It Was A Great Day For The Premium Cigar Industry - Reviews Of The West Tampa Tobacco Company Red Toro And Rattle and Snap 8-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey

August 14th, 2023 · 55 mins

About this Episode

This week, Tony and Fingers reviewed The West Tampa Tobacco Company Red Toro and Rattle and Snap 8-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey.

It's not just a win, it's a HUGE win for the cigar industry. Judge Amit Mehta, who just last year declared regulations from the Food and Drug Administration on the cigar industry "arbitrary and capricious," has now dismissed the Deeming Rule the FDA attempted to put in place.

The Deeming Rule stated that cigars can be regulated by the FDA just like cigarettes are. Of course, anyone who smokes premium cigars can tell you how insane that is.

Josh Habursky, Deputy Executive Director of the Premium Cigar Association – and Glynn Loope, State Advocacy Director of the Premium Cigar Association, join the show to explain what this ruling means for the industry, for your local cigar lounge, and for any small business dealing with onerous regulations.

Other topics this week include:
Details of the new contract between the Teamsters Union and UPS.
After a month-long social media frenzy, the mystery woman who went viral after her meltdown on a plane has been identified. Now what?
Tony and Fingers celebrate their 250th episode of Eat Drink Smoke, with a flashback to episode 1.

All that and much more on episode 250 of Eat! Drink! Smoke!

More information on the West Tampa Tobacco Company Red Toro:

Size - 6 x 52
Wrapper - Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder - Nicaraguan Condega
Filler - Condega Viso, Esteli Viso, Esteli Ligero

Tony Katz and Fingers Malloy host Eat! Drink! Smoke! recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis, IN.

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