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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXXVI

7 Mar 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.

Avo1) Last call for our DC Stogie Guys Smoke Out, which is only two days away. We’ll be at Carpool in Ballston, VA on Sunday, March 9 starting at 4pm enjoying fantastic free cigars provided by Cuban Crafters. We’ve also got some prizes (including a humidor) to raffle away. Please RSVP here.

2) New Hampshire has been living under a government-imposed smoking ban for bars and restaurants since last year and, not surprisingly, cigar bars have been suffering. A new bill granting exemptions from the ban is hardly reason to celebrate, though, especially since the same legislature is considering a destructive 60% tax on cigar inventories.

3) High-end smokers should check out the March 24 annual release party for the Avo Limited Edition (called the Tesoro this year). For $300 you’ll get to enjoy dinner, drinks, and Avo cigars at Rothmann’s Steakhouse in Manhattan. Musician and cigar maestro Avo Uvezian, the brand’s namesake, will be on hand.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review reviews a CAO VR Black. Cigar Inspector inspects a Padrón 2000. Cigar Monkey smokes a CAO Gold Maduro. Cigar Jack lights up an EO 601 Black.

5) Deal of the Week: Once again has a great sampler for Don Pepin lovers: “Don Pepin’s Rare Knockout Punch.” This 12-cigar sampler includes five cigars by the Cuban master-roller, including four Black labels and one 601 Green, all for just $49.99. Grab yours here.

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4 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXXVI”

  1. George E. Friday, March 7, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    Creativity is alive and well in the smoking community:

  2. Patrick A Friday, March 7, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    Also, it looks like cops in Baltimore are fining and arresting bar patrons for loitering when they go outside to smoke in accordance with the city's smoking ban:

    Thanks to John R. for bringing this to my attention

  3. Kevin D. Korenthal Friday, March 7, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    These smoking bans offer a wonderful opportunity to point out that the main suspects perpetrating bans and taxes on tobacco users are DEMOCRATS. Sure an occasional Republican jumps on the smoking ban-d wagon but perhaps that is why Mike Huckabee never had a shot at the GOP nomination. Democrats are the true smoke haters and the lengths they will go to use the Nanny State to effect these policies must not be underestimated.

    In my opinion, cigar and cigarette smokers had better be paying attention to who is passing the laws that extinguish their freedom to smoke or they might as well choose another nasty habit.

  4. David L. Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    In regards to the comments made by Kevin Koreanthal. It seems to me this commentary was just designed to take a crack at the Democrats. Personally, I strongly appose the taxation and the ban. What has me confused is if Kevin even smokes? "or they might as well choose another nasty habit." I have never considered my passion for cigars a "nasty habit" Has anyone else made this observation? Maybe Kevin needs to go to and vent.