Line of Duty FNG
The F**kin’ New Guy.
But the good news is, most FNGs will stick around, take their lumps, learn the way things work, and eventually be there to get bothered by the next crop of FNGs when they come around. As so, we’ll smoke one to a rite of passage that we’ve all dealt with and will all have to deal with until the end of time.
Line of Duty cigars, as you can probably guess by the names of their stogies, is founded by a guy with a lot of love for his brothers and sisters in the armed forces and police and fire organizations. Tom Werther is a retired New York City police detective going through his second act in life as a cigar man. A portion of the proceeds from selling every Line of Duty cigar is contributed to a charity supporting police, firefighters, or soldiers. It’s a way to fundraise and also enjoy some solid cigars along the way.
The Line of Duty FNG cigar is made in the company’s core mold and approach to blending: decent tobacco, blended well, and not breaking the bank. This one combines a Nicaraguan long-filler with an Ecuadorian binder and a wrapper leaf that’s a little different. They call it Nicaraguan “rojisso,” and explain that the leaf is “silky smooth.” This is thanks partly to the “time, and space-consuming process [that] has to do with the rotation of the leaf while in the pilon.” Those are the piles of tobacco bound together during fermentation to hold in warmth and thereby cause the release of harsh compounds. This leads to an earthier, sweeter, and smoother leaf – the basic idea behind Maduro tobacco preparation.
Toast up the Line of Duty FNG cigar, and you’ll experience a nice profile of cocoa, black pepper, and some sweetness. Unlike the FNGs in your life, there won’t be any ridiculous surprises or head-shaking annoyances coming from this one. Instead, it’s a quality smoke that brings in that Nicaraguan flavor that we’ve all come to know and love over the years. Skilled tobacco selection has given us something we’re happy to pop out and pass around when we’re drinking with buddies in the backyard.
Hell, we might even ask the FNG to come over (so we can bust his balls.)
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Line of Duty FNG faq's
What are the flavors like?
Cocoa, sweetness, black pepper.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Line of Duty FNG cigars are for people looking for a decent Nicaraguan blend and a good cause to support.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Depends on how stressed your FNGs have you.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Cold beer from a new company in your area (let’s give them a chance).
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When swapping stories about new guy/girl eff-ups.
Might remind you of pains in the butt at your place of work.