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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 262

28 Oct 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) Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s newest annual edition is called Dark Rituals. The cigar, which is shipping to stores now, features a maduro oscuro wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and Nicaraguan filler. Only a week ago, boxes were still being made in General Cigar’s box factory in the Dominican Republic. (Click the photo right for a better view.)

2) In last month’s “Question of the Month,” we asked readers how much a “daily cigar” should cost. The sub-$3 range topped the poll with 29% of the vote, followed by $3-4 (27%), $4-5 (23%), $5-6 (13%), and $6 or more (8%). Be sure to weigh in on this month’s question by voting in the sidebar to the right. And feel free to contact us if you’ve got suggestion for a future poll.

3) A web advertisement for presidential hopeful Herman Cain went viral on Monday night, but it’s not necessarily the content of the ad that has people talking. The video shows Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, taking a drag from a lit cigarette. As reported by The Atlantic, the ad “serves as a reminder that Cain used to lead a lobbying group that fought tobacco rules” like smoking bans and taxes.

4) Inside the Industry: The J.C. Newmann Cigar Co. opened a factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, that is expected to turn out over 20 millions cigars per year. On October 30, Miami Cigar and Co. is hosting their second annual Cigar Inn Halloween Party in New York.

5) Around the Blogs: Stogie Fresh lights up a Room 101 Connecticut. Smoking Stogie smokes a Liga Privada Unico Series A. Cigar Fan fires up the Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. Stogie Review reviews a E.P. Carrillo Maduro.

6) Deal of the Week: Churchill lover’s will want to check out this weekly special from Corona Cigar: $35 gets you five Playboy and five Romeo y Julieta V Maduro cigars.

The Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 262”

  1. Franklin Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    I guess it's a good time of the year to come out with a cigar called "Dark Ritual." Sounds interesting. I'll be on the lookout for that — especially since EPC has made so many solid cigars.

  2. Fred Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    I hate it when cigars and cigarettes are lumped together as you did when you mentioned the Cain ad. Chances are Cain's manager took a drag of that cigarette because he is addicted, we smoke cigars because we want to. Representing the interests of cigarette makers doesn't necessarily mean he will do anything for cigar rights. Apples and oranges.