Episode 345 Regius White Label

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DESCRIPTION: The second cigar line from Regius of London Cigars is called the Regius White Label and possesses no less of an esteemed pedigree. The White Label is a Dominican puro made by another icon in the cigar industry: Manuel Quesada at his MATASA factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigar features a Dominican Habano Vuelta Arriba wrapper, a relatively new leaf that has been used in such cigars as the Quesada Tributo and the Schrader Hispaniola. This week’s featured cigar is the 6-inch by 50 ring gauge Regius White Label Toro.

Regius White Label Toro

Regius White Label Toro

FEATURED LIBATION: Trader Joe’s Speyside Single Malt 18 Year scotch
This week’s featured libation is for all you value-minded folks. It is the Trader Joe’s Speyside Single Malt 18 Year scotch whisky (1993). Would you believe you can pick up an 18-year old scotch for just $26 a bottle? Well, indeed you can, but will it cut the muster?

The label on this bottle is pretty sparse on details because the bottling company has been prohibited to reveal the name of the distributor. It says that this is 18 year-old single malt from Speyside and that it was distilled in 1993 and bottled (probably) in 2011 at 40% ABV. Nevertheless, this is a bargain-basement 18-year scotch.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Doc provides a commentary on the new Quesada Heisenberg Project cigar.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Buena Vista Reserva
This week’s postscript review is the Buena Vista Reserva, which was first featured on the Stogie Fresh podcast in Episode 289 on Sunday, October 2, 2011. These sticks, which were first released in the summer of 2011, have now been resting for a total of 1 year, 5 months, 15 days, prior to this review. I sat down this past week with a couple of samples and am now ready to give you the scoop on how an extra year or so in my humidor has affected the flavor and body profile and other characteristics of this cigar.

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Regius Cigars
Trader Joe’s 18-year Single Malt Scotch: See your local Trader Joe’s
Quesada Heisenberg Project
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