Welcome to Episode 089 of Half Ashed, featuring the Cohiba Reserva Media Corona
This week, we’re smoking this very special selection from Craig’s list of favorites. His own words about the cigar:
5-⅝”x38rg – A size only produced only for the 2002/03 “reserva” assorted box of 30. All tobacco was aged a minimum of 3 years prior to rolling; a rarity for cigars from Cuba. It is said that premium selections from the ‘99 harvest was all that went into these cigars. Typical Cohiba “beany” flavors are present and though thought of as a “special” release, these just seem to be standard in flavor intensity and complexity. Nevertheless, they are enjoyable examples of the blend.
Tune in to see me falling all over myself enjoying this cigar. In the news, we covered items from Alec Bradley, AVO, Crowned Heads, Jose Blanco, and Xikar. We also talked over what we’ve been smoking lately, discussed the continuing upgrade of Half Ashed (and consolidation with The Cigarmy), and took a moment to answer a recent listener email. In the next episode we will be featuring the Blessed Leaf Kairos, so be sure to check back in Friday night at 9:30pm EST on halfashed.com 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), find us on iTunes, or subscribe with any podcast app at our RSS Feed. Video, as always, will be available at the Half Ashed 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!