Episode 491: Padilla Vintage Reserve

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BACKGROUND: Padilla Vintage Reserve begins with a natural reddish-brown Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper, a leaf that imparts a unique flavor to the cigar. According to Padilla, this particular wrapper wasn’t heated to the same level as other maduros. “It’s not fully cooked,” he said. “This is a natural broadleaf. There’s not a lot of it, and working it takes more time.”

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The wrapper sits inside a Nicaraguan Habano binder, while the filler is a blend of 3-year-aged Cuban-seed Corojo leaves

The cigars retail for around $10 each and each cigar, as well as each box, is individually numbered. Production is limited to 500 boxes a month.

This week’s featured stogie is the 5-inch by 54 ring gauge Vintage Reserve Double Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This bourbon is known as their Flagship Bourbon because it is their original product. I first tasted Garrison Brothers at Fox Cigar Bar in Scottsdale, AZ and was instantly hooked.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about Ham Radio and what he purchased at the Ventura Gun Show

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Padilla Cigars
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Famous Smoke Shop

Episode 469: Liga Privada UF-13 Dark

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BACKGROUND: The UF-13 was a three-year project for Drew Estate that underwent numerous iterations. According to Drew Estate, the UF-13 Dark is an amalgamation of the Liga No.9, T52 and Dirty Rat blends, but with it’s own unique balance.

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The wrapper on this stick is a Connecticut-sourced Broadleaf referred to as a “Dark Medium.” The binder is a Brazilian Mata Fina and the fillers are from Honduras and Nicaragua.

The availability of the UF-13 Dark is limited, similar to the Feral Flying Pig. Pricing is around $13.95 per cigar with boxes of 12 retailing for a suggested price of $167.40.

This week’s featured cigar is the 5.5-inch by 52 ring gauge UF-13 Dark, Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon
Garrison Brothers introduced its first Single Barrel Bourbon in Winter, 2015. The Single Barrel Bourbon from Garrison Brothers is a three-year-old, 94-proof big brother to its regular production Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey and just like its predecessor, it is made from organic Panhandle corn, soft red winter wheat and two-row malted barley.

To date, the Single Barrel has only been available from the distillery’s gift shop in Hye, Texas, but now liquor stores across the country will be offering it to their bourbon connoisseur customers.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about Veteran’s Day
  • Doc discusses assessment of cigars

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Is it mold or bloom?

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Drew Estate Cigars
Garrison Brothers Bourbon