Simply Stogies

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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Episode 126: PCA 2024 Part 3

We end our PCA 2024 Convention & Trade Show coverage from the floor of the show with some great interviews with: Skip Martin of RoMa Craft, John Laurendi of Peter James, Hendrik Kelner Jr. of Smoking Jacket Cigars and KBF, Toscano Cigars, and what a first time retailer thought of the show with Brian and…

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Wessex Red Virginia Flake

Brad Pitt is never going to win a Best Actor Oscar. Plain white rice tops very few lists of favorite foods. And you rarely see Red Virginia all by itself in a tin of tobacco. These are all things that are good in ensemble but alone tend to be rather dull. There are just a…

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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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