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Stogie Geeks #257

Recorded January 8, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Stogie Geeks Segment: Cigar Aficionado Top 25 – 2:00pm-2:45pm

Stogies of the Week – 2:45pm-3:30pm

Joe Hollywood’s Stogies

  1. Arturo Fuente Anejo
  2. Davidoff Escurio
  3. Mason Dixon Project by Crowned Heads
  4. Avo Syncro Ritmo
  5. E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2013

Joe D’s Stogies

Foundation Cigar Co- Tabernacle
7 X 54 Double Corona
Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper
San Andreas Binder
Honduran Filler
$12 6 sizes Boxes of 24
Notes of Pepper, Hickory, Bitterness, Dark Chocolate. Very Chewy
Uncello’d cigar and the dark rustic look is very pronounced
Tabernacle refers to the housing of the Ark of the Covenant in Edodus
Nick Melillo is the owner/founder, nicknamed “Chief of Broadleaf”
Rolled at the AJ Fernandez Factory

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Frattello- Bianco
6 X 50 Bianco II
Mexican San Andreas Wrapper
Dominican Binder
Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Pennsylvanian Filler
$9.25 3 Sizes Boxes of 20
Debuted at 2015 IPCPR
Notes of Chocolate, Marshmellow, Pepper and Coffee
Owner and founder Omar de Frias
Medium+ in strength

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Oliva- G
7 X 50 Churchill Box Pressed
Cameroon Wrapper
Cuban Seed Habano Binder
Nicaraguan Habano Long Filler
$5.25 7 Sizes Boxes of 25
Amazing value, one of the best you’ll find
Impeccable burn and construction
Notes of sweet tobacco, leather and a creaminess

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Drew Estate- Undercrown
5 X 54 Robusto/Parejo
Mexican San Andreas Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf Binder
Brazilian and Nicaraguan Filler
$7 Boxes of 25 6 Sizes
Crazy good last 1/3, Huge Smoke Production
Very Strong up Front
Mediuam-Full
Made its debut at the 2011 IPCPR
Notes of Spice, barnyard, tobacco sweetness and cocoa

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Crux- Ninamaniac Dark
7 X 33 Double Perfecto
Nicaraguan Sungrown Wrapper
Indonesian Binder
Nicaraguan Filler
$7.25 Boxes of 30
Debuted at 2014
Made at Plasencia S.A. Factory
Produced by a single buncher and formed on Cuban mats by only 2 rollers
Jeff Haugen and Joel Rodgers own a Brick and Mortar in Minnesota called Tobacco Grove where Crux started
Notes of Earthy Tobacco, wood, light spice

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Drew Estate- Pappy Van Winkle-Tradition
6.5 X 44 Lonsdale
Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Wrapper
Indonesian Binder
Nicaraguan and Dominican Filler
7 Sizes available 10 count boxes, my cigar for this review was a gift, retails around $16
Notes of barnyard, cedar, leather. First 1/3 reminds me of a Byron 19
The name came from the famous Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon which came to prominence first
This cigar is NOT a gimmick and stands alone as a solid cigar
This cigar needs rest and I wouldnt advise smoking it off the truck

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