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Welcome everyone to the Stogie Geeks show, this is episode 156 for September 17, 2015 and I’m your host Paul Asadoorian. ‘
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Interview: 8:30PM-9:30PM: Tim Ferris from Defiant Interview
- How did you get your start in the cigar industry?
Debonaire Ideal: 9:35PM-9:50PM:
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Potential Topic: Resurrecting Old Brands?
Going back into history and discussing an old brand that has been brought back. These aren’t Cuban Marcas that were then re-made in another country. These are brands that were dormant and brought back.
Good thing or Bad Thing? Do you like this? It is a good thing for the cigar industry?
What are some popular ones?
Duran Cigars – Azan
Kwan Ben Sen and his two brothers migrate from China to Havana, Cuba, to eventually settle in Manicaragua, the center of Cuba. Kwan adopts the Cuban name: Domingo Azan and he is soon known by Cubans as the ‘Chinese from Manicaragua’. Together with his sons and nephews he starts to produce hand made cigars. The cigars become very well known in the region, using long filler tobacco leaves from Hoyo de Manicaragua, which is considered one of the top tobacco region in Cuba. Luck is on Mr Azan’s side, he wins the national lottery. He invests the money into building a state-of-the-art cigarette factory.
La Palina Cigars
Over a century ago, Bill Paley’s grandfather, Samuel Paley created the first La Palina with Congress Cigar Company. Sadly, when Sam retired in 1926, his La Palina retired with him. She has been in
our hearts ever since. Now she’s back: a cigar of impeccable elegance and finesse, and well worth waiting for. The Paley family is delighted to celebrate La Palina’s long-awaited retur
Nat Sherman Epoca
EPOCA WAS THE FIRST CIGAR BRAND OWNED BY NAT SHERMAN IN 1929. AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR STORY AND HISTORY, THE “CLEAR HAVANA” BLEND WAS OUR ENTRY INTO THE CIGAR INDUSTRY. TODAY, EPOCA CIGARS ARE A BLEND OF NICARAGUAN AND DOMINICAN GROWN CUBAN SEED TOBACCOS, FINISHED WITH A BEAUTIFUL ECUADORIAN WRAPPER. THE CIGARS ARE PACKED IN REPLICATED BOXES FROM THE ORIGINAL ART FROM 1929. THE EXPERIENCE OF THIS BLEND OFFERS A FULL, RICH FLAVOR THAT REMAINS BALANCED AND APPROACHABLE.
R.G. Sullivan understood this when he created the famed 7-20-4 cigar and built it into one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the world. From its beginning in 1874, until the Cuban Embargo in 1963, Roger G. Sullivan manufactured the 7-20-4 in Manchester, NH with the principle of making a cigar of the finest quality.
Kurt A. Kendall always had a fascination for old cigar memorabilia and collected anything he could get his hands on. After years in the industry, he had the idea to bring back the 7-20-4. After acquiring the defunct trademark, Kurt got to work reproducing this fine cigar and making it from one of the finest blends available.
CAO La Traviata
CAO La Traviata began at the turn of the 20th century in Cuba’s Tabacalera Cubana Agramonte No. 106, which is fondly remembered for its strict adherence to the traditional principles of Cuban cigar craftsmanship. More than 100 years later, CAO resurrected the La Traviata name, abiding closely to its roots in presentation and taste, while offering a modern take on the old world Havana flavor profile.
El Triunfador, La Riqueza by Tatuaje
Stogies Of The Week 10:00PM-11:00PM
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- Saga Cigars – EVEN – Golden Age
- General Cigar – Partagas
- AJ EVEN – NEW WORLD
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