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Stogie Geeks #261

Recorded February 5, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Hosts

Interwiki: JoeH++
Interwiki: JoeD++

Interview: Phil Zanghi, Debonaire 2:00pm-2:30pm

Phil Zanghi is the co-founder of Debonaire House, makers of Debonaire Ultira Premium Cigars and Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars. Many people may remember Zanghi from his days with Indian Tabac – the company that eventually became Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. After a hiatus away from premium cigars, Zanghi returned to the handmade premium cigar business and launched Debonaire Cigars. Zanghi resides in the Dominican Republic allowing him to be close to the tobacco process from seed through shipping. Zanghi and his team take a very hands-on approach to the production process.Zanghi and his team take a very hands-on approach to the production process.
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Cigars

Stogie Segment: 2:30PM-3:00PM

Stogies Of The Week 3:00PM-3:30PM

Joe H’s Cigars

  1. E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2015
  2. Hiram & Solomon The Veiled Prophet
  3. Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva Maduro
  4. Fume D’Amour from Illusione – ON InstaGram …@joehozempa
  5. Davidoff Chefs Edition – ON InstaGram …@joehozempa

Joe D’s Stogies

GILBERTO OLIVA- RESERVA BLANC
Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapper
Ecuadorian Binder
Nicaraguan Filler
6 X 50 Toro
$6.50 5 sizes Box of 20 (The Corona size comes wrapped in cedar)
Notes of Barnyard and nuttyness. Beyond flavorful, unable to identify the other tasty notes
Released in August 2017
Tabacalera Oliva De Nicaragua S.A.
Medium in strength

  • BOXWORTHY

WARPED CIGAR COMPANY-CABINET SELECTION LIRIO ROJO
Nicaraguan Habano Wrapper
Nicaraguan Binder and Filler
5.5 X 44 Corona
$10 boxes of 50
Released in July of 2016 and blended by Kyle Gellis
Debuted at the 2015 IPCPR
Notes of Wood, Spice and Pepper
Burn line was all over the place effecting the flavor of the cigar
Id describe this cigar as a roller coaster all over the place
Medium in strength
When the cigar was smoking right the flavors were ridiculous but when they werent avg at best

  • TRY ONE

ASHTON- SAN CRISTOBAL (Original)
Nicaraguan Corojo Wrapper
Nicaraguan Binder
Cuban Seed Nicaraguan longfillers
7.25 X 49 Monumento
$9.25 Box of 22 7 Sizes
2hrs of smoking time
Notes of Cocoa, light wood and pepper, leather, slight earthyness
The draw is slightly tight
Blended by Don Pepin Garcia
Very enjoyable fun smoke and size
Medium in strength

  • BOXSPLIT

AJ FERNANDEZ- DIESEL UNLIMITED MADURO
Broadleaf Maduro Wrapper
San Andreas Binder
Honduran and Nicaraguan longfillers
6 X 60 Gordo
$4.75 Boxes of 20 5 Sizes
Notes of pepper, coffee are predominant for me, I was unable to pull any of the other flavors described
on other reviews.
By all accounts these sticks need plenty of rest and this particular sample was pretty green
Medium Plus-Full in strenth

  • TRY ONE

BANDOLERO-
Undisclosed everything
6 X 54 Vanidosos
$13 Jars of 25 8 Sizes
Nelson Alphonso is founder and blender, utilizes multiple years of aging on all his cigars
These cigars are distributed by the United Cigar Group
Limited Retail Partners
Made in Costa Rica
Notes of Leather, Natural Tobacco, and a tangy spice component
Medium Plus in strength

  • BOXWORTHY