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News: Emilio releases Mia Dora

Mia Dora to ship after a long wait In a story with origins going back almost two whole years, Emilio Cigars owner Gary Griffith announced today that another addition to the House of Emilio is on the way.  I...
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Tobacco Review: Dunhill Light Flake (2005)

On the heels of our first ever Pipe Night on Half Ashed (Episode 088), I figured I'd post up a review of the tin opened for the show.  What we're looking at is a roughly 9 year old tin of Dunhill's Light...
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Half Ashed Episode 088: Pipe Smoking Volume 1

Welcome to Episode 088, our first Pipe Smoking episode!  This is Volume One of what will be an occasional feature here on Half Ashed.  We spent the first hour going through the process of how you go about...
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Half Ashed Episode 087: Don Pepin Garcia Blue

Good day everyone!  I hope the week finds you doing well. Welcome to Half Ashed Episode 087, featuring the Don Pepin Garcia Blue Exquisito (corona gorda; 5-5/8" x 46).  This was one of my (Kip) suggestions,...
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Half Ashed Episode 086: My Father Flor de las Antillas

Good day, folks.  I'm having to dig out the wayback machine to even post this episode.  We recorded this on October 3rd, but after a week off I still failed to get it posted.  None the less, here it is for...
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Review: Casa Fernandez JFR XT Corojo

I recently had the opportunity to sample a few upcoming blends from Casa Fernandez.  First up is the extension for the company’s JFR (Just For Retailers) line – the JFR XT Corojo.  This cigar is also...
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Review: Roberto P. Duran Cacique Guama

I recently received a few samples of the new eponymous Roberto P. Duran line announced earlier this year.  The line was presented as a progressively medium to strong cigar, estimated to be 20% stronger than...
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La Aurora Celebrates by Giving Back

LA AURORA TO DONATE 11 CENTS FOR EVERY PICTURE RECEIVED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST DIABETES One picture, eleven cents: #LA111th. La Aurora turns 111 years old this yeartoday and wants...
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Half Ashed Episode 084: Bolivar Regentes

Welcome to Episode 084 of Half Ashed, featuring one of Craigs faves as our Cigar of the Week.  Of that cigar, Craig says: My favorite small cigar. These earthy and mildly sweet stick packs a lot of fun into...