Good day, folks. Welcome to Episode 070 of Half Ashed. We have a big show this week, with a very peculiar Cigar of the Week. It’s the Elogio Excepcionales…which has been likened to a yam in shape. Tune in to find out what we thought of it. We covered several news items this week, including stories from Joya de Nicaragua, CAO, CLE, My Father, and Nomad. Also, we got into a couple of listener emails – but had to save one of the more interesting for next week, so be sure to catch next week’s show if you can.
The biggest item for me (Kip) personally was a good discussion about the big changes I’ve been implementing at The Cigarmy. I’ve completely revamped the look and use of the site….but the big story is the new review guidelines. We cover it on the show, but you can read for yourself on my new Review Guidelines page, which details all the current standards. Bear with its length; it isn’t nearly so complicated as it appears on the surface. NOTE: One change occurred after the show recording: I have converted everything from a 10-point scale to one of 100, since most folks relate to that format. Anyway, have at it and I look forward to feedback from you!
Next week, our Cigar of the Week will be an Unbanded (#017 from Officer Paul), so be sure to check back in next Friday night at 9:30pm EST at
Cigar Federation ****We will temporarily only have chat access on our Show Page on halfashed.com. We have outgrown our previous chat, and it has been overloading the server and causing various and sundry issues with our hosting provider. In fact, they shut down our site this week during the show. I have installed a stopgap chat for the time being, but it will not frame into the Cigar Federation page. We will remedy this as soon as possible.****, 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 emails: [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 from our YouTube channel.
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!