Sir Stogies Cigar Crawl

Sir Stogies Cigar Crawl

posted on August 28th, 2015

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 92

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 92

posted on August 26th, 2015

Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

posted on August 21st, 2015

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 92

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 92

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

In this trim, athletic video cigar review, I take a look at Dunhill’s first foray into the full-bodied cigar since they stopped making cigars in Cuba. I haven’t smoked a lot of Dunhills, but have had enough to know that this cigar is a significant departure for them. For the complete story, click the play button below. (To see distinguished gentleman Steven Kron talk about this Dunhill cigar and others at IPCPR 2015, click here. But watch this video …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 91

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 91

You’ve probably noticed that Stogie Review has been a little quiet since all the IPCPR 2015 interviews went live. Believe it or not, we’re not taking a break, nor are we throwing in the towel. Shortly after returning from the trade show we learned that our current video host, Blip, will be shutting down on August 20th. No problem, they have a function to publish videos to YouTube automatically, we’re set. Wrong. That functionality failed us, and the tech support …

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The Sit Down With Matt Booth

The Sit Down With Matt Booth

An interview with Matt Booth at the IPCPR 2015 tradeshow didn’t work out, but Mr. Booth is resourceful. He contacted me this week asking if we could arrange to talk on a medium like Skype, and I was happy to oblige. Of course Skype fought with us the whole way, but we soldiered on, as gentlemen in the modern age do, and I think we did a pretty good job of telling the Room 101 story.

In this longer, more …

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IPCPR 2015: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2015: Complete Digest

With the IPCPR 2015 trade show safely behind us, all our videos posted and our various floor-walking aches and pains beginning to fade, it’s time to take a look at our coverage as a whole. I feel good about it. We hustled the good hustle, and only mispronounced a few names. (OK, almost every name. I was really bad this year for some reason.) We did miss a few booths (apologies, no slight intended), but what we did get is …

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IPCPR 2015: Padilla

IPCPR 2015: Padilla

No trade show is complete without a visit to our friend Ernesto Padilla, and I finished talking to him mere moments before the lights dimmed over IPCPR 2015. After discussing my little (and admittedly silly looking) video recording device, we move onto other topics, such as changes in distribution, the challenges of creating a great $6 to $7 cigar without skimping on tobacco quality or construction, the Padilla Criollo-98, Padilla Corojo-99, Padilla San Andres and Padilla La Pilar. With all …

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IPCPR 2015: J. Fuego

IPCPR 2015: J. Fuego

And now for the IPCPR 2015 interview everyone knew was coming. I’ve been a big fan of J. Fuego cigars for years, so it was just a matter of time before I stopped in to talk to Jesus Fuego. This year his booth was right on main corridor running down the middle of the trade show floor, which I affectionately named “The Trade Show Mile”. The Trader vic’s vibe was strong in J. Fuego booth, I wanted to order a …

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IPCPR 2015: E.P. Carrillo

IPCPR 2015: E.P. Carrillo

I caught up with industry legend and long time friend of Stogie Review Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the last day of IPCPR 2015. Time was short so we kept the video quick. In it, he shows us the Seleccion Oscuro, Edicion Limitada 2015 and Ernesto’s Humidor No. 1 which features three of his favorite blends (Broadleaf, Inaugural Connecticut and Colorado Sumatra).…

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IPCPR 2015: CLE

IPCPR 2015: CLE

We finished off our tour of the CLE booth at IPCPR 2015 by talking to Gaby Eiroa about Eiroa, CLE and Patoro products. In this video she shows a teaser for the 20th Anniversary cigar named “First 20 Years” which is currently slated for March, the new CLE Signature and CLE Plus 2015. We also had a look at the cigars blended by Christian’s father- the Aladino, Tatascan and Rancho Luna bundle cigar. At the end we take a look …

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IPCPR 2015: Asylum

IPCPR 2015: Asylum

We also had a chance to catch up with the impressively-bearded Tom Lazuka about Asylum Cigars about what he brought to the trade show. He told us about the new Asylum 33, the first installment of the 33 Project which he bills as a documentary in tobacco. After that he introduced us to the Ogre Lancero and the Insidious Maduro and Habano. With all the new releases under the CLE umbrella, Lazuka tells me the plan for the next year …

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