CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 10: United Cigar Retailers

It’s finally the weekend!  I’m now on vacation for two weeks and will be able to get some packages shipped and some projects finished around the house. I have plenty to do to keep me busy!  Anyway, Random.org didn something I haven’t had happen since I’ve been using it, I punched in 137 and it returned 137. So the last comment is the day 9 winner! It made it very easy for me as I didn’t have to count entries! The winner of the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte is Travis Reynolds. Please send your address.  I  still have a few people I need to hear from, so please send your addresses to me Rich M and Steve W! Let’s proceed to Day 10!

 

 

United Cigar Retailers

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It’s Day 10, and today we have an offering from United Cigar Retailers and Two Guys Smokeshop.  Once again, it’s Saturday, and, depending on when you read this, you can tune in to The Cigar Authority and hear David Garofalo, Mr. Jonathan, Chuck Morrison and Barry Stein. The show airs from Noon to 2 eastern time. I listen to the podcast every week, it’s infotainment at it’s best.  Today’s present is a proprietary brand from United Cigar Retailers, the Fleur de la Reine (box of 20).  The Fleur de la Reine Cinq is a 5½ x 54 robusto with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Dominican binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. It’s a rich, spicy, full flavored cigar which Barry Stein gives a 93 on The Cigar Authority. Thanks to Dave and the folks at United Cigar Retailers/2 Guys Smokeshop for providing today’s present!

 

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All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of United Cigar Retailers or Fleur de la Reine .  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

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CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 9: Nomad Cigars

Welcome to Friday, Day 9 and my last day of work for the year!  I’ll still be getting up early for the next few days to do this, butI won’t have to run out the door when I’m done!  Last night my employer had our holiday party, so I didn’t get my evening walk in, but I smoked a Foundry War of Currents West Orange on the way there.  Like all the Foundry cigars, this is a unique cigar with bright flavors, and an aromatic room note (car note). I enjoyed the crap out of it, much like I’m sure Steve W will enjoy the Cayleys that he won! Please send me your address!  Now, on to number 9, number 9…

 

Nomad Cigar Company

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Day 9 features an outstanding boutique cigar from Fred Rewey’s Nomad Cigar Company.  New this year is the Connecticut Fuerte, featuring an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, Ecuador Habano binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. This isn’t a mild Connecticut cigar at all, it’s got a little bit of power to it, hence the “Fuerte” designation.  It’s not going to blow your head off, it’s balanced and flavorful. The Corona is 5½” x 44 and the come in boxes of 20. In addition to the box of cigars is a Nomad T-shirt (Lg) and some stickers. Many thanks to Fred for providing this great gift.

 

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All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of Nomad Cigars.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

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CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 8: Foundry Cigars

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have two days of work and a holiday party to get through this week then I have two weeks off to celebrate the holidays and try to get some things done around the house (including getting packages shipped and perhaps delivered). I’m really looking forward to the time off!  I smoked an Arandoza White Label robusto last night and it was really good, a little spice, great burn, a real winner. Speaking of winners, the winner of the box of Arandoza White Doble Coronas is Rich M! Please send me your shipping info so so I can get this out to you. It’s going to be a White Christmas for Rich (someone left that in a comment, well done!). Today we have another personal favorite of mine, so let’s get on with it!

 

 

Foundry Tobacco Company

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Day 8 brings us an oldie but goodie!  Foundry Tobacco Company is a boutique within General Cigar Co., headed up by Michael Giannini. Their original release is the steam punk themed Foundry, which featured rarely used tobaccos, none of which come from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua or Mexico. The wrapper is an eight year old tobacco called H-47 Pleno Sol, developed by General Cigar. It’s a unique and complex cigar, and the Cayley is a unique shape. It’s a figurado listed at 6½” x 60 x 56 x 43.  This is a box of 24 cigars. Many have said this was a gimmicky cigar but I really love everything from the Foundry line, it’s different and innovative.  Many thanks to Victoria at General Cigar Co. for providing this excellent box of cigars.

 

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All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of Foundry Cigars.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

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CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 7: Arandoza Cigars

Here we are at the halfway point, six days down and lots more to come!  I was more surprised at the number of people who hadn’t smoked Joya de Nicaragua than Tortuga, just because the Joya has a far wider distribution and has been around something like 42 years longer! Both are great, but this Tortuga 215 Reserva Regalo is something very special. The winner of the Tortuga cigars is Craig (Bowden), who has the good sense to be named Craig, but that had no bearing on the outcome of the random number generator (65). Please send your address.  

 

 

Arandoza Cigars

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It’s Day 7 of CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways!  Once again we have a treat from the folks at Arandoza Cigars, a box of 20 of the Arandoza White Label Doble Corona.  This is a traditional sized double corona at 7 ¼” x 49 and comes from the La Zona Factory in Esteli. The White Label is a step up in strength from the Blue Label, well balanced and refined. I have a box of robustos myself and love them! If you like great cigars, you’re sure to like these. Robert Arango is really doing things right with the Arandoza brand and I thank him for participating yet again!

 

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All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of Arandoza Cigars.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

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CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 6: Tortuga

Here we are at Day 6 already, time is really racing by.  I decided that I’m going to try to ship everything at the same time since I got a coupon for 20% off USPS shipping at Staples and that will save me a lot of cash!!  I enjoyed the heck out of my Joya Red on my walk last night, it’s a solid, medium bodied smoke with great flavor.  The winner of the box of Joya de Nicaragua Joya Red is Brian D, and I’m sure he will enjoy these cigars! Please send your address!  Just to ease everyone’s minds, all the cigars for this event have been kept in a dedicated coolerdor at the appropriate temperature and humidity! It’s still always a good idea to let cigar rest after they’ve made any kind of journey!  Next up:

 

 

Tortuga Cigars/Legacy Brands

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For Day 6 we have a really special present!  Regular readers will know that I have an affinity for the Tortuga line, and Victor Vitale, the mastermind behind the brand, and owner of Legacy Brands, lives nearby in Philly, so I get to see him from time to time.  Victor ‘s put together a special Connecticut Shade Cigar, the Tortuga 215 Reserva Regalo.  These aren’t available anywhere, they a re a very special limited release and are a bit stronger than the milder Connecticut Tortuga 215 Reserva coming out in January. Victor tells me that the Regalo will never be released. The lucky winner will get three of the five count boxes (15 cigars). These are a fat Toro size, 6″ x 56, and are fantastic cigars!  I’m calling today “Tortuga Tuesday”!

 

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All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of Tortuga Cigars.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

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