DogWatch Cigar Radio #354 November 25, 2011

Released Sunday, 27th November 2011
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Craig Rich is the lucky winner of a Burl Palio cutter in this month's Pailo Cutter Contest.  Five additional winners were awarded five-packs of La Tradicion Cubana Coronas provided by Luis Sanchez to commemorate the 16th anniversary of La Tradicion Cubana.  The five-pack winners are:  Dana Poling, Gary Fritz, Dave & Sharon Zulch, Rodney Duke and Chris Cannon.  The Cigar of the Week, the Berger & Argenti Mooch, was provided by Duque Cigar Company in Indialantic, Florida.  Duque's is running a special right now on one of Liz's favorites, the Xikar  Ash Can.  The small size fits in a car cup holder; its stainless steel construction makes it durable and clean looking; the 2 spring-shaped cigar holders make it easy to use while driving; and the screw-on lid stops odors from leaking and allows you to store a lit cigar without worry. If you don't smoke in your car, it makes a nice personal-sized inside or outside ash tray.  Buy it now for only $16.99 - the lowest price anywhere.  The cigar featured in the "What's My Band" segment of the show, the Guillermo Leon Corona Gorda, was provided by listener D.J. Shalifoe. 

Enter November's Silver 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.)  To see the contest pictures, click on the Contest icon on the home page.  Remember you must re-enter each month to be eligible to win.

Check out the live show!  Go to where the show is broadcast live most Friday evenings at 9 PM EDT. FOR  THIS WEEK ONLY, THE FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY, 12/3/11 AT 9 PM EST.

Cigar of the Week  - Berger & Argenti Mooch brought to us by Duque Cigars (, 410 5th Avenue  Indialantic, FL)

Handcrafted with sweet, robust Nicaraguan Cuban seed fillers grown in Esteli; a savory Jalapa-grown binder crop and enveloped in a sun-grown Ecuador Connecticut Seed wrapper; MOOCH® is rapidly becoming what is was meant to be: a cigar enthusiasts’ everyday ‘cigar of choice’!

MOOCH® is available in four uniquely named sizes: ‘Minnie’ (4 ¾”x 42 Corona); ‘Schnorr’ (5” x 50 Robusto); ‘Loll’ (6” x 52 Torpedo); and ‘Windbag’ (7” x 49 Churchill). Thirty (30) MOOCH® cigars are packaged in rustic, perforated slide-top cedar boxes or displayed individually in a 21” striking display tray - with a suggested retail price ranging from $3.99 to $5.49 per cigar, offering exceptional value and affordability.

What else have you been smokin' Dale?

Aurora Barrel Aged No. 4 Corona - 5.75” x 43 - Featuring tobacco which has been aged for 4 years in oak Rum barrels, the Barrel Aged blend is truly delightful. Creamy, nutty and spicy flavors all well balanced in a medium bodied smoke. 

Pinar Del Rio Liga Cubana No. 2  Toro - 6” x 50 - Dominican and Nicaragua fillers surrounded by an oily Brazilian Oscuro wrapper. Coffee, chocolate and a mild sweetness on top of a cedar core of flavor. Bold, balanced and very full bodied, this cigar goes well with a dark Stout or Porter after a heavy meal.

Man O’ War Special Edition Figurado - 7.1” x 58 - Manufactured at Tabacalera Fernandez in Nicaragua, this is a very complex, full bodied cigar with excellent construction. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian grown Habano which has undergone a 3 year fermentation, overseen by AJ Fernandez personally. The filler is all Nicaraguan from 3 different farms. A rich, chewy smoke full of earthy flavors. Also cashew, cocoa bean and vanilla. A peppery finish and a heady room aroma make this a very memorable cigar.

What else have you been smokin' Bob?

J Fuego 777 Maduro - An incredible maduro with dark flavors and a smooth finish that will make you fall on your knees and beg for more.

J Fuego 777 Gran Reserva Corojo No. 4 -

Esencia Robusto - Another fine cigar from Esencia.  I think the robusto brings out more of the spice than the other sizes but not a heavy spice, just a nice tickle on the tongue.

Illuminati Shield Robusto - A powerful cigar (strongest in the line according to Jack Sanzeri, President). but with mostly smooth dark flavors and a touch of pepper.

Oja Anniversary Maduro Figurado - A very special cigar with smooth flavors of dark bitter chocolate and espresso.  Only available at the Little Havana Cigar Factory Store.

What's My Band? - This week's unbanded, the Guillermo Leon Corona Gorda was provided by listener DJ Shalifoe.  

Palio Cutter Contest: The winner of the November Burl Palio cutter is Craig Rich.  For December's contest, we are looking for photos of you and your friends enjoying cigars (all the better if they happen to be Esencias, but it will not affect your chances of winning).    Send your entry to  Please include your mailing address with your entry and type "Palio" on the subject line.  Don't forget, you must re-enter the contest every month to be eligible to win.  December's prize will be a silver Palio cutter.

Do you have a suggestion for the unbanded cigar of the week?  Every week Bob and Dale include an “unbandedcigar” 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 herfline 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

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