Stogie Geeks #328

Date: May 1, 2020

Show Overview:

This week, Drew and Joe, interview Alec Rubin and Bradley Rubin of Alec Bradley Cigar Company! In the Stogie of the Week segment, Joe and Drew discuss the Plasencia 146 Cosecha Monte Carlo 6 x 58, and a few sticks they’ve had over the past week!

Interview: Alec Rubin & Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigar Company

Growing up they both knew that one day they would join Alec Bradley Cigar Company as ‘Second Generation Cigar Makers.’ That time has come and in this episode, they get to tell their story. Alec Bradley Cigar Company

Stogies of the Week

Joe and Drew go over the sticks they’ve had over the past week, including the “Stogie of the Week”: Plasencia 146 Cosecha Monte Carlo 6 x 58

Drew’s Sticks:
Black Chazaro Habana
Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil TAA 2019 6 X 50


Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks

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Everyone knows Joe Hozempa. The “Italian Stallion” of the Rhode Island cigar culture. Joe isn’t afraid to give a cigar an average review. He knows what he likes and isn’t afraid to say it.


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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