Episode 384 Eiroa Prensado

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BACKGROUND: The Eiroa family has a long and storied history in the cigar industry, dating back to before the Cuban Revolution as tobacco growers and then in Honduras as tobacco growers and cigar producers.

Eiroa Prensado by Christian Eiroa

Eiroa Prensado by Christian Eiroa

When Christian Eiroa left Camacho to launch Tabacalera Unidas, his first priority was to get the company off the ground and to build a solid footing, but once that was settled he was able to begin the process of creating the cigar that would bear the Eiroa family name. Ultimately, he went back to his roots, finding the perfect Honduran tobaccos to make a cigar that is now called Eiroa.

The Eiroa by Christian Eiroa is being manufactured in the company’s brand new El Aladino factory in Honduras. Each exquisitely crafted cigar pays tribute to the Eiroa family, a cigar family with a legacy 100 years in the making.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Martell Cordon Bleu
Martell Cordon Bleu is the cognac for true connoisseurs and has acquired legendary status since its creation by Edouard Martell in 1912. Its distinctive taste, characterized by a predominance of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies growth, and its classy bottle design make it a classic unequalled in the world of cognac.

In the Cordon Bleu, we have a unique cognac in the XO category. The different parts of the blend have been aged for between 10 and 25 years, well beyond the regulatory six.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • News on the 2.0 upgrade to Stogie Rate for iOS
  • Update on Crush & Roll West
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Part & Camacho Cigars Night at Boyd’s Tobacco & Fine Gifts
  • Doc’s editorial on the state of anti-tobacco vs our freedoms

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Lou Rodriguez Edición Reserva Bom Bom
This review is on the Lou Rodriguez Edición Reserva Bom Bom. I first featured this cigar in Episode 336 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, October 27, 2012. These cigars have been resting for 1 year, 3 months and 9 days and I pulled out my last two samples for this review.

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Eiroa Cigars
Martell Cognac

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Episode 383 EH Cigars Cultura

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BACKGROUND: For those of you who don’t know, Edgar Hoill, he is a renowned photographer who is also known by his moniker, “One Shot, One Kill,” or simply, OSOK. This speaks to his uncanny ability to take a perfect photo on the first try.

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The EH Cigars inaugural cigar line is available in three unique vitolas and is purportedly a complex and full-bodied blend. The wrapper, binder and filler tobaccos are all from Nicaragua, but the blends vary according to shape and size. Each cigar has a unique taste due to its blending and unusual shape.

Today’s cigar is called the Cultura (Culture) and it’s a true pyramid. That is, it’s widest at the foot and gradually and consistently tapers toward its smallest ring size at the head.

This week’s featured stogie is the 4.5” by 54 ring gauge Short Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Hermitage Brewing Co. Fruit Crate Pumpkin Ale
Hermitage Brewing Company was established in 2009 and is located in San Jose. California. Along with producing its own label of small batch beers, Hermitage contracts with beer and soda clients to produce their products. Today I’m featuring the Fruit Crate Pumpkin Ale, which is a seasonal ale that utilizes brewery-grown Heritage Pumpkins.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Davidoff Releases 2014 Limited Edition: Year of the Horse.
  • The Davidoff Colorado Claro series is expanding with the addition of the new Aniversario No. 3.
  • Art Series Showcases Zino Platinum Collector’s Edition “The Make of Los Angeles”
  • Commonwealth Cedar Spills announces the immediate availability of Cigar Maker Placards
  • The New Camacho BLACKOUT Limited Edition 2013
  • Announcing the Latest from East India Trading Company: Rogue
  • Nomad Cigar Company Releases Nomad S-307

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: La Palina Classic Robusto
This review is on the La Palina Classic Robusto. I first featured this cigar in Episode 335 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, October 20, 2012. They have now been resting a total of 1 year, 2 months and 27 days in my humidor prior to this review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
EH Cigars
Hermitage Brewing Company
Cigar Maker Placards Info
Buy placards
Video Review: Commonwealth Cedar Spills
Camacho Blackout 2013
Rogue by East India Trading Company
Nomad S-307

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La Palina Cigars
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Episode 382 Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary Robusto Gordo

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BACKGROUND: In 1988, Davidoff of Geneva was established to bring the world’s finest cigars to American soil. To honor this very important milestone, the Master Blenders from Davidoff drew on their stock of extra aged Dominican tobaccos to create what they consider to be a timeless cigar.

Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary and The Macallan 21-Year Scotch

Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary and The Macallan 21-Year Scotch

Rolled in a stocky Robusto format, the cigar features Davidoff’s own Dominican Yamasá wrapper, which was first unveiled on a regular production cigar with the advent of the Puro d’Oro series. The rest of the blend for the 25th anniversary stick also features tobaccos from the Dominican Republic.

This week’s featured cigar comes in just a single size and it is the 5-inch by 56 ring gauge Robusto Gordo.

FEATURED LIBATION: The MacAllan 21-year scotch
The Macallan estate, called Easter Elchies House, was built in 1700. The estate covers 390 acres, of which some 90 acres are sown in the spring with the Minstrel barley variety to make The Macallan scotch. The Macallan 21-year uses scotch aged in three different barrel-seasoned spirits: American Oak sherry casks, American Oak bourbon casks and Spanish Oak sherry casks.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Cuban vs. Non-Cuban Cigars
Doc gives his take on the topic of whether cigars are better that come from “The Island” or from the “New World.”

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Avo 25th Anniversary Edition Toro
This review is on the Avo 25th Anniversary Edition Toro. I first featured these cigars in Episode 334 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, October 13, 2012. They have now been aging for a total of 1 year, 2 months and a day and I pulled out two more samples this past week for this review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Davidoff
The Macallan Scotch

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Lou Rodriguez Cigars
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Episode 381 Casa Fernández Miami Reserva Maduro

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BACKGROUND: This week’s featured cigar from Casa Fernández is the Miami Reserva Maduro. This cigar is made with binder and filler tobaccos all coming from the Aganorsa farms in Nicaragua. The cigar is then wrapped in a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper leaf.

The Miami Reserva Maduro comes in three sizes: a 6” x 54 ring Toro, a 6” x 60 Toro Gordo and the cigar I’m reviewing today, a 5 ¼” x 46 ring gauge Corona Extra.
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FEATURED LIBATION: Autumn Maple Ale from The Bruery
The Bruery, which is located in Placentia, CA, has as its mission to create beers with character and depth using the simplest and purest of means. They don’t filter or pasteurize their beers. The majority of their bottled beers gain carbonation through 100% bottle conditioning, which allows carbonation to naturally occur through a secondary bottle fermentation.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Afterword about Grand Re-Opening at The Boss Cigars.
• Wine club memberships.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: AKA Cigars RESPECT Hooah Robusto
I first reviewed the Respect, Hooah Robusto from AKA Cigars back in Episode 333 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Saturday, October 6, 2012. These cigars have been resting for a total of 1 year, 3 months and 7 days prior to this review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Casa Fernández
The Bruery

OUR SPONSORS:
Lou Rodriguez Cigars
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Davidoff
La Palina Cigars
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