Episode 454: Nomad Estelí Lot 8613

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BACKGROUND: Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 are made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez and have a Nicaraguan filler and binder, trussed up in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

All sizes of the Lot 8613 have a MSRP under $9.00. The cigars come in boxes of 21 and in 5 sizes. The cigar I’m featuring today is the 6 inch by 50 ring gauge Toro.

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FEATURED LIBATION: TINCUP Whiskey
Tin Cup is made by Jess Graber and is his newest whiskey. It is his take on classic American Whiskey. He wanted to make a whiskey with a bourbon style profile, but with a more powerful and spicy flavor.

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TINCUP is made from a blend of corn, rye, and malt. Technically speaking, it’s a bourbon, which means it contains over 51% corn mash, but it also has a very high rye content, so as to add spice and pepper, but is balanced with the sweeter notes of bourbon.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Update on Crush & Roll West 2015
  • Doc talks about Gun Show this weekend

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Stogie Beef

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Nomad Cigars
TinCup Whiskey
Crush & Roll West 2015

Episode 452: Doc’s 9th Annual Central Coast Herf

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BACKGROUND: For the past 9 years I have hosted a party at my home during late May to early June. This informal gathering, which saw just 6 attendees during the first year, is now limited to 50 attendees and has a wait list for future events.

This event has evolved into what is now called: Doc’s Central Coast Herf. The Herf is invitation-only and has regulars from around the state and the nation. From morning to night, over the course of three days, guests are treated to great cigars, great food and great libations.

There were 25 sponsors this year, ranging from cigar companies and retail shops, to wineries, breweries, accessory makers and more. A total of 890 cigars were donated to the event, along with 318 raffle prizes.

This week’s show will take you vicariously back to Herf weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds that made this year’s event such a success. Over the course of the next hour, you will gain the general flavor of the herf by hearing a number of interviews and listening in on the fun.

Click here to see all photos at the 2015 Herf Photo Slideshow

SPONSORS: CIGAR PRODUCERS
AJ Fernandez
Alec Bradley Cigar Co
Punch Signature
Dignity Cigars
Drew Estate
Ventura Cigar Company
Nomad Cigar Company
Cubanacan Cigars
Altadis
Fox Cigar Bar: Gilbert, AZ Caldwell Cigar Co.
SPONSORS: WINERIES/BREWERIES
Michael Rose Cellars
Barrelhouse Brewing
Roxo Port Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Daou Winery
SPONSORS: CIGAR RETAILERS – DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL/OTHER
Media Fiasco Podcat Kick Ass Cigar Tools Cigars of Habanos
The Boss Cigars
Stogie Fresh

Episode 428: Nomad S-307

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BACKGROUND: The S-307 is Nomad’s first full production cigar in Nicaragua and marks the second core line to be released by Fred Rewey. The cigars are box-pressed and sport an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, an Ecuadorian Habano binder and the filler blend is all from Nicaragua. The cigar is blended and manufactured at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Nomad S-307

S-307 comes in 5 sizes and the cigar I’m featuring today is the 6.5-inch by 52 ring gauge box-pressed Torpedo.

FEATURED LIBATION: The Hakushu 12 Year Japanese Whisky
From Suntory’s mountain distillery, nestled deep in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, Hakushu is the herbal and gently smoky single malt.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK. Thanksgiving and Doc’s birthday will keep Doc busy the whole week. Next podcast: November 30th.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Fred Rewey, owner of Nomad Cigar Company

Fred Rewey (Nomad Cigars) and Doc during White Night

Fred and Doc at ProCigar Festival 2014

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Nomad Cigars
Suntory

OUR SPONSORS:
Cohiba Nicaragua
Stogie Rate Online
Stogie Rate Cigar Inventory Software for iPhone
Stogie Rate 4.3 Cigar Inventory Software for PC/Mac