Welcome back to Half Ashed, and happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there. We’re glad you’ve joined us for another round of fun. This week, we take a look at an old favorite – Monte Pascoal. Craig with a corona, and I the belicoso. So, find your favorite cigar and join us for another couple hours of smokin’ silliness…
Legislation: In legislative news, those of you in Pennsylvania NEED to take heed: CRA has issued an action alert detailing some potentially devastating proposals from a couple of your state congressmen.
The IPCPR season is beginning to kick into high gear, with product announcements from Ortega Cigars, TL Johnson Cigars, Barry Stein (Miami Cigar), Guayacan, Crowned Heads, Ashton and newcomer Cordoba y Morales. Look for an increasing amount of news in the next few weeks leading up to and during the tradeshow.
What Have We Been Smoking?
Craig: La Aurora Fernando Leon, Monte Pascoal
Kip: Ezra Zion TANTRUM, Nestor Miranda DANNO, 2012 Toast Across America Fuente Opus X
We also cover some behavioral patterns Craig has noticed when “talking business” with some brick and mortar shop owners, and the politics of the B&M. Additionally, we finally get caught up on listener emails – discussing questions from Chad Miller, Swede214, and Bruce Stark. Keep those emails coming! We love ’em, and always enjoy hearing from you all. Just drop us a line via any of the means below.
Be sure you all come back next week for Episode 020, which will hopefully feature a special guest, depending on whether or not we can work out the scheduling. We will be smoking an unbanded – #005, from Dan Crouch. We also will be bringing Dan on at the unveiling to discuss the cigar.
In the meantime, if you would like to contact us, you can reach us through the contact page or at the following email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected]. Don’t forget to get those emails in this month to be entered in our current giveaway. Also, remember you can always go back and listen to previous episodes, which can be found in the Half Ashed Archive. You can download this week’s audio directly below (right-click “Download” and save), or find us on iTunes.
P.S. – If you have unbanded suggestions or contributions, you can get those to us by sending an email to [email protected]. This email address goes directly to my wife, so you can simply suggest an unbanded cigar for her to source, or send me an email to [email protected] if you have something you’d like to send in. I will provide an address to send them. Thanks!