This week, Bob and Dale answer several audience questions: JWColorado comments on a recent show discussion about cigars and Harleys. Officer Paul asks about cigars and the effects of altitude. Craig Miller has a question on how to lower the high humidity in his humidor. Dana Poling would like to know recommendations for "quick smoke" cigars. Joel Scott wonders if his buddy is right about spitting to decrease nicotine absorption. Finally, Mike Magri wants to know how his cigars are affected by commercial jet liner atmospheres when he travels. Big Pete and Little Lyn from Australia call in with a review of the San Lotano Lancero. The Cigar of the Week (COW) is the Declaration by Brad Mayo at Jameson Cigars. Thank you to Tranquilo Cigars for providing this week's COW. Thanks also to Peter Daly for sending in this week's unbanded, the Gurkha micro-batch Liga -S2. In the live-show chatroom, Dan Crouch wins a DogWatch Cigar Radio personalized box of CommonWealth Cedar Spills (http://shop.cedarspills.com/). Bob interviews Akhil Kapacee from Regius Cigars. Dale sends out congratulations to Sam & Nicole Barnett (owners of Barlow’s Premium Cigars & Pipes in Colorado) on the birth of their second child last Tuesday!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! You don't want to miss DogWatch Cigar Radio's first herf. Join us on July 27th starting at 6 pm for a live taping of the show and on July 28th from 10 am to 6 pm at Tranquilo Cigars in Melbourne Florida (about 1 hour's drive from Orlando, 2 hour's drive from Tampa and 3 hour's drive from Miami). Tickets are $35 and only 25 spots are available for this intimate gathering. Friday night will feature a live DWCR show with everyone in the crowd experiencing the Cigar of the Week and the Unbanded cigar. Saturday we will have a Tasting seminar, meetings with manufacturers, lunch and door prizes. So far we have Monte Pascoal, Miami Cigar & Company, CigarVolante and Panacea Cigars, La Tradicion Cubana, Winston’s Humidor and Lou Rodriquez Cigars signed on to participate in the herf in some way. Also sponsoring the herf is Cigar Journal, Cigar Tourism and the Humidity Bead System (Cigarmony.com, Mark Neff). Special celebrity guest Frank Torre (he played for the Milwaukee Braves (1956–60) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1962–63) will also be on hand. Each registrant will receive a gift bag worth more than the $35 admission fee. To reserve your spot now, email Liz@cigarmedia.tv.
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A showcase of Dominican tobaccos, Declaration features an aged Habano ’98 wrapper paired with a Criollo ’98 binder and select filler tobaccos from the prime growing regions of the Dominican Republic. The unabashed enthusiast can expect deep, bold flavors and a memorable, medium-full bodied smoking experience.
Suggested Retail Range – $6.95-$8.65 per cigar
Manufactured at Tabacalera LaAlianza S.A., Santiago, Dominican Republic
What else have you been smokin' Dale?
Trinidad Coloniales - 130 mm (5.12”) x 44 - For my money, one of the most refined and well balanced Habanos in a small format. Creamy coffee, light chocolate, sandelwood and mild exotic spices notes. Medium bodied smoke with a long finish. Be sure to sip on these to keep them cool and be able to notice all the complexity. Some of the fainter flavors you may pick up are lemon citrus, hazelnuts, yeast, ….....
Oliva Serie V Lancero - 7” x 38 - Nicaraguan puro with a Habano Sungrown wrapper that is oily exquisite! Coffee, spice, cocoa and roasted grain flavors in a bold & smooth smoke. Full bodied, full flavored and one of the more affordable priced Serie V sizes.
Alec Bradley Prensado Corona Gorda - 5.6” x 46 - Nicaragua & Honduran tobaccos done right! Talked about these in other sizes recently, so I wanted to smoke the Corona Gorda next. This had the same smoothness, red pepper spice and core leather & coffee notes, but the spice was more prominent and there was a touch more richness then the Churchill or Gran Toro sizes.
Pinar del Rio Robusto - 5” x 50 - Domincan & Nicaraguan tobaccos in a reddish Habano Sungrown wrapper. Very earthy with a notable well fermented tobacco aroma. Cedar, spice and everything nice!
What else have you been smokin' Bob?
SouthBound Series Latitude by Jameson Cigars: Latitude is the first release in the bundled SouthBound Series. A medium-bodied value smoke meant to be enjoyed every day. Latitude features Dominican fillers bound with a Criollo 98 leaf from the Dominican Republic and finished off with a broadleaf wrapper from Pennsylvania.
Punch After Dinner Maduro: If you want an 'authentic' full-bodied Honduran blend you can't miss with this cigar. Blended with Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos wrapped in oily Ecuadorian-grown Sumatra wrappers, it is rich in flavor, high in quality and affordable.
Esencia Petite Corona: http://www.esenciacigar.com/ What more can I say? Liz and I love these cigars.
La Casita Criollo
What's my band?
Thank you to Peter Daly for sending in this week's unbanded, the Gurkha micro-batch Liga -S2
Do you have a suggestion for the unbanded cigar of the week? Every week Bob and Dale include an “unbanded cigar” segment in their show in which they smoke a cigar without any markings and give their honest opinions. Bob then opens a sealed envelope and discovers the cigar’s name and manufacturer. If you have suggestions for the "What's My Band?" segment, or would like to provide 2-4 What's my Band? cigars, please email Executive Producer Liz at email@example.com. Anyone providing samples will receive a DogWatch Cigar Radio pin and sticker!
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