Episode 317 Quesada Q d’etat Molotov

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DESCRIPTION: The Quesada Q d’etat cigar line represents a symbolic revolt against the unfair taxation practices and mistreatment of the premium cigar industry. The brand is intended to create awareness of the dangers that increased government regulation and taxation will produce, specifically the FDA’s desire to regulate premium cigars.

The Q d’etat will be released in three sizes and on different dates. Thus far, two of the three sizes in the line have been released, all of which will come in ten-count boxes and with just 1,000 boxes released in each size. Each box also contains a form to register for membership in Cigar Rights of America, whose mission is to fight for our freedoms to smoke.

The first of the three sizes and the one I am featuring on this show, is a 5-inch by 58 ring gauge figurado called the “Molotov.” Today’s featured stogie carries a MSRP of $7.95 and is a Dominican puro.

FEATURED LIBATION: Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy from Jerez Spain
Cardenal Mendoza brandy is a solera gran reserva brandy from Spain. Cardenal Mendoza brandy was made in order to satisfy the requirements of the Sanchez Romate family and a few intimate friends. They wanted a brandy of truly exquisite quality.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Upcoming trip to Nicaragua
• No podcast on the weekend of May 26, 27
• The latest updates from the Crush & Roll West 2012 event

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Montecristo Media Noche
This week’s postscript cigar is the Montecristo Media Noche, one of the more recent releases from the non-Cuban Monte brand. And, it is the first and only Montecristo currently in production that utilizes a maduro wrapper.

I first featured the Montecristo Media Noche Corona back in Episode 256 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast on Sunday, January 23, 2011. These cigars have been resting in their original box for 1 year, 5.7 months and I pulled out a couple more this past week for this postscript review.

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Cardenal Mendoza Brandy
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Episode 316 Nat Sherman Timeless Collection No. 2 Torpedo

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DESCRIPTION: The Nat Sherman Timeless Collection was inspired by feedback from retailers and consumers at the 2011 trade show. Michael Herklots of Nat Sherman took the advice and reworked the blend until he had incorporated all the desired aspects of the feedback he received. He collaborated with the Quesada family who produced the cigars in their MATASA factory in the Dominican Republic.

The Timeless Collection and The Balvenie

The Timeless Collection comes in Dominican Sapele wood slide-top cabinet boxes of 20 and features a blend of aged Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, a Dominican binder and a Honduran wrapper. The Timeless Collection comes in 4 sizes with prices ranging from $6.25-$8.50 per stick.

Timeless Collection No. 2 Torpedo

FEATURED LIBATION: The Balvenie Double-Wood 12-Year Aged Scotch
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask.

SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Herklots, Executive Director at Nat Sherman

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Upcoming trip to Nicaragua
• No podcast on the weekend of May 26, 27
• Doc provides the latest news of the Crush & Roll West 2012 event

Torano Single Region Serie Jalapa Robusto

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Toraño Single Region Serie Jalapa Robusto
This postscript review features the Toraño Single Region Serie Jalapa Robusto. I first featured this cigar in Stogie Fresh 5 Episode 255 on Sunday, January 16, 2011. This is the second and final podcast review and these cigars have been resting in the Stogie Fresh humidors for 1 year, 5.7 months.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Nat Sherman
The Balvenie
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Episode 315 Nomad Renegade Robusto

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Nomad Renegade Robusto

DESCRIPTION: Nomad cigars are created in the heart of the Dominican Republic and their initial offering comes in 5 shapes. The cigars showcase Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos a Dominican binder and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

Nomad’s flagship cigar is called the “Fugitive.” The 2012 Limited Edition is 5 7/8” in length with a max ring size of 64. The Fugitive has a unique feature being tapered on both ends.

The other cigars in the lineup are the Drifter, a 6-inch by 60 ring gauge Toro Gordo, the Navigator, a 6-inch by 52 ring Torpedo, the Vagabond, a 4.6 by 54 Perfecto and the cigar I’m featuring today, the 5.5-inch by 54 ring gauge Renegade Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Firestone Walker 805 Honey Blonde Ale

Blonde Ales are sometimes brewed with the addition of honey or other spices and flavorings, as in the case of this Firestone Walker variety. The addition of California produced Buckweat honey lends a subtle sweet accent to the Firestone Walker 805 Honey Blonde Ale. This easy drinking ale is great as an introduction to craft brewed beers or for those looking for a lighter beer that is low in bitterness.

Nomad Renegade Robusto

SPECIAL GUEST: Fred Rewey, Nomad Cigar Company

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Doc provides the latest news of the Crush & Roll West 2012 event

EP Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT:  EP Carrillo 2010 Edicion Limitada Elencos
This Postscript review is on the EP Carrillo 2010 Edicion Limitada Elencos, at Toro size cigar that I first featured in Episode 254 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Sunday, January 9, 2011. This is the second and final postscript review. These cigars have been resting in my humidor for 1 year, 5 months prior to this review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Nomad Cigars
Special discount for Stogie Fresh 5 listeners! Coupon code “SF5” – will knock 15% off any purchase on Nomad website. Also, this month Nomad will have free shipping on bundles.
Firestone Walker Brewery
More information about Crush & Roll West
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