• An Interview With Dr. Jon Kowalski

    Doctor Jon is a good friend of ours, and a guest on several upcoming episodes, so I sat down with him for an interview to get his perspective on a number of cigar and bourbon related topics. We’ll begin to have more of these upcoming interviews in the future, especially with people like you who...

  • Cigars of the Year, a Photo Essay

    As May approaches the horizon, I wanted to take a look at the more memorable smokes of this year. It’s been an exciting 2019, and we’ve found some excellent new sticks at Stogies and Mash. Getting out to events, tasting and lighting up new cigars, it’s part of our passion for the gentleman’s vice. 2019...

  • World of Whiskies at Binny’s

    Stogies and Mash had an opportunity to attend the World of Whiskies at Binny’s in March. A premier event for lovers of all things whiskey, whisky, and bourbon, World of Whiskies is hosted every year the night before WhiskyFest in Chicago. With all of those liquor companies in town for WhiskyFest, the community gathers each...

  • The Big Smoke 2019

    A few months back Tianhuai Dai, a frequent guest of the show, and I made our way to Las Vegas. There, we attended the annual Big Smoke put on by Cigar Aficionado every November. It was a blast; three days jam-packed with excitement and fun at the nation’s largest retail cigar show. It was two...

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Behind The Mic

Chris Clepp

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From cigars to bourbon, if you name it, Chris has probably had it before. A Financial Adviser by day, he is a strong believer that nothing ends the day better than a dram and a smoke.

Joe Johnson

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From the first cigar at 19 to the recent Cigar Smoking World Championship, Joe has loved cigars most of his adult life. Be they from that island south of Miami or elsewhere, for Joe there is nothing that beats a full-bodied stogie.

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