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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CVIII

11 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) As if you didn’t already know, this weekend’s big cigar news begins and ends with the kickoff of the 76th Annual IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas on Sunday. Keep it right here at for live, on-the-ground coverage—including highlights of the new cigars that are expected to debut.

2) A petition to get an initiative on a ballot to exempt cigar bars from Washington’s oppressive smoking ban came up 12,000 signatures short this week. Now the downtrodden owners of cigar bars, stores, and private clubs in the Evergreen State are expected to lobby legislators in January in a last-ditch effort to save their livelihoods.

3) Inside the Industry: Select boxes of Rocky Patel cigars will be shipped with “custom-printed” Humidipaks starting late this summer. Last year’s Dominican floods are making shipments of the already scarce Opus X even rarer. General Cigars won a lawsuit confirming the company’s ownership of the U.S. Cohiba trademark.

4) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review smokes the Tatuaje Cojonu 2006. Cigar Jack smokes the Kristoff Criollo Churchill. Matt lights up a Toraño Noventa. Cigar Command reviews the 5 Vegas Miami Robusto. Keepers of the Flame continues its vertical review of the Padrón line with the Ambassador.

5) Deal of the Week: This Medium Bodied Sampler includes ten top-notch cigars for just $39.99. It features Romeo y Julieta Viejo, Macanudo Maduros, Cocinero Liga Especial, Toraño 1916 Cameroon, and Oliva Serie O. The sampler also includes free shipping on the entire order. Grab yours here.

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