Episode 476: Davidoff Escurio

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BACKGROUND: At the heart of the Davidoff Escurio blend are two Brazilian varietals: Mata Fina and Cubra. The Cubra leaf is an original Cuban Criollo tobacco grown in Brazil, which adds a spicy pinch to the flavor, while the Mata Fina filler leaf is what gives the cigar its sweetness. The cigar is balanced with Dominican San Vicente, Dominican Olor and Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves wrapped in a dark Habano seed Ecuadorian wrapper. Thus, making this a 3-country, 6-varietal tobacco blend.

The Escurio comes in three sizes, and the one I’m featuring today is the 4.5 inch by 54 ring gauge Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey
Hudson Whiskeys are the first legal pot-distilled whiskey to be produced in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Baby Bourbon Whiskey is made with 100% New York corn that is double distilled and aged in small American Oak casks.

Though the Baby Bourbon is what started the whiskey portfolio for Tuthilltown Spirits, they also have other great whiskies, including their classic Manhattan Rye, the Single Malt Whiskey, the Four Grain Bourbon, and their Corn Whiskey.

SPECIAL GUEST: John the “Iron Chef”

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SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

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Episode 466: Giacomo’s Maduro Robusto

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BACKGROUND: Giacomo’s Cigar Company was started in June, 2010 by physician and pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Jack Guggino.

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The cigars are blended with tobaccos from five different countries and come with a natural or Maduro wrapper. And, all the tobaccos in Giacomo’s cigar are aged at least three years and, in fact, the blending process for their original releases took over 2 1/2 years.

The Giacomo’s Maduro possesses an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper, a USA Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a filler blend from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The Giacomo series includes a Churchill, Torpedo, Robusto, Lancero and a box pressed Perfecto. This week’s featured stogie is the 5.5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Bowmore 12-Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This week’s Bowmore Single Malt is 12 Years Old and weighs in at 40% ABV. I’ll be drinking it straight and will be pouring it into one of my scotch tasting glasses.
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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK: Time for Foxtoberfest 2015 at Fox Cigar Lounges in Scottsdale and Glibert, Arizona
  • Brief report on Front Sight 2-Day Defensive Handgun training workshop
  • Editorial on the responsibility of guns (sic) in mass shootings

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashback”

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Bowmore Distillery