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Episode 23: Habano Cigar Lounge Davenport, Iowa

I get to sit down with Freddy Allan, owner of the brand new Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa. We talk about what it takes to open a cigar lounge, the hurdles that have to be overcome, and his vision for Habano Cigar Lounge. Freddy also owns four other cigar shops in Chicago and the…

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Habano Cigar Lounge Davenport

OVERVIEW ADDRESS:   432 E 4th St, Davneport, Iowa PHONE #:   (563) 888-5477 HOURS:   Sunday – Thursday 11AM-12AM                   Friday & Saturday 11AM-12AM BOOZE AVAILABLE:   N DRINKS AVAILABLE:   Water & Coffe FOOD AVAILABLE:   Milkshakes (coming soon!) SPECIFICS SMOKING LOUNGE:   Y WALK-IN HUMIDOR:   Y SPONSORED LOUNGE:   N OUTDOOR SMOKING AREA: …

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Episode 22: Two Lounges

Recorded at Capital Cigar Lounge (5505 S 16th St Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68512) I sat down with the owner, Tony Goins, and the owner of Cigarz Lounge (800 Q St #104, Lincoln, NE 68508),  Stacy Williams. We also had Capital’s lead bartender Kelly, and their head humidor coach, Jeff. We discussed how both lounges…

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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 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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Episode 21: Isabela Time Traveler 2019 Review

I announce the first Patreon exclusive content from Simply Stogies Podcast called, Tales from the Lounge, is now available for Patreon supporters! To become a Patron of Simply Stogies Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/simplystogies and sign up to get instant access to this new bonus content! I welcome simplystogies.com Content Director and Lead Reviewer, Mike Breig, to…

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Crowned Heads Announces Juarez Shots XX

Crowned Heads to Ship Juarez Shots XX in February Today, Crowned Heads announced a new limited extension to the Juarez brand: the Juarez Shots XX. The “XX” is a nod to 2020. The Juarez Shots XX will be a petite robusto (4″ x 50″) vitola.  They will come in cabinet boxes of 50, with only…

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LFD Going to PCA Trade Show 2020

LFD Announces Their Participation in PCA 2020 As I stated yesterday, we are going to see more of these. Ever since the news hit that Altadis, Davidoff, Drew Estate, and General Cigar Co. were not going to the PCA trade show this year, the cigar industry has been a bit on pins and needles. It…

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Cavalier Genève Announces They Will Attend PCA 2020

Cavalier Genève Will Be at PCA 202 This afternoon, Cavalier Genève announced that they will be at the PCA 2020 Trade Show. In addition, they will also be attending the TPE (Tobacco Plus Expo) next week. Sebastien Decoppet, founder of Cavalier Genève cigars, said, “It will be out first time attending TPE this year. We…

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