CigarChat Episode 250 - Omar de Frias of Fratello Cigars

June 23, 2017

This week we're joined by Omar de Frias, of Fratello Cigars. We talk the Fratello line, NASA, IPCPR and much more!

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 110 - Coffee, Coffee, Coffee 2.0

June 21, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down with the Drew Estate Tabak Especial and some appropriate coffee pairings.

Surgeon is pairing a Tabak Especial Negra with:
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Xocoveza Winter Spiced Mocha Stout by Stone Brewing
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Cask

Tripp is pairing an Nica Rustica Red Eye Short Robusto with:
Nicaragua El Dorado - Layne Coffee
Cold Brew IPA - Rogue Ales & Spirit
Black House Coffee Stout - Modern Times Beer

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CigarChat Episode 249 - Jack Torano of Torano Cigars

June 9, 2017

This week we're joined by Jack Torano, of Torano Cigars with General Cigar Co.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 109 - Spotlight on Nica Rustica

June 8, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down to see what pairs with the Nica Rustica from Drew Estate.

Surgeon is pairing a Nica Rustica 'Belly' with:
The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky by Suntory
Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales & Spirits
Oyster Stout by Porterhouse Brewing

Tripp is pairing an Nica Rustica Short Robusto with:
Aooni IPA - Yo-Ho Brewing
Willett Estate Bottled 3 Year Rye
Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Cigar Review - AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

June 6, 2017

Surgeon sits down to review one of the recent release from AJ Fernandez, the Last Call Maduro.

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CigarChat Episode 248 - Rick Rodriguez of CAO and General Cigar

June 2, 2017

This week we're joined by Rick Rodriguez, Master Blender and CAO Ambassador for General Cigar Co.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 108 - Dark Edition

June 1, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down with a Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo and some appropriately dark pairings.

Surgeon is pairing a Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo with:
Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection 18 Year Old Single Malt form Tobermory Distillery
Black Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn Brewery
Octomore Edition: 7.1 by Bruichladdich

Tripp is pairing a JdN Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo with:
Oban 14 Year
Barrel Aged Ten Fidy - Oskar Blues
Octomore 6.1 - Bruichladdich

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CigarChat Episode 247 - Matt Booth of Room101 Brand

May 26, 2017

This week we're joined by Matt Booth of Room101 Brand.
We'll talk about his time in the cigar industry, along with his jeweler collection, and The Scent of Struggle tour.

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Cigar Review - Davidoff Yamasa Piramides

May 23, 2017

Surgeon sits down to review the latest release from Davidoff, the Yamasa in a Piramides vitola.

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CigarChat Episode 246 - Victor Vitale of Legacy Brands

May 19, 2017

This week we're joined by Victor Vitale of Legacy Brands. We'll talk about his Tortuga brand, as well as the Ora Vivo, a partnership with actor and lifelong cigar smoker Armand Asante.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 107 - Are You Not Entertained

May 18, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down with enormous Asylum 13 Eighty (6" x 80 ring gauge, and 7x70). They'll be joined by special guest Barry Stein from The Cigar Authority podcast.

Surgeon is pairing an Aslyum 13 'The Eighty' with:
Green Label by Johnnie Walker
Guardians' Chapter by The Glenlivet
Orkney Bere Barley by The Arran

Tripp is pairing an Asylum 13 'The Seventy' with:
Eigashima Akashi
Jonnie Walker The Spice Road
Elijah Craig Small Batch

Barry is pairing an Asylum 13 TAA Box Pressed Exclusive with:
Wiggly Bridge Small Barrel Bourbon
Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve

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CigarChat Episode 245 - Mo Maali of Patina Cigars

May 12, 2017
This week we're joined by  Mo Maali, Owner of Patina Cigars and National Sales Manager for Mombacho Cigars.
 
 
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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 106 - Quesada Oktoberfest in May

May 11, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down with the 2016 Quesada Oktoberfest release, Dominican Republic version.

Surgeon is pairing a Oktoberfest 2016 The Bavarian with:

Tripp is pairing a Oktoberfest 2016 Das Boot with:

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CigarChat Episode 244 - Andrew Wood of Tabacos Mundial

May 8, 2017

Logan and Tripp sit down with Andrew Wood of Tabacos Mundial to talk about his brand as well as details on the FDA legislation.

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CigarChat Episode 243 - Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars & Indian Motorcycle Cigars

April 28, 2017

This week we're joined by Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars and Indian Motorcycle Cigars. 

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CigarChat Episode 242 - Jon Huber of Crowned Heads

April 26, 2017

This week we're joined by Jon Huber from Crowned Heads Cigars! Jon talks about his 2016 projects, 2017 projects, the TAA meeting from March, and the upcoming IPCPR.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 105 - All Out Kings

April 20, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down with the All Out Kings collaborative blending release from Willy Herrera and Robert Caldwell.

 

Surgeon is pairing a All Out Kings SMASH with:

  • 18 Year Extremely Rare scotch whisky - Glenmorangie 
  • Americano Stout - Stone Brewing 
  • Small Batch 12 Year bourbon - Elijah Craig

Trippy is pairing a All Out Kings SMASH with:

  • The Yamazaki 12
  • Bull Run Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Beer For Breakfast - Dogfish Head
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CigarChat Episode 241 - Claudio Sgroi of Mombacho Cigars

April 14, 2017

This week we're joined by Claudio Sgroi from Mombacho Cigars! Claudio talks about the Puro Sabor festival, Mombacho Cigars, the Mombacho Experience, what's coming for IPCPR 2017, and some new projects they've been working on.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 104 - Sobremesa And Whisky

April 13, 2017

Surgeon and Trippy Trent sit down to pair a Sobremesa from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust with some whiskies.

Surgeon is pairing a Sobremesa Short Churchill with:
The Macallan 12
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 3.217 'A delicatessen shopping basket'
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 31.27 'Bold sailor's dram'

Trippy Trent is pairing a Sobremesa Robusto Largo with:
Oban 14
High West 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan
Laphroaig 10

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 103 - Spotlight on Black Works Studio

April 6, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair the Green Hornet from Black Label Trading Company with some tasty stouts.

Surgeon is pairing a Black Works Studio Green Hornet with:
Hazelutely Choctabulous by Rogue Ales & Spirits
Chipotle Chili Porter by Mikkeller Brewery Company

Trippy Trent is pairing a Black Works Studio Green Hornet with:
Tough Love by Crux Fermentation Project
Opacus Oatmeal Stout by StormBreaker Brewing

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CigarChat Episode 240 - Robert Holt of Southern Draw Cigars

March 31, 2017

This week we're joined by Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars!

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 102 - Habanos Edicion Limitada

March 30, 2017

Surgeon just returned from a trip to Cuba, so he and Tripp "Trent" are pairing with the Ramon Allones Club Allones Edicion Limitada 2015

Pairing a Pairing a Ramon Allones Club Allones Edition Limitada 2015 with:
Ron Cubay Reserva Especial 10 Year

Trippy is pairing a Ramon Allones Club Allones Edition Limitada 2015 with:
Havana Club Añejo 7 Años

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 101 - Spotlight on La Flor Dominicana

March 23, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp "Trent" are back after a bit of a hiatus. Fresh from Nicaragua they are focused on pairing a La Flor Dominicana.

Surgeon is pairing a La Flor Dominicana La Nox Toro with:
Oud Bruin Hip Hops - Brouwerij ’t Verzet
No Hero Oatmeal Stout - Evil Twin Brewing
La Debauche Cognac Barrel

Tripp is pairing a La Flor Dominicana Petite La Nox with:
Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
Death By Coconut - Oskar Blues Brewery
Hopped Bourbon Cask Ale - Innis & Gunn

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Cigar Review - Hoyo de Monterrey La Amistad

February 28, 2017

Surgeon sits down to review the latest release from Hoyo de Monterrey, the La Amistad, a collaboration with AJ Fernandez.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 100 - Cien Celebracion

February 16, 2017

Sharing Our Pairings started on Jun 11, 2014 and now we celebrate 100 episodes.

Surgeon and Tripp are pairing Liga Maestro Hermosos.
Surgeon is pairing with:
SMWS 29.150 Hand rolled Cuban cigars
Eclipse Imperial Stout 2014 Red Wax (Four Roses)

Tripp is pairing with:
Breakside Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout
Deschutes Brewing The Abyss 2016

Rob is pairing a Liga Maestro Doble Robusto with:
Jolly Rodger Imperial Coffee Porter from Drake's Brewing Company
Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish

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CigarChat Episode 239 - General Cigar Co. Media Trip To Dominican Republic

February 10, 2017

Logan and Jerad are back from the General Cigar Co. media trip in the Dominican Republic. They dish out the juicy details of their adventures in the DR.

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Cigar Review - Black Label Trading Company, Black Works Studio Bishops Blend

February 6, 2017

Surgeon sits down to review the Black Works Studio Bishops Blend from Black Label Trading Company. 

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 99 - Spotlight on Arturo Fuente

February 2, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp "Trent" sit down to pair some Arturo Fuente cigars with Japanese whisky. This will be a short pour episode!

Surgeon is pairing an Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Flor Fina 8-5-8 with:

  • Nikka Pure Malt White

Tripp is pairing pairing a Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto with:

  •  Eigashima Akashi
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CigarChat Episode 238 - Puro Sabor

January 27, 2017

Tripp joins Surgeon and Logan to recount his experience at the 6th annual Puro Sabor festival in Nicaragua.

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Sharing Our Pairings - Spotlight on My Father Cigars

January 26, 2017

Surgeon sits down with Tripp, who is just back from the Puro Sabor festival in Nicaragua. 

Surgeon is pairing a Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ Maduro with:

Tripp is pairing a My Father Robusto No. 1 with:

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CigarChat Episode 237 - Rant Edition

January 13, 2017

On this episode of CigarChat Surgeon and Logan talk about bad places to smoke. Surgeon rants about some of the recent dissing of blogger top cigar lists. Logan disses Surgeon's top cigar list from 25 all the way down to 1.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 97 - Top 25 Cigar of 2016 Pairing

January 12, 2017

Surgeon and Tripp "Trent" sit down to pair one of Surgeon's Top 25 cigars of 2016!

Surgeon is pairing a Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5205 with:
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch 9 Year
Adelphi Selection Bunnahabhain 24 Year
Deep Space Foreign Extra Stout - Fabryka Piwa

Tripp is pairing a Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5205 with:
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Johnnie Walker The Spice Road
Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Cigar Review - La Galera Maduro

January 2, 2017

Surgeon sits down to review the La Galera Maduro El Lector, recently released at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 96 - Dreaming of a Joya Black Christmas

December 29, 2016

Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair the new Joya de Nicaragua Black Nocturno.

Surgeon pairs with:
Aberlour 10 Year
DoubleWood 12 Year - The Balvenie
Cù Bòcan - Tomatin

Tripp pairs with:
Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown - pFriem Brewing
Barrel Aged Top 'O The Feckin Morning - Feckin Irish Brewing
Old Weller Antique

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CigarChat Episode 236 - End of 2016 Edition

December 23, 2016

Logan and Surgeon sit down to reflect and reminisce on 2016. They talk about some of the major happenings from the year, and what 2017 might look like.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 95 - Winter Spice Pour Edition

December 22, 2016

Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair some winter spice ales and Illusione cigars!

Surgeon is pairing an Illusione Ultra Op. No. 3 with:
Winter Spice Ale, Brewmaster's Limited Edition - Big Rock Brewery

Tripp is pairing an Illusione 88 with:
Sleigh'r Winter Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

 

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Cigar Review Dunhill Aged Maduro

December 20, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Dunhill Aged Maduro from the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 94 - Who Let The Dogs Stout

December 16, 2016

Surgeon and Tripp sit down to pair some stouts with Epic Habano cigars.

Surgeon is pairing with:
Obsidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery
No Hero - Evil Twin Brewing
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

Tripp is pairing with:
Pirate Stout - Santiam Brewing
TenFidy - Oskar Blues Brewery
Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 93 - Winter Smokey Smoke

December 15, 2016

Surgeon and special guest co-host Tripp sit down with some Neanderthal HN cigars from RoMa Craft and whisky.

Surgeon pairs with:
Kilchoman 10th Anniversary
Laphroaig Quartercask
Ardbeg Ardbog

Tripp pairs with:
Oban 14
Laphroaig 10
Octomore 6.1

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Cigar Review - Baracoa The Voyage

December 13, 2016

Surgeon sits down with The Voyage, a new release from Baracoa, a new cigar company.

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CigarChat Episode 235 - Steve Saka Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

December 9, 2016

Steve Saka from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust joins CigarChat. 

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Cigar Review - Rocky Patel Catch 22

December 6, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Catch 22, a new Connecticut Shade cigar release from Rocky Patel.

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CigarChat Episode 234 - The Throw Down Show

December 2, 2016

Tune in for a special addition of CigarChat where we will be announcing the winner of the CigFed/Reddit Throw Down! Special guest An from Reddit and CigFed joins the show.

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Cigar Review - Southern Draw Kudzu Code Duello

November 28, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Southern Draw limited release, Code Duello in the Kudzu blend.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 92 - ‘MURICA

November 24, 2016

Surgeon is back with a special guest co-host. They'll sit down and pour a truly American spirit; bourbon!

Surgeon pairs the Civil Disobedience from Moyo Ruiz Cigars with:

  • Elijah Craig 12 Year Small Batch
  • Knob Creek Small Batch 9 Year
  • Woodford Reserve Distillers Select

Tripp pairs a Florida Sun Grown LE Trunk Pressed Toro with:

  • Climax Moonshine
  • 2Bar Bourbon
  • Booker's Bourbon
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CigarChat Episode 233 - Robby’s Farewell Show

November 11, 2016

Tonight we say goodbye to CigarChat co-founder RobbyRas!  

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 91 - Go Big, Or Go Home. Farewell Robby.

November 10, 2016

Surgeon and Rob sit down to pair the Collective cigar from Cigar Federation. This will be Rob's farewell Sharing Our Pairings show.

Surgeon is pairing a Collective with:

  • Taketsuru Pure Malt 21
  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society 31.27 Bold sailor's dram
  • Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 37

Rob is pairing a Collective with:

  • Stranahan's Snowflake 2015
  • Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 Years Old
  • Hibiki 12
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Cigar Review - Torano Exodus

November 7, 2016
Surgeon sits down to review the re-release of the Torano Exodus, released at the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas.
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CigarChat Episode 232 - John & Logan Behind the Industry Curtains

November 4, 2016

Surgeon sits in for Rob and sits down with Logan to talk Behind the Industry Curtain. Some big breaking news dropped at the end of this episode.

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Sharing Our Pairings Episode 90 - Beer, Bourbon, Broadleaf

November 3, 2016
Surgeon and Rob sit down with the Tabernacle from Foundation Cigar Company. 

Surgeon is pairing a Tabernacle Lancero with:
  • Stranger Than Fiction - Collective Arts Brewing
  • Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select
  • Arran Limtied Edition 18 YO

Rob is pairing a Tabernacle Toro with:
  • Imperial Biscotti Break by Evil Twin Brewing
  • Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels
  • Ten FIDY by Oskar Blues Brewing
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