Episode 361 La Palina Maduro 50

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BACKGROUND: The La Palina Maduro is the second cigar to come out of Honduras for La Palina. It is also the second cigar to come out of the Raices Cubanas factory in that country. (The La Palina El Diario is the other cigar from Raices Cubanas.)

La Palina Maduro 50 and Knob Creek Rye

La Palina Maduro 50 and Knob Creek Rye

The Honduran made La Palina Maduro has a naturally processed Mexican maduro wrapper that is grown in the famed San Andrés Valley and is hand-selected for its distinctive color and texture.

Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

Complementing the wrapper is a double binder from Honduras and a filler blend of Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo tobaccos.

La Palina introduced the Maduro during the summer of 2012 and it became widely available to customers in November 2012. The cigar retails for $9.25 and comes in boxes of 20.

FEATURED LIBATION: Knob Creek Small Batch Rye whiskey
Knob Creek, the world’s #1 selling Super-Premium bourbon and last year they expanded their portfolio by introducing a Knob Creek Rye.This Rye is bottled at 100-proof (50% alcohol by volume) and it is made with a blend of high quality rye grains. The Knob Creek Company says that this rye is spicy, yet exceptionally smooth, it can be enjoyed neat or used as a base for mixing distinctive cocktails.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Update on Crush & Roll West 2013
• Updated Stogie Fresh website home page.
• New video: 2013 Cigar Safari at Drew Estate in Nicaragua.
• Nat Sherman Night at Boyd’s cigars.
• La Palina is releasing a second iteration of the Goldie line of cigars.
• La Gloria Cubana is going to launch its first Nicaraguan cigars

Quesada Selección España Petit Robusto

Quesada Selección España Petit Robusto

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Quesada Selección España Petit Robusto
I first reviewed the Quesada Selección España in Episode 306 of my Stogie Fresh 5 podcast on Saturday, February 18, 2012. These stogies have been resting in one of my cabinet humidors for 1 year, 4 months and 9 days and I pulled out a couple of samples last week for this postscript review.

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