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Stogie Geeks #262

Recorded February 12, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


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Interview: Enrique Seijas Of Matilde Cigars 2:00pm-2:30pm

Matilde Cigars.
What’s it like to build a company with your father? It’s smokin’–if your dad’s a Cigar Aficionado Hall of Famer, José A. Seijas. In 2013, José launched Matilde Cigars with sons, Ricardo and Enrique. Come along with youngest son, Enrique on a plant-based stroll through the tobacco rows of the Dominican Republic. Hear about Matilde’s evolution (and Enrique’s, too). Turns out, there’s a lot you can learn from your dad, especially if he’s a cigar legend.

Stogie Segment: Differences between Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey 2:30PM-3:00PM

Joe Hozempa explains the differences between Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey!

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

Joe H’s Cigars

  1. Cubo Connecticut- by Dapper Cigar Company
  2. Ernesto’s Humidor No. 1: Edicion Maduro 2015
  3. La Hacienda by Warped Cigars
  4. El Triunfador NO. 3 by Tatuaje – ON InstaGram …@joehozempa
  5. 7-20-4 by Kurt Kendall – ON InstaGram …@joehozempa

Joe D’s Stogies

Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper
Dominican Binder and Filler
6.25 X 52 Salomon
Limited Release of 8,000, conversely the 2003 released 12,000
All the tobacco harvested was from 2004 and cedar aged for 5yrs
Notes of Earth, Nuttyness, creamy butter and wood
Medium in strength
Amazingly fun size, flavor and feel, perfection!!!!


Undisclosed everything as on par with Byron products
5 X 52 Poemas
$25 Jars of 25
Byron brought back to prominence by Nelson Alphonso back in 1998
Available under the United Cigar group
Notes of Earth, Cedar, Nuttyness and sweetness
Each size of Byron is a different blend all together
Medium-Medium Plus in strength
Really enjoyable luxury type of smoke, one to take your time with and relax
I personally slot the Grand Poemas #1 followed by the 3 Anos then the 5 Anos as far as the Byron XIX


Ecuadorian Wrapper
Honduran Binder
Nicaraguan Filler
5 X 50 Robusto
$10 Box of 20 4 sizes
Notes of Cream, Wood and Leather are dominent
Celebrating Rocky’s 10yrs in the cigar business
Enjoyable smoke years later, few yrs back the back 1/3 of the cigar dropped off with issues, now its
smoking like a champ.
Medium in strength


Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Wrapper
Nicaraguan Habano Binder
Nicaraguan Long Fillers
5 5/8 X 46 Corona Gorda
$8 3 sizes 10 & 20 count boxes
Notes of Pepper, Cream, Chocolate and Natural Tobacco
Perfect burn line, I still much prefer the lancero
Creators Juan Cancel and Bill Ives both come from Law Enforcement backgrounds
Made at the La Zona Factory
Medium Plus in strength


Sancti Spiritus Ecuadorian Wrapper
Nicaraguan Binder and Filler
7.5 X 38 Lancero
$10.25 15 count box
Owned by Pete and K.C. Johnson
Produced at the My Fathers Cigar Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua
Regular Production for this cigar
Notes of Natural Tobacco, Cedar, Earth and Sweetness
My 3rd favorite offering by L’Atelier behind La Mission and Identite
Medium-Medium Plus