Stogies World Class Cigars Announces New Website & Online Store

Stogies World Class Cigars recently announced that they have launched their new website at The site has been under development for several months and is now ready for launch for all of your cigar needs in 2015 and beyond. This will be Stogies first foray into e-commerce and they have built a robust yet shopper-friendly site. With several hundred cigars lines and thousands of individual SKU’s, Stogies will have nearly every cigar sold in the U.S market available to purchase in their online store. Most cigars will be available in boxes, 5-packs and singles. Accessories are being added throughout the first quarter of 2015.

“What is going to set us apart online are our shipping costs, or lack of shipping costs actually,” said Jorge

Ahued co-owner of Stogies. “We’re going to have free shipping on nearly everything, as long as it’s over $25.00.” Most online stores have minimums of $100 or more before the customer can get free shipping.

Co-owner Jordan Fin went on to say, “Customer service has always been a huge focus for us as well as great prices and an overall welcoming environment in our shop. Now we want to carry that experience

Stogies will also be the online home to the exclusive H-town series that began in 2013 with the very well received Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador H-town lancero and continued with the Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-town lancero. Ahued, who is a fan of the lancero vitola, promises several more to come in the next year.

Stogies is also the exclusive home to the resurrected Rocky Patel Sungrown lancero. Stogies World Class Cigars has one of the largest lounges and humidors in Texas. Based in Houston,

Texas, the Company started in 1993 and expanded in 2012 to a 5500 square foot store, with plans for further expansion in 2015. Stogies is the premier destination for cigars lovers in Texas and industry professionals when traveling through Houston. The public lounge is open every weekday until 10pm, until midnight on Thursday through Saturday plus the private lounge has 24 hour access. For more information, please visit the website at or call 713-783-5100

Presenting the Top 10 Cigars of 2014

We smoked a lot of cigars in 2014 and now it’s time to announce our top 10 cigars of the year. Just a quick bit of information on how these are selected is below. Since we have always prided ourselves on the notion of the “everyday man (or woman)” style of review, our Top 10 is not going to be limited to just cigars that were released in 2014, but that we tried for the first time in 2014. We smoked just over 100 different cigars for review in 2014 and we are pleased to present to you our Top 10 of the year as well as 5 Honorable Mentions, click here or below to see who made the list, watch the reviews see our ratings.


Drew Estate Releases Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla To Drew Diplomat Retailers

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Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that the Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla would be launched as a limited holiday release to retailers participating in Drew Estate’s Drew Diplomat Retailer Program.

Retailers who participate in the Drew Diplomat program are given priority allocations on new cigar releases, limited editions, and commemorative cigars and products. Diplomat retailers are also granted access to Drew Estate’s boutique brands, including Liga Privada and Herrera Estelí. In addition, Drew Diplomat retailers receive seasonal releases such as the Ratzilla, and receive priority incentives for in-store events and promotions.

Prior to this formal release, the Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla was handed out to a few friends at the IPCPR tradeshow in 2011, and then introduced at Casa de Montecristo in Chicago in 2012 with an extremely limited production of 50 12-ct bundles.

The Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla, produced at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, features a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano Wrapper, a Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers.

Jonathan Drew, speaking from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, stated: “We are excited that the Ratzilla is the first Drew Diplomat Retailer Holiday Seasonal Release. The Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla is the next logical progression in the Dirty Rat legacy.”

When reached for comment at the Drew Estate offices in Miami, FL, Rich Cutler, VP of Global Sales at Drew Estate, said that, “we placed the order with our Production Team at Drew Estate almost a year ago when we were preparing the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program. We’re so glad they’ve become ready just in time for the holidays. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and enjoys these cigars with family and friends.”

To view a list of Drew Diplomat Retailers who will be receiving the Ratzilla, visit