TRN Entertainment’s Rusty Humphries Creates Limited-Edition Show Place Cigars
Central Point, OR – Talk Radio Network Entertainment’s Rusty Humphries has researched and designed a high-end cigar to be enjoyed in limited quantities. “I’ve been a cigar aficionado for a long time,” Humphries said, “And I always thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have your own cigar?’”
“If you go to cigar shops, guys are usually there talking politics all the time, and they’re usually conservative. So I thought, ‘What a great product that would go with talk radio,’” says Humphries.
Humphries spent more than 18 months of learning and experimenting – seven of them working with Don Lino creator Nestor Miranda and master blender José “Pepin” Garcia. Together the two Cuban legends, both Floridians now, created a 7-inch, 56-ring-gauge showpiece of a cigar called “El Presidente.”
Another famous Floridian – Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – was among the first to taste it. The potential GOP Vice-Presidential pick “pronounced it Bueno,” says Humphries.
Experts have said that the El Presidente is a mild-to-medium-bodied all-Nicaraguan smoke that’s far more seco (the aromatic leaves from the middle of the tobacco plant) than ligero (the more complex spice-bomb leaves at the top). It’s the kind of cigar non-aficionados can enjoy – not too spicy, not too plain – and the presentation is beautiful.
“The idea was that it was something regal,” Humphries explained. “Something you would give to a president. Something that would make you feel special.”
He only made 300 boxes. Just 5,400 cigars in all.
“It’s not made to be an everyday smoke. There’s not that many of ‘em,” he added. “I only wanted to do a limited amount. I wanted to honor a president each time. When they’re gone, they’re gone. So each cigar is a collector’s item in its own right.”
The first El Presidente is dedicated to George Washington, whose portrait appears on the lower of the cigar’s two bands. Future editions, he said, will feature other presidents.
For more information on The Rusty Humphries Show and the cigars, go to talk2rusty.com or call TRN Entertainment at 888-383-3733.