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Today I've chosen the Trump 2020 Victory Cigar from Ted's Cigars to honor Donald J. Trump's 4 years in office as the greatest President since George Washington. The MAGA movement isn't ending but just beginning.
For my final International Cigar Lightation Ceremony of the Donald J. Trump administration I've selected the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro which features an 8-year-old Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper that's been bourbon barrel-aged for an additional 14-months. This medium-to-full bodied smoke has notes of semi-sweet chocolate and espresso on…
Today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is being conducted with a heavy heart in honor of longtime friend and owner of the Humidor Store, Jim Blanton, who passed away on Sunday night. To honor him I've chosen the Tennessee Waltz from Crowned Heads, a medium-to-full bodied cigar with a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan tobac…
Today I've pulled out the Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony as we remember a moment from last year's National Championship game when Joe Burrow lit up a cigar in the Superdome. The Camacho Distillery Connecticut tobaccos are aged in bourbon barrel for 6 months including the beautiful Ecuadorian C…
I am enjoying the Partagas Classic for today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This exquisite cigar has a beautiful Cameroon wrapper, Mexican binder and Dominican and Mexican fillers for a smoke that is rich with spicy notes.
For today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony I found a terrific boutique cigar manufacturer with the Mombacho Tierra Volcan. This mild-to-medium bodied Nicaraguan puro is full of sweet flavor but not overwhelming.
To kick of the New Year I've chosen the Avo XO for today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This medium-bodied cigar features tobaccos aged for at least 6 years including an Ecuadorian wrapper and Dominican binder and filler.
To wrap up 2020 I've pulled out the Sindicato Particulares for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This Cubanesque cigar was featured in the December 2020 Cigar Dave Officers Club and features a beautiful Shade Grown Corojo Jalapa wrapper and tobaccos from Nicaragua. I've paired it with the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve champagne.…
Cigar Dave is joined by Sommelier Tommy D, Captain Eric and the lovely Princess Debbie for 2021 Happy New Year Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting Maneuvers as they sample 11 wines, including a mystery wine, and 3 champagne cocktails.
For Christmas Eve I've chosen the Sindicato Affinity for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This medium-bodied cigar has a Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Ecuador blended with aged Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos for a rich, flavorful, and complex taste profile.
Today's selection for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro. This cigar is named for a scientific concept relating to how outside influences positively affect one's well-being. It's a medium-plus bodied cigars that features a lush Maduro wrapper from San Andreas, Brazilian Habano binder and all Nicaraguan…
For the 8th and final night of the Festival of Lightation I've pulled out a beautiful premium cigar, the Davidoff 702 Series Double R. This cigar features a proprietary 702 Habano Ecuadorian wrapper that beautifully balances leather and pepper notes into a spicier taste experience.
I've picked the Crowned Heads Four Kicks for Night 7 of the Festival of Lightation. This medium-bodied boutique cigar was created with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Nicaragua filler tobaccos which burst with notes of richness and complexity.
For Night 6 of the Festival of Lightation I've pulled out the Macanudo Inspirado White which features a golden Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper, aged for 6 years, Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan Estelí and Mexican San Andrés filler aged for four years. This mild-to-medium bodied cigar is full of notes of earth and spice.…
I've selected the Rocky Patel Quarter Century for Night 5 of the Festival of Lightation. This cigar features a San Andrés wrapper and Nicaraguan tobaccos that are aged 2 years after rolling and 10 years before to celebrate Rocky's 25 years in the cigar industry.
Night 4 of the Festival of Lightation features the Avo Classic Maduro No. 2. This cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that is aged 3 years delivering a rich and smooth flavor.
For the Festival of Lightation Night 3 I've chosen the Plasencia Cosecha 146 which marks the 146th harvest of the family’s inaugural tobacco crop of 1865. This cigar is a medium-bodied, full-flavored cigar with a complex and sweet taste thanks to its wrapper from the Jamastran valley.
For night 2 of the 2020 Cigar Dave Festival of Lightation I've selected the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Year which uses 15-year-old aged tobacco, comprised of an oily Criollo 1998 wrapper combined with an aged Dominican, olor binder and a 15-year old Dominican Filler.
For the first night of the 2020 Cigar Dave Festival Of Lightation the General is lightning up the Alec Bradley MAXX. This large cigar uses tobaccos from 5 different countries for a smoke that is balanced, sweet and complex.
Today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony features the Alec Bradley Prensado which pays homage to the Cuban traditions of cigar making rolling the filler ‘entuba-do,’ triple capping the head and box pressing the finished cigar. This medium to full bodied smoke was featured in the November Officers Club selection.…
My selection for today’s International LIghtation Ceremony is the Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour with tobaccos aged for six months in finest Scotch single malt whisky casks. This cigar is covered with a shiny and oily Habano Ecuadorian wrapper in a beautiful dark chocolate color.
Cigar Dave is joined by Colonel Ange from the Pooch Pit to discuss Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation Maneuvers including how to brine the turkey, the different ways to prepare the turkey including roasting, grilling, smoking and frying, so that you may host the ultimate Alpha Male Thanksgiving. Today's cigar selection is the Alec Bradley Maxx, part o…
Cigar Dave is joined by Glynn Loope, former Director of the Cigar Rights of America to discuss what is next for him and how the election will impact you as a cigar connoisseur and the Premium Cigar Industry as the Enemies of Pleasure continue their assault on our freedoms. Plus we light up a Gurkha Heritage cigar, the October Cigar Dave Officers Cl…
Cigar Dave is joined by George Rami, Brand Ambassador of Camacho Cigars and Avo Cigars, to discuss the entire portfolio from Avo including the Avo Classic Maduro #3 which they are smoking for today's show.
Cigar Dave is joined by George Rami, Brand Ambassador of Camacho Cigars and Avo Cigars, to discuss the entire portfolio of Camacho Cigars and how it grew from a Mom and Pop brand to a big brand with the motto of 'Live Loud'. While discussing these wonderful cigars, Cigar Dave will enjoy the Camacho Connecticut, a beautiful mild-to-medium bodied cig…
Cigar Dave is joined by George Rami, Brand Activation Manager and Brand Ambassador for Camacho Cigars and Avo Cigars as they discuss history, how he started in the cigar industry, and some of the cigars he enjoys. Plus we light up the Camacho Nicaragua with beautiful notes of pepper and a subtle sweetness.…
Today's selection for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Alec Bradley Project 40. This cigar uses a Nicaraguan wrapper, Brazilian Habano binder and fillers from Nicaragua.
Cigar Dave with the reason to stock up now on your favorite cigars as there is a shortage, a new collaboration between Fuente and Padron coming next summer, I'm smoking the Plasencia Alma del Fuego and sampling the Erdinger Oktoberfest beer.
I've selected the Villiger San'Doro Colorado for today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This beautiful medium-bodied smoke has a nutty quality, espresso notes with a little bit of spice but not too much.
Today's selection for the daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Casa Turrent Serie 1901 featuring a beautiful San Andrés maduro wrapper, Mexican San Andrés criollo and Nicaraguan binder, and San Andrés criollo and negro plus Nicaraguan fillers.
For today's daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony I've selected San Cristobal Quintessence. This cigar features a Cuban-seed wrapper harvested in Ecuador and is surrounded by prized Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.
For today's Lightning victory celebration I've selected the HVC Hot Cake for the daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This beautiful cigar is manufactured by Aganorsa Leaf and features a San Andrean Maroon wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo 99 binder and all Nicaraguan fillers.
The General conducts Bourbon Tasting Maneuvers with Tommy D from the Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 cigar lounge in Tampa, Florida, as we are wrapping up Bourbon Heritage Month. We are smoking the super premium Atabey Ritos cigar which goes for $33 a stick to pair with some great bourbons from Eagle Rare, EH Taylor, Weller, Bulleit and Hillrock.…
Celebratory cigars in the dugout for the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Trump Administration puts the kibosh on all things Cuban including cigars, rum and travel.
Today's selection for my daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat 2020 from Drew Estate. This cigar features a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a Brazilian binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua.
Today’s cigar selection is Bellas Artes Habano from AJ Fernandez for my daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This cigar features an delicious Habano wrapper, a Quilali binder and a 3-country filler blend.
The General wraps up his conversation with Omar Fernandez and Frank Santos from AJ Fernandez Cigars by looking at their entire portfolio including San Lotano, Bella Artes, Ramon Allones and Enclave.
Wrapping up AJ Fernandez week with the Ramon Allones for the daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This medium-to-full bodied cigar, a re-blend of a classic Cuban cigar, features a strong, dark, medio-tiempo wrapper from AJ's farms in Nicaragua.
Today’s cigar selection for the daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the San Lotano Requiem Habano from AJ Fernandez. This cigar features a very unique Brazilian Habano wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers.
Cigar Dave is joined by Omar Fernandez and Frank Santos from AJ Fernandez Cigars to talk about new cigars including the Dias De Gloria, plus the New World series featuring the Oscuro, Connecticut, Cameroon and the Puro Especial.
For today's daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony I've chosen the Días De Gloria from AJ Fernandez, a wonderful cigar that honors a time when Cuban tobacco was in its glory days. It's a Nicaraguan puro blending tobacco from some of AJ's four oldest farms in Nicaragua.
To kick of AJ Fernandez Week I've selected the New World Connecticut for today's International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This mild-bodied cigar has a USA Connecticut wrapper with a San Andreas binder and fillers from Nicaragua and Brazil.
Cigar Dave is joined by Omar Fernandez and Frank Santos from AJ Fernandez Cigars to discuss AJ's background in premium cigars, the Last Call cigar, Omar and Frank's history in cigars and more.
Cigar Dave is joined by Glynn Loope, Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America, to discuss the recent federal court victory for the Premium Cigar Industry and how it affects you, plus 2 cigar tax referendums underway in Oregon and Colorado.
Today's International Lightation Ceremony memorializes the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on America appropriately with a Camacho Liberty Series 2020.
Today's cigar selection for the daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Alec Bradley Tempus Natural meaning time. This medium-to-medium-full bodied smoke has a beautiful dark wrapper with notes of sweetness and spice.
Today’s cigar selection for my daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Affinity from Sindicato Cigars, a medium-bodied smoke with a flawless Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Ecuador.
For today's daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony I've selected the Boris 11 Connecticut made exclusively for Corona Cigars in Orlando, FL and the Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 Bar in Tampa, FL for my good friend Jeff Borysiewicz.
Today's daily International Cigar Lightation Ceremony selection is the Macanudo 1968, a full-bodied cigar featuring a tasty Honduran San Agustin wrapper giving it notes of pepper, spice and almost an oaky type of note which would pair with a nice bourbon.
Cigar Dave sits down with retired Vice Chairman of Millennium Partners David Nolan to discuss Bourbon and Business as we continue to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month