I apologize for such a late (2 weeks) post of this episode…..which means, by the way, that you’ll be getting TWO episodes in rapid succession this week. I’ve been pretty tied up with preparing for my upcoming move. Here is a brief wrap-up of Episode 083, featuring Unbanded #018, generously furnished by zedman.
The 2015 CFC dates have been announced by Fuente…
Don Pepin has revived the El Rey do Los Habanos line to release as a shop specific cigar for The Pipe and Pint in Greensboro, NC. Five sizes in 23-count boxes; estimated to retail between $8-11 per stick.
Nomad will be offering a lancero in their CT Fuerte line….presented as Fred Rewey’s personal cigar. He says these were previously just rolled for him, and that he wants to share them with the rest of us…..EC Hab//EC CT//DR & Nica.
The Nebraska AG has requested the court to reconsider their decision to declare the existing exemption for cigar bars as unconstitutional. These requests are rarely accepted, but will at least delay the formalization of the decision for several weeks. If accepted, the case would take several more months to get through the process of review. As a sidenote, I read there are only 11 cigar bars in the entire state of NE!!! STORY HERE
What we’ve been smoking
H.Upmann Sir Winston
Bolivar Belicoso Finos
El Suelo from DC
per Dale’s recommendation: JdN Fuerte B
A demonstration of Craig’s wrapper dissection.
One listener email from Eric Bernabe.