Episode 428: Nomad S-307

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BACKGROUND: The S-307 is Nomad’s first full production cigar in Nicaragua and marks the second core line to be released by Fred Rewey. The cigars are box-pressed and sport an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, an Ecuadorian Habano binder and the filler blend is all from Nicaragua. The cigar is blended and manufactured at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Nomad S-307

S-307 comes in 5 sizes and the cigar I’m featuring today is the 6.5-inch by 52 ring gauge box-pressed Torpedo.

FEATURED LIBATION: The Hakushu 12 Year Japanese Whisky
From Suntory’s mountain distillery, nestled deep in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, Hakushu is the herbal and gently smoky single malt.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK. Thanksgiving and Doc’s birthday will keep Doc busy the whole week. Next podcast: November 30th.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Fred Rewey, owner of Nomad Cigar Company

Fred Rewey (Nomad Cigars) and Doc during White Night

Fred and Doc at ProCigar Festival 2014

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Episode 427: Señor Rio Añejo Toro

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BACKGROUND: This week’s featured cigar, the Señor Rio Añejo, currently comes in just one size. It has filler tobaccos from 3 different regions in Nicaragua and the binder is also Nicaraguan. The wrapper leaf is a dark Mexican San Andrés.

This week I’m featuring the 6-inch by 52 ring gauge Señor Rio Añejo Toro.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Señor Rio Añejo Tequila
Señor Rio, has been around since the middle of 2009. Like many tequila companies, they offer the full range of premium tequilas, which includes a Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. The difference between them is the amount of aging that the tequila undergoes. The Añejo has the most age and that aging takes place in oak barrels.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc gives his recap of Veteran’s Day

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina of Señor Rio

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Episode 426: Black Label Trading Company Morphine Corona

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BACKGROUND: After launching 6 blends in 2013, the Black Label Trading Company wanted to bring a stronger, fuller bodied cigar to their line up. So, in March of 2014, Black Label Trading Company announced the release of Morphine, a Nicaraguan-crafted cigar that uses two maduro wrappers.

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According to brand owner James Brown, the customers of Black Label Trading Compnay expect their smokes to be unique and out of the box when it comes to flavor profile. He stated that, “Morphine is exactly that.” He goes on to say that, “Everyone thought I was a little crazy when I explained the double wrapper idea, but combining the Ecuadorean maduro with the San Andrés wrapper elevated the cigar to a whole new level of richness and complexity.”

Morphine features a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper and an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper with Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan Habano binder.

Morphine comes in two sizes, a 7 x 38 Lancero and the cigar I’m featuring today, the 5.5-inch by 42 ring gauge, Corona.

FEATURED LIBATION: Voodoo American Stout by Left Coast Brewing
Left Coast Brewing Company is an independent brewery located in the surfside town of San Clemente, CA about 3 miles from the beach.

This week’s featured libation the Voo Doo, weighs in at 8.5% ABV and at 39 IBU’s (bitterness units). It is aged for 9 months in Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels.

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Morphine and beer

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about recent news from Sam Leccia of Leccia Tobacco Company

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Rocky Patel Private Cellar Toro 
I first featured the Rocky Patel Private Cellar Toro in Episode 358 of the SF5 podcast back on Sunday, April 21, 2013. These cigars have nearly 2 years of age on them prior to this review.

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Episode 425: Intemperance Brazilian Arapiraca

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BACKGROUND: Intemperance is presented in two wrapper varietals; an Ecuadorian Connecticut-wrapped version called the EC XVIII and a Brazilian Arapiraca-wrapped BA XXI.

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The BA stands for Brazil Arapiraca and the Roman numeral XXI represents the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that which repealed prohibition.

The Intemperance is produced in the RoMa Craft Esteli, Nicaragua factory: NicaSueño and comes in 5 sizes. This week’s featured cigar is the 6.5-inch by 44 ring gauge Lonsdale.

Intemperance BA

FEATURED LIBATION: Intemperance Cigar Blend Coffee
Intemperance Cigar Blend Coffee is a small batch artisan release limited to 4,000 bags in 2014.

The coffee beans used in the Intemperance Cigar Blend Coffee are being grown in Nicaragua at an altitude of 1,100m. The selection, roast, grind, and packaging is completed under the supervision of Colin Ganley of Twin Engine Coffee Company in Nicaragua.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Last weekend, I was interviewed by Mike and Mike, over at Stogie411.
  • Last weekend Doc went wine tasting and then had a herf with buddies.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Juanito’s 4-19 Torpedo
I first featured the 4-19 Torpedo in Episode 356 on Sunday, March 24, 2013. These cigars have been resting peacefully for 1 year, 9 months and 8 days and I pulled out my final samples for this review.

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