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32 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies Podcast After Show

In this episode we dig behind the scenes of the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with guest Lou Cross, brand owner of Lure Cigars. We have been hearing the hype behind this new brand, and we’re on board for the ride as we talk the personality and story behind a brand. Watch on Youtube:…

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Cigar Review: Cosecha 151Robusto by Plasencia

I previously reviewed the Cosecha 149 and the Cosecha 151 is continuing the same theme of naming the cigar after the crop harvest number. The 151 is a Honduran puro as well. I enjoyed the 149 but felt it was lacking in flavor in the first half of the cigar. I like the idea of…

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Episode 129: Lou Cross III of Lure Cigars

James and Nick welcome Lou Cross III, founder of Lure Cigars, to the show. Lou talks about honoring his late father, Lou Cross Jr., to naming his cigars after his family, he walks us through his journey. We discuss the “grind” that boutique cigar manufacturers go through to promote their brands and connecting directly with…

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31 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies Podcast After Show

In this episode of Clear the Air Tim, James, and Nick go behind the scenes of Episode 128 where James sits down and talks to Dwight Adkins and Stephen Wray of FatAsh Cigar Lounge. The three discuss the dynamics of what makes a cigar lounge enjoyable and friendly. They dig into what makes the My…

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Episode 128: Dwight Adkins & Stephen Wray of FatAsh Cigar Lounge & My Old Kentucky Herf

James visits FatAsh Cigar Lounge to talk with Dwight Adkins and Stephen Wray about FatAsh Cigar and My Old Kentucky Herf. We discuss how FatAsh started, why Dwight started it, how Dwight and Stephen met, and their new Live from the Lounge series on YouTube by MyTownTVHD, where they highlight local singers and musical artists…

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Cigar Review: Casa Magna Liga F Toro by Quesada

I have smoked a number of Quesada Cigars over the years and there were a couple of standouts from the past. I am partial to the Oktoberfest Limited Release, especially when paired with a nice dark beer. The Casa Magna Colorado was the first of the Casa Magna line and the Liga F (F stands…

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30 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim welcomes James and Nick back to another Simply Stogies After Show to dig in a little deeper on the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with their guests Jonas Santana and Miyagi Montes of Blackbird cigars. [arve url=”https://rumble.com/embed/v4rccre/?pub=14sdft” /]

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Cigar Review: Patina Cigars’ Oro de Nicaragua Toro Extra

Mo Maali, owner of Patina Cigars, announced in February of 2024 that he was adding a new core line to Patina’s portfolio: The Oro de Nicaragua. Now, for those of you who have lived in Chicago, Oro de Nicaragua might sound familiar. In fact, that was the name of a line from My Father for…

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Episode 127: Jonas Santana & Miyagi Montes of Blackbird Cigar Co.

James and Nick welcome Blackbird Cigar Co. owner Jonas Santana and his National Sales Rep. Miyagi Montes to the show. We discuss how Jonas got into the business, his focus, and his passion for the industry, as well as their newest core line: Superb. We discuss how Miyagi and Jonas met and why Miyagi joined…

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29 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Welcome back! Tim brings James and Nick back to the microphone to wrap up the 2024 PCA Trade Show coverage. Each provides their thoughts on how it all went down, their favorite cigars, and take a few minutes to look into the future of their coverage during the show. [arve url=”https://rumble.com/embed/v4o97kh/?pub=14sdft” /]

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