Nicaragua

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 GordaSIZE:   5-5/8″ x 46 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99BINDER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99FILLER:   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 windy morning but great temperature…

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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 PrensadoSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   HabanoBINDER:   Vintage NicaraguanFILLER:   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 – Buffalo Sports Radio PRODUCTION…

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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:   ToroSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   EZ HQ WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan CorojoBINDER:   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 – but 70s outside WHAT’S…

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Ezra Zion Bee’s Knees

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   RobustoSIZE:   5″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   NicaraguanBINDER:   NicaraguanFILLER:   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:   Home Run Derby / Celebrity…

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CAO Amazon Basin (Original Release)

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   ToroSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   STG Esteli WRAPPER:   Ecuadorian SumatraBINDER:   NicaraguanFILLER:   Brazilian Braganca, Columbian, Dominican STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE:   Trade w/ Fellow BOTL ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Three Season Porch at Home WHEN:   October 12, 2016 @ 3 PM DRINKS:   Good ol’ Diet Coke WEATHER:   Perfect day – mid-70s, no precip WHAT’S ON:   WGR550 – Buffalo Sports…

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