Episode 477: Suriel Day & Night Robusto

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BACKGROUND: Suriel Cigars is a partnership between longtime friends Uriel Suriel and Emilio Rodriguez. Suriel teamed with Hendrick Kelner Jr. of Kelner Boutique Factory to create the Robusto Day & Night and the Toro Majestuoso, which represent the inaugural blends for the Suriel brand.

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The Day & Night has a Brazilian Cubra wrapper with a Dominican Cotuí binder. Hendrik Kelner describes the Cotuí as a “family reserve tobacco” that is grown by his sister, Monika Kelner, on her family-owned property. The cigar is rounded out with tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru. This week I am featuring the 5-inch by 52 ring gauge Suriel Day & Night Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Doc’s Custom Blend coffee
This blend is comprised of two different single origin coffee beans. One is from Guatemala and is called the Antigua Finca Cabrejo and the other from Ethiopia called Yirga Cheffe Dry Process – Aricha.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Suriel co-owners, Uriel Suriel and Emilio Rodriguez

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Episode 476: Davidoff Escurio

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BACKGROUND: At the heart of the Davidoff Escurio blend are two Brazilian varietals: Mata Fina and Cubra. The Cubra leaf is an original Cuban Criollo tobacco grown in Brazil, which adds a spicy pinch to the flavor, while the Mata Fina filler leaf is what gives the cigar its sweetness. The cigar is balanced with Dominican San Vicente, Dominican Olor and Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves wrapped in a dark Habano seed Ecuadorian wrapper. Thus, making this a 3-country, 6-varietal tobacco blend.

The Escurio comes in three sizes, and the one I’m featuring today is the 4.5 inch by 54 ring gauge Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey
Hudson Whiskeys are the first legal pot-distilled whiskey to be produced in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Baby Bourbon Whiskey is made with 100% New York corn that is double distilled and aged in small American Oak casks.

Though the Baby Bourbon is what started the whiskey portfolio for Tuthilltown Spirits, they also have other great whiskies, including their classic Manhattan Rye, the Single Malt Whiskey, the Four Grain Bourbon, and their Corn Whiskey.

SPECIAL GUEST: John the “Iron Chef”

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Episode 475: Bugatti Ambassador Robusto

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BACKGROUND: In the summer of 2015, the South Florida based Bugatti Group announced the release of their new exclusive series of Bugatti Cigars, which include the Bugatti Signature and Bugatti Ambassador lines.

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The Bugatti Ambassador, includes an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a blend that includes Nicaraguan Cuban-seed tobaccos and Piloto Cubano leaf from the Dominican Republic.

The Bugatti Cigar Series will carry an MSRP of $10.50-$11.00 for the Signature Series and $9.50-$10.00 for the Ambassador series.

This week’s featured cigar is the 5-inch by 52 ring gauge Bugatti Ambassador Robusto.

Bugatti-Ambassador

FEATURED LIBATION: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky
British whisky writer Jim Murray announced recently that the world’s best whisky for 2016 (according to him) was the Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, which he scored a 97.5 out of 100 points in his 13th annual Whisky Bible.

This is what Murray had to say about the Northern Harvest Rye, “To say this is a masterpiece is barely doing it justice,” He said, it takes rye to “new heights of beauty and complexity.” Murray tasted more than 1,000 new whiskies before choosing the Northern Harvest Rye.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc attends gun show in Ventura, CA
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