Welcome to Episode 059 of Half Ashed. This week is a wildc*rd show….meaning, we had no planned Cigar of the Week. So, Craig is smoking a Fuente Anejo 46, and I happen to be smoking the new Undercrown Dogma – a special release from Drew Estate celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Cigar Dojo App. We have lots to say about these two fine cigars, as well as news from My Father, K.A. Kendall, RoMaCraft, and EP Carrillo. Additionally, we cover what we’ve been smoking this week – with one very special cigar in there from me. Finally, we hit a rabbit trail or two about what else we’ve had going on this week.
As a sidenote, I wanted to really thank the guys who hang out in our chat room – for a couple of reasons. Even under normal circumstances, the chatroom makes the show so much more fun. The interaction, even at our expense, makes for a fun time all around. But this week was even more special. Some of the guys started a fundraiser “bombing run” with each other to generate donations for my family’s upcoming move to the Dominican Republic as missionaries. I can’t even begin to tell you how humbling and grateful I am for that. We have the best listeners. [Also, if you’d like to get in on it, email me at [email protected] and I’ll connect you with the man who’s coordinating the whole thing…..and all donations are 100% tax-deductible as well :)]
Next week, our Cigar of the Week will be the 2013 Oliva Serie V Maduro. This will be the grand finale to our vertical tasting of all six releases of this phenomenal cigar. 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!