Episode 450: Room 101 Master Collection Three Mutante


BACKGROUND: The Master Collection Three began shipping nationwide in February 2015. The blend is comprised of tobaccos from three different countries; a Habano wrapper from Ecuador, a binder from the Dominican Republic and filler tobaccos from two growing regions in Nicaragua. As with all Master Collection blends, the experience is designed for those with a more refined palate.


The new Master Collection Three is packaged in white, piano finish boxes and contain either 20 or 50 cigars depending on the format. This edition is available in five formats and retails from $8.00 to $12.00 per cigar.

This week’s featured cigar is the 7-inch by 38 ring gauge Master Collection Three Mutante.


FEATURED LIBATION: Aberlour A’Bunadh Single Malt Scotch
Aberlour A’bunadh is a cask strength whisky that has achieved cult status among whisky connoisseurs.

Abundah is made using exclusively oak casks that have previously aged Sherry, but are first fill for Scotch. That is, though they have been used to age Sherry, this is the first time they’ve been used to age Scotch. After aging in these casks, the finished scotch is transferred straight to the bottle at Cask Strength, which is just a hair under 61%ABV or 122-proof.


  • Drew Estate event at Boyd’s tobacco in Paso Robles, California
  • New article posted on the StogieFresh.info website just a couple days ago entitled: Routine Freezing of Cigars
  • No podcast in 2-weeks because that will be the weekend of my 9th Annual Central Coast Herf
  • Next week will be the last week for buying Early Bird tickets for Crush & Roll West 2015


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Episode 439: Room 101 Uncle Lee


BACKGROUND: As the name suggests, Uncle Lee is a tribute to Matt Booth’s uncle, the man who introduced him to cigars. The Uncle Lee is made with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo binder and Honduran Corojo and Dominican Piloto Cubano fillers. Pricing is set at $10 per cigar and the cigars are packaged in boxes of 10. The cigars are produced in Danlí, Honduras at the same factory responsible for producing all Room 101 cigars to date.


The Uncle Lee was officially introduced at the annual Christmas party at Stogie’s in Houston, with a wider distribution launch set for February. Initial production was set at 50,000 cigars, however it is still unclear how widely the Uncle Lee will be distributed.

The cigars come in just one size, and that’s the one I’m reviewing today; the 6.5 inch x 50 ring gauge Perfecto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
This week’s featured libation is a regular favorite of mine. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve was brought into the portfolio in 2011. It is a big, unadulterated monstrous bomb of a bourbon. And yet, is smooth and complex.

Notably, it’s bottled at a 120 proof, so it is a monster and definitely worthy of your respect. I have tried this bourbon straight and it is just a bit too much for my palate, so I will be taking mine today with a few ice cubes.

Doc reveals his ‘Sweet Spot Bourbon’ list.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Question/Answer about Retrohaling

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Episode 411 The Big Payback by Room 101 Cigars


SPECIAL EPISODE: The location of this week’s herf took place earlier at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company tasting room in Templeton, California. This was a meeting of the “Peripatetic Cigar Club” which seeks to pair a cigar and beer at local breweries. And, to put an exclamation point on the party, Matthew Jacobs, a brewmaster at Barrelhouse, rolled out a very special beer called, Bacchus.

The Big Payback was our featured cigar of the week. This cigar is for all those who have made the Room101 Brand a success in myriad dimensions. This week’s featured Big Payback is the Chavala, 5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto. This week’s cigarcast is: The Big Payback at Barrelhouse Brewing.

The Big Payback

FEATURED LIBATION: Bacchus by Barrelhouse Brewing Co.


  • Steve from Purgatory Humidors who started the Peripatetic Cigar Club that meets at different breweries
  • Matthew Jacobs who made the special beer for this club event
  • Jason and Ken: Jason is one of the owners of Barrelhouse Brewing and Ken is one of the guys who helped start the Peripatetic Cigar Club.

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