Episode 407 San Lotano The Bull Robusto

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BACKGROUND: San Lotano “The Bull,” is being positioned as a fuller version of the company’s San Lotano line. The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, which are both grown on the company’s farms in Nicaragua.

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The Bull is a box-pressed cigar and AJ Fernandez had this to say about it: “We don’t make many box-pressed cigars since San Lotano has become fairly synonymous for our trademark Oval shape. [But] that’s the secret to San Lotano The Bull. Half the influence of the smoke comes from the shape, the other half from the blend.”

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The cigar is offered in three sizes: a 6 x 54 Toro ($9.85), a 6 1/2 x 54 Torpedo ($9.95) and the cigar I’m featuring today the 5 x 54 Robusto ($9.60).

FEATURED LIBATION: Booker’s 25th anniversary edition Bourbon
To make the 25th anniversary edition Booker’s, 6th Generation Master Distiller, Booker Noe has taken from the center-cut of his favorite rack house. This limited edition release ranges between 9-11 years old with an unfiltered proof strength ranging between 121-130, depending on the bottle you wind up with. In other words, each bottle will be somewhere between 60%–65%ABV.

 

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Talk with the Boss Lady

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance EC XVIII Virtue
This review features the Intemperance EC XVIII Virtue from RoMa Craft Tobac. I first featured the Virtue in Episode 351 of the SF5 podcast back on Sunday, February 24, 2013. These cigars have been waiting in my humidor for this second and final review for 2 years, 3 months and 3 days. I pulled out my last two samples for this review.

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