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Cigar Coop – Brand Performance (Debonaire)

Our 2014 Year in Review coverage concludes with a look at how the various cigar brands did on Cigar Coop for 2014. This analysis is based on the average numerical score of all cigar assessed on Cigar Coop. A total of 257 (up from 232 the previous year) cigars were considered for this ranking. The category was renamed "Best Brand Performance" since this category is purely based on quantitative scoring throughout the year. Read More...

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Cigar Coop – The Honorable Mentions

The Cigar Coop 2014 Honorable Mentions follow the criteria set forth in 2014. The purpose of this list is to select ten standout cigars smoked in 2014 that did not meet the criteria to qualify for the Cigar of the Year Countdown. For the most part, this list will include cigars released prior to the start of the 2014 Cigar Coop Cigar Year window (11/29/13 - 11/27/14), but were not assessed and scored (and in some cases not smoked) in the year released.  There are some other cigars that can be considered that would not normally qualify for the Countdown. This can also include event only cigars,...

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Cigar Coop – Best Line Extensions for 2014

The vision behind the Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year Coutndown is to find the best new blends that were smoked in the past year. At the same time, there are many great blends that have already been released that add line extensions in the form of new vitolas. These vitolas share the same tobacco components. These cigars are not considered for the countdown. Therefore, for the fifth consecutive year we bring you our Best Line Extension selections. The criteria for this list is as follows: The new vitola must have been released during The 2014 Cigar Coop Cigar Year (11/29/13 - 11/27/14). The...

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Cigar Coop – Aged Selects 2014 Cigar of the Year Countdown: #4 Debonaire Maduro

The Debonaire Maduro was launched at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show and became the second blend for Debonaire Cigars joining the Debonaire (Habano) line. For the Debonaire Maduro line, Zanghi kept the same core components of the binder and filler of the Debonaire, but replaced the Nicaraguan Habano wrapper with a Connecticut Broadleaf. The Debonaire Maduro is being offered in the same regular production sizes as the original Debonaire line. The original Debonaire line has become very well-known for its signature au-jus/meaty notes. The Debonaire Maduro also incorporates these flavors, but combines...

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Stogie Geeks – Paul’s Top Ten

Paul's Top Ten Cigars of 2014 1.Davidoff Royal Salomones 2.Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 Natural 3.Illusione Singulare 2014 4.Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman 5.Aging Room M20 ffortissimo by Boutique Blends 6.Tatuaje Cabaiguan Lancero 7.J.Grotto Anniversary P555 8.Fernando Leon Family Reserve Preferido 9.Davidoff Art Edition 2014 10.Debonaire First Degree Read More...

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Cigar Coop – Phil Zanghi Reacquires Indian Tabac Trademark, Will Launch Indian Tabac Ultra Premium Cigars (Exclusive)

Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars was a special guest on theStogie Geeks 3 Year Anniversary Show and announced he has re-acquired the Indian Tabac Cigar Company trademark and will launch a new brand called Indian Tabac Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars.  The line of cigars will be a collaboration with Polaris, who owns the Indian Motorcycle name and will feature an retro Americana theme. Zanghi says the brand is being targeted for a launch at the next IPCPR show. "It's signed, sealed and delivered. I have gotten back my original trademark, Indian Tabac Cigar Company. But I'm not going to concentrate...

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Stogie Geeks – Debonaire Maduro Toro

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan Toro: 6 x 54 Price: $14.50 This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop. Very simply, this replaces the Habano wrapper of the Debonaire line with a Connecticut Broadleaf. With some age under the belt, this cigar is heading to be one of 2014's best maduros. This combines the qualities of a sweet maduro with notes of cocoa, but gives you the signature Debonaire au-jus/meaty notes. There even is a touch of almond along the way. This cigar is medium to full in strength and body to start and will progress to full...

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Cigar Coop – Debonaire Maduro Toro

The Debonaire First Degree is the sixth front-mark to be added to Debonaire Cigars' core line. Back in January, Debonaire co-founder Phil Zanghi broke news on Episode 79 of Stogie Geeks announcing the the First Degree would add a petite salomon into this line of cigars. The idea here is that the First Degree would provide a way to introduce cigar enthusiasts to the Debonaire line - which is an ultra premium line of cigars. First Degree would also serve a purpose providing cigar enthusiasts with a cigar at an affordable price point that can be smoked in a shorter period of time. Read More

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Stogie Geeks- 3 Year Anniversary Show

On Friday November 14, Stogie Geeks will be broadcasting all day in support of Cigar Rights. We are asking for 100% of our viewers / listeners to either join Cigar Rights of America or commit to another year. We will have guests and segments throughout the whole day. We will be raffling off prizes as well. The following is a list of guests scheduled to appear and is subject to change. Read More...    

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Stogie Geeks – Debonaire Maduro Sagita

Full flavored, awesome smoking experience, another winner for Phil, box worthy. Read More...

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