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Cigar Snob Podcast
81 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
How Far Down Do You Smoke? + Casey Haugen (Crux Cigars) Interview
The guys weigh in on how far down you should smoke your cigar while enjoying the Crux Epicure Maduro down to the nub! They blind-taste 3 accessible rums, one which apparently "needs a push-up bra" and determine which pairs best with smoke of the day and Erik tells a story of playing golf and drinking heavily at a golf course surrounded by active volcanoes. Perhaps the best golf story of the day belongs to our guest, Casey Haugen who let a guy he'd only just met tee off from his "nether regions"!
83 minutes | May 21, 2021
Cigar Snob Magazine goes topless? + Michael Herklots Interview
It's a loaded show! Ivan shares a backstory about a topless model photo shoot that got us kicked out of a California park. We answered a listener-driven question: what vitola or shape do professional cigar smokers enjoy the most? Plus we caught up with Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego to discuss the latest news surrounding his cigar company. Lastly, we blind-tasted 3 Mezcals and paired them with a Timeless Prestige No. 2.
87 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Developing Your Cigar Palate + blind tasting rye whiskey
Having a hard time picking out the flavors and aromas of your cigar? The Cigar Snob guys can help! On the show they smoked the new and limited Rare Leaf Reserve from Aganorsa Leaf and interviewed Terence Reilly of Aganorsa to get the scoop on this limited blend. In the Perfect Pairings segment they matched up 3 cask strength ryes with the Rare Leaf Reserve and were blown away by one of the three.
83 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Should you keep the band on or off the cigar? + blind-tasting bourbons!
The guys smoke Wild Hunter Oscuro by Oscar Valladares while they discuss whether it's bad form to keep the label on or off of the cigar. They also blind-taste 3 top-rated bourbons in search of the Wild Hunter's perfect match, interview Erik Espinosa about the impact of winning Cigar of the Year, and Ivan shares the backstory of the very first Cigar Snob fashion shoot.
46 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Top 25 Cigars of 2020... and the winner is?
The guys are back to announce the Top 25! Along with their standard goofiness, they also previewed the new issue of Cigar Snob Magazine including a trip to Atlanta to interview the founders of Warrior Poet Society, a fun travel story about Omaha, a super sexy cover shoot and finally they reflected on the Super Bowl. All the while they smoked 2020's Cigar of the Year. Don't miss this episode!
36 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Pre-Thanksgiving Episode while smoking Aladino Cigars
We're getting ready for Thanksgiving COVID-edition but before we start frying socially distanced turkeys, we sat down to smoke an Aladino Cigar. We talked about all manner of goofiness including Pope Francis' Instagram gaff, a cigar-chomping puppy savior, and a massive collection effort in support of the hurricane-impacted families of Honduras and Nicaragua.
57 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Smoking the new Sobremesa Brûlée Blue and talking elections, masters, and more!
The guys are back to discuss the madness that is this election and how it could impact the cigar business with special guest Glynn Loope, former executive director of Cigar Rights of America. Things got much lighter from there when they got into serious Masters talk with predictions from Erik and Ivan. They also responded to some interesting listener feedback! All of this while smoking the new Sobremesa Brûlée Blue!!
23 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Interview with HVC's Reinier Lorenzo - HVC Black Friday Release!
HVC's Reinier Lorenzo joined our host Erik Calviño to talk about the latest HVC Black Friday release. Reinier also shares his ideas on blending, Cuban cigars, and which cigars make him want to have a glass of milk!
67 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Interview with Claudio Sgroi of Mombacho Cigars
Master blender and co-owner of Mombacho Cigars, Claudio Sgroi paid us a visit at Cigar Snob HQ. Erik surprised Claudio with a special cigar that he'd been aging for 5 years. Claudio shared his inspiring and serendipitous story of how he went from never smoking cigars, to falling head over heels, to eventually being offered his dream job of master blender.
52 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Epic cigar adventure in Utah; models, runaway drones, and Casa Cuba cigars
We traveled out to Southern Utah for an epic photo shoot with two gorgeous models, a photo shoot crew, tons of Casa Cuba cigars, and way too much equipment to haul up and down slippery slopes. Also nearly lost a drone in the high winds of %&@#* Point! We'd tell you the name but swore that we wouldn't share that amazing spot. Did the drone survive?
40 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Interview with Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf
Not only is Aganorsa Leaf the largest tobacco grower in Nicaragua, but their cigars consistently garner some of the highest ratings in Cigar Snob Magazine. In today's episode we bring back Terence Reilly to discuss Aganorsa's latest release and what the future holds for the New England Patriots...
61 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Interview with Oscar Valladares of Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.
Oscar Valladares is the man behind the insanely popular brands LEAF by Oscar, SuperFly, and The Oscar among others. He spent some time with us at Cigar Snob HQ before continuing down to Honduras. His story of grit, resourcefulness, and love for tobacco is one you won't want to miss.
55 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Talking photo shoots and smoking Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua
We're back with tons of Cigar Snob photo shoot talk while smoking the new Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua made at the AJ Fernandez factory. We discovered a bird that can predict hurricanes and recapped the recent PGA Championship along with Erik's trip to Sanibel Island. And once again we read some great listener feedback.
49 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Interview with Harry Blustein of Harry Blu's Gin
Harry made a series of cocktails for the team at Cigar Snob and sat down with Erik to share stories about his interesting background and what made him decide to dive into the competitive gin market in the middle of a global pandemic.
53 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Smoking Liga Privada Year of the Rat; talking cigar events, Goya, and hitting cars with golf balls!
We smoked the new Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat 2020 Limited Edition while talking about our trip to Naples to attend the Traveling Road Show with Rocky Patel, Oliva, Alec Bradley, and Crowned Heads. We played golf and even told the story of the time Ivan hit a car with a golf ball from Erik's parents house. We also read some great listener feedback!
48 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Fuente OpusX 20 Yrs Lancero! Editors’ Roundtable talking movies, Charlie Daniels, and a little COVID
We’re smoking one of our favorite cigars in lancero format and we got into some stories of when we visited Tabacalera Fuente and spent days smoking nothing but Opus X and Don Carlos. We then got into movies, Charlie Daniels, and Japanese roller coasters! Yes you read that right...
43 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Editors' Roundtable: The infamous culebra, the perfect song, and everything's cancelled
We smoked the Brick House Culebra Maestra and went deep into what is a culebra, what's so good about it, and why it looks so funky! We also took a page from KROQ's on-air personality and our former classmate Nicole Alvarez and each came up with our perfect song. And finally we got into why cancelling Mt. Rushmore would suck. Brick House Culebra Maestra Shape: Culebra Manufactured by JC Newman in Estelí, Nicaragua Only available at JC Newman events
44 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Editors' Roundtable: Smoking the pre-release Davidoff Special 53 CD, and time capsules?
We found our new favorite Davidoff in the pre-release Special 53 Capa Dominicana and we talk about how cigar companies are reacting to not having a trade show. We discuss Father's Day plans and a day at the shooting range. It was all going so well until we got into the idea of a time capsule and what cigars, booze, and copies of Cigar Snob Magazine we would want remembered...
36 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Editors' Roundtable: Smoking My Father The Judge, talking tons of cigar talk and more
We smoke the My Father The Judge in Grand Robusto and we get into the tricky nature of blending cigars. It goes downhill after that when we get into Major League domestic disputes and some disastrous Cigar Snob photo shoot stories. My Father The Judge Robusto (5 x 60) box-pressed Manufactured by My Father Cigars Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua MSRP: $12.70
40 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Editors' Roundtable: Smoking Viva La Vida, talking protests, drive-thrus, and COVID's toll on cigars
Erik, Ivan (and Jasper) smoke the Viva La Vida robusto while talking about the protests, riots, and looting. They also get into the impact that COVID has had on the cigar business as well as the wacky drive-thru celebrations being held all over the country. Viva La Vida Robusto (5 x 54) Manufactured by AJ Fernandez Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua MSRP: $11.00
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