DESCRIPTION: This week’s featured cigar commemorates Gaius Petronius Arbiter’s quest for the sublime; the alchemy of cultivating and blending the finest aged tobaccos to achieve a crescendo of elegance. The brand is Regius, which is Latin for King, and the good folks at Regius of London want to bring you a regal smoking experience.
The cigars are made by Nestor Placensia in his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The blend includes Nicaraguan filler and binder, and a drop-dead-gorgeous Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrapper. The company employs sleek packaging to accent the overall good looks of these sticks, but the proof of a great cigar is what is under the hood and we will be finding out about all that today.
The Regius, Nicaraguan puro comes in 4 sizes: a classic Churchill at 7 x 47 ring gauge called the Grandido, a sleek Corona Especial weighing in at 6-inches and 38 ring named the Lord Madsen, a traditional Corona at 5 1/8 by 42 and the cigar I’m featuring today, the 4 7/8 inch by 50 ring gauge, Robusto.
SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Bradley Bowman of Regius Cigars
I met Bradley while in Honduras recently and our interview will start off with a bit about our mutual trip to Camp Camacho. We will also explore Regius cigars and give you a good primer on the brand and the cigars in the lineup.
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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Trinidad Fundadores
This week’s postscript review is on the Trinidad Fundadores, which I featured in Episode 250 on Sunday, December 5, 2010. These cigars have been waiting their turn in my humidor for a total of 2 years, 0.3 months and I took out a couple of samples this past week to see how they are faring with the extra age.
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