Episode 446: La Aurora 100 Años Burns Tobacconist Edition


BACKGROUND: Burns Tobacconist owner, Mike Hunter, spoke with Nestor Miranda and Jason Wood about creating a new cigar exclusively for Burns. He told them he loved the Cien Años blend from La Aurora and that he would love to work on a special size as a store exclusive.


A few weeks later Jason went to the La Aurora factory and talked to factory manager Manuel Inoa about it. Manuel liked the idea of something new, but wanted to make it even more unique and rare. After getting a blessing from La Aurora owner, Guillermo Leon, he began work on a version of the Cien Años using a completely different wrapper leaf. Manuel used a Cameroon leaf, which has always been a favorite of La Aurora. Everybody loved the blend and in short order, the La Aurora 100 Años Burns Edition Cameroon was born.

Like the original Cien Años release, this cigar uses a Dominican filler and binder blend, but adds a spicy Cameroon wrapper leaf. The cigars are sold in boxes of 25 sticks and they are available for $11.99 each in the store. This week’s featured 100 Años Burns Edition cigar is the 7″ x 40 ring gauge Lancero.

FEATURED LIBATION: Templeton Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Made in Lawrenceburg, Indiana by MGP corporation, this Rye weighs in at 40%ABV (80-proof).


SPECIAL SEGMENT: Interview with David Jones of Burns Tobacconist in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Burns Tobacconist
Templeton Rye
Chattanooga Tweetup
Leaf Enthusiast Blog

Episode 435: Room 101 Daruma Mutante


BACKGROUND: Matt Booth had both the historical figure and the doll in mind when he added a pictograph of Daruma (Buddhist Monk, Bodhidharma) to the cigar box of his cigar line of the same name. He had this to say about the Daruma: “We have named this series after the Daruma as he symbolizes resilience – a key ingredient to our success.


The Room 101 Daruma was released in the summer of 2012 and became the seventh blend produced under the Room 101 cigar brand. The name Daruma continues the theme of Japanese culture that was started with the Room 101 Namakubi. Matt Booth’s stylish, unique, artistic designs are influenced by traditional Japanese culture and American tattoo design.

Daruma 02

Made in Honduras, Daruma contains Dominican and Honduran long-fillers that are encased beneath a Brazilian Mata Fina binder and then finished with a smooth Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

The Daruma comes in 5 sizes and the cigar I’m featuring today is the 7-inch by 38 ring gauge Mutante.

FEATURED LIBATION: The Glenlivet 12-year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, Scotland. It is located in the beautiful region of Scottish countryside known as Speyside, which is surrounded by the River Spey.

• Doc talks about the relative importance of extended warranties for technology purchases
• Doc describes the process for Cigar blending


I first featured the Zulu Zulu Habano by George Rico in Episode 362 back on Sunday, May 26, 2013. These cigars have been resting in my humidor in their original box for 1 year, 10 months and 14 days and I pulled out a couple more samples for this review.

Room 101 Brand
The Glenlivet