James

Episode 28: Micallef To Be Named Maduro Review

I discuss the impact to local B&Ms and ask you, the listener, to support local whenever you can. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt everywhere, and I like to order online as much as the next guy; however, if you can, I implore you to check with your local B&Ms and see if they’re…

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Episode 27: Sitting Down with Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars

I welcome Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars, to Simply Stogies Podcast. Dan and I discuss everything from how he started his cigar journey, to Micallef’s open letter to the cigar industry, and where he sees Micallef in the future. Dan talks candidly about his overall vision for Micallef and the industry. Dan goes over…

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Micallef Cigars Releases “Ultimate Inventory” Program for Select Brick and Mortar Partners

MICALLEF CIGARS “ULTIMATE INVENTORY” PROGRAM ANNOUNCED The very first promise Micallef Cigars made in their open letter to the cigar industry, was to make brick and mortar cigar shops their “emphasis;” that includes in the middle of a global pandemic. This week, Micallef announced one way they’re putting that “emphasis” on brick and mortar shops…

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Crowned Heads Announces “Four Kicks Capa Especial”

CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “FOUR KICKS CAPA ESPECIAL” RELEASE This week, as noted by other cigar news outlets, Crowned Heads announced a new release to their Four Kicks brand: Four Kicks Capa Especial. Four Kicks Capa Especial features binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and is finished with a gorgeous Ecuadorian (Sumatra)…

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Episode 26: Drunkenomics and Cigars

James begins the show by thanking Mike Breig, our content director and lead reviewer at simplystogies.com. Due to personal reasons, Mike must permanently step away from the cigar hobby. Mike was a driving force behind simplystogies.com and helped make it what it is today. He will be sorely missed. James then welcomes Aaron from Drunkenomics…

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Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown

Mike reviews the new brand on the scene – Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown. See if the boys from Virginia made a stogie that belongs in your humidor.

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Episode 25: REVIEW: Stolen Throne’s Crook of the Crown Robusto

I welcome SimplyStogies.com lead cigar reviewer, Mike Breig, back to the show. Before we dive into our reviews, we discuss Micallef Cigars shipping a cigar without a name and how that translates to their open letter released earlier this year. Mike and I then give our in-depth review of Stolen Throne’s Crook of the Crown…

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Alec Bradley Bradley Cigar Co. Announces the Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond

Alec Bradley Announces Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond Today, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced the world wide pre-sale of the limited edition Black Market Esteli Diamond. This LE will be in their proprietary “Diamond” shape. The Black Market Esteli Diamond will be a 6 1/4 x 54 and will come 16 count…

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David’s Fine Tobaccos

OVERVIEW ADDRESS:   9759 University Avenue Clive, Iowa PHONE #:   (515) 278-8701 HOURS:   Monday – Thursday 10AM-8PM                   Friday & Saturday 10AM-9PM Sunday 12PM-6PM BOOZE AVAILABLE:   N DRINKS AVAILABLE:   Coffee, water, soda (water and soda are for sale) FOOD AVAILABLE:   Snacks (for sale) SPECIFICS SMOKING LOUNGE:   Y WALK-IN HUMIDOR: …

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Micallef Cigars Releases a New Maduro “To Be Named” by Their Ambassadors

Micallef Cigars Ships a “To Be Named” Maduro This week, Micallef Cigars will be shipping a new Maduro to retailers…but without an official name. Al Micallef, founder of Micallef Cigars, stated in a press release, “Our first cigar of 2020 celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Micallef Ambassador program. We are counting on our friends…

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