Episode 257

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Stogie Geeks #257

Recorded January 8, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!







Stogie Geeks Segment: Cigar Aficionado Top 25 - 2:00pm-2:45pm




Stogies of the Week - 2:45pm-3:30pm

Joe Hollywood's Stogies

  1. Arturo Fuente Anejo
  2. Davidoff Escurio
  3. Mason Dixon Project by Crowned Heads
  4. Avo Syncro Ritmo
  5. E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2013

Joe D's Stogies

Foundation Cigar Co- Tabernacle

7 X 54 Double Corona

Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper

San Andreas Binder

Honduran Filler

$12 6 sizes Boxes of 24

Notes of Pepper, Hickory, Bitterness, Dark Chocolate. Very Chewy

Uncello'd cigar and the dark rustic look is very pronounced

Tabernacle refers to the housing of the Ark of the Covenant in Edodus

Nick Melillo is the owner/founder, nicknamed "Chief of Broadleaf"

Rolled at the AJ Fernandez Factory

  • Boxsplit


Frattello- Bianco

6 X 50 Bianco II

Mexican San Andreas Wrapper

Dominican Binder

Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Pennsylvanian Filler

$9.25 3 Sizes Boxes of 20

Debuted at 2015 IPCPR

Notes of Chocolate, Marshmellow, Pepper and Coffee

Owner and founder Omar de Frias

Medium+ in strength

  • Boxworthy


Oliva- G

7 X 50 Churchill Box Pressed

Cameroon Wrapper

Cuban Seed Habano Binder

Nicaraguan Habano Long Filler

$5.25 7 Sizes Boxes of 25

Amazing value, one of the best you'll find

Impeccable burn and construction

Notes of sweet tobacco, leather and a creaminess

  • Boxsplit


Drew Estate- Undercrown

5 X 54 Robusto/Parejo

Mexican San Andreas Wrapper

Connecticut Broadleaf Binder

Brazilian and Nicaraguan Filler

$7 Boxes of 25 6 Sizes

Crazy good last 1/3, Huge Smoke Production

Very Strong up Front

Mediuam-Full

Made its debut at the 2011 IPCPR

Notes of Spice, barnyard, tobacco sweetness and cocoa

  • Boxworthy


Crux- Ninamaniac Dark

7 X 33 Double Perfecto

Nicaraguan Sungrown Wrapper

Indonesian Binder

Nicaraguan Filler

$7.25 Boxes of 30

Debuted at 2014

Made at Plasencia S.A. Factory

Produced by a single buncher and formed on Cuban mats by only 2 rollers

Jeff Haugen and Joel Rodgers own a Brick and Mortar in Minnesota called Tobacco Grove where Crux started

Notes of Earthy Tobacco, wood, light spice

  • Boxsplit


Drew Estate- Pappy Van Winkle-Tradition

6.5 X 44 Lonsdale

Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Wrapper

Indonesian Binder

Nicaraguan and Dominican Filler

7 Sizes available 10 count boxes, my cigar for this review was a gift, retails around $16

Notes of barnyard, cedar, leather. First 1/3 reminds me of a Byron 19

The name came from the famous Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon which came to prominence first

This cigar is NOT a gimmick and stands alone as a solid cigar

This cigar needs rest and I wouldnt advise smoking it off the truck

  • Boxsplit