Episode 413 Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2014 Perfecto

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BACKGROUND: Today I will be featuring the Davidoff Limited Art Edition Cigar – The innovative tobacco creation begins with the popular Perfecto format. The beautiful Yamasá wrapper gives the cigar a unique color, an oily appearance and intense aromas. The binder is from the Dominican Republic and the filler is a very complex arrangement of tobaccos including leaves from various parts of the tobacco plant. Dominican Piloto Cubano Viso and San Vicente Viso are both from the upper third of the plant and the Dominican Piloto Cubano Seco and San Vicente Seco are both from the lower third of the plant. Using different tobacco varietals and using them from different parts of the tobacco plant, provide the nucleus of a complex cigar blend.

This week’s featured cigar is the 5.9 inches x 54 ring gauge Art Edition Perfecto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Glenfarclas 25-year Highland Single Malt Scotch
The Glenfarclas 25-year whisky has spent a tremendous amount of time in contact with the barrels in which it was aged. The longer the time in the barrel, the greater the influence of the barrel will be found in the whisky. This whisky is bottled at 43% ABV.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Latest cigar news article: Cigar News July 2014
  • New cigar video titled: Don Vicente Cigars International
  • Update on Culebra article and video

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Gurkha 125th Anniversary Robusto
This review features the Gurkha 125th Anniversary Robusto. I first featured this cigar on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back in Episode 352 on March 3, 2013. These cigars now have a total resting time in my humidor of 1 year, 6 months and 26 days.

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Episode 412 Nat Sherman Dominican Timeless Collection

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BACKGROUND: The Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Dominican blend includes tobaccos from three countries. It starts with Dominican and Honduran filler tobaccos that are encased in a Dominican binder and finished with a Honduran wrapper.

Nat Sherman Timeless Celebraciones

The vitola that I’m featuring today is called the Celebraciones. These are rare and not commercially available. These cigars are typically only found at special Nat Sherman events. As it turns out, Doc’s 6th annual Central Coast Herf was one such special event.

FEATURED LIBATION: Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, 15-year old
Today’s featured whiskey is an Irish Whiskey. The first official reference to the brand name ‘Redbreast’ appears in August 1912. In 2005, the Redbreast 15 was released. The whiskey was first released as a limited edition and was bottled at 46% abv (alcohol by volume) and was non-chill filtered. The Redbreast 15 is now a regular production whiskey. After distillation, Redbreast 15 is matured for no less than 15 years in a combination of Spanish Oloroso Sherry barrels and American Oak bourbon barrels.

Nat Sherman Timeless Collection

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Update on Crush & Roll West 2014
  • Question/Answer on Freezing Cigars to Prevent Tobacco Beetle Infestations

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Cigar review of Samsara Robusto

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Episode 411 The Big Payback by Room 101 Cigars

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SPECIAL EPISODE: The location of this week’s herf took place earlier at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company tasting room in Templeton, California. This was a meeting of the “Peripatetic Cigar Club” which seeks to pair a cigar and beer at local breweries. And, to put an exclamation point on the party, Matthew Jacobs, a brewmaster at Barrelhouse, rolled out a very special beer called, Bacchus.

The Big Payback was our featured cigar of the week. This cigar is for all those who have made the Room101 Brand a success in myriad dimensions. This week’s featured Big Payback is the Chavala, 5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto. This week’s cigarcast is: The Big Payback at Barrelhouse Brewing.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Bacchus by Barrelhouse Brewing Co.

SPECIAL INTERVIEWS:

  • Steve from Purgatory Humidors who started the Peripatetic Cigar Club that meets at different breweries
  • Matthew Jacobs who made the special beer for this club event
  • Jason and Ken: Jason is one of the owners of Barrelhouse Brewing and Ken is one of the guys who helped start the Peripatetic Cigar Club.

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Episode 410 A Taste of Cuba in Las Vegas

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BACKGROUND: Last week, I spent a few days in the gambling and entertainment capitol of the world, Las Vegas Nevada. I wasn’t there to gamble, or to see the shows, I was there in search of more great cigar experiences and my destination was Don Vicente Cigars International.

Don Vicente Cigars

The featured cigar of this week will also be from Don Vicente. The Don Vicente Maduro has a dark natural Cameroon wrapper, with a binder from Ecuador and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

This week’s featured cigar will be the 5.6-inch by 44 ring gauge Don Vicente Maduro Corona.

FEATURED LIBATION: Cappuccino

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc reaches a milestone with the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast
  • Update on Crush & Roll West 2014
  • Doc relates some of the happenings of his trip to Las Vegas including the “Culebra project” and the his experience of “A Taste of Cuba in Las Vegas.”

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