Nicaragua

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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L’Atelier Cote d’Or 2017 L.E.

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   [vitola name] SIZE:   [##” x ##] ORIGIN:   [country of origin] FACTORY:   [factory] WRAPPER:   [wrapper] BINDER:   [binder] FILLER:   [filler] STRENGTH:   [strength] SOURCE: [source] ENVIRONMENT WHERE: [location] WHEN: [date/time] DRINKS: [bev] WEATHER: [weather] WHAT’S ON: [what’s on] PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  [release type] ORIGINALLY RELEASE DATE  [OR release date] TOTAL PRODUCTION Typical Box Size:     Boxes of [##] Production…

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Foundation El Gueguense

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona Gorda SIZE:   5-5/8″ x 46 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 BINDER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 FILLER:   Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo from Estelli & Jalapa STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Jungle Jim’s ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: January 12, 2017 @ 10 AM DRINKS: Starbucks Dark Roast WEATHER: Super…

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Isabela Time-Traveler 2019 Limited Edition

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona SIZE:   6-1/2″ x 42 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Small fabrica outside of Condega, Nicaragua WRAPPER: Small-farm Ecuadorian Connecticut Desflorada; Aged Nicaraguan dark Prieto Habano; aged Nicaraguan maduo BINDER:    Aged sourced small-farm Nicaraguan medio tiempo FILLER: Aged sourced small-farm Nicaraguan medio tiempo, unripe ligero and Corojo STRENGTH:   Full SOURCE: Samples provided by Isabela Cigar Company…

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Ezra Zion Live Free or Die

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Box-Pressed Prensado SIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Habano BINDER:   Vintage Nicaraguan FILLER:   Vintage Nicaraguan STRENGTH:   Full SOURCE: Purchased on Secondary Market ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: July 27, 2017 at 1 PM DRINKS: Coffee – black WEATHER: Low 80s – little humid but nice WHAT’S ON: WGR 550…

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Ezra Zion Honor Series: Ronald Reagan 40th

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Box-Pressed Toro SIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:  MATASA WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Sun-Grown Habano – 2006 Vintage (Cuban Seed) BINDER:   Nicaraguan – 2006 Vintage (Cuban Seed) FILLER:   Nicaraguan Seco, Ligero & Viso – 2007 Vintage (Cuban Seed) STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Cigar Federation ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Patio at Home WHEN: July 07, 2017 at 11 AM…

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Episode 18: An Afternoon Chat with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars

During an AMA/Virtual Cut&Light for SimplyStogies.club with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars, I get an opportunity to have a three hour conversation with Pete. We talk about everything from his cigar journey starting in a strip club, to how he looks at the FDA’s overregulation, and everything in between. Pete was generous with his time…

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Episode 14: AMA w/Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars

I get the opportunity to sit down and chat with Nick Melillo, master blender, and founder of Foundation Cigars for a SimplyStogies.club AMA/Virtual Cut & Light via Zoom Meeting. We had a fantastic conversation about Nick’s cigar journey, how he got started, what he’s learned, and where he’s going. We discussed a slew of topics…

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Ezra Zion Blessed Leaf Doxology

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   EZ HQ WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo BINDER:   Indonesian & Nicaraguan (double binder) FILLER:   Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli & Ometepe STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Trade w/ fellow BOTL ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Le Cigar (Dearborn, MI) WHEN: July 25, 2017 at 8 PM DRINKS: Bell’s Oberon – favorite summer-time brew WEATHER: Sitting Inside…

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Ezra Zion Bee’s Knees

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Robusto SIZE:   5″ x 52 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan BINDER:   Nicaraguan FILLER:   Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo STRENGTH:   Mild SOURCE: Secondary Market ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: July 10, 2017 at 10 PM DRINKS: Sailor Jerry Rum on some rocks WEATHER: Gorgeous summer night – low 70s, no precip WHAT’S ON:…

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