Hello everyone, and welcome to Episode 050 of Half Ashed. This week, we’re smoking one of Craig’s favorite cigars, the Tatuaje Petite Tatuaje Reserva. Here is Craig’s summary of this cigar:
A small cigar that displays all the charisma & flavor of its larger brethren. In the spirit of the Tatuaje website I think it fitting to define this cigar as the above. Often overlooked because of its size, 4-½”x32 the Petit Tat Reserva is slightly expensive but not because of a lesser level of quality. Cherry, leather, espresso, chocolate & citrus explode from these little guys. This may be my favorite tatuaje because its so easy to cater to exactly what, or how long you are looking to be smoking. Only have 20 minutes? This will work. Have two hours? Smoke multiple. The Nicaraguan filler & binder are wrapped in the typical Connecticut broadleaf maduro that has made the Tat reservas so sought after.
As a matter of show housekeeping, I had a few announcements at the front end of the show:
- Recently, listener Steve McHenry did the Cigarmy CRA promo. Since then, I have had 2 more people use my number, but haven’t told me who they are. If you do this, you have to tell me! Otherwise I won’t know where to send the cigars….I have 3 people that have used my name so far for 2014. I only do the promo until I reach 25….
- There has begun to be some activity over on the Half Ashed Forum. Keep it up! We’d be glad to let you all hang out there and learn from/teach the rest of us as you see fit. Heck, anybody can post up a pic of what they’re smoking today at the very least…..and it has Tapatalk installed for those who want to visit on their phones.
- Smoking Soldier…..you haven’t sent me your address. I still have this $50 CFCF Toast Across America Pack for you from our most recent giveaway.….
We had a few technical issues during this episode, with Craig dropping from the Hangout. Hopefully, that was a one-time problem and we won’t see it again. We also covered several news items, legislative updates, and hit a few rabbit trails that turned out to be some interesting discussion. Finally, we covered what we’ve been smoking this week – several for each of us from generous listeners (Thanks!).
Next week’s Cigar of The Week will be an Unbanded from William “Cigar Coop” Cooper. Will will also be joining us on the show to talk about it. As always, we’re constantly looking for suggestions about potential Cigars of the Week, and Unbanded cigars. So if you have one drop us a line at one of the email addresses below. 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!