Welcome to Episode 043 of Half Ashed. This week, we’re smoking one of Craig’s favorite cigars, a Gran Habano Corojo #5, from the original release. Tune in to get our thoughts on how this cigar has progressed, developed, and whether or not it has retained its original character. In the news, we cover items from Altadis/RyJ, Gurkha’s release of the Pedro Martin LE, and a couple of particularly bold legislative attacks on cigars. We also cover what we’ve been smoking this week, a few listener emails, and even delved into some smoking recipes!
Next week, our Cigar of the Week will be the Crowned Heads Four Kicks Corona Gorda, and we’ll be joined by special guests Rob & Logan from CigarChat. Be sure to check back in next Friday night at 9:30pm EST at Cigar Federation (details on locating the show will be on the front page that evening an hour before showtime), where you can catch us recording and participate in the chatroom. If you would like to contact us in the meantime, you can reach us through the contact page or at the following email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected]. Please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions you’d like answered, comments to make…or even compliments and complaints. We love to get your emails! 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 to subscribe. Video, as always, will be available at the CigFed Half Ashed Video Archive.
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!