed that this Read more about Box Pressed Cigars or Round?[…]

Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Final Candidates

Well, 2015 is just about over and today we announce the final 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Boutique Cigars.  Congratulations to all those that made the cut and stay tuned at the stroke of midnight tomorrow when we announce the Number One Boutique Cigar of 2015 and the remaining breakdown. Here Read more about Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Final Candidates[…]

Corona Cigars and Cars 2015 Recap

Every year for the past 3 years,  on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Corona Cigars in Orlando, FL hosts their annual Cigars and Cars event where you can indulge in a judgement free smoking experience. For the second year now they have held it at the Shrine Auditorium in Lake Mary,  FL.  I like this venue Read more about Corona Cigars and Cars 2015 Recap[…]