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Stogie Geeks #267

Recorded March 26, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


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Interview: Fouad Kashouty and George Dakrat, Hiram & Solomon Cigars 2:00pm-2:30pm


George Dakrat Co-Founder & Manager of Hiram & Solomon Cigars.

Records dating as far back as the mid 1800’s describe the pre-meeting tradition where cigars were distributed to the Brethren so that they could enjoy a smoke during or after a gathering. Even today, in many lodges, the practice of smoking cigars remains very much alive. This custom is considered a time for Brethren to relax, exchange ideas, and enjoy the simplicity and fellowship that is the very essence of Brotherhood.
This is what Hiram & Solomon Cigars is all about. One of our guiding principles is to bring Mason brothers together in the harmony of a good cigar. Pull up a chair, sit back, light up one of our Master Mason cigars, and enjoy the history.
As my fellow Brethren and I would enjoy our cigars together, the discussion would eventually lead to the same realization: there was no kind of accessible cigar on the market for Freemason smokers that carried the square and compass, nor any other Masonic Emblem. Upon coming to this conclusion, the topic of the conversation shifted into countless private meetings. The symposium consisted of talk concerning the possibility of creating, not only a Masonic themed cigar, but a quality cigar that would not just physically represent Freemasons all over the world, but contain within it a quality that could match the caliber of excellence that the Brethren themselves contain. The dream of creating and proudly possessing such a cigar was never extinguished in WB Ed Kashouty’s heart, a past master of Mariners Lodge #150 in Barnegat NJ.
We were proud to hear that we were chosen to be in the TOP 10 list of Boutique Cigars by Cigar & Spirits 2015. This was an unexpected award by one of the premiere magazines in the world, and we are honored to have made this list. Of course we owe this to our incredible craftsman who create the blends and wrap our cigars here at Hiram & Solomon Cigars. We have the best cigar talent that can be found anywhere on earth, and it shows up in each premium cigar we make. This honor from Cigar & Spirits is a small recognition of this fact.

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Joe H’s Cigars

  1. CAO America
  2. Nat Sherman Metropolitan Connecticut
  3. La Aurora ADN Dominicano
  4. EP Carrillo New Wave Reserva