Episode 329 Foundry by General Cigar

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DESCRIPTION: Foundry is the brainchild of Michael Giannini who led the team that created the breakthrough brand. According to Giannini, “Foundry entices the premium cigar connoisseur to take a bold step back in time and a quantum leap into the future to envision the artistry of handmade cigars through the lens of unbridled innovation.”

Foundry, Wells

Featuring a collection of five proprietary tobaccos from four different countries, each aged between three and six years, Foundry’s foundation is amplified through an eight-year old wrapper developed by General Cigar. Called H-47 Pleno Sol.

The four-cigar collection is accessibly priced, and will make its mark on tobacco retail starting in late-October. The names of the cigars are taken from representatives of the movement including H. G. Wells, Ada Lovelace, Bryan Talbot and Sir George Cayle.

This week’s featured Foundry is the Wells, a 6” x 50 ring gauge Toro.

Foundry, Wells

FEATURED LIBATION: Firestone-Walker Wookey Jack
Wookey Jack is the first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs for the Firestone-Walker brewery. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Crush & Roll West 2012 update.
• Doc talks about the custom pipe he is having made.
• Feedback on the Sip, Smoke & Savor Night at Roxo Port Cellars.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Matt & Annie Brown of “Hoot n Annie Blog.”

Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT:  Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary
The Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary was first featured on the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast in Episode 268 on Sunday, April 24, 2011. These sticks have now been resting in my desktop humidor for 1 years, 6 months and 4 days and I pulled out a couple of samples for this postscript review.

FEATURED WEBSITES:
Foundry by General Cigar Co.
Firestone Walker Brewery
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Hoot n Annie Blog
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