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June News

Pre-4th of July BBQ & Cigar Event!

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PRE-4TH OF JULY CIGAR EVENT!

featuring Liga Privada Cigars! 

Thursday, June 29th

5:30pm - 8:30pm 

Join us for a pre-4th of July celebration and summer BBQ featuring cigars from Drew Estate! We will have cigar specials, a summer BBQ dinner, exciting raffles, and more!

$20 for a daily membership, which includes a cigar, dinner, entrance to the lounge, cigar specials, and so much more! Must be 21+. Must RSVP to attend. 

All wine flight purchases will be donated to the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County.

Event Details

Event Date 06-29-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-29-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price $20.00
Location Boyd’s Tobacco & Elegant Gifts
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June Event News

The Godfather Cigar & Wine Tasting!


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THE GODFATHER

CIGAR & WINE TASTING EVENT

featuring CAO Consigliere Cigars and Michael Gill Cellars!

with Special Guest Rick "The Finger" Rodriguez

Thursday, June 1st

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Here's an offer you can't refuse! Join us for a special "Godfather Themed" Cigar & Wine Tasting event featuring the new CAO Consigliere Cigar! We will have a special authentic Italian dinner, wine tasting from Michael Gill Cellars, exciting raffles, and more! We will also have a very special guest, Rick "The Finger" Rodriguez, the Blender and Ambassador for CAO!

MAKE SURE TO DRESS YOUR BEST AND WEAR

YOUR PINSTRIPES OR FLAPPER DRESS TO WIN A SPECIAL PRIZE!

$20 for a daily membership, which includes a cigar, dinner, entrance to the lounge, cigar specials, and so much more! Must be 21+. Must RSVP to attend. 

All wine flight purchases will be donated to the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County.

Event Details

Event Date 06-01-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-01-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price $20.00
Location Boyd’s Tobacco & Elegant Gifts
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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CAO Consigliere

Rated 90 by Cigar Aficionado

A certain crew of guys who smoke CAO made us an offer we can't refuse. They said bring back Tony's wise guy cigar, or else. So we delivered the goods. It's a straight sequel--the five-country blend is the same as before, the one that made it to Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list of 2006. Now that Consigliere has been pulled back in as a full-time member of the CAO family, you can leave the cannolis and take the cigars. 

Rated 90, Cigar Aficionado: "An attractive, oily cigar the color of dark copper. It draws well, and is sweet in character leaving nougat, nutmeg and cinnamon flavors on the palate."


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Rick Rodriguez

Even after more than 16 years at General Cigar, Rick Rodriguez still considers his job to be a dream come true. 

Soon after his start as a sales representative in Florida, General Cigar's team of cigar masters unanimously selected Rick to participate in a rigorous cigar master training program that began more than eleven years ago and extended in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. Rick became immersed in the art of cigar making, learning time-honored traditions including tobacco agriculture, cultivation, aging, processing, cigar rolling and ultimately, cigar blending. Upon his return to the United States eight years ago, he was given the honor of working as an apprentice to the legendary Benji Menendez. 

Today, Rick spearheads new product development for CAO. He's working full-time overseeing a hand-picked group of experts to create CAO cigars, and continues to win praise for the unique taste of the brand's latest releases: Pilon, Flathead, Amazon Basin, Colombia, and Consigliere. The small-batch offerings created by Rick and his team have also created a big splash in the competitive premium cigar landscape. Rick is committed to ensuring that the brand keeps its unique personality, while he seeks our exciting and innovative new products and packaging. 

Rick currently divides his time between sourcing new tobaccos, blending and collaborating with General Cigar's team of cigar masters in the D.R., Honduras and Nicaragua. With a decade of intensive training under his belt, Rick is well on his way to becoming the first American ever to be named a true cigar master. 


 

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PADRON 1926 SERIE

#1 CIGAR OF THE YEAR, Rated 97 by Cigar Aficionado

What a great cigar. The Padron 1926 Serie impressed our tasting panel again and again, rising to the top after repeated tests to become the best cigar of the year. In the end, when only a few cigars remained in the last blind tasting, this one stood above the rest: it was richer, rounder, more complex and rewarding than any other cigar we smoked. This pressed beauty is rolled in the Padron factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the watchful eye of Jose Orlando Padron, his son Jorge and the rest of the family members who ensure that the 5 million or so cigars they produce each year are of impeccable quality. 
This is perhaps the finest of the line, just blossoming with flavor right from the first puff. It's a complex smoke with perfect balance, showing flavors of chocolate, coffee and nuts, as well as some black cherry. The cigar has a finish so long it seems to never leave the palate.

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PADRON DAMASO

The Damaso line of cigars is for those who seek the quality and consistency of Padron in a milder taste profile. 
The cigar was named in honor of Jose O. Padron's grandfather Damaso, who was the first Padron to arrive in Cuba from the Canary Islands sometime in the late 1800's. "Islenos", or Canary Islanders, were serious people who kept their word and tended to work in farming. In this tradition, Damaso rented a small piece of land in Pinar del Rio and started growing tobacco, giving the Padron family their beginnings in the tobacco industry.

Thousands of Fuente Cigars Stolen

April 7, 2017

It's about a 250-mile stretch between Arturo Fuente Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Somewhere in between, a 40-foot shipping container loaded with hundreds of thousands of Fuente cigars was stolen. 

According to A. Fuente & Co. the cargo container was loaded into a truck at the port for pick-up--but the truck never made it to Tampa. 

"The container was actually loaded on the delivery truck, and then the truck was stolen," Karen R. Smith, vice president of The Fuente Companies told Cigar Aficionado. "The Miami-Dade police have found the cab, but not the container. And now, the FBI is involved in the investigation. 

Smith did not comment on the value of the cigars and said that the adjuster would have to assess the dollar amount of the loss before she could give an accurate estimate. The company learned of the theft on April 3. 

When large shipments of cigars are stolen, they are often sold shortly afterward to local cigar shops and tobacconists at severely discounted prices. According to Smith, this should be a major red flag. 

"We are telling our retailers to look for Fuente cigars being sold outside of the normal channels," added Smith. 

In an official letter, company president and owner Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr., stated:

"I was stunned--this has never happened to us in over a century of business. Unfortunately, we can't replace the hundreds of thousands of cigars that were stolen, and this loss will cause more shortages of Fuente cigars this year. We will allocate our cigars in a fair manner...We have been expanding our factory in the Dominican Republic for the last two years and we hope to increase production in the future." 

A. Fuente & Co. produces such popular brands as Fuente Fuente OpusX, Arturo Fuente Don Carlos, and Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R.