Join the team from Cigar Snob Magazine — along with our guests — as we share cigars all manner of snobbery. We'll talk travel, booze, the news of the day, and also recommend some of our favorite food, books, movies and products.
Made in the Shade + Imperial Stout Blind Tasting + Camacho's George Rami
What's the difference between Maduro and Oscuro? Or Connecticut Shade and Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade? The guys break it down for you before getting into 3 outstanding Imperial Stouts. They tasted the beers blind and tried to match them up with the newly released Camacho Factory Unleashed. Speaking of Camacho, we sat down with Brand Ambassador George Rami aka Latin Thunder for our share a smoke segment.
How Far Down Do You Smoke? + Casey Haugen (Crux Cigars) Interview
The guys weigh in on how far down you should smoke your cigar while enjoying the Crux Epicure Maduro down to the nub! They blind-taste 3 accessible rums, one which apparently "needs a push-up bra" and determine which pairs best with smoke of the day and Erik tells a story of playing golf and drinking heavily at a golf course surrounded by active volcanoes. Perhaps the best golf story of the day belongs to our guest, Casey Haugen who let a guy he'd only just met tee off from his "nether regions"!
Cigar Snob Magazine goes topless? + Michael Herklots Interview
It's a loaded show! Ivan shares a backstory about a topless model photo shoot that got us kicked out of a California park. We answered a listener-driven question: what vitola or shape do professional cigar smokers enjoy the most? Plus we caught up with Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego to discuss the latest news surrounding his cigar company. Lastly, we blind-tasted 3 Mezcals and paired them with a Timeless Prestige No. 2.
Developing Your Cigar Palate + blind tasting rye whiskey
Having a hard time picking out the flavors and aromas of your cigar? The Cigar Snob guys can help! On the show they smoked the new and limited Rare Leaf Reserve from Aganorsa Leaf and interviewed Terence Reilly of Aganorsa to get the scoop on this limited blend. In the Perfect Pairings segment they matched up 3 cask strength ryes with the Rare Leaf Reserve and were blown away by one of the three.
Should you keep the band on or off the cigar? + blind-tasting bourbons!
The guys smoke Wild Hunter Oscuro by Oscar Valladares while they discuss whether it's bad form to keep the label on or off of the cigar. They also blind-taste 3 top-rated bourbons in search of the Wild Hunter's perfect match, interview Erik Espinosa about the impact of winning Cigar of the Year, and Ivan shares the backstory of the very first Cigar Snob fashion shoot.
Top 25 Cigars of 2020... and the winner is?
The guys are back to announce the Top 25! Along with their standard goofiness, they also previewed the new issue of Cigar Snob Magazine including a trip to Atlanta to interview the founders of Warrior Poet Society, a fun travel story about Omaha, a super sexy cover shoot and finally they reflected on the Super Bowl. All the while they smoked 2020's Cigar of the Year. Don't miss this episode!
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Great cigar podcast
Great podcast, fun but informative about cigars and the cigar industry. JUST NEED MORE EPISODES
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Like a blend of cigar that is a pleasure to smoke these guys make the world a more fun place to be. I recommend this podcast to all of the people in my life that I enjoy. Cigar geeks, casual smokers and even friends who don’t partake. Great cigar information, fun sports and world news talk without the stressful drama. If you like listening to people who seem like they would be cool to hang out with this is your place. Cigar Snob is a cool name but just the opposite of what they appear to be. Fine ambassadors of the cigar world for the CEO’s and the working man.