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. Swede214 says

    Your review on this Montecristo might be just a little to strong for me. I’m sure I’ve smoked a Montecristo a few years ago, not sure which one, but that one was strong. Thanks for the info.

  2. Kip Fisher says

    I’ve had the Monte #2 and #4 before. The #4 and this one came across as much milder in strength than the #2, possibly because of the size? Also, this one had 15 years of time to settle down….very flavorful and medium in strength to my taste.

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