Stogie Geeks #307
Date: September 27 , 2019
This week Joe and Drew discuss a survey that reveals which cigar brands are moving best, what size moves off the shelf the most, and also cover the hottest brands of 2019.
And, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a public roundtable on the regulation of premium cigars at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Fourth generation cigar maker Drew Newman testified, we will break down the testimony.
- Lars Tetens – SS
- Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto
- Black Label Trading Company – Green Hornet
- La Flor Dominicana La Nox
- J.C. Newman The American 7 x 47 Churchill
- Vegas 5 Limitada 2019 6 x 50
- M Bourbon by Macanudo 6 x 5 Toro
- Cult Fuerte Grande Toro 6 x 60
- Drew Estate Fat Bottom Betty 5 x 54
Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks
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Andrew “The Band Man” Galvan | Co-Host
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Andrew Galvan works in the Insurance Industry (Property Loss Adjuster). Andrew’s love for the cigar has been cultivated over the years and he made a goal to learn about the cigar business from seed to consumer. Thus, he has endeavored into the cigar business with Prestige Cigar and Tobacco in Bedford Texas aside his dual career.
“The Band Man”- Every time I smoke a cigar, I have a ritual. Going in I look at the cigar, the construction, color, smell the foot, taste the cap, I gently caress it in my fingers. Then I cut it, most time it will be a Deep ‘V’. I then look at the band, I read it, I study the artwork and fonts of any symbols or numbers, I imagine the person rolling this cigar and then putting the finishing touch of the band… I collect the bands and keep them as gifts of appreciation from the Tobacco growers, and procurers of said cigar. I become one with this cigar, I toast it, I wait patiently for the filler, binder, wrapper to ignite, the first hint of aromas fly through the air like an Aaron Judge Home Run…. Beautiful.
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