Episode 362 Zulu Zulu Habano by George Rico

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DESCRIPTION: The Zulu Zulu is handcrafted in Honduras and is part of the Gran Habano STK line. The Zulu Zulu is available in two formats. The first choice is the Zulu Zulu Connecticut that comes dressed in a silky Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The next iteration, and the one I’ll be reviewing today, is the Habano, which comes draped in a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. This leaf covers a Nicaraguan binder and a rich long-filler core of Nicaraguan tobaccos.

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Each box features a unique image commissioned by George Rico from Miami artist, and friend, known simply as, “kid”. This week’s featured Zulu Zulu is the 7.5-inch by 40 ring gauge Habano Lancero.

FEATURED LIBATION: Old Fashioned Rye Manhattan
One of the finest and oldest cocktails; it is a true classic cocktail. The Manhattan was the first cocktail that used vermouth as a modifier. As with a Martini, there are slight variations of the drink that are a matter of preference.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Doc’s annual Herf will mean that there will be no podcast on the weekend of June 8-9.
• Doc’s vacation in mid-June will mean at least 1 more podcast will be missed.
• Doc’s answers a question about tobacco pests and weighs in on the processes used by tobacco growers to prevent infestations of various pests.

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Wicked Indie by East India Trading Company
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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