DogWatch Cigar Radio #340 August 19,2011

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Dale is on vacation so executive producer Liz joined Bob for this week's show. Liz and Bob discuss her journey to becoming a cigar smoker and lessons learned along the way. The featured 'Cigar of the Week' is the 22o N / 83o W by Jesus Fuego. Roger from Texas calls in on the herf line to ask a humidor question. Since Liz knows all of the cigars scheduled for the 'What's My Band?' blind smoke test, it was not included in this week's show. 'What's My Band?' will be back next week when Dale returns.
Check out the live show! Go to http://www.cigarmedia.tv/live/ where the show is broadcast live most Friday evenings at 9 PM EST.
Cigar of the Week - Oliva Connecticut Reserve
What else have you been smokin' Liz?
Jesus Fuego’s 22o N / 83o W – The pre-smoke aroma was a light cedar and the first draw tasted like seasoned wood. Then I got a great cocoa flavor. This cigar is just right for my palate and has been added to my favorites list.
EP Carrillo New Wave Connecticut – I find that I enjoy Connecticut wrappers and this one fits the bill. A mild cigar with cedar flavor.
San Lotano Maduro – The first draw gave me slight sweetness which I love in a cigar. This is a smooth cigar with great cocoa flavor that is not spicy or harsh to my palate.
Xikar HC – This great cigar is another one that is blended by Jesus Fuego. It contains all of my favorites: woodsy, coffee and later on, cocoa.
Elogio – One of my absolute favorites. I taste sweetness with the first puff, then a deep cocoa. It has a little spice and the smoke feels slightly creamy on the inside of my mouth. After all of my feedback on the cigars that I smoked this week, can you tell what my flavor profile is?
What else have you been smokin' Bob?
Anarchy - one of the MicroBlend Series from Smoke Inn by Pete Johnson
In the Spring of 2009 Smoke Inn owner, Abe Dababneh, approached Pete Johnson with the Tatuaje Anarchy project idea. The hope was to create something special in a limited run. The size is something never seen before and symbolic of the movement. The cigar is made with a very limited leaf of Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper that Pete and the Garcia Family hand selected.
Dark, rich and oily, this cigar exudes character and dissonance. The flavors are smooth although bold and exciting. Is it Anarchy in a cigar, yes because of its origins and no because of its flavors which are spot on terrific.
Padron 1926 Maduro No 1, 54x6 3/4 - Every time I smoke one of these I kick myself for not having bought three or four of the samplers being offered at the Nicaraguan airport that day. You see, buying the samplers you get these cigars at an incredible discount to their shelf price in the US, making them slide from luxury to “you deserve this” status. One of the great smokes of our times and one of the best ever from Padron. This cigar delivers bold flavors in a smooth smoke that comes from a cigar that is beautiful - not like a model, but rather in a craftsman sort of way - with each cigar showing some little sign of being handcrafted. The tobacco shows that it has earned its status and not inherited it. Released in 2002 to commemorate the 75th birthday of Jose Orlando Padron, family patriarch and guiding light of Padron Cigars. Originally offered in 4 sizes it has since been extended to six sizes.
Elogio LSV Corona Extra - For my sake I am glad the rest of you have not discovered the Elogio cigars because when you do they will get scarce. I got a fresh box from Winston's Humidor this week and have I been missing these cigars. Unique spicy flavors on a bed of wood and roasted hops, the slight bitterness really drives the other dominant flavors. Full flavored and medium-to-full bodied this cigar delivers nothing but flavor from its well aged, Nicaraguan tobaccos. Masterfully blended and carefully constructed - these are masterpieces.
What's My Band? - will return next week.
Palio Cutter Contest: Steve Morgan from Alabama won the July contest and received a classic black Palio cutter. Enter the August contest now to win a silver cutter. Remember, you must re-enter each month to be eligible to win the featured Palio cutter.
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, please send them to liz@cigarmedia.tv.
Do you have a Cigar Review? If you call and leave a cigar review on the herf line and it is played on the show, you will receive a DogWatch Cigar Radio patch! You can reach the Herfline at 321-594-4373 - or cigar.radio on Skype. You can also send email to theshow@cigarmedia.tv.
Music provided by the Figurados from their new album, "Lesson Two," and The Surfonics.
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