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.
The Top 25 Show featuring an interview with Nick Melillo
The guys play a game to see who gets to smoke the Cigar of the Year from Cigar Snob Magazine's Top 25. They toast to all 25 of the selections with Zafra 30, a fantastic, limited edition rum. Later in the show, Erik sat down with Nick Melillo, the owner and blender for Olmec Maduro, the #1 cigar of 2022.
How does Cigar Snob rate cigars? + Michael Herklots interview
The guys tackle a popular question about how Cigar Snob Magazine rates cigars while smoking the Ferio Tego Timeless 10 Years. The Perfect Pairings segment included top-shelf bourbons from EH Taylor, Willett, and Garrison Brothers. Finally, Erik sat down with Ferio Tego's Michael Herklots to talk about how a 1 year old company can have a 10th anniversary cigar...
Is a Cigar of the Month Club right for me?
The team tackles a listener question about cigar clubs and other cigar buying platforms while smoking the My Father La Gran Oferta. They did a vertical tasting of Broken Barrel Whiskey, which significantly increased the "slur-factor" on the show. Finally, Erik sat down with Jose Ortega, VP of Sales for My Father Cigars, and discussed La Gran Oferta and what My Father Cigars has in store for 2023. Ortega may or may not have dropped a hint about a special release in the works.
Inflation Buster Cigars + South American Wine Tasting + Interview w/Rafael Nodal
In this episode the guys pick their favorite inflation buster cigars while smoking Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua. They blind taste 3 highly rated South American wines and chat with Altadis USA’s Rafael Nodal.
Blind Tasting Single Malt Scotch w/Rocky Patel Number 6
The boys were blown away by 3 excellent single malt Scotches paired with a Rocky Patel Number 6 corona. They answered a great X's & O's question from a listener about Ybor City cigar factories. And Jim and Jamy took turns butchering Scotch brand names.
Smokey Man Cave Solutions + Oktoberfest Beers + Aladino Cigars w/Justo Eiroa
The guys answer a listener question about how best to clean the air in his man cave while Jim struggles mightily with the pronunciation of our guest's name. Jamy brings in 4 Oktoberfest beers that the guys try to pair with the Aladino Classic.
Informative and entertaining
Eric, Ivan and Jim do a fantastic job of teaching flavor vocabulary and sharing industry insights as well as fun behind-the-scenes anecdotes bringing the premium cigar industry to life for all those that listen. One of my absolute favorite shows and I feel like I learn something with each new episode.
Very good information each session. Informative on all things cigars. Light discussion that keeps the podcast entertaining.
Lots of fun.
Great guys, excellent information. It’s just a lot of fun to listen to.