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Stogie Geeks #258

Recorded January 15, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Interview: Jake Healey, Ale House Cigar Bar

Ale House Cigar Bars.
Jake Healey is a representative of the Ale House Cigar Bar in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Jake takes pride in providing a cozy, home-like atmosphere in his shop that stogie aficionados can call home.
Jake Healey began working at Ale House shortly after its opening in 2013. Jake has studied the craft of cigar blending and manufacturing under some of the most notorious names in the business. He regularly attends events and conventions to stay on top of the latest innovations in the industry and maintain Ale House’s relationships with top cigar companies. These relationships insure that the humidor at Ale House is always stocked with the latest and greatest cigars from all over the world. While he enjoys all strength levels and flavor profiles, his favorites include the Debonaire Habano and Arturo Fuente Don Carlos blends. Also a whisky enthusiast, Jake’s beverages of choice include the Dalmore brand of scotch and Jameson Irish Whiskey in all its variations.

Jake’s Top 10 of 2017

1.Esteban Carrera Mr. Brownstone
Full bodied flavor bomb- similar to T52 Liga. Great Presentation, good flavor, great price point. tight roll but great draw.
2.Highclere Castle
Mild with a ton of flavor-not boring! Worth the price to get a mild stick that actually has some flavor due to brazilian binder and
fillers from 2 regions of nicaragua plus a new hybrid seed (nicadan)
3.Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art
AHC exclusive until IPCPR, smoother darker version of prensado.
4.La Aurora ADN
Andullo filler makes the difference-love it or hate it.
5.Pappy Tradition Belicoso Fino
Medium all the way-sweet and delicious from willy herrera (ecuadorean habano oscuro wrap)
made during willys drew trial period and used exclusively for the van winkle family until now
6.Debonaire Daybreak
Phil does it again! Easy mild smoke great with morning coffee especially in the first degree size- great small ring toro
7.Undercrown Sungrown Flying Pig
Perfect construction on size-Mild/Medium strength but with a little kick
8.El Gueguense Maduro
Corona Gorda is my size- Sweet and creamy version of the natural with all the flavor (nutmeg/cinnamon). San andreas maduro wrap.
9.Esteban Carrera Covenant Maduro
Creamy, smooth medium maduro
10.Davidoff 702
Ecuadorean wrapper to replace connecticut (prices went up on ct) great medium smoke

Stogie Geeks Segment: – 2:00pm-2:45pm

JOE D’S TOP 10 OF 2017 (With my Rep Hat on)
1. Dunbarton Tobacoo & Trust – Muestra De Saka- NACATAMALE
2. Caldwell/Booth- Hit and Run- Corona
3. Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust- Todas Las Dias- Double Wide Belicoso
4. L’Atelier- Idenite Melange- Special No. 2
5. Crux- PB5- Toro Extra
6. Drew Estate- Florida Sun Grown- Toro
7. MLB Ventures- David P. Ehrlich- Toro
8. AJ Fernandez- New World Connecticut- Corona Gorda
9. Avo- Syncro Ritmo- Torpedo Largo
10. Foundation- The Upsetters- Django
JOE D’S TOP 10 OF 2017 (Without my Rep Hat on)
1. Southern Draw- Rose of Sharon- Toro
2. Serino Royale- Medio- Robusto Gordo
3. Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust- Muestra De Saka- NACATAMALE
4. Caldewell/Booth- Hit and Run- Corona
5. Southern Draw- Jacobs Ladder- Robusto
6. Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust- Todos Las Dias-Double Wide Belicoso
7. Cornelius & Anthony- Aerial- Robusto
8. L’Atelier- Idenite Melange- Special No 2
9. Crux- PB5-Toro Extra
10. Drew Estate- Florida Sun Grown- Toro

Stogies of the Week – 2:45pm-3:30pm

Joe Hollywood’s Stogies

  1. Montecristo Espada- 6 x 50 Guard
  3. Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32
  4. Rancho Luna Robusto Maduro
  5. Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial 5 5/8 x 45

Joe D’s Stogies

Nicaraguan Puro

  • All Nicaraguan

6.5 X 48 Clementes
$9.50 4 Sizes 25 count except for the smallest offering Lagunas 4.5 X 42 (50 count)
-Notes of Marshmellow and Nuttyness. Most of pepper is no longer present years later
Fume D’Amour translates into “Smoke of Life”
Debuted at the 2014 IPCPR by owner Dion Giolito
Really enjoyable, no maintenance cigar, perfect burn
Medium in strength, probably strong when it first came out


Mexican San Andres Wrapper
American Binder
Nicaraguan Filler
5 X 50 Robusto
$9.75 4 sizes 20 count box
Notes of pepper, earth and subtle sweetness, campfire wood in back 2/3
Debuted at the 2017 IPCPR
Senor Esugars named after owner Steven Bailey’s dog Mr. Sugar
Made in Esteli, Nicaragua at La Zona by Erik Espinosa
Medium Plus in strength


Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper
Brazialian Mata Fina Binder
Liga Provada trimmings as the filler
4.5 X 44 Short Corona (wooden sleeve and pigtail)
$6 Tins of 4
Notes of BBQ wood, pepper, spice and earth
Smoked to the nub, perfect driving in the car cigar or limited time
Complex flavors in such a small cigar
Medium to Medium Plus


Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro Wrapper
Nicaraguan Habano Binder
Nicaraguan and Pennsylvanian Filler
4.75 X 40 X 56 Short Salamon Snub Nose
$11.25 12count boxes 18count 2sizes
First debuted at the 2015 IPCPR, limited release, initially had a San Andreas Wrapper
Notes of Earth, Pepper, Expresso and Chocolate
Had to cut the tip twice via my V-cut to allow it to breathe right
Founded by James Brown and made at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua
Medium Plus in strength


Natural Wrapper
Undisclosed binder and filler
4 X 50 Petite Poemas
$20 Jars of 25
Notes of Spice, Butterscotch, Clean Tobacco and Light Pepper
Leaves your palate clean afterwards
The last 1/3 ended a bit harsh on the tounge
Falls under the United Cigar tree and was the brainchild of Nelson Alfonso
Medium in strength

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