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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler IC

9 May 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.

1) The intense competition to craft the world’s longest cigar is alive and well in the Caribbean. Aiming for his fourth Guinness world record, Cuban José Castelar is set to unveil a 98-foot monstrosity with 93 pounds of “top-quality” tobacco. He is expected to fall short of last year’s record of 135 feet set by Patricio Peña of Puerto Rico.

2) Inside the Industry: Small quantities of the new Rocky Patel Summer Blend 2008 go on sale in two weeks. Rocky described the Sumatra-seed Ecuadorian-wrapped blend to Cigar Aficionado as “medium to full in body, with a spicy, peppery flavor.” The four vitolas will sell for $6.50- $8.50 apiece.

3) Greece announced plans to ban smoking in public places yesterday. The move comes after previous smoking laws in bars and restaurants went ignored by one of Europe’s heaviest smoking populations.

4) Around the Blogs : Cigar Jack checks out the CAO Brazilia Gol. Keepers of the Flame smokes a La Flor Dominicana El Jocko. Stogie Baby lights up an Old Henry. Stogie Review smokes the Split Decision Double by ITC.

5) Deal of the Week : La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve was named "cigar of the year" by Robb Report . If you haven’t tried it yet, this La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve Sampler is a great way to introduce yourself to this popular and often hard to find line at a reasonable price: $39.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: The Telegraph

One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler IC”

  1. Patrick A Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    Update: José Castelar kept rolling and beat Patricio Peña with a length of over 148 feet.