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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXIX

18 Jan 2008

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.

Lounge1. A deal was finally reached this week in a sad case of eminent domain abuse in which the city of San Diego seized and destroyed the Gran Havana cigar lounge to make way for a Marriott. We’ve been following the story since September, and in November we reported that the hotel’s developer was trying to shortchange the former owner of the lounge. Yesterday the Union-Tribune reported that a $7.8 million settlement was agreed upon for the disputed lot, which now “stands as a reminder of some of the evils of government taking people’s land.”

2. CAO recently added a few new sizes to two of its existing lines. The America series now has a mammoth eight and ½ inch by 50 ring gauge Anthem vitola ($14.50), and the six and ½ inch by 50 ring gauge Largo ($6.80) and the six inch by 50 ring gauge Positano ($6.20) join the Italia series.

3. Around the Blogs: Cigar Jack smokes a Camacho Triple Maduro. Stogie Review reviews the Perdomo Habano Corojo. Cigar Monkey goes with Punch Chateau L. Cigar Inspector inspects a Dornier DO-X. Keepers of the Flame lights up a Padrón 4000.

4. Deal of the Week: This “Football Sampler” sports ten nice smokes, including a Montecristo, a La Princesa de Cuba, a Cocinero Liga Especial, and a Tinderbox Reserva No. 2 all for just $29.99. But in our opinion the real gem is the Toraño Signature. Grab all ten here.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: Gran Havana

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