Recorded 8-18

Lane: Welcome everyone to Cigar Cafe Radio. What’s up guys?

Harris: I am smoking the Gonzo Santeria 2016 Toro. It has a San Andres wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. 150 boxes each were made in three sizes. It’s nice, reminds me of Padron.

Court Ruling on FDA

This was a big deal this week a court ruled against the FDA on not allowing packaging changes to premium cigars. This means cigar companies will be able to repackage / rebrand cigars as long as they do not change the cigar blend. This is a big win for the cigar industry. They will not be required to file these cigars as new products when they change the packaging.

What does this mean?

New Arrivals in the shop

Davidoff Yamasa

AVO Fogata

Pistoff Kristoff

Kristoff Connecticut

Asylum 4 burner lighters by firebird (Colibri)

New Pipes and Pipe Tobaccos

TAA Donates $50,000 to IPCPR / CRA legal fund

What is Lane Smoking?

MasterBlends cigar company by Luis Guittierez Box Press Cuban Crown. Their cigars are mostly Dominican puros, private blend, very dark mexican wrapper. The Manolo Estate is very well balanced. At the IPCPR I smoked a nice medium body blend from these guys. This one has woody citrus notes. I am very impressed with this company. They are less than a year old.

FDA threat to innovation and the little cigar companies

Pipes are now regulated by the FDA as tobacco products – How does this make sense?

Lane’s pipe smoking story

CRA grass roots

Black N Mild

Swisher Sweet


Davidoff Yamasa Tasting notes:

  • Liked it more than the Davidoff Escurio
  • Not at all like the Puro ‘d Oro – We thought it would be similar
  • Similar to the Davidoff Nicaragua – Makes sense this is their #1 seller (Davidoff Nicaragua)

AVO Fogata

Mi Queried by Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust is Great! very rich, heavy

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