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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 368

31 Jan 2014

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.

DE21) We first told you about Drew Estate’s enormous, new “pre-industry” facility back in May, when we visited it while it was still under construction. This week Drew Estate announced it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the building they’ve now dubbed “DE2.” Located right across the street from Drew Estate’s La Gran Fabrica in Estelí, Nicaragua, the $4 million building will be used to ferment, age, and sort tobacco, as well as house a medical center and cafeteria for Drew Estate employees. The facility is “one of the largest, most state-of-the-art leaf processing operations in the world, specializing in dark air-cured tobaccos,” according to a press release. “DE2 provides Drew Estate with the ability to drastically increase their scale for pilone curing and bail storage, as well as provide all of the necessary professional support services in leaf sorting, classification, and analysis.”

2) Officials in Boulder have instituted a smoking ban for parts of the Colorado city’s downtown area, where lighting up a cigar is now a criminal activity, even outdoors. Interestingly, the law also applies to smoking inside parked cars within this area. Details about enforcement are not yet clear.

3) Inside the Industry: Drew Estate is giving away a bundle of MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured cigars. Just post a photo of yourself smoking one and tag it Drew Estate. Details here.

4) Deal of the Week: Cigar Place is offering this CA 2013 Top 25 Sampler that is definitely worth checking out. Just $180 (about $8 per cigar) gets you 22 top-rated smokes, including quite a few hard-to-find, super-premium smokes like an Opus X, Padrón 1964, Davidoff Nicaragua, and many more.

The Stogie Guys,

photo credit: Drew Estate

Drew Estate

2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 368”

  1. George E. Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Fascinating comment by Boulder Councilwoman Lisa Morzel in the Boulder Camera. After noting that smoking marijuana in public is illegal, she asked:
    "Where are the tourists going to smoke it? You can't smoke it in your hotel room. You can't smoke it in your rental car. You can't smoke it on the street. They're going to be smoking in our parks and on our open space. I'd rather get ahead of it than try to do something when everybody already has their favorite toke-up spot on their favorite trail."

  2. Brice S. Friday, January 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Apparently the anti-smoking zealots don't just want to limit where we may smoke, but want to prohibit us from smoking altogether.