Episode 474: MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka

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BACKGROUND: The Vintage Reserve “Nikka” has the same basic blend as the KeSara, which includes an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Peruvian filler tobaccos.

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However, the “Nikka” incorporates a blend of tobaccos aged 3 years longer than in the original KeSara line.

These cigars come aged in hybrid Sandalwood/Spanish cedar coffins for up to 9 months.

The “Nikka” can be found at MBombay retailers throughout the United States and come with a MSRP of $12 per stick.

This week’s featured stogie is the 6.5” x 46, KeSara Vintage Reserve “Nikka”

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FEATURED LIBATION: Casa Noble Añejo tequila
Casa Noble Anejo is a tequila that has taken over fourteen years to produce. This tequila is matured in French White Oak barrels and produced in limited quantities.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS! Next podcast will be after the New Year
  • Doc announces Stogie Fresh Tour of Cuba
  • Stogie Beef will return!
  • Report on the Tatuaje cigar/beer event

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SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Tobacco Beetles

FEATURED WEB SITES:
MBombay Cigars
Casa Noble tequila
Articles:
Tobacco Beetles
Routine Freezing of Cigars
How the Industry Eradicates Beetles and Other Pests

Episode 473: Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff

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BACKGROUND: Blind Man’s Bluff made its debut during the summer of 2015 and the cigars are manufactured at Agroindustrias Laepe, in Danli, Honduras.

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Blind Man’s Bluff features a Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, a Criollo binder from Honduras, and fillers composed of Dominican San Vicente viso from the Dominican Republic and Honduran Criollo ligero and what Caldwell calls Generoso ligero Sol also from Honduras.

Blind Man’s Bluff is available in three sizes with cigars priced between $7.50 and $9.50 per stick.

This week’s featured stogie is, the 6-inch by 52 ring Toro.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Stone and Sierra Nevada NXS IPA
This beer is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
Doc talks about the “Angel’s Share”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Purchasing Vintage Cigars

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Caldwell Cigars
Stone Brewing
Stone/Sierra Nevada Collaboration

Episode 472: Wilson Adams Mr. Wilson

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BACKGROUND: Wilson Adams Cigar Company recently debuted their first limited edition cigar. The official release date was May 19th, which also happens to be the birth-date of company owner, Brandon Wilson.

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The company is producing just 2,500 total cigars coming in the form of 150 ten-count boxes and 100 ten-count bundles. The MSRP is $120 a box, with a single cigar price of $12.

This week’s featured stogie is the 6.1-inch by 52 ring gauge Mr. Wilson Torpedo.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
This is just the third whiskey under the Maker’s Mark brand. The first Maker’s Mark was available to the market in 1958 and for the next 52-years that blend never changed and there were no other whiskeys sold by Maker’s. Then, in 2010 they released Maker’s 46, which, BTW, is a very nice bourbon and one that I keep on hand pretty much always.

In the fall of 2014, Maker’s Mark released a cask strength version of their popular bourbon. The Cask Strength is bottled at somewhere between 108 and 114-proof. The bottle I bought weighs in at 111.6-proof or 55.8%ABV.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
The Tatuaje and L’Atalier Special Event will take place on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 12-4pm. What is different is there there will be a change of venue for the event. The event will be at Dunbar Brewing Co. The party runs from 12pm-4pm at Dunbar Brewing. Address: 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
How to season a humidor

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Wilson Adams Cigars
Maker’s Mark