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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CLVIII

11 Sep 2009

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Adrian Fenty, mayor of Washington, DC1) In a move that could prove disastrous for Washington tobacconists, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty plans to criminalize the sale of single cigars in the nation’s capital. His justification is to curb marijuana blunt consumption. But, as the proposed law is currently written, it doesn’t discriminate between premium cigars and cheap, machine-made sticks that are normally purchased at convenience stores and gas stations. “The bottom line is that this is bad legislation that won’t do what it is intended to do—stop the use of marijuana,” said Legislative Director Chris McCalla in an IPCPR press release. “The only thing it will do is irreparable harm to owners of cigar stores, their employees, and loyal customers who enjoy premium cigars.” A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for September 29.

2) Inside the Industry: Shipments of the new Padrón Family Reserve 45 Years are popping up at B&Ms across the country. Usually issued in the fall, this year’s lineup of Edición Limitada cigars from Cuba are on sale early.

3) Around the Blogs: Keepers of the Flame lights up a Lempira Fuerte. Stogie Fresh tries a Hemingway Short Story. Stogie Review reviews the Padrón 45  Years. Cigar Spy investigates a Don Lino Africa. Cigar Inspector sparks a CAO Brazilia.

4) Deal of the Week: This “Blue Gold Sampler” features two outstanding cigars: Don Pepin Garcia’s Blue line (toro) and the Trinidad Maduro (Churchill). For just $50 you get five of each plus free shipping for your entire order. Grab yours here.

The Stogie Guys

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2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CLVIII”

  1. Dave Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    In response to #1, all I can do is hang my head. Who came up with the idea of legislating away the symptoms instead of the actual disease? I say all trees should be made illegal as they produce sticks. We all know that two sticks can be rubbed together to produce fire, and without fire you won't be able to light a joint. Mission accomplished!

  2. Chris V Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5:03 am #

    Down with trees!