Episode 317 Quesada Q d’etat Molotov

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DESCRIPTION: The Quesada Q d’etat cigar line represents a symbolic revolt against the unfair taxation practices and mistreatment of the premium cigar industry. The brand is intended to create awareness of the dangers that increased government regulation and taxation will produce, specifically the FDA’s desire to regulate premium cigars.

The Q d’etat will be released in three sizes and on different dates. Thus far, two of the three sizes in the line have been released, all of which will come in ten-count boxes and with just 1,000 boxes released in each size. Each box also contains a form to register for membership in Cigar Rights of America, whose mission is to fight for our freedoms to smoke.

The first of the three sizes and the one I am featuring on this show, is a 5-inch by 58 ring gauge figurado called the “Molotov.” Today’s featured stogie carries a MSRP of $7.95 and is a Dominican puro.

FEATURED LIBATION: Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy from Jerez Spain
Cardenal Mendoza brandy is a solera gran reserva brandy from Spain. Cardenal Mendoza brandy was made in order to satisfy the requirements of the Sanchez Romate family and a few intimate friends. They wanted a brandy of truly exquisite quality.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Upcoming trip to Nicaragua
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• The latest updates from the Crush & Roll West 2012 event

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Montecristo Media Noche
This week’s postscript cigar is the Montecristo Media Noche, one of the more recent releases from the non-Cuban Monte brand. And, it is the first and only Montecristo currently in production that utilizes a maduro wrapper.

I first featured the Montecristo Media Noche Corona back in Episode 256 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast on Sunday, January 23, 2011. These cigars have been resting in their original box for 1 year, 5.7 months and I pulled out a couple more this past week for this postscript review.

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