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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CVII

4 Jul 2008

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and informative as possible, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other snippets of interest. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

1) DC-area Stogie Guys should come out to Morton’s in Reston Town Center on Monday, July 21 for a special event with Paul Garmirian Cigars. For a mere $220, you’ll get five courses of Morton’s signature cuisine paired with fine wines and premium Paul Garmirian smokes— not to mention a chance to dine with Patrick A and Patrick S. See the Special Events tab here for more details and to register.

2) Add American Tap, a drinking hole in downstate Illinois, to the growing list of bars that outright defy tyrannical smoking bans. Owner Gary McWard is rightfully ignoring the statewide law and demonstrating that enforcement is still difficult in rural communities—where smoking rates and hostilities toward smoking bans are higher. “Go ahead and fine me,” he told the state health department.

3) Inside the Industry: Cuban Imports, Inc. will introduce the Exile Wired at the upcoming IPCPR Show. According to CigarCyclopedia, Tabacos de la Cordillera will also unveil four new cigars at the convention and trade show in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks, each using different Cuban tobacco whose seeds were kept genetically pure since their planting in Cuban soil in the 1940s and 1950s.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review reviews the Oliva Serie G. Cigar Jack lights up an Ashton ESG. The Cigar Spy torches up a Don Lino 1989. Keepers of the Flame tries the Padrón Corticos.

5) Happy Independence Day! Be sure to celebrate with a cigar.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: PG Cigars

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