Stogie Spotlight Archive

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118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part One)

118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part One)

Pete and I pick up where we left off last year. In this episode of Draper Dialogues, Pete and I go into detail about his small ring gauge offerings, his cigar releases celebrating his 10 Year Anniversary, the history of the 60 plus ring gauge phenomenon, traveling, his wine project, spirit pairings in general, Surrogates Animal Crackers, Black Label Corona Gorda Redux, focusing on regular production, packaging, Monster Series and expansion, travel humidor and all kinds of other …

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Nat Sherman Townhouse Tour

Nat Sherman Townhouse Tour

Nat Sherman is one of those stops a cigar smoker just has to make when they visit New York City. If you’ve been in Manhattan, the chances are good that you’ve paid 42nd Street Nat Sherman Townhouse a visit. But if you’ve never been, the name is probably still familiar, conjuring up vague sepia-toned images of early 20th century New York. Or maybe a set on the popular show, Mad Men. Either way, I had never been, and made a …

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Gun and Cigars – Lets Strike a Match Up

Gun and Cigars – Lets Strike a Match Up

Ben: This article, which I co-wrote wrote with Student of the Gun host and author, Park Markel, took on an interesting concept of pairing cigars with certain firearms.  Many of us shoot for recreation, hunting, sport, etc and we also smoke our cigars on the range while doing it.  Paul had the idea of what would be a good cigar to match with a certain firearm.  I thought it was an interesting idea myself.  We got together and

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An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (2013) (Part Two)

An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (2013) (Part Two)

Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana joins George Brightman of W.Curtis Draper for another episode of ‘Draper Dialogue‘. This is Litto’s second appearance. He joined us in 2012 for a two part episode. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again you can watch Part One and Part Two. Litto’s first appearance really compliments this second episode so watching both back-to-back really gives you a fuller glimpse into Litto’s impact and contributions to …

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An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (2013) (Part One)

An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (2013) (Part One)

Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana joins George Brightman of W.Curtis Draper for another episode of ‘Draper Dialogue‘. This is Litto’s second appearance. He joined us in 2012 for a two part episode. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again you can watch Part One and Part Two. Litto’s first appearance really compliments this second episode so watching both back-to-back really gives you a fuller glimpse into Litto’s impact and contributions to …

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The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2012

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2012

Making a top ten list is never an easy task, but I think it’s a worthwhile exercise to revisit the year, and spend some time thinking about its finer moments. I gave some thought to changing the way I do my top ten this year, like limiting it to only new releases. But then it occurred to me that I really didn’t have to. This year I spent most of my time smoking new and new-to-me cigars, and much less …

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Charlie’s Top Cigars of 2012 (plus giveaway)

Charlie’s Top Cigars of 2012 (plus giveaway)

It’s that time of year again. So exciting. So suspenseful. So controversial. It can only mean one thing: everyone with a blog is publishing their highly-opinionated list of top cigars for the year, and everyone else is having fun arguing over which cigars were overlooked and which were overrated. Allow me to add my inflation-adjusted two cents to the equation with my own list of Top Cigars of 2012…

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about how I’ll …

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Walt’s Top 10 Cigars of 2012

Walt’s Top 10 Cigars of 2012

10. Diesel Grind

Smoking the Diesel Product line was a recommendation of our own Jerry Cruz. Based on my experience with the Diesel Unholy Cocktail, I didn’t have high hopes for the other offerings. To my surprise, I found the Diesel Grind and what has become a go-to cigar of mine.

The Diesel Grind isn’t a stellar cigar. The flavors won’t knock your socks off, nor are they suitable for any serious celebration. Now that you know what this …

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Win a Sencillo Retro Lighter by Prometheus

Win a Sencillo Retro Lighter by Prometheus

Thanks to our good friend Keith Park, of Prometheus, Stogie Review has a few prizes that we are excited to give away. The first contest prize is a Sencillo Retro Lighter. The retro line of lighters is slim and features a flint ignition system. I reviewed the Retro Lighter by Prometheus last year and that same lighter is still going strong (it is on its second or third flint but that is to be expected)

If you …

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Glynn Loope of CRA at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

Glynn Loope of CRA at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

During the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival, the Cigar Rights of America was out in full force. As the crowds began to thin, Mike and I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Glynn Loope, Executive Director of the CRA. Glynn discusses the current political climate, as it relates to cigars, and offers advice on how to continue the fight against smoking bans and other key issues facing cigar smokers.