Episode 472: Wilson Adams Mr. Wilson

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BACKGROUND: Wilson Adams Cigar Company recently debuted their first limited edition cigar. The official release date was May 19th, which also happens to be the birth-date of company owner, Brandon Wilson.

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The company is producing just 2,500 total cigars coming in the form of 150 ten-count boxes and 100 ten-count bundles. The MSRP is $120 a box, with a single cigar price of $12.

This week’s featured stogie is the 6.1-inch by 52 ring gauge Mr. Wilson Torpedo.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
This is just the third whiskey under the Maker’s Mark brand. The first Maker’s Mark was available to the market in 1958 and for the next 52-years that blend never changed and there were no other whiskeys sold by Maker’s. Then, in 2010 they released Maker’s 46, which, BTW, is a very nice bourbon and one that I keep on hand pretty much always.

In the fall of 2014, Maker’s Mark released a cask strength version of their popular bourbon. The Cask Strength is bottled at somewhere between 108 and 114-proof. The bottle I bought weighs in at 111.6-proof or 55.8%ABV.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
The Tatuaje and L’Atalier Special Event will take place on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 12-4pm. What is different is there there will be a change of venue for the event. The event will be at Dunbar Brewing Co. The party runs from 12pm-4pm at Dunbar Brewing. Address: 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
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Episode 390 Wilson Adams Sumatra

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BACKGROUND: Formed in February of 2012, Wilson Adams Cigars is a partnership between Brandon Wilson and Stephen Miller of California who are longtime friends and partners in this venture. Their inaugural cigar, the Wilson Adams Habano, was made at the Nestor Placensia factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It took 8 months and 30-40 different blends before they came up with the one that the company was ready to release.

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Their second cigar, the Sumatra, was also a trial and error procedure. However, they learned something from their prior process and the development of the cigar blend was more efficient the second time around. The blend for the Sumatra includes an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, a US/Pennsylvania Broadleaf binder and a predominantly Nicaraguan filler.

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This week’s featured cigars is the 5-inch by 50 ring gauge No. 2 Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Laphroaig Original Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch
The Original Cask Strength Laphroaig served as my introduction to a peaty scotch. As most scotch drinkers know, Laphroaig is a peat-monster. This scotch was the one that put peat on the map for me and I haven’t been the same since. Also, it is bottled at natural distillery strength. In other words, it goes into the bottle at 111 proof, or 55.7% alcohol by volume.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Reminder: Stogie Rate for Windows and Macs is now available in version 4.3 and Stogie Rate for iPhone is now in version 2.2.
  • Question: What criteria do I use to choose cigars I will review and/or feature on the podcast?
  • More on my process of learning more about wine (and cigars)

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DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Ghurkha Ghost: Asura
Doc reviews the Gurkha Ghost, which was first featured in Episode 343 of the SF 5 podcast back on Sunday, December 22, 2012.

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