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Dedications

Dedications

February 24, 2020

This week we look at a cigar and pipe tobacco that were created as dedications. We start off smoking the Hammer + Sickle EPH, a special limited edition torpedo blended to commemorate Eric P. Hansen, the president of Hammer + Sickle who suddenly passed away about a year an a half ago. Smoking with us is Erik Wentworth, who has taken over running the cigar line and who was a close friend of Eric's. Of course, we paired that cigar with Hammer + Sickle Vodka.

On the second half of the show we light up Cornell & Diehl's Old Joe Krantz, a very popular blend created by Bob Runowski in honor of his grandfather who was also the man who gave him his love for pipe smoking. We paired this burley blend with the just released Jamison Cold Brew whiskey. 

We also keep you updated on what is happening at Twins, Erik talks about his sneaker room, and Pastor Padron gets asked about his vacation and turning 50. All this and all the fun, banter, and shenanigans you crave in a podcast, and that is Not Just Blowing Smoke!

 

 

The Valentine’s Day Episode

The Valentine’s Day Episode

February 17, 2020

Ok Monday isn't Valentine's Day, but we recorded on Valentine's Day. We've got chocolate, talk the history of Valentine's Day, and reviews of the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto II and C&D's Chenet's Cake. Both of which came with sweet Valentine's Day pairings from Kendra the Potion Master. All this is delivered with all the fun and shenanigans you expect from Pastor Padrón, Paul, Nick, and Dave. And that is Not Just Blowing Smoke! Catch us every week on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and Google.

AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones and 4th Generation 1966

AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones and 4th Generation 1966

February 10, 2020

This week we light up the AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones Toro, his Nicaraguan take on the Cuban classic. Then we break out one of Eeik Stokkebye's 4th Generation blends, specifically the 1966 blend. Sam the Bar Man takes us on a trippy jouney down cocktail lane bringing a classic apertif and a new Manhattan blended by Kendra the Potion Master to pair with them. Listen at the link below and at Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Goggle.

 

Brought to you by the Number 6 and the Letter S

Brought to you by the Number 6 and the Letter S

February 3, 2020

In this episode of Not Just Blowing Smoke, we are joined by Mike LaRiviere, the New England rep for Rockey Patel as we review the Rocky Patel Number 6.

In the second half of the show we fill our pipes with the newly released Spark Plug by GL Pease. It is an episode you don't want to miss, and that is not just blowing smoke!

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Sailing The Jefferson Ocean

Sailing The Jefferson Ocean

January 27, 2020

This week, Kendra the Potion Master of the 7-20-4 Lounge turns the tables and asks Pastor Padron to chose a cigar and a pipe tobacco to pair with Jefferson Ocean bourbon and an Old Fashioned cocktail made with Jefferson Small Batch bourbon. Never one to back down from a challenge he goes with the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona from Foundation Cigars to pair with Jefferson Ocean, and GL Pease Stonehenge Flake to go with the Old Fashioned. The boys are also joined by Talia the beautiful and  bemusing cigar loving rep for Jefferson bourbons. Did the Pastor get the blessing of Kendra, Talia, and his fellow co-hosts, or did he earn thier ire? Tune in and find out!

The Best Cigars of 2019

The Best Cigars of 2019

January 20, 2020
 
In this episode Pastor Padrón, Paul, Nick, and Dave look back over 2019's new cigar releases and share their thoughts on what they think were the top 10 New comers last year. In the second half, they light up Mad Fiddler Flake, one of the blends in The Old Ones Series from Cornell & Diehl. Kendra as usual, flexed her Potion Master powers and came up with truly special pairings for both cigar and pipe. We are also pleased to announce that we are now available on Podbean! Be sure to follow us here so that you don't miss a thing! 
Aging Tobacco Part 2

Aging Tobacco Part 2

January 13, 2020

Tomorrow on the next episode of Not Just Blowing Smoke, we continue our look at how aging effects tobacco, this time we light up C&Ds Joie De Vivre from 2014 and 2019. Aging made a huge difference in the LFD Chisel Maduro we smoked last week. But how about pipe tobacco? Cellaring (ie aging) pipe tobacco has been a growing trend over the last few decades. Is it worth it? How do you do it? Steve Poirier from LFD joins us again for this talk on aging tobacco, and Kendra "The Potion Master" from the 7-20-4 Lounge provides us with truly epic pairings for each of these tobaccos. Don't miss it!

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Aging Tobacco Part 1

Aging Tobacco Part 1

January 6, 2020

On this episode, we begin a 2 part series on aging tobacco. We are joined by Steve Poirier, the North East rep for LFD. Steve provides us with DL Maduro Chisels from 2007 and 2019, and we smoke them together (along with some great bourbon). If you have ever wondered about aging cigars this is one episode you don't want to miss...and that is Not Just Blowing Smoke!

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The Top Five Episode

The Top Five Episode

December 30, 2019

In this episode, we end the year with each of us sharing our top 5 favorite cigars and pipe tobaccos. Sam the Bar Man shares 5 of his favorite spirits (that you've never heard of). We talk about the federal government raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. And we share some of our favorite memories of our first 20 episodes and think about what we want to do in 2020. Don't miss out on this one!

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Jamastran on the Mississippi River

Jamastran on the Mississippi River

December 23, 2019

This week we have a little High School reunion as Jim Price, New England rep for Eiroa Cigars and past member of the Twins team joins us on the show. We atart of reviewing one of the latest offerings from Christian Eiroa and Eiroa Cigars, the Jamastran Robusto. On the second half of the show Jim picks up the pipe for the first time in a few years and joins in on our review of Seattle Pipe Club's Mississippi River.

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