Episode 448: BG Meyer Gigantes Robusto

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BACKGROUND: The new BG Meyer Gigantes, which from Spanish translates as “Giants,” pays tribute to those trail blazers or towering spirits who lead by example and influence the lives of many. The concept for the cigar comes as a play on the legendary Gigante format, which is traditionally a 6” x 54 ring size cigar known for robust flavors.

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The Gigantes feature a Nicaraguan-grown Habano wrapper, A Brazilian Mata Fina binder and high-grade filler tobaccos from both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The binder and filler tobaccos in the Gigantes blend have been aged a minimum of six years, while the wrapper has been at rest since 2007.

All BG Meyer cigars are hand made in Danli, Honduras. The Gigantes come in 20ct boxes that have been draped with black Oak veneer. This new line began shipping on Wednesday, April 15th and retails from $10.00 – $13.00 per stick.

BG Meyer Gigantes comes in four sizes and the size I’m featuring today is the 5” by 54 ring gauge Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Night Ryder from BarrelHouse Brewing
ABV=8.0%; IBU=75
This Rye Style Black IPA breaks down and rebuilds the boundaries between roasted dark malts and brilliant, complex, hoppy IPA aromas that were pioneered here on the West Coast. This beer imparts pine and spicy rye complexity with subtle toasted malt sweetness. This beer is the most recent release of our Forager Series.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about the first-ever Crush & Roll West After Party, which will take place at BarrelHouse Brewing Company

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Mathew Jacobs, Lead Brewer at BarrelHouse Brewing

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Talk with the Boss Lady
Christina interviews John from Phillips & King, a California-based cigar distributor

FEATURED WEB SITES:
BG Meyer Cigars
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Crush & Roll West 2015: General Information

Episode 433: Camacho Ecuador Robusto

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BACKGROUND: The Camacho Ecuador blend features an Ecuadorian Habano leaf that is unique unto itself in color, texture and aroma. The binder is a Brazilian Mata Fina, and the filler consists of a pair of high-priming Honduran tobaccos, along with Dominican Pelo de Oro ligero.

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The Camacho Ecuador is purported to be a medium-to-full intensity smoke and is available in 5 formats and the suggested retail for the cigar starts at $6.80 per stick.

The cigar I’m featuring today is the 5-inch by 50 ring Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Willett 2-year aged Straight Rye Whiskey
The two-year-old Willett Family Estate Bottle Rye is a Small Batch Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey distilled, aged and bottled at Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

The rye is bottled at a cask strength 110-proof or 55% ABV.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about hat shops he visited in Seattle
  • Doc talks about his experience in ordering a new custom-made tobacco pipe
  • Room 101 to Release Final Version of Master Collection in February
  • Hamlet Espinal to replace Kelner as General Manager of Tabadom Holdings in the Dominican Republic
  • Altadis announces release of Romeo Añejo
  • New Blend Release: Jordan Alexander III Corojo
  • A New Look, a New Era for Avo Cigars

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: La Palina Maduro 50
I first featured the La Palina Maduro 50 in Episode 361 of the SF5 podcast back on Sunday, May 19, 2013. I’ve had these sticks in my humidor for almost a year and 11 months and I pulled out my last two sticks for this review.

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Camacho Cigars
Willett
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop: 1610 1st Ave., Seattle WA 9810
Byrnie Utz Hats: 310 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 623-0233
Chris Morgan: Morgan Pipes

Episode 429: Camacho Double Shock Robusto

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BACKGROUND: The Camacho Double Shock Limited Edition 2014 is one of the most unique cigars ever created under the Camacho brand name. Like the Scorpion that graces the outside of the box that sports two tails, the Double Shock cigars have dual wrappers, which provide a barber-pole effect. Also like the two-tailed scorpion, the cigars come bound in matched pairs with red and black bands.

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Double Shock is manufactured in Honduras with a limited production of just 5,000 boxes of 20 and in 5 vitolas. The cigar I’m featuring today is the 5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: The Glenlivet Archive 21
The 21 Year Old is produced in small, custom, made to order batches.
Every batch is unique because each batch is created from casks that are specially selected by the master distiller from the casks available in the distillery archives. This complex combination of cask types imparts richness, intensity and a long finish to the whisky.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc briefly recounts his birthday and Thanksgiving celebrations
  • Special Segment: Talk with the Boss Lady segment on Pipe Smoking

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Camacho Double Shock Cigars
The Glenlivet

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