Episode 219 - Wood, nuts and monkeys.
The Cigar of the Week is the Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Maduro Torpedo. It’s easy to see how the Gurkha Shaggy got its name. The unfinished foot looks like it’s several weeks overdue for a trim! However, for those who wonder how much the wrapper leaf affects a cigar’s flavor, pay particular attention to the taste of the cigar when you first light it. The initial puffs are all 6 year old Dominican filler & Nicaraguan binder, and we’ll bet you can tell with your eyes closed when the 8 year old Dominican wrapper starts to burn. The Torpedo is a 6.5” x 53 ring gauge size which delivers smoothness and complexity. A long finish, some tangy spice and a unique visual appeal all add up to the Vintage Shaggy.
Journalist extraordinaire Colin Ganley joins us to set the record straight on leaf grading and the purchasing process, his recent visit to Cuba and the inside scoop about the Cuban Cigar Seed Institute.
What's my Band? Colin ships in a mystery cigar that stumps the Master and his apprentice - the Pinar Del Rio Exclusivo.
On the Dark Side - Marca - Bolivar, Frontmark - Coronas Gigantes, Vitola - Julieta No. 2, Box code POS May 07, 178 mm (7.2") x 47 ring gauge - This size is often called the Churchill, but the true vitola name is Julieta No. 2. Among all the Bolivar habanos, this Bolivar Coronas Gigante is distinct for it's aroma and complexity, or is it?
The winner of this week's one year subscription to the European Cigar Cult Journal is Felix Erazo!
What else have the DWCR guys been smoking? The Di Fazio Connecticut. Hear the complete interview with Jesus Rodriquez of Di Fazio cigars in Episode 003 of Cigars One-to-One.
Opening theme music provided by 25 Smokin' Figurados from their album Divine Spirits, Holy Smoke.
Closing theme Longboard Cowboy provided by The Surfonics.