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The Ashholes Smoke the Plasencia Alma del Campo

12/5/2018
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This week we travel down to one of the largest growers of tobacco on The Ash Holes as we broadcast live from Studio 21 Podcast Café. Plasencia started growing tobacco in Cuba where he located in 1865. In 1963 the family fled from Cuba to Mexico before landing in Nicaragua. Their tobacco is used in many different brands, but in 2017 the company began producing their own cigars. Today we share our thoughts on the Alma del Campo. We also have the usual line up of the weekly Top 5 List which...

Duration:00:39:47

Smoking the Fratello Navetta Inverso

11/28/2018
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Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ash Holes broadcast live Studio 21 Podcast Café. This week we smoke a cigar from Omar de Frias’s Fratello Cigars. It’s a cigar that was introduced at the 2018 IPCPR. The Fratello Navetta Inverso features a Nicaragua Habano wrapper, Ecuador Habano binder and fillers from a single farm in Nicaragua as well as the Dominican Republic. We also have the usual line up of the weekly Top 5 List which this week looks at the most annoying Christmas song, go Miles...

Duration:00:39:44

Which Cigar Won the Ashhole’s Blind Taste Test?

11/21/2018
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Today we wrap up the Blind Taste Test. We are joined by very special guest Glenn Boivin who knows how to smoke blind better than anyone we know…because he is…blind that is. Today we are smoking the winner of the blind taste challenge and we will reveal the cigars that were included, look at which won and look back at the highlights and disappointments of said challenge. We will break it down round by round on the way to letting you know the winner of the Blind Taste Test. We also have the...

Duration:00:40:43

It’s Our Second Birthday!

11/14/2018
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The Ash Holes turns 2 years old today, and we celebrate in style with Taino by Serino Cigar Co. We tell you all about this cigar that was a joint project from father (Anthony Serino) and son (Carson Serino). As we enjoy this great cigar we will look back at two years of fun, games and madness known as The AshHoles. We have this and the usual line up of the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, our AshHole of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast...

Duration:00:41:50

The Final Matchup of the Blind Taste Test

11/7/2018
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Just when you thought you wouldn’t hear a political commercial for a year, we have one more very important voting process for you to take part in. We’ve made it through the first two rounds of the Blind Taste Test and today we pit the final two candidates against each other in a fight to the death. We smoke cigars #13 and #14 and in a couple of weeks we will disclose the whole voting breakdown as well as the winner in this election. We have this and the usual line up of the weekly Top 5...

Duration:00:38:56

The Ashholes Smoke the Aladino Corojo Reserva

10/31/2018
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As the final round of the Blind Taste Test gets ready to ship across the country we light up the Aladino Corojo Reserva from JRE Tobacco. It’s a cigar available in one size and it features 100% Authentic Corojo Tobacco. Dan, Aaron, Oliver and our trusty producer Ed chime in on their thoughts. We have this and the usual line up of the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, our AshHole of the week live from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem, NH on the United Podcast Network. As always you can...

Duration:00:41:33

Smoking the Sochi with Erik Wentworth

10/24/2018
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This week we welcome to the show the Vice President of Hammer + Sickle Cigars, Erik Wentworth. It’s a full house at the show as we light up a cigar deep from within the vault of the New England based company. Erik brings the Hammer + Sickle Sochi Limited Edition 2014. Only 101 boxes of 10 were produced in a 6 ¾ x 48 size. The cigar was manufactured with seven different tobaccos from three countries. We have this and the usual line up of the weekly Top 5 List, go Miles with Styles, our...

Duration:00:41:11

Smoking the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Belicoso

10/17/2018
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While we wait for people to cast their votes to determine which cigar makes it to the final round for the Blind Taste Challenge, we are going back to our normal format of picking a cigar to smoke and review it live. This week we are smoking the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Belicoso by Aganorsa Leaf the company once known as Casa Fernandez. The Signature line features 4 sizes: Belicoso, Toro, Robusto, and Corona Gorda. The tobacco in these cigars has been aged for 7 years and features the rare...

Duration:00:40:14

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