Episode 256

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Stogie Geeks #256

Recorded December 18, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Interview: Tony Mendoza, - 2:00pm-2:45pm

The Next Shot LLC

I'm a hard charging, high Energy U.S. Soldier, Filmmaker, Podcaster, Audio Book Enthusiast & Cigar Smoker

Stogie Geeks Segment: HOUSE STICKS - 2:45pm-3:30pm

The Joes discuss House blended cigars for cigar shops, there place in the cigar world, and where they're going.

Stogies of the Week - 3:30pm-4:15pm

Joe Hollywood's Stogies

  1. Camacho Liberty 2017
  2. Sweet Jane by Drew Estate
  3. MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia
  4. Pulita 60 Aniversario

Joe D's Stogies

''LA GIANNA- Maduro

Ecuadorian Wrapper

Honduran Binder and Filler

$6 Box of 20 6 sizes

5 X 50 Robusto

-Chocolate, Marshmellow, Sweetness and subtle spice

Gianna means God is Gracious, named after 2Guys Smoke shop owner Dave Garafolo's daughter

Created 22yrs ago and is distributed under the United Cigar banner. A Connecticut is offered as well


''CRUX - Passport

2009 Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper

Habano Viso Binder

Nicaraguan Filler

$7 Box of 20 3 sizes

7 X 40 Lancero

-Notes of Cocoa, Leather and Pepper

Flawless construction and huge smoke production

Medium Plus in strength, truly enjoyed this cigar from start to finish


''SOUTHERN DRAW- QuickDraw Habano

Ecuadorian Dark Habano

NIcaraguan Binder and FIller

$5.75 Box of 25

5 X 46 Corona Gorda

3rd size in the Quick Draw line from Southern Draw (Petite Corona, Short Panatela)

-Notes of Wood, Natural Tobacco and sweetness

Available in Pennsylvania and Connecticut

True Medium, this size smokes the best of all the 3 sizes and is a game changer


''''ESPINOSA- Maduro

Mexican San Andreas Maduro Wrapper

Nicaraguan Binder and Filler

$7 4 sizes Boxes of 20

5.625 X 46 Corona Gorda

-Notes of Cocoa, Earth, Spice and Sweetness

Erik Espinosa owner of La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua

Espinosa also known for the La Aranja cigar

Very slow burning cigar, 2+ hrs smoking time. Medium + in strenth


''MATILDE- Quadrata

Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper

Dominican Binder

Nicaraguan, Dominican Filler

$8.50 3 Sizes 20 Box count

5.25 X 50 Robusto

3rd release from Jose Seijas of Matilde and his sons Enrique and Ricardo

-Notes of Wood, Leather, Chocolate, Coffee

Medium in strength, made at Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic

Looks like a little chocolate bar

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''MATILDE- Oscuro

Mexican San Andreas Wrapper

Sumatran Binder

Nicaraguan, Dominican and USA Filler

$7.50 3 Sizes Boxes of 20

5.5 X 44 Corona

-Notes of Earth, Coffee, Hay and Pepper

Burned and smoked to perfection

Made in the Dominican Republic and released in 2015

Medium + in strength

Owners Jose Seijas and sons Ricardo and Enrique