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Stogie of the Week

La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel

Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Chisel
Size: 6 x 54
Age: N/A
MSRP: About $12.00

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 43 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Tim’s List

See Tim’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Top 5 Favorite Boxes You Must Own

I’m shooting for regular production, and a good balance. We ranked over
150 cigars as “box worthy”, which ones are the best?

Paul’s List

  1. Hoyo
    de Monterrey Des Dieux
    – A 6/42 Gran Corona, this is the best breakfast and morning smoke you can buy. Its the perfect size, flavor profile, and may be my most favorite gran corona ever.
  2. Tatuaje
    Cojonu 2003
    – So versatile, such great flavors, enjoy them anytime!
  3. Padron
    – Its really tough to choose, natural or maduro? #9 or #6? They are all so good! This is my choice for a high price tag stick to keep around. You just have to own a box of these, you will never be bored, they will always be good. They are a notch above to many other cigars.
  4. Opus X Perfection X #4 (Petite Corona) – I just have to have an Opux on my list? Aged or not, these are always great. They are also not impossible to find, nor are they the most expensive Opus. But you get all that awesome Opus in a small package.
  5. EP Carrillo Cardinal Sumatra Robusto – I just had to put something from Ernesto on the list! He makes some of the most epic smokes in the business, and this one could be my favorite. Box worthy all day long, and a joy to smoke anytime.

Tim’s List

  1. Hoyo de Monterrey Des Dieux – I agree 100% with Paul on this one. One the best breakfast smokes in my rotation and a steal at $6.00-$7.00 a stick. I really enjoy the easy going nature of this stick and the subtle flavors of coffee and cocoa that come and go.
  2. Ashton VSG Tres Mystique – Another favorite stck to have with coffee. I love this petit corona and even at $8.50 I just cannot stop smoking them. Versatile and delicious. A staple in my humidor.
  3. Padron 1926 No. 6 Maduro – I agree with Paul on this blend but I am going to pick a wrapper and vitola. The Robusto (No. 2) with the Maduro wrapper.
  4. La Aurora Cien Anos Lancero – Maybe I am taking a little liberty here but since these were re-released this past year, I included it. Versatile, smooth, and delicious. A Favorite.
  5. La Aroma de Cuba EE No. 2 – I love this stick. It pairs perfectly with a morning cup of coffee but is versatile and flavorful enough to smoke anytime of the day. Made by Ashton, these almost always burn and draw perfectly.

Contest: A Box of five La Flor Domincana Oro Chisel’s

With a Big Thanks to Garland from Atlantic Cigar for providing the prize.

Question: What did Litto Gomez (owner of LFD) do for a living before entering the cigar industry and what event prompted him to do so?

Congrats to Paul T who correctly answered;

Litto Gomez was the owner of Pekin’s, a jewelry shop on Miami’s North Beach. The store got robbed and the next day he put it up for sale which lead him into the cigar industry.