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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXXII

8 Feb 2008

In our ongoing effort to make StogieGuys.com 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.

Tim Ozgener1) Cigar Aficionado reported this week that imports of premium stogies exceeded 300 million in 2007, “a number that was thought unreachable in the early days of the 1990s cigar boom.” The Dominican Republic and Honduras are still the largest suppliers to the U.S., but Nicaragua is gaining speed with shipments up 22 percent.

2) CAO President Tim Ozgener recently posted another interesting video on YouTube. This one goes into great detail about the Gold series, a mild cigar that Tim describes as “my father’s favorite blend.”

3) Tired of lighting up in the garage or huddling around a space heater on the deck during winter? Well, there’s a 117 sq. ft. prefabricated structure that will certainly make you the envy of all your smoking buddies. It’s insulated, pre-wired (think HDTV), and can “tuck into any area,” according to the manufacturer. The complete Kithaus is $44,900. Or get the base model for only $29,500. Neither price includes shipping, taxes, or installation.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review reviews the H. Upmann Signature. Cigar Jack lights up a La Gloria Cubana. Velvet Cigar smokes the Omar Ortez Original. Cigar Inspector inspects a Macanudo Maduro. Matt smokes a Tatujae Reserva SW.

5) Deal of the Week: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which makes this sampler a perfect choice. You get ten smokes including a Cohiba, a Macanudo, and two Punch cigars, plus you get a box of fine chocolates for your sweetie. All fthis or just $39.99. Grab yours here.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: Cigar Aficionado

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXXII”

  1. Gary L Friday, February 8, 2008 at 5:59 am #

    My wife would kill me — absolutely kill me — if all I got her for Valentine's Day were some chocolates from Tinderbox.

    It's still a good deal for the sticks, so I ordered it anyways. I'll eat the sweets myself.