Episode 488: Rocky Patel Twentieth Toro


BACKGROUND: The 20th Anniversary cigar was released just prior to the 2015 Trade Show and is purported to be a medium to full-bodied offering. The blend includes a Honduran wrapper covering a Honduran binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan filler.


The Twentieth is made in Honduras and comes in 5 sizes, with prices ranging between $170-$230 per box.

This week’s featured 20th anniversary cigar is the 6-inch by 52 ring gauge box-pressed Toro.


FEATURED LIBATION: Alexander Murray & Company ‘Polly’s Casks’ Single Malt Scotch
This whiskey is a collaboration between Alexander Murray & Co and Firestone Brewing Company. Alexander Murray & Co has produced a lot of scotches, but Polly’s Casks is very different. The scotch was made at the Tullibardine distillery in the Scottish Highlands. After maturing in oak casks, the scotch was double-oaked in casks supplied by Firstone-Walker that were used to age some of their California barley wines, stouts and special Imperial bitters.


SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Cutting/Trimming Your Cigar


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Episode 402 The Judge by J Fuego Cigars


BACKGROUND: The Judge cigars are made in Honduras using a Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro wrapper and a 4-country filler blend. This blend was crafted buy Jesus Fuego and was designed to be a full-bodied blend appealing to smokers who enjoy the current trend of strong, rich cigars with a complex flavor profile.


The Judge by J. Fuego cigars comes in boxes of 20, and is available in 5 different sizes. MSRPs range from $4.75 to $7.00 per stick, and with Famous Smoke Shop’s box-discount pricing, the per-cigar price can be as low as $3.35. This week’s featured cigar is the 5-inch by 50 ring gauge, Blind Justice, Robusto.


The Judge by J Fuego Cigars is a brand of cigars made in collaboration with Famous Smoke Shop. The Judge cigars are an exclusive offering of Famous Smoke and can be purchased online at Famous-Smoke.com.

FEATURED LIBATION: Full Blown Stout by Tap It Brewing Company
Tap It Brewing’s Full Blown Stout is an Oatmeal style stout. I paired it up with The Judge by J. Fuego because it is a medium stout and yet has what I believe will be a complimentary flavor profile with the cigar. Some of my very favorite craft beers tend to be a bit too overwhelming for many cigars and that’s why I gravitate to medium-bodied beers with hops that are not over the top.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Talk with the Boss Lady
Christina Fontecchio of the Boss Cigars talks with Steve, owner of Purgatory Humidors. They talk about Steve’s custom humidors and Steve asks a few questions of Christina.

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon box-pressed Robusto

RP-Vintage-2003-RobustoThis review is on the Rocky Patel Vintage 2003. I first featured this cigar in Episode 346 back on Sunday, January 20, 2013. These cigars have been aging in my humidor for a total of 1 year, 4 months and 10 days and I pulled out two more samples for this review.

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