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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 305

21 Sep 2012

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) This week U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) became the 14th cosponsor of S. 1461, a bill that seeks to protect cigars from harmful FDA regulations. The companion bill of S. 1461 in the House of Representatives, H.R. 1639, currently has 219 cosponsors. Senator Heller is a welcome addition to the growing list of legislators who understand how disastrous FDA regulation would be to premium cigars. The consequences of such regulation could include banning walk-in humidors at cigar shops, restrictions on advertising, and blending requirements that would render limited edition productions essentially impossible—and make it more difficult for small-batch producers to compete with larger manufacturers. If your representative or senators have not yet taken a stand for cigar rights, please contact them today.

2) More than 100 years ago, baseball players knew how to celebrate. In a recent Wall Street Journal story about teams commemorating major victories, baseball historian John Thorn said that when the Philadelphia Athletics won the 1910 World Series, they celebrated with champagne and 1,000 cigars on their train ride home.

3) Inside the Industry: Crowned Heads is releasing a limited edition of Four Kicks called the “Mule Kick” that will feature a darker wrapper and more ligero.

4) Around the Blogs: Nice Tight Ash checks out a Nicaraguan Cigar Co. Condega Serie F. Stogie Review reviews a Pinolero by A.J. Fernandez. Cigar Inspector inspects an El Rey del Mundo RE No. 1. Tiki Bar kicks back with a J. Fuego Origen Maduro. Casa Fumando smokes an Illusione 888 Maduro.

5) Deal of the Week: This “Silver Tray Special” features ten top cigars (with free shipping) for $50. Included are five each of the Oliva Master Blend 3 and Rocky Patel Renaissance.

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 305”

  1. George E. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Good news on the legislative front! With the addition of two representatives in the past couple of days — Democrats Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Kurt Schrader of Oregon — HR1639 now has a majority of voting members supporting it in the House of Representatives. Of course, this could all be moot if there's no movement before a new Congress is seated after the election when many of those who've signed on in the House and the Senate won't be back because of retirement or loss.