Episode 498: La Flor Dominicana Chapter One and Barrelhouse Curly Wolf

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BACKGROUND: Tony Gomez, son of owner Litto Gomez, led this project for the company as part of his expanding role in the family business. For the limited edition Chapter One, Tony opted to use his the company’s trademark chisel shape, but in a box-pressed format.

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The Chapter One project began with an experiment of creating a box-pressed Double Ligero Maduro Chisel, simply out of curiosity. That cigar became the prototype for the Chapter One. Doc explains the rest of the story.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Curly Wolf by BarrelHouse Brewing
BarrelHouse Reservado de Robles (Reserve of the Oak) is a quarterly release series of barrel aged products such as our featured libation this week, the Curly Wolf, which is a Maple, Vanilla, Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. ABV: 10.4%; IBUs: 58. Brewmaster Mathew Jacobs said he didn’t think there was a cigar that could match up well against the big, burly flavors of Curly Wolf… Doc puts up the Chapter One as the contender.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about the next two Stogie Fresh 5 episodes

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

FEATURED WEB SITES:
La Flor Dominicana Cigars
BarrelHouse Brewing Company

Episode 489: La Nox by La Flor Dominicana

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BACKGROUND: The 2015 project cigar for Tony Gomez of La Flor Dominicana is, “La Nox,” which is Latin for “The Night.” This night theme is evident in the dark-as-night wrapper leaf. La Nox features a coal black Brazilian Cubra Maduro wrapper, which covers a Mexican San Andrés binder and concludes with a filler blend consisting of Dominican Pelo de Oro and Dominican Piloto Cubano.

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The packaging features a moon-shaped circular box with a crescent moon partially covered by dark blue clouds. The La Flor logo rides inside the crescent and the La Nox designation is prominently displayed. The bands reflect the same thematic artwork and the lid of the box is made secure with two strategically-placed magnets.

Pricing for these cigars set at $11 per stick and they ship in 10-count boxes.

This week’s featured stogie is the 6 ½” x 50 ring gauge La Nox Toro Extra.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Clown Shoes “Blaecorn Unidragon”
The Blaecorn Unidragon is an ABV 12.5% Russian Imperial Stout brewed with a monstrous amount of malt and combined with aggressive American hops. This beer is powerful and complex and designed to age.

Available Size: 22 Oz Bombers

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc answers a question on how changes in temperature and humidity affect the smoking experience

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Purging and Relighting Your Cigar

FEATURED WEB SITES:
La Flor Dominicana
Clown Shoes

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