Tripp and Jason are joined by Jim and Raymond to talk about the incredible story that brought Providencia Cigars into existence. We're also giving away a couple of Providencia 3-packs, so listen to the podcast for instructions!
Denis and Tripp deal with technical difficulties, and smoke the La Aurora ADN Dominicano!
Join Tripp and Denis to smoke the Colección Reserva from La Gloria Cubana. Learn the story behind the cigar, and find out how it pairs!
The bat is back! Hector Alfonso from Espinosa Cigars, and John The "Cigar Surgeon" join us to pair the new Murciélago made by A.J. Fernandez for Espinosa Cigars with several beers, and shenanigans ensue!
This week, we're talking to Hector Alfonso, Master Blender for Espinosa Cigars and the La Zona factory. We talk about the spectacular run that La Zona had at this year's "Award Season", and get a couple hints about what to expect from Espinosa in 2018.
Tripp paired The Judge Toro Fino with:
Nectar Creek - Waggle Wildflower Session Mead
Feckin Irish Brewing Co - Feckin De Los Muertos
Havana Club 7 Años
Denis decided to pair The Judge Toro Fini with a beers from Carton Brewing in New Jersey.
Tripp and Denis find out how the latest cigar in the Camacho Barrel Aged series pairs with different beers, scotches, and rums.
We revealed our Top 25 a couple weeks ago, but wanted to give any podcast listeners who don't read CigarFederation.com a chance to find out what we thought. In this episode, we go over our Top 25 cigars of 2017 and explain why each cigar made the cut.
Tripp and Denis try to pair the Wiseman Maduro from Foundation with the Wiseman coffee from Layne Coffee(Logan's coffee company), while Logan teaches us about how to make our coffee better.
Tripp forgot to hit the record button, but luckily, you only missed about 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Tripp and Denis smoke Tripp's Cigar Safari blend from the 2017 Cigar Federation Cigar Safari, to find out whether or not Tripp is a blending genius!
In this episode, Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars joins Tripp and Denis to pair his latest release, the Jacob's Ladder with some wintery beers.
Bonus Episodes! Because of the technical issues that persisted for a couple of weeks, We're wishing all you FedHeads a Merry Christmas with FOUR episodes in one weekend to catch up!
In this episode, Tripp and Jason talk to Scott and Jon, two of the six veterans behind Warfighter Tobacco Company.
Hey FedHeads, sorry for the delay in getting the last few episodes up. There was a bug in the latest version of our recording software that caused someproblems with the audio and video. But now we're back!
This week, Denis and Tripp are smoking the latest Monster from Tatuaje, the Michael.
Tripp and Jason find out how a few different stouts pair with the My Father Le Bijou 1922. Apologies for the disconnection that cut the show a little shorter than usual.
We talk to Nick Melillo about everything from his early days at Drew Estate to his latest release, the Highclere Castle.
Tripp and Jason talk with Juan Martinez about what's new for Joya de Nicaragua, including the Joya Family, and the new Antaño Gran Reserva
Tripp and Denis welcome special guest Terence Reilly from Quesada Cigars for our annual Quesada Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest-style beer pairing.
Tripp sits down with guest host Denis to pair the new Undercrown Sungrown from Drew Estate with some craft beers.
Tripp sits down with Surgeon as they bid Surgeon farewell from Cigar Federation duties. They pair the extremely limited Selected Tobacco Atabey Misticos.
Tripp is pairing with:
- Ron Santiago de Cuba
- Zafra Master Reserve
- Fremont B-Bomb
Surgeon is pairing with:
- Blonde Ale - Common Crown Brewing Co.
- The Hakushu 12 Japanese Whisky - Suntory
- Raftman Smoked Ale - Unibroue
- Taketsuru 21 Pure Malt Japanese Whisky - Nikka Whisky
Tripp and Jason sit down with Drew Estate's "Dirty" Fabien Zeigler to discuss all things non-traditional.
Tripp and special co-host Matt sit down to pair the new Antaño 1970 Gran Reserva from Joya de Nicaragua with beer.
Tripp is pairing a JdN Antaño 1970 Gran Reserva Belicoso with:
- Blood Orange Gose - Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
- What Rough Beast - Breakside Brewery
- Freakcake - Crux Fermentation Project
Tripp and Surgeon sit down with Jeff Borysiewicz to talk about his Florida tobacco farm. Jeff anwers audience questions, talks about his history in retail and the Corona Cigar Co. stores.
Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair with the 5.56 Garrison from Warfighter Tobacco. Surgeon begins his farewall Cigar Federation tour.
Surgeon is pairing a 5.56 Garrison Toro from Warfighter Tobacco with:
- Glenrothes 1975
- Cadenhead Small Batch Tamdhu-Glenlivet 24
- Aberfeldy 21
Tripp is pairing a Warfighter 5.56 Garrison Toro with:
- Glenrothes 1988
- Glengoyne Cask Strength
- Ron Cubay 10 Year
Tripp is joined by guest co-host Jason as they sit down with Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars. They talk cigars, tobacco, and of course boxing.
Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair with the Bishops Blend from Black Works Studio, a division of Black Label Trading Company.
Surgeon is pairing a Bishops Blend Corona Larga with:
- Centenario 18 Rum by Flor de Cana
- Seigneuriale Belgian Style Brown Ale - Unibroue
- Strange than Fiction - Collective Arts Brewing
Tripp is pairing a Bishop's Blend from Black Label Trading Company with:
Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair with the Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged from Cigar Dojo.
Surgeon is pairing an Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged by Camacho with:
- Voltage Espresso Stout - Hoyne Brewing
- Ichorous Imperial Stout - Blindman Brewing
- Ten FIDY Imperial Stout - Oskar Blues Brewery
Tripp is pairing a Imperial Stout Barrel-Aged by Camacho with:
- S'more Stout - Base Camp Brewing
- Barrel Aged Ten Fidy - Oskar Blues Brewery
- City Of The Dead - Modern Times Beer
Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair the Gurkha Heritage Maduro.
Surgeon is pairing a Gurkha Heritage Maduro Robusto with:
Small Barrel Bourbon Whiskey - Wiggly Bridge Distillery
Indian Single Malt Whisky - Amrut
Intermediate Sherry Single Malt Whisky - Amrut
Tripp is pairing a Gurkha Heritage Maduro Robusto with:
Master Reserve 21- Zafra
Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewing
Surgeon and Tripp are back from their General Cigar Co. trip to New York and Connecticut. They'll be talking about the experience and what they learned.
Some technical issues with this episode, the first part of the episode was lost and unrecoverable.
Tripp welcomes special guest co-host Jason as they sit down with Barry Stein and the recently re-launched Vegas Cubanas by Don Pepin Garcia.
Tripp is pairing a Don Pepin Garcia Vegas Cubanas Corona with:
- Wiggly Bridge Small Barrel Bourbon
- Full Sail Hop Shooter IPA
- Brugal 1888 14 Year Dominican Rum
Jason is pairing a Don Pepin Garcia Vegas Cubanas Toro with:
- Crater Lake Spirits Rye Whiskey
- Breakside Brewery Pilsner
- Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
Barry is pairing a Don Pepin Garcia Vegas Cubanas Corona with:
- Kirk & Sweeney Rum
- Glenfiddich Project XX
Surgeon and Tripp sit down with the brand new Davidoff Late Hour.
Surgeon is pairing a Davidoff Late Hour Toro
- Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
- Glenfarclas 2002 The Family Cask
- Yoichi 10 Japanese Whisky
Tripp is pairing a Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Toro with:
- Inchgower 1982
- Glenfarclas 2002
- Glenrothes 1975
Surgeon and Tripp sit down with this very exclusive cigar from Black Label Trading Company / Black Works Studio. Let's see how the Neon Tiger pairs!
Surgeon is pairing a BLK WKS Studio Neon Tiger with:
Lug-Tread Lagered Ale - Beau's Brewery
Original - Innis & Gunn
Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale - Tree Brewing Co.
Tripp is pairing a BLK WKS Studio Neon Tiger with:
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros
Ardbeg 10 Year
Dino S'mores - Off Color Brewing
Tripp talks with Steve Ricker about their originas as a Canadian cigar company. Steve talks about their journey from the first cigar release, and coming into the US market and being based in Las Vegas. Steve talks about the Dominion Classic which will be launching first in the US. The Dominion Confederation will be launching in Canada to celebrate the 150th anniversary.
Surgeon and Tripp do a short update on what it's like being back from the IPCPR. They sit down with one of the hot cigars from the show, the El Gueguense Maduro from Foundation Cigar Company.
Surgeon is pairing a El Güegüense Maduro Corona Gorda with:
Nicaraguan Eagle bourbon barrel aged coffee - Layne Coffee
Black Butte XXVII 27th Birthday Reserve, Imperial Porter - Deschutes Brewery
18 Year Old Limited Edition Scotch Whisky, Cask 2003 for Kensington Wine Market - The Arran
Tripp is pairing a El Güegüense Maduro Corona Gorda with:
The Glenlivet 12 Years
Havana Club 7
Frootwood - Founders Brewing
Tripp interviews Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco. Nelson talks about the history of Selected Tobacco, and the Atabey, Byron, and Bandolero brands. Nelson also talks about their patented Humitube system, and what makes it unique. They also discuss the gorgeous jars in Atabey, Byron, and Bandolero brands. This year Selected Tobacco had exclusive vitolas available for retailers at the IPCPR in Las Vegas.
Tripp interviews Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars. Terence talks about the core lines, the Casa Magna, the Fonseca and the Quesada cigars. Terence also talks about the latest incarnation of the Quesada Oktoberfest.
Tripp interviews Robert Caldwell about the new shit, The Hit and Run, a joint effort with Matt Booth. Robert also talks about the tri-llaboration between Robert, Matt and AJ Fernandez available for distribution in September, which should be menagical.
Tripp interviews Jose Ortega, VP of sales for My Father Cigars. Jose talks about the Connecticut Shade offering of The Judge, the Flor de Las Antillas, Le Bijou 1922, and the predicate blend Vegas Cubanas. The La Opulencia brand gets national distribution and Jose talks about what makes the blend so special.