Episode 261

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Stogie Geeks #261

Recorded February 5, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Joe Hozempa broadcasts his own radio show  Round Two, LLC
    Joe Hollywood demonstrates his enthusiasm for boxing, MMA, and Cigars.
  • Joe DesMarais is a full time Southern Draw Rep.
    He is also a Lieutenant Firefighter in Rhode Island.
  • Interview: Phil Zanghi, Debonaire 2:00pm-2:30pm

    Phil Zanghi is the co-founder of Debonaire House, makers of Debonaire Ultira Premium Cigars and Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars. Many people may remember Zanghi from his days with Indian Tabac – the company that eventually became Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. After a hiatus away from premium cigars, Zanghi returned to the handmade premium cigar business and launched Debonaire Cigars. Zanghi resides in the Dominican Republic allowing him to be close to the tobacco process from seed through shipping. Zanghi and his team take a very hands-on approach to the production process.Zanghi and his team take a very hands-on approach to the production process.

    About: http://www.debonairerum.com/cigars/

    Stogie Segment: 2:30PM-3:00PM

    Stogies Of The Week 3:00PM-3:30PM

    Joe H's Cigars

    1. E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2015
    2. Hiram & Solomon The Veiled Prophet
    3. Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva Maduro
    4. Fume D'Amour from Illusione - ON InstaGram ...@joehozempa
    5. Davidoff Chefs Edition - ON InstaGram ...@joehozempa

    Joe D's Stogies


    Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapper

    Ecuadorian Binder

    Nicaraguan Filler

    6 X 50 Toro

    $6.50 5 sizes Box of 20 (The Corona size comes wrapped in cedar)

    Notes of Barnyard and nuttyness. Beyond flavorful, unable to identify the other tasty notes

    Released in August 2017

    Tabacalera Oliva De Nicaragua S.A.

    Medium in strength



    Nicaraguan Habano Wrapper

    Nicaraguan Binder and Filler

    5.5 X 44 Corona

    $10 boxes of 50

    Released in July of 2016 and blended by Kyle Gellis

    Debuted at the 2015 IPCPR

    Notes of Wood, Spice and Pepper

    Burn line was all over the place effecting the flavor of the cigar

    Id describe this cigar as a roller coaster all over the place

    Medium in strength

    When the cigar was smoking right the flavors were ridiculous but when they werent avg at best

    • TRY ONE


    Nicaraguan Corojo Wrapper

    Nicaraguan Binder

    Cuban Seed Nicaraguan longfillers

    7.25 X 49 Monumento

    $9.25 Box of 22 7 Sizes

    2hrs of smoking time

    Notes of Cocoa, light wood and pepper, leather, slight earthyness

    The draw is slightly tight

    Blended by Don Pepin Garcia

    Very enjoyable fun smoke and size

    Medium in strength



    Broadleaf Maduro Wrapper

    San Andreas Binder

    Honduran and Nicaraguan longfillers

    6 X 60 Gordo

    $4.75 Boxes of 20 5 Sizes

    Notes of pepper, coffee are predominant for me, I was unable to pull any of the other flavors described

    on other reviews.

    By all accounts these sticks need plenty of rest and this particular sample was pretty green

    Medium Plus-Full in strenth

    • TRY ONE


    Undisclosed everything

    6 X 54 Vanidosos

    $13 Jars of 25 8 Sizes

    Nelson Alphonso is founder and blender, utilizes multiple years of aging on all his cigars

    These cigars are distributed by the United Cigar Group

    Limited Retail Partners

    Made in Costa Rica

    Notes of Leather, Natural Tobacco, and a tangy spice component

    Medium Plus in strength