Our featured cigar for Episode 068 is the Cohiba Maduro Secretos, one of Craig’s selections. Despite being in the “slow season” for cigar news, we did have several items to cover this week, including tidbits from Jose Blanco (Señorial), Miami Cigar (Nestor Miranda Collection), some possiblities with La Sirena/Sotolongo Cigars, a humanitarian award for Carlito Fuente, some cool packaging from Viaje, a question about the whereabouts of Palio, and a couple of significant legislative updates. As always, we talked a bit about what each of us have been smoking this week as well.
This week, we also hit upon a couple of intentional ratholes with some cigar-related things that have been on our respective minds recently. In wrapping things up, we wish chatroom regular Ian good luck in his new endeavor – he’s created a cigar review site over at 406 Cigar (I had to look it up, too. 406 is the singular area code for the entire state of Montana). Congrats and good luck, Ian!
Next week, our Cigar of the Week will be the brand new Re+United from EP Carrillo and Michael Giannini, so be sure to check back in next Friday night at 9:30pm EST at
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