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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XLV

25 May 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Penton's Dictador Cigar Box1) Remember that high-profile cigar counterfeit case we’ve been talking about for over a year now? You know, the really complicated scenario where Altadis was controversially working hand-in-hand with the Miami-Dade police department to convict Juan Penton for alleged copyright infractions? Well, earlier this month the Miami New Times published a revealing exposé on the matter. It’s worth a read. As it turns out, Penton may not be as guilty as many previously thought.

2) If you’re looking for some new cigars, be sure to scroll down to Monday’s commentary on lesser-known boutique manufacturers. We got a great reader response with even more tantalizing prospects.

3) While everyone else seems to be making bigger and fatter cigars, boutique manufacturer Padilla Cigars has created its smallest cigar ever: the Padilla Signature 1932 La Perla. At four and 1/2 inches long with a 40 ring gauge, the Nicaraguan puro comes in cabinets of 50 unbanded cigars. Check it out at your local B&M.

4) Deal of the Week: Since we highlighted their Father’s Day Sampler last week, Tinderbox has been busy creating other great samplers. Each of these includes ten great sticks for less than $25, including all the big name cigar makers. So check out the Super Sampler, Premium Sampler, Herf Sampler, and the El Torito Sampler today. We’d love to hear which is your favorite.

The Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XLV”

  1. Carlito Friday, May 25, 2007 at 8:19 am #

    I like what's going on in that Herf Sampler. Just picked one up for myself…