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Cigar Review: HVC 10th Anniversary

My name is Giannis Koutsoupias, and I’m the newest contributor here at Simply Stogies. I am an entrepreneur and whiskey drinker. I also have a love of bespoke cigars.  For my first review, I have chosen the HVC 10th Anniversary. Being a big fan of HVC, I was excited to smoke this new cigar, which…

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$250 OXFORD CIGAR COMPANY GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Fill out this survey and be automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card to Oxford Cigar Company!

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 31: HUHC and Monsooned Indian Malabar Coffee

https://youtu.be/qQH3viNI3vA Tim sits down and enjoys what is left of the Monsooned Indian Malabar Coffee that he roasted in Episode 29 while enjoying an H. Upmann Half Corona Cigar. LINKS: Be sure to check out Oxford Cigar Company: https://oxfordcigarcompany.com/?ref=567 Grab your green coffee beans over at Burman Coffee Traders (Unsponsored): https://burmancoffee.com/green-coffee-beans/ Support Simply Stogies by…

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Lounge Review: Monte’s Cigar Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico Sets the Standard in the Southwest

One of the great things about driving to the PCA Trade Show, was being able to stop at cigar lounges throughout my trip. When I got to Albuquerque, New Mexico, I wasn’t sure what I would find. Honestly, Albuquerque isn’t known for its cigar culture…but maybe it should be? Monte’s has been in Albuquerque since…

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Episode 65: Return of the Reinado Empire

I chat, via Zoom, with Antonio Lam of Reinado Premium Cigars. There are things in the world that are more important than cigars and more important than business. Antonio and I discuss one of those things: family. Antonio explains where he has been for the past seven years and the reason for Reinado’s long hiatus…

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Cigar Review: Perdomo Reserve10th Anniversary Champagne is a Mixed Bag

A few months ago, my buddy came into town to visit me in Atlanta, GA. During his visit, he pulled out a Perdomo sampler. Within the sampler was the 10th Anniversary Champagne blend. This blend is noted for the exquisite color of the bourbon barrel-aging, called out on Perdomo’s website. The color on this particular…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 30: The Sobremesa Brûlée Blue at Capital Cigar

  James visits Capital Cigar Lounge in Lincoln, Nebraska to sample their restaurant quality coffee from a French Press and review the Sobremesa Brûlée Blue. A delightful pairing that brought out beautiful notes of wood, pepper, and spices.

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Cigar Review: Reinado Cigars Returns with the Grand Apex

For those of you who have been smoking cigars for a few years, the name Reinado Cigars may sound familiar. That’s because between 2010 and 2014 Reinado Cigars was making a name for themselves in boutique cigar circles. Their Core line and Grand Empire Reserve lines were highly rated and well-received throughout the cigar community….

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Hoyo de Monterrey, Escogidos La Casa del Habano Exclusivo: A special cigar for any occasion.

“Chosen” is the adjective Habanos S.A. decided to christen their newest Hoyo de Monterrey LCDH release. The name, Escogido, was picked to correlate with the location and the circumstances surrounding the debut of its release and also to emphasize the amount of quality control that goes into the wrapper selection. Habanos S. A. presented the Escogido…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 29: Roasting Your Own Coffee

Tim takes the show in a different direction by providing some insight to how easy it is to roast your own coffee. Join Tim in two weeks when he smokes a cigar and tells us what he thinks of the coffee he roasted. LINKS: Be sure to check out the Premium Membership form Oxford Cigar…

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