Episode 464: PSyKo SEVEN MADuRo Toro

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BACKGROUND: After gaining moderate success with its PSyKo Seven cigars, Ventura Cigar Co released PSyKo SEVEN MADuRo in 2014. As with the original, PSyKo SEVEN MADuRo is an exclusive blend of seven tobaccos expertly handcrafted in the Dominican Republic at the world famous Davidoff Tabadom Factory under the supervision of Henke Kelner.

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The cigar sports a dark San Andres maduro wrapper that covers the original PSyKo Seven filler blend and the 151 Hybrid Ecuadorian binder.

In my book, this is the best cigar Ventura Cigar has come out with to date and on today’s show I’ll be featuring the 6.25-inch by 48 ring gauge, Toro.

FEATURED LIBATION: Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Larceny was made in the same style as Pappy Van Winkle as it uses wheat as the secondary grain, instead of the traditional rye. As such, Larceny, like Pappy’s, is a smoother tasting Bourbon.

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Larceny is made at Heaven Hill Distillery, the only distillery that is currently producing and aging all styles of American whiskey including, Bourbon, rye, corn and wheat whiskeys. They are responsible for many award-winning brands including Evan Williams, Elijah Craig and Parker’s Heritage Collection. And now, Larceny.

Larceny is bottled at 92-proof and yet, it’s smooth flavor profile allows it to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Crush & Roll West Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • Photo Galleries from 2015 Crush & Roll West
  • Doc talks about recent visit to indoor shooting range

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks

This series of segments will feature early (not entirely lost) episodes of Stogie Fresh 5

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Ventura Cigar Company
Larceny Bourbon
Honor Flight promotional video
Crush & Roll West Galleries

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