Episode 262

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Stogie Geeks #262

Recorded February 12, 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.
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    Interview: Enrique Seijas Of Matilde Cigars 2:00pm-2:30pm

    Enrique Seijas
    is the Head of Marketing and Product Development Matilde Cigars.

    What’s it like to build a company with your father? It’s smokin’–if your dad’s a Cigar Aficionado Hall of Famer, José A. Seijas. In 2013, José launched Matilde Cigars with sons, Ricardo and Enrique. Come along with youngest son, Enrique on a plant-based stroll through the tobacco rows of the Dominican Republic. Hear about Matilde’s evolution (and Enrique’s, too). Turns out, there’s a lot you can learn from your dad, especially if he’s a cigar legend.

    Stogie Segment: Differences between Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey 2:30PM-3:00PM

    Joe Hozempa explains the differences between Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey!

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

    Joe H's Cigars

    1. Cubo Connecticut- by Dapper Cigar Company
    2. Ernesto’s Humidor No. 1: Edicion Maduro 2015
    3. La Hacienda by Warped Cigars
    4. El Triunfador NO. 3 by Tatuaje - ON InstaGram ...@joehozempa
    5. 7-20-4 by Kurt Kendall - ON InstaGram ...@joehozempa

    Joe D's Stogies


    Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper

    Dominican Binder and Filler

    6.25 X 52 Salomon


    Limited Release of 8,000, conversely the 2003 released 12,000

    All the tobacco harvested was from 2004 and cedar aged for 5yrs

    Notes of Earth, Nuttyness, creamy butter and wood

    Medium in strength

    Amazingly fun size, flavor and feel, perfection!!!!



    Undisclosed everything as on par with Byron products

    5 X 52 Poemas

    $25 Jars of 25

    Byron brought back to prominence by Nelson Alphonso back in 1998

    Available under the United Cigar group

    Notes of Earth, Cedar, Nuttyness and sweetness

    Each size of Byron is a different blend all together

    Medium-Medium Plus in strength

    Really enjoyable luxury type of smoke, one to take your time with and relax

    I personally slot the Grand Poemas #1 followed by the 3 Anos then the 5 Anos as far as the Byron XIX



    Ecuadorian Wrapper

    Honduran Binder

    Nicaraguan Filler

    5 X 50 Robusto

    $10 Box of 20 4 sizes

    Notes of Cream, Wood and Leather are dominent

    Celebrating Rocky's 10yrs in the cigar business

    Enjoyable smoke years later, few yrs back the back 1/3 of the cigar dropped off with issues, now its

    smoking like a champ.

    Medium in strength



    Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Wrapper

    Nicaraguan Habano Binder

    Nicaraguan Long Fillers

    5 5/8 X 46 Corona Gorda

    $8 3 sizes 10 & 20 count boxes

    Notes of Pepper, Cream, Chocolate and Natural Tobacco

    Perfect burn line, I still much prefer the lancero

    Creators Juan Cancel and Bill Ives both come from Law Enforcement backgrounds

    Made at the La Zona Factory

    Medium Plus in strength



    Sancti Spiritus Ecuadorian Wrapper

    Nicaraguan Binder and Filler

    7.5 X 38 Lancero

    $10.25 15 count box

    Owned by Pete and K.C. Johnson

    Produced at the My Fathers Cigar Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua

    Regular Production for this cigar

    Notes of Natural Tobacco, Cedar, Earth and Sweetness

    My 3rd favorite offering by L'Atelier behind La Mission and Identite

    Medium-Medium Plus