Simply Stogies Podcast

Episode 125: PCA 2024 Part 2

We have quite the lineup for part 2 of our coverage of the PCA 2024 Convention and Trade Show, sponsored by My Old Kentucky Herf. We begin with Nick at the General Cigars booth. He talks with Macanudo, CAO, Cohiba, Sancho Panza, and Matt Booth. Nick then heads over to Freud Cigar Co. and speaks…

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Cigar Review: Micallef Blue

The Micallef Blue is a follow-up release of the Black from last summer. I have smoked a number of Micallef Cigars over the years and I believe that they are severely underrated. I appreciate the business discipline that they follow in keeping a strong relationship with their customer base through communication and releases such as…

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Episode 124: PCA 24 Part 1

James, Tim, and Nick bring you interviews from the 2024 PCA Convention and Trade Show from the Las Vegas Convention Center. All of our PCA 24 coverage is brought to you by My Old Kentucky Herf! This first episode has interviews with Sebastien Decoppet of Cavalier Cigars, Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate, Cigars for Warriors,…

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28 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim brings James and Nick back to Clear the Air to talk about the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with Brooks Whittington of halfwheel. The trio discuss Festival Del Habano and the associated cost, The Cuban people and economy, and lastly American tipping culture.

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Episode 123: Brooks Whittington & Festival del Habano

James and Nick welcome co-founder, author, and editor of halfwheel.com, Brooks Whittington to the show. James asks Brooks and Nick about their time in Cuba for the 2024 Festival del Habano. The trio discuss the Festival, the humidors, and the events; they also talk about the general state of Cuba and Cuban cigars. Brooks explains…

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Cigar Review: The Conqueror by ADVentura Cigars

In my local cigar lounge, I was immediately taken by the packaging of this cigar. The box this cigar comes in is shaped like a boat, which is something that I had never seen before.  Because of this, not only did I want to try the cigar, I wanted to learn more about ADVentura cigars…

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27 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Join Tim (aka, the Secret Sauce) and James as they reflect on the most recent episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with William from Cigar Coop. The episode is hard to follow, because it is just that good. Tim gives Coop some grief (and props) and forces James to conduct some self reflection. Live Long, “The…

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Cigar Review: La Vereda by Crowned Heads

This is the most expensive Crowned Heads cigar to date. At just over $20 for the No. 54 (close to a toro), getting three of these for this review was a hard pill to swallow but I didn’t hesitate too much as I have really enjoyed many of the recent releases from them. Crowned Heads…

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Episode 122: Cigar Coop on the PCA Trade Show

We are excited to welcome back our friend, William “Cigar Coop” Cooper to the podcast. Cigar Coop, Nick, and James discuss the upcoming PCA ’24 Trade Show in Las Vegas. Coop lets us know what he’s looking forward to the most this year, changes to the PCA over the years, and who will be there…

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26 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim and Nick host this weeks after show. They talking about the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with Dr. Stefan Lampert of Lampert Cigars, cool tech, the upcoming PCA trade show and so much more.

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