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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler CCXXXVI

29 Apr 2011

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler.

1) In the useless contest to see who can make the world’s longest cigar, José “Cueto” Castelar is second to none. The 67-year-old already owns four Guinness World Records, with his latest creation measuring over 45 meters long. Now he aims to crush his previous best and set a new record with a 70-meter monstrosity, ensuring that the title remains in his native Cuba. “Cueto said that as long as he lives, the Guinness record has to be in Cuba,” his spokesman told the AFP. “He is very lively now and will get tired as the days go by, but he hopes to reach his goal.”

2) Miami Cigar & Co. has released a new video in its promotion of National Nestor Miranda Cigar Day. “On Friday, May 6, I want you to visit your local tobacconist, buy any cigar you want, and you’re gonna receive from me Art Deco—free, no charge,” says Miranda in the video. “The wrapper is corojo ’06, it’s handmade in Nicaragua, and the size that we’re gonna give you is the size that I love: the Robusto (5.5 x 54).”

3) Inside the Industry: Davidoff is introducing the new Zino Z-Class, a full-bodied cigar with a Dominican wrapper, Peruvian binder, and filler mix of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. The Economist reports accusations of widespread corruption in the Cuban national cigar industry, which has resulted in the imprisonment of Habanos V.P. Manuel García since last August.

4) Around the Blogs: Smoking Stogie fires up the My Father Belicoso Davidoff NYC Exclusive. Stogie Review reviews the Diamond Crown Julius Caeser. The Tiki Bar kicks back with a Drew Estate Dirt Lancero. Cigar Inspector inspects a Por Larrañaga RE Switzerland. Nice Tight Ash checks out the Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary. The AVO Limited Edition 2011 85th Anniversary Perfecto is the new top cigar at YourCigarRatings.com.

5) Deal of the Week: This weekly special features two top Dominican robustos. $29 lands you five each of the La Aurora 1495 and the La Gloria Wavell. Or you can double up for just $50.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: AFP

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