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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler III

28 Jul 2006

In our ongoing effort to make StogieGuys.com as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a sampler of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets to tide you over for the weekend. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

1) Over the past few months, we’ve been getting emails inquiring about the long-awaited release of the Ashton Estate Sun Grown, or ESG. Well, the wait is over. We have received word that a 7 inches by 49 ring gauge parejo called the Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute is hitting retailers near you today. With a suggested retail price of $18, this line is the first in a series of ESGs that will be released over the course of the next five years – culminating in Ashton’s 25th anniversary in 2010.

2) We don’t really like politicians, but any candidate who makes this entrance gets some serious respect from the Stogie Guys:

[Kinky Friedman] digs into his vest pocket, which is stuffed with Cuban cigars—fat Montecristo No. 2’s, the same kind Fidel used to smoke. “It’s gonna be a long day, so I came prepared,” Friedman declares and lights up, oblivious to the barrage of no smoking signs plastered on the nearby fuel tanks.

3) Thanks to it’s well-aged 1977 Cameroon wrapper, you may recall the release of Partagas 150 ten years ago. I don’t – I was 13. But I will remember this: In August, Partagas is releasing its 160 line. Made from the same batch of wrappers (now 29 years old), the cigars will sell for $18 to $30 each.

4) Finally, you can chalk one up for the good guys! It may be Fitchburg, Wisconsin (you haven’t heard of it either?), but it’s still good to see that common sense prevailed. The city council overwhelmingly sent a proposed smoking ban up in smoke.

-The Stogie Guys

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4 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler III”

  1. Anonymous Friday, July 28, 2006 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks for filling us in about the ESG releases. I'm heading to the store now!

  2. Timothy Friday, July 28, 2006 at 10:32 am #

    Anyone try the Partagas 160 yet?

    For that matter anyone get the chance to have the 150? I heard it was good and spicy!

  3. Ray C Friday, July 28, 2006 at 11:28 am #

    Friedman would make a great governor…

    -disregard for the Cuban embargo
    -disregard for no-smoking signs

  4. Anonymous Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 5:23 am #

    3/28/07 The city of Fitchburg passed their ban [http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=126476]