Episode 221 – February 13, 2017
6:00pm – SHOW START
This week on the Stogie Geeks show, Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music joins us to discuss music and cigars, in our Debonaire Ideal segment, we explain the benefits of using a draw poker, and we review our stogies of the week. All that and more, on this edition of the Stogie Geeks show!
Cigar of the Week: E.P. Carrillo La Historia El Senador
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
El Senador: 5 3/8 x 52
Launched: 2014 IPCPR
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
This is a new core line release that recently garnered a lot of attention when this blend and size was named Cigar Aficionado’s #2 Cigar of the Year. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has created many great cigars in his 40-plus years in business. His La Historia is his best effort in years.
Firstly, production of his La Historia is up 30 percent since Cigar Aficionado announced it as the No 2 cigar of 2014. That means that he still has 70,000 of these cigars back-ordered. He can’t keep up, and that’s a good thing. He doesn’t strain his rollers though. They work an eight-hour shift and are limited to making a maximum of 300 cigars per day. (http://www.cigaraficionado.com/blogs/show/id/ProCigar-Festival-Ernesto-and-an-Earthquake-18007)
The Perez-Carrillo La Historia pays homage to founder Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr’s family. The E-III is named for his son, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III.
The E.P. Carrillo La Historia was launched in three sizes. Each of the sizes are box-pressed (a first for E.P. Carrillo). The cigars come in ten count boxes with.
El Senador: 5 3/8 x 52
Doña Elena: 6 1/8 x 50
E-III: 6 7/8 x 54
The vitola names pay homage to members of Perez-Carrillo’s family. El Senador pays homage to Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Sr (Ernesto’s father) who was a Senator in Cuba from Pinar del Rio. Doña Elena pays homage to Ernesto’s wife, while E-III pays homage to Ernesto’s son, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III.
6:00-7:00pm – Donovan Bankhead, Springfield Music
Donovan is the Vice President of Springfield Music, and has worked hard to position Springfield Music along with three other co-owned music retail stores to be fun, full service experiences for customers throughout Missouri and surrounding states. He is highly-involved in the music industry, can often be found speaking at area universities and music organization events, and is a bassist and trumpet player. In addition to his tireless dedication to the music business, Donovan is a dedicated husband and father of two, as well as a cigar lover, and has become very involved in the local cigar community.
7:00-7:30pm – Debonaire Ideal: Draw Pokers
7:30-8:30pm – Stogies of the Week
- http://cigar-coop.com/2014/01/cigar-review-zino-platinum-make-of-la.html – Fiver
- http://cigarobsession.com/2016/08/31/la-aurora-connecticut-robusto-cigar-review/ – Try One
- http://www.toastedfoot.com/2015/06/cigar-review-ashton-symmetry-sublime/ – Box Split
- http://cigarobsession.com/2011/11/04/falto-seleccion-especial-corona-gorda-cigar-review/ – Fiver
- http://cigar-coop.com/2016/07/cigar-news-fratello-oro-to-be-a-connecticut-shade-made-in-the-d-r.html – Box Split