Kip Fisher

Co-Founder at Half Ashed
A cigar enthusiast since 1994, I strayed into deeper involvement with the tobacco industry just before founding The Cigarmy blog in 2011.  This preoccupation grew once more when I co-founded Half Ashed with Craig Schneider in February 2013.  With the consolidation of The Cigarmy and Half Ashed in late 2014, you can now read my cigar reviews, news and editorial commentary here - and catch me live on every episode of the Half Ashed Cigar Podcast.

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  1. Kip Fisher says

    It is a long review, Swede – it is about twice as long as one of my normal reviews, but since it covers 5 cigars I figured it would fly :). These Cigar Spotlights try to cover the entire range of a maker to give an overview of what they are making, so they tend to be a little wordy….

  2. Ryan says

    I met Eddie tonight at our local lounge in Little Rock, and after reading your review & others I settled on the XTC blend – very enjoyable and in between what I usually enjoy smoking. It wasn’t as flavorful as some, but it had a slight dryness that wasn’t bad. I will try the 305 Maduro next time. Just wanted to say great review, I wasn’t familiar with the brand before tonight aside from a few posts on IG I’d seen.


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