This week on Half Ashed, we take a look at the INfamous (that means more than famous, you know….) ChiGringo, blended by my illustrious cohost Craig Schneider himself. Here’s what Craig has to say about the ChiGringo:
In February of 2008 I traveled to Danli Honduras for what was meant to be only a leisurely getaway. After one week, a lot of rum and dozens of cigars I left with a customized blend from the GR Tobacos Unidas factory on order. These cigars are the final product shipped to me in May of that year. The wrapper is a Nicaraguan Rosado Habano leaf grown in Jalapa and filler is Nicaraguan grown Jalapa corojo tobacco with other tobaccos from Columbia & Panama. The exact blend is gone but these seem to stand out in my mind.
After smoking the ChiGringo, I have to say that Craig has been far too critical of his efforts in the past. I actually enjoyed it, in fact….even with the sudden jolt of the most sneaky, insidious, profuse nicotine dose I’ve experienced in a while. I never saw it coming…one moment I was smoking along just minding my own business; the next, I was waking up from a nico-nap. It just….”happened.” No cold sweats, no dizziness; just the sudden realization that I’d been had. Nonetheless, I had a pleasant experience with both examples this week. Tune in to the show to get our collective remarks about the blend specifically.
We also cover a few news items, what we’ve been smoking, and almost got to the listener emails. We were cut about 10 minutes short by a pretty intense lightning storm at my house. We’ll cover those emails on this week’s episode – which, by the way, will be an official “LIVE” show this Friday night at 9pm EST. Tune in to that as normal via Cigar Federation, or the means below. If you make it to the live show, you can participate in the live chat with us and rest of the regular folks Friday night.