BACKGROUND: VegaFina Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan “puro” that uses a Habana 2000 wrapper from Jalapa, a seco leaf from Jalapa for the binder and a filler blend of ligero and seco from Jalapa with viso from Estelí. It is hand crafted at the famous Tabacalera de Garcia factory in the Dominican Republic.
The VegaFina Nicaragua comes in three sizes and each size comes in 25-count boxes. The sizes include a 5.75 x 42 Corona, 5 x 50 Robusto and, the cigar I’m featuring today, the 6-inch x 52 ring gauge Gran Toro.
FEATURED LIBATION: Evan Williams Black Label
Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.
The featured whiskey comes in “handle” size (1.75 liter) or, as in the case of the bottle I purchased, in a smaller 750ml bottle for a price of $10.99.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
- NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK. Doc talks about Front Sight Self-Defense handgun training workshop
- NO PODCAST ON WEEKEND OF Oct. 23-24: Foxtoberfest in Arizona
SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”
SPECIAL SEGMENT: Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks – Choosing your first humidor