DogWatch Cigar Radio #349 October 21, 2011

Released Saturday, 22nd October 2011
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This week Professor Doug Fiore, Student of the Leaf sits in for Dale while he is away hunting. Doug publishes a popular cigar column that is published twice a month on our website, Bob interviews Gary Heathcott of Buena Vista Cigars to learn more about the featured Cigar of the Week, the Buena Vista Limitada Reserva. On What's hot? What's not? What's next? Liz interviews Ben Pearson from the Burning Leaf Cigar shop located in Plainfield, IL. Ben also reviews cigars on his blog, The 'What's My Band?' cigar is the Nestor Miranda Collection Dominicano lancero suggested by Jeff Curtis.

Enter October's Palio Cutter Contest by sending a photo of you or your friends enjoying a cigar to (Don't forget to include your mailing address and type "Palio" on the subject line.) September's winner of a Palio cutter is Dan Lawson. To see the contest pictures, click on the Contest icon on the home page.

Check out the live show! Go to where the show is broadcast live most Friday evenings at 9 PM EST. Note: The November 4th show will be broadcast live on November 5th at the regular time. You won't want to miss this one! Adam Zed from Canada has provided Bob and Dale with two unbanded cigars each and instructed them to smoke the cigars on the same day when they review them. Tune in to find out what they are.

Cigar of the Week - Buena Vista Limitada Reserva Piramide.

This cigar is an Ecuadorian puro. From the web site:

For several years we have searched the Western Hemisphere to find the one location that most resembles and replicates the famous Pinar del Rio tobacco-growing region of Cuba. Our research resulted in a small valley located in Ecuador, where the soil content, the daily temperatures, and the atmospheric conditions all combine to deliver a tobacco leaf that we feel mirrors identically, the world’s most desired tobacco — CUBAN.

The all new Buena Vista Tobacco Factory is annually producing an extremely limited supply of only 400,000 of its ultra premium cigars for the U.S. market. Buena Vista cigars are produced in nine shapes (also known as vitolas) and premiered as one of the highest quality cigars ever introduced in America. The tobacco for the initial offering of Edicion Limitada was been aged for 3 years, and comes exclusively from our plantation in Ecuador.

Comes in 9 sizes:

Corona Larga 4 7/8 x 50
Robusto: 5 3/8 x 54
Piramide: 6 1/4 x 52
Sublime: 6 1/2 x 54
Prominentes: 7 x 49
Doble Robusto: 5 5/8 x 52
Corona: 5 1/8 x 46
Petite Piramide: 4 7/8 x 52
Short Churchill: 4 3/8 x 54

What else have you been smokin' Doug?

Lou Rodriquez

Oliva O Maduro

Quesada Oktoberfest

What else have you been smokin' Bob?

5 Vegas Limitada 2011 - cedar wrap; great flavors of leather and toasted oats. Nice medium flavor strength; good body to the smoke that just rolls through the air. A real nice smoke.

Blue Ribbon bundled cigars - As you know I am not one to regularly smoke low-priced bundled cigars; however, recent events have caused me to take a closer look at the options. These are made by Drew Estate.

What's My Band? - The Nestor Miranda Collection Dominicano lancero suggested by Jeff Curtis.

Here is Executive Producer Liz's review of the unbanded: I liked this lancero cigar. Before I cut it, I smelled cocoa. After cutting I got a barnyard smell. The 1st puff gave me toast. I had trouble with the draw, it was tight, but Bob had no trouble with his cigar’s draw. As I smoked this cigar, I tasted coffee with a slight bitterness and coffee overtones. I tried retrohaling and got a barnyard flavor, but no spice (which I liked because I hate a nose burn). It ended with more of a cocoa taste. I liked this cigar and would smoke it again. It was a nice change from the mellow cocoa or coffee tastes that I tend to gravitate to. It gave me enough of my flavor favorites to enjoy it, but threw in some twists that were a good change. I also noticed that I finished well ahead of Bob. (I have got to slow down.)

Palio Cutter Contest: The September winner of a silver Palio cutter is Dan Lawson from Louisana. For October's contest, we are looking for photos of you and your friends enjoying cigars. Send your entry to Please include your mailing address with your entry and type "Palio" on the subject line.

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

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 on Skype. You can also send email to

Music provided by the Figurados from their new album, "Lesson Two," and The Surfonics.

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