Episode 467: Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig

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BACKGROUND: In 2009, Drew Estate introduced the Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig. Former CEO Steve Saka picked the shape from a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size-selection case. There have been 5 different iterations of the flying pig: Liga No 9 Flying Pig, Liga T52 Flying Pig, MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pig, Undercrown Flying Pig and Liga Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig.

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Unlike the No. 9 and T52 Flying Pigs, which were limited to 2,050 boxes of 12 and 3,000 boxes of 12, respectively, there were plenty of Feral Flying Pigs to go around. The initial launch saw 4,500 boxes of 10 of the Feral’s released.

This week’s featured stogie is the 5.4 inch by 60 ring gauge Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig Perfecto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
This whiskey was created by Master Distiller Chris Morris, who is just the seventh Master Distiller in Brown-Forman Corporation’s 140-year history. This Rye Mash bill contains 53 percent rye and the whiskey weighs in at 90.4 Proof (45.1%ABV).

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK. Honest!
  • Doc talks about the rash of flavored craft beers on the market

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Large Volume Humidors

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Drew Estate
Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Episode 466: Giacomo’s Maduro Robusto

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BACKGROUND: Giacomo’s Cigar Company was started in June, 2010 by physician and pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Jack Guggino.

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The cigars are blended with tobaccos from five different countries and come with a natural or Maduro wrapper. And, all the tobaccos in Giacomo’s cigar are aged at least three years and, in fact, the blending process for their original releases took over 2 1/2 years.

The Giacomo’s Maduro possesses an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper, a USA Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a filler blend from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The Giacomo series includes a Churchill, Torpedo, Robusto, Lancero and a box pressed Perfecto. This week’s featured stogie is the 5.5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Bowmore 12-Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This week’s Bowmore Single Malt is 12 Years Old and weighs in at 40% ABV. I’ll be drinking it straight and will be pouring it into one of my scotch tasting glasses.
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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK: Time for Foxtoberfest 2015 at Fox Cigar Lounges in Scottsdale and Glibert, Arizona
  • Brief report on Front Sight 2-Day Defensive Handgun training workshop
  • Editorial on the responsibility of guns (sic) in mass shootings

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashback”

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Giacomo’s Cigars
Bowmore Distillery