Episode 365 Dignidad del Hombre by Dignity Cigars

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BACKGROUND: This week’s featured cigar, the new Dignidad del Hombre, is a maduro wrapped cigar with double ligero in the filler. Dignity owner, Don’Juan Gross wanted to add a cigar with more strength and complexity to his lineup and the Dignidad del Hombre is that cigar.

Dignidad del Hombre and Flor de Caña 12-Year Rum

Dignidad del Hombre and Flor de Caña 12-Year Rum

The rustic style cigar band on the Dignidad del Hombre displays the silhouette of Danillo Barboza who was formerly the oldest gentleman working at the factory in Costa Rica, until his retirement a few weeks ago. Don’Juan has dedicated this cigar to Danillo and the entire cigar industry.

FEATURED LIBATION: Flor de Caña 12-year old rum
Flor de Caña is a Nicaraguan rum that has been produced since 1890 in Chichigalpa Nicaragua. Flor de Caña 12-year rum is distilled from molasses and aged 12 years in whisky and bourbon barrels.

Dignidad del Hombre and 12-year rum

Dignidad del Hombre and 12-year rum

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
Toraño Family Introduces New Vault Blend D-042
Davidoff Cigars has unveiled its first-ever all-Nicaraguan cigar line
Camacho has Relaunched their Entire Cigar Lineup
• New Cigar Brand: Smoking Jacket Cigars by Hendrik Kelner Jr.
• Drew Estate Acquires the Heavenly Cigar Company
East India Trading Company to release ‘Prize Fighter’
• Paul Joyal’s J. Grotto Lancero Limitado Is No Longer “Limitado”
2013 Chattanooga Tweet-Up and Cigar Festival

El Diario Torpedo

El Diario Torpedo

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: La Palina El Diario
I first featured the El Diario in Episode 311 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast, back on Saturday, April 7, 2012. These cigars have now been resting in my humidor for 1 year, 4 months and 5 days and I pulled out two more samples this past week for this postscript review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Dignity Cigars
Flor de Caña rum

OUR SPONSORS:
La Palina Cigars
Lou Rodriguez Cigars
Bucanero Cigars
Cigar Advisor
Davidoff
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Episode 364 Doc’s 7th Annual Central Coast Herf

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DESCRIPTION: From a beginning of just 6 people, ‘Doc’s Central Coast Herf’ has grown to 50-strong and sports a wealth of cigars and swag, thanks to our many generous sponsors. Local winemakers, beer brewers, cigar retailers added their presence to our generous cigar sponsors to create an event of incredible proportions. This year, our sponsors provided over 500 cigars and over 50 raffle prizes.

Major league swag for our raffle

Major league swag for our raffle

The theme of this year’s event was The Godfather and the Italian-themed food included Caprese skewers, Porchetta and Italian deli-Sandwiches and concluded with a wonderfully rich pasta.

Doc giving the "Official Welcome"

Doc giving the “Official Welcome”

There was no shortage of libations, either. Starting with the 3rd appearance of Doc’s Maduro Stout, and including kegs of Double Barrel Ale and Union Jack from Firestone and a homebrewed Heffenweizen by my friend Ricky and growlers of beer made by Matthew Jacobs from local BarrelHouse Brewing, the beer flights were top shelf. Local winemakers from Michael Rose Cellars and Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards provided plenty of wine throughout the weekend. Finally, the spirits were flowing proud with rare tequila, rum, scotch and more.

Enjoying the herf

Enjoying the herf

This week’s Stogie Fresh 5 is dedicated to a report of Doc’s 7th Annual Central Coast herf.

Christina and Caralee smoking the long and short

Christina and Caralee smoking the long and short

FEATURED WEB SITES:

AJ Fernandez              ajfernandezcigars.com
Asylum Cigars              asylumcigars.com
Atlantic Cigar               atlanticcigar.com
Cigars of Habanos      cigarsofhabanos.com
Cigar Factory NO        cigarfactoryneworleans.com
Cordova Cigars           cordovacigars.com
Crowned Heads          crownedheads.com
Cuban Cigars 2U         cubancigars2u.com
Dignity Cigars              dignitycigars.com
Finest Cuban Cigars    finestcubancigars.com
Kelsey See Canyon      kelseywine.com
La Flor Dominicana      laflordominicana.com
Michael Rose Cellars   MichaelRosecellars.com
Nomad Cigars              nomadcigarcompany.com
Roxo Port Cellars         Roxocellars.com
Stogie Fresh                 Stogiefresh.info
The Boss Cigars           thebosscigars.com

Episode 363 Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

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BACKGROUND: In 2011, Miami Cigar & Co. released the first edition of the Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve. Though it has the same length, ring gauge and shape, the 2012 version of the Grand Reserve is said to be Miami Cigar’s strongest release to date. Assistant Director of Marketing Barry Stein said that, “We wanted to follow up on the success of 2011 with something new to our portfolio. The cigar is the strongest cigar to date that we have released. There is a lot of power and kick to the cigar, but a tremendous amount of flavor.”

Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

The wrapper on the Grand Reserve is a US Connecticut Broadleaf maduro and the cigar sports a double Nicaraguan binder and a Nicaraguan filler blend.

The Grand Reserve comes in boxes of 10 cigars and at a price point of $12.00 per stick. This week’s featured cigar is the 6.1-inch x 52 ring 2012 Grand Reserve Torpedo.

FEATURED LIBATION: Ardbeg Uigeadail Scotch
In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail (‘Oog-a-dal’) ‘World Whisky of the Year’ He really sang the praises of this scotch referring to its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.”

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK: Doc’s 7th annual Central Coast Herf will be happening

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Regius of London Robusto
This week’s postscript review features the Regius of London. I first featured the Regius of London Robusto back in Episode 310 on Saturday, March 31, 2012. These cigars have been resting in the Stogie Fresh humidor for 1 year, 3 months and 5 days and I pulled out a couple of samples this past week for this postscript review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Miami Cigar & Company
Ardbeg Scotch
Buy tickets for CRUSH & ROLL WEST 2013
More info on Crush & Roll West

OUR SPONSORS:
Lou Rodriguez Cigars
Bucanero Cigar
La Palina Cigars
Davidoff
Cigar Advisor