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Home Builds – Septic Room

Welcome to March 2021 edition of the NGCS’ Home Builds.
This month we are headed back to the American Midwest to visit Lefty Karropoulos’ creatively named lounge; The Septic Room.
Lefty has built one of the most awesome walk-in home-humidors I have ever seen. And his lounge and bar area are top notch as well. Ever since the first time I seen his humidor and talked to Lefty, I knew he would be a feature in the NGCS Online Cigar and Lifestyle Magazine. So without further ado, here is Lefty and The Septic Room.

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Something Old, Something New..

Here we go with Something Old, Something New Album Review – Part 4. I know it’s been a minute, but February was a pretty crazy month for me. No worries though, I’m back. This is the one I’ve been teasing for the last couple of entries. These albums are all about “vibes”.

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Vince Vaughn

Vincent Vaughn, an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian who began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 comedy-drama film Swingers

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Cigars in Cinema Independence Day

For this installment I’ve decided to go with INDEPENDENCE DAY. I know what you are thinking, “why did he pick that crappy movie for the prestigious NGCS magazine?”

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Tatuaje Escasos E

For this review I wanted to try something new. So this past week when I visited The Churchill Fine Cigars Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona I walked through the massive and well organized humidor and found the Tatuaje Escasos E (Lancero). I took it back to my seat in their beautiful lounge, ordered my Moscow Mule and cut into this cigar using my Xikar-punch (wish they made a bronze punch to match my set of Xikar tools).

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Deanston Virgin Oak & My Father, The Judge

Since the Deanston virgin oak first showed up in 2008 it has been a crowd pleaser, no doubt in part to its low cost and higher than average ABV. Bottled at an appropriate 46.3% and boasting a cheap price tag of around $38 USD there’s no reason why this one isn’t a staple in every home bar.

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A Time To Change

In last month’s issue, we touched on the importance of improving your life; this honestly inspired what this months topic will be on. I’m convinced that now, more than ever, is the easiest time to be successful in human history. How? Allow me to elaborate.

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Coniglio Bianco (Italian Braised Rabbit)

Have you ever had Italian Braised Rabbit before? Most people don’t automatically think “rabbit” when they are thinking about Italian food. Generally it’s all about pasta pasta pasta.. but let me tell you, Italian Braised Rabbit or Coniglio Brianco is absolutely delicious.

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Ardbeg 10 & La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull

Today’s green on green pairing could take your taste buds on a magical adventure through valleys of peat moss and mountains of cigar smoke. Spend an hour or two with the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull and the “new” Ardbeg 10 and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the view. The “old” Ardbeg 10 is a different beast all together, much more gentle and certainly a more delicate monster but rare and hard to find. Last bottled before 2008, but that’s a story for another smoke session.

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