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The Blind Taste Test Semi-finals with Cigar #11 vs Cigar #12

10/11/2018
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This week we conclude round 2 of the Blind Taste Test as we smoke Cigars #11 (the winner of #5 vs #6) and Cigar #12 (the winner of #7 vs #8). There are still a couple of more weeks to get your vote in but don’t delay. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at...

Duration:00:46:47

Blind Taste Test – Cigar #9 vs Cigar #10 with Special Guest Nick Perdomo

10/3/2018
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It’s episode #100 and we celebrate a century of shows with one of the icons of the industry, Nick Perdomo. We will talk about Perdomo cigars as well as Nicaragua as we find out if things are getting back to normal in cigar-land. We also begin round two of the blind taste with Cigar #9 (the winner of #1 vs #2) and Cigar #10 (the winner of #3 vs #4). If you are part of the Blind Taste Test you need to get your vote in because round one featured some very close matchups. We will share the...

Duration:00:42:47

The Blind Taste Test Continues - #7 vs #8

9/26/2018
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It’s episode #99 and The Ash Holes conclude round one of the blind taste test with #7 vs #8. Voting ends at 9am Eastern on September 27th, so if you are part of the Blind Taste Test you need to get your vote in if you want it to be counted. Voting is still close on a few of the cigars, so your vote can make a difference. The boys will light up and share their thoughts but they don’t get a vote, only your vote will count. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce...

Duration:00:43:55

Smoking Blind With Cigars #5 Vs #6

9/19/2018
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The Blind Taste Test continues this week on The Ash Holes. Two Cigars will face off and one will be declared the winner. The winner all depends on those taking part in the taste test. Be Sure to submit your vote. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at...

Duration:00:45:47

Smoking Blind With Cigars #3 Vs #4

9/12/2018
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We continue the Blind Taste Test begins this week on The Ash Holes. This week we smoke cigars #3 vs #4 which one will continue to round two and which one will grout the door. It’s up to you the participants of the blind taste test. If you joined you know how to vote, so don’t forget to cast yours. Also we have changed how we stream the show moving away from You Tube live and heading over to Facebook Live. Want to know when our stream goes live? Be sure to like to our page at:...

Duration:00:38:30

The Blind Taste Test Begins: Cigars 1 Vs 2

9/5/2018
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The Blind Taste Test begins this week on The Ash Holes. Two cigars will face off, and one will emerge victorious. Who that is depends on you the listener who chose to take part in the Blind Taste Test challenge. Today we welcome to the show, Glenn Boivin a customer of 2GuysCigars.com and Two Guys Smoke Shop who happens to be blind. We will talk to him and ask what he “looks” for in a cigar all while we smoke #1 vs #2. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our...

Duration:00:45:43

Smoking An Epique Cigar, The Byron Epique Poemas

8/29/2018
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Today is the last cigar we get to pick as next week the Blind Taste Test begins. We will light up a cigar with style and class something we have nothing of the Byron Epique Poemas which measures 7 x 54. It comes to us from Nelson Alfonso’s Selected Tobacco and we will let you know our thoughts on this Epique Cigar. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH...

Duration:00:43:53

Traveling To Moscow With Erik Wentworth For Museum Series No. 2

8/22/2018
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It's been a long time coming, but today we light up the latest Museum Series from Hammer + Sickle. The cigar is still a short while away from reaching retailers, but we will sit down with Erik Wentworth and let you know if it was worth the wait, all while we catch up with the Vice President of Klin Tobacco. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the...

Duration:00:45:23

Smoking the King's Treasure

8/15/2018
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Pastor Padron Dan Ledwith is on vacation, so the boys will be smoking a cigar called King's Treasure which is made for Robert Wright's Puro Soul brand. It is manufactured by Jose Dominguez. We will share the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/

Duration:00:39:47

Aganorsa Leaf Goes Connecticut

8/8/2018
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In November, 2017 Casa Fernandez hired marketing genius Terence Reilly as VP of Sales and Marketing. In April, 2018 the company would rebrand itself to Aganorsa Leaf the tobacco they are famous for. In the 9 months since Mr. Reilly was hired the company has been reborn. Today we fire up the Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut and share our thoughts. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon, the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram...

Duration:00:45:39

Exploring The Mythical Bandolero

8/1/2018
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From Nelson Alfonso's Selected Tobacco comes Bandolero. Today on The Ash Holes we light up this cigar in which only the blend is known by a select few. They come in humidified tins and we share you thoughts with you on The Ash Holes. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon, the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As...

Duration:00:51:30

A Project 20 Years In The Making - Davidoff Yamasa

7/25/2018
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Yamasa is a cigar 20 years in the making. It comes from a region of the Dominican Republic that was untapped until now. The region has an ideal climate with soil rich in minerals but lacking pH count. Henke and his team would further enrich the soil, raising the pH levels suitable for growing tobacco. We take a look at this exciting cigar , Davidoff Yamasa as we share our thoughts. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon, the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, announce...

Duration:00:48:52

Smoking Eiroa With Jim Price From CLE Cigars

7/18/2018
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Yesterday the cigar industry concluded the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. Fresh off his flight back from Sin City we are joined by Jim Price and we will see if we can get him to confess his sins to Pastor Dan. If we can't walk down that road, we will at least talk about CLE / Asylum and find out what went down at the trade show for Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka. We will light up the Eiroa First 20 Years Diadema which was released at the TAA and share our thoughts on this special...

Duration:00:56:05

Don't Get Stung As We Check Out The Buzz Of Warped's Black Honey

7/11/2018
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In 2017, Warped released the second limited edition Black Honey. The first version was surround in hype, but the second version has lingered around with out as much buzz. Is this justified? We will light up the 2017 Black Honey and let you know if this is worthy of a Queen or not. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon and we will also look at this week's top 5 list before we go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week...

Duration:00:48:15

The Ash Holes Spend July 4th With The AVO Syncro Fogata Tubo

7/4/2018
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Don't Fogata'bout it! The Ash Holes take time on July 4th to enjoy the Avo Syncro Fogata Tubo. The Syncro Fogata Tubo combines Ecuadorian wrapper, Negro San Andreas binder, and a unique blend of fillers. Indeed, this is a unique flavored cigar that will keep your pallette guessing. We will give you our thoughts of this cigar, and there is no doubt that you will have a few of your own. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon and we will also look at this week's top 5 list...

Duration:00:37:56

The AshHoles Play With Firecrackers

6/27/2018
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Today the Ash Holes play with a Firecracker. The Mi Querida Firecracker that is, which is blended by Steve Saka. This limited edition is almost sold out at 2GuysCigars.com but you can still get some as of June 27th at http://www.2guyscigars.com/mi-querida-firecracker-cigars/ . We will give you our thoughts of this cigar with a fuse that features a Broadleaf wrapper. Pastor Padron gives us his weekly Thou Shall Not Sermon and we will also look at this week's top 5 list before we go Miles...

Duration:00:42:54

Enjoying The Spirit of Art

6/20/2018
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Today the Ash Holes Commemorates and celebrates the life of cigar aficionado Art Kalasho - best friend, a sworn brother and former business partner of Stephen Adib from Cuba Rica cigars who makes this cigar, Spirit of Art We will also look at this week's top 5 list before we go Miles with Styles, announce our AshHole of the week, and our Instagram highlight of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As always you can find many of the cigars we...

Duration:00:53:50

There's Nothing Chiquito About the JFR Lunatic

6/13/2018
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This week we look at a cigar that is known for its large ring gauges and we light up a size called the Chiquito, which translates to Tiny. There is nothing Chiquito about a cigar that features a 70 ring gauge. It features a San Andres Maduro and we will give you our thoughts on this cigar from Aganorsa Leaf. Pastor Padron this week will reflect on the life of Eric Hanson in his Cigar Sermon. He was a friend of the Ash Holes and his loss is devastating to those who knew him. We will also...

Duration:00:59:29

Lighting Up Hermitage With Eric Wentworth From Hammer + Sickle

6/6/2018
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Today we light up a cigar named after Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж, which is a museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Hermitage is all about art and culture, so today we enjoy the art of cigar making and the culture around them with Erik Wentworth from Hammer + Sickle. Grown in volcanic soil at the base of the Andes Mountains, the authentic Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper is silky smooth. The filler and binder, often and afterthought in many cigars, are the heart of Hermitage. The binder is Honduran...

Duration:01:01:29

Time To Make The Cigars With Jose Dominguez

5/30/2018
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Thanks to our friends over at The Cigar Authority there is one cigar in the industry that is synonymous with the donut. With National Donut Day just days aways, we decided to light up the Jose Dominguez Maduro Belicoso, as we catch up with our friend Jose Dominguez Jr. Jose and his father are responsible for 30 million cigars produced annually which is about 1/10th of all cigars imported into the USA. It's a mind boggling number especially when you consider not many people know who this...

Duration:01:02:18