Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break – Rated 90

Originally released tot he market in 2006, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection was taken off the market in 2014 a part of an overhaul and branding refresh. Five years later, Nestor and his Miami Cigar & Co. team re-introduced the blend in 2019 as part of the company’s 30th anniversary, and I for one, am Read more about Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Perdomo Barrel Aged Maduro Epicure – Rated 95

When it comes to premium cigars, age is your friend and in the case of the Tabacalera Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro, age was key to the success of this blend. The Barrel-Aged Maduro is one of three barrel aged blends the company offers. The other two are the Connecticut and the Sun Grown. Besides Read more about Cigar Review: Perdomo Barrel Aged Maduro Epicure – Rated 95[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Launches the “Taking it to the Nub” show with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie

This past Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Stogie Press launched the “Taking it to the Nub” cigar show that is planned for Saturday evenings at 7 PM eastern. Each weekly episode features Stogie Press contributor, “Shirtless Mike Holmes” and Stogie Press Editor in Chief “James – Boston Jimmie – Vita” along with special guests in Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Launches the “Taking it to the Nub” show with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Epic 31st Birthday Weekend – By Mike Holmes

As I sit back and reflect on my birthday weekend I feel one thing – gratitude. I am eternally grateful to have been blessed enough to make it to see the age of 31. This past weekend I traveled to West Palm Beach, via Greyhound Bus, to attend the Smoke Inn’s massive cigar event “The Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Epic 31st Birthday Weekend – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: The Hand Gripper by Moya Ruiz Cigars – Rated 92

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend the Smoke Inn Great Smoke in West Palm Beach, FL and by now you have read my recap on this outstanding event. The package of goodies was awesome, but while I was there I secured myself a box of the new Hand Gripper cigars from Moya Read more about Cigar Review: The Hand Gripper by Moya Ruiz Cigars – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast – Rated 93

If you visit the Alec Bradley website, you will see the following quote from Alan Rubin, owner of Alec Bradley Cigars: “A star in born. Alec Bradley Magic Toast got its name on a night forever etched in my memory. That’s the night, I saw for myself, by flashlight, a crop that was beyond belief. Read more about Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast – Rated 93[…]

Michael Noelle Leatherworx

Product Review: Michael Noelle Leatherworx

Last month while I attended the Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019, I had the pleasure of speaking to Bryon C. James, who had a vendor booth showcasing his leather works creations for the cigar enthusiast. The name of the company is Michael Noelle Leatherworx and from what I saw, his products were well crafted, functional, Read more about Product Review: Michael Noelle Leatherworx[…]

Cigar Review: La Palina Blue Label TAA 2018 – Rated 92

Last year was a busy year for Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) exclusive cigars. There were 21 cigars including including 14 limited editions and 7 on going releases. The list represented 20 premium cigar makers. One of those brands was La Palina cigars who followed their 2017 Bronze Label with the introduction of the Blue Read more about Cigar Review: La Palina Blue Label TAA 2018 – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Kristoff Vengeance Toro – Rated 92

Way back in the days of old, long before the FDA was sinking their teeth into the cigar industry’s jugular, there was a small boutique cigar brand known as Exclusive Cigars started by an 18-year veteran of the financial industry. That man was Glen Case, who you all know as the owner of Kristoff Cigars. Read more about Cigar Review: Kristoff Vengeance Toro – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94

The year 2018 was a pivot year for Matt Booth and his Room 101 Cigars brand. As some of you know, Matt took a small hiatus from the cigar industry but returned in 2018 with “his” first new blend known as the Farce. Back in December I reviewed the pre-release edition of this new blend Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93

The Nat Sherman Timeless brand made its debut back in 2012 and has been a go to cigar for many Nat Sherman fans. The brand originally came in 3 vitolas and then in 2013 the company expanded the portfolio with 3 additional vitolas. Originally called the Nat Sherman Nicaraguan Timeless collection, the company re-branded the Read more about Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Great Smoke 2019

Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019

Close the book, the 2019 Smoke Inn Great Smoke is officially complete and once again Abe Dababneh has put on a stupendous event. I have said it before and will say it again. The Great Smoke is, by far, the best cigar event in the state of Florida. Prior to the main event, there was Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019[…]

Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Answers Smoke Inn Challenge

Moya Ruiz cigars have once again proved they can create unique presentations of their cigars. Most recently, the company was approached by Smoke Inn, one of the most prominent cigar lounge chains in Florida, to create a special cigar for their 13th installment of the popular Smoke Inn  Microblend ™ Series. The Moya Ruiz crew accepted Read more about Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Answers Smoke Inn Challenge[…]

Diamond Crown Maximus

Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review

Introduced in 2003, the Diamond Crown Maximus is described as a super premium cigar brand handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. The cigar is the bolder, more full-bodied cousin to the original Diamond Crown cigar. In making this cigar, the company uses wrapper leaves from Oliva Tobacco’s El Bajo farm that are Read more about Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review[…]