Simply Stogies Podcast

Hosted ByJames Giehm

A cigar journey.

Episode 33: Up and Down with Phil Ledbetter from Up Down Cigars

Small Batch Cigar
I had the opportunity to sit down with co-owner of Up Down Cigar (located at 1550 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL) and current PCA Board Member, Phil Ledbetter. Phil and I discussed his cigar journey, starting from pipe smoking and going all the way through his becoming co-owner of Up Down Cigar. We discussed the cigar industries love limited editions, the cigar community, how COVID-19 has affected his business and business model, the PCA, the FDA, and the cigar industry in general. It was a fantastic conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
You can contact Up Down Cigar toll free by calling (800) 5UPDOWN. You can also reach them at  (312) 337-8025 or at  Please visit Up Down Cigar at 1550 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60610. You can email Phil directly at 

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