July 16, 2019

El Tallo Cigar Review

Today, Oliver Nivaud reappears on The Ashholes. Oliver has been busy with United Cigar but stops in to have us sample El Tallo. El Tallo,  translates as the stem. The cigar is true to its name given that the filler is comprised completely of stems.

The cigar comes in a single size – 6x50. It has a Sumatran binder and Ecuadorian wrapper. As for the stems, they come from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and the USA. The cigar is produced at Jose Dominguez at the Tabacalera Magia Cubana factory.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

Last year Royal Agio debuted the first ever Balmoral Serie Signatura called Dueto which was done with E.P. Carrillo. For the second collaboration they turn to Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana.

The Balmoral Paso Doble blend features a Habano wrapper from Ecuador over a Sumatra binder from Ecuador while the fillers are from the Dominican Republic and the signature and exclusive stalk-cut Brazilian Mata Norte that Royal Agio is known for. Today we fire up an advanced release of this cigar on The Ash Holes.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

The King’s Teasure was a contender for Cigar of the Year last year. And what a treasure it is. It comes to us from industry veteran Robert Wright who owns Pura Soul. He spent many years working for Christian Eiroa before venturing out on his own and using the knowledge to create a cigar that is very much his own.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

 As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

 

Since 2006, Two Guys Smoke Shop has had the Firecracker as part of the repertoire. Past makers of the Firecracker include My Father Cigars, La Flor Dominicana, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, RoMaCraft, Fratello and an ongoing production by Jose Dominguez. This year David Garofalo gave the task to Glen Case and Kristoff Cigars. The cigars went on sale June 24th, 2019 via 2GuysCigars.com and we offer our review today.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

 As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

The guys at Back 2 Back cigars have captured New Hampshire with the mural they did on Two Guys Smoke Shop Nashua, NH. This week we hope to capture the experience known has Back 2 Back Nicaragua. We will break down this cigar that is part of the Davidoff family.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

United we Stand. This week we fire up a cigar with one of the most patriotic bands around. United Cigar has a new look and we will discuss the packaging change and new band. We light up the United Cigars Box Press Natural Toro. Will the red, white and blue get our seal of approval? Tune in and find out on The Ash Holes.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

This week on The Ash Holes we smoke the LFD La Volcada. La Volcada references a step in the tango dance, which originated in Argentina and Uraguy. Litto Gomez, the founder of La Flor Dominican grew up in Uraguay. The cigar is a 7 x 48 Churchill with a pigtail. It uses a Mexican San Andres Wrapper, and Ecuadorian Corojo binder and Dominican fillers.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

This week on The Ash Holes we welcome Claudio Sgroi from Mombacho Cigars . The company was founded in 2006. The name comes from a volcano in Nicaragua. Today, we will be smoking the Liga Maestro which is a Nicaraguan Puro.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as we share our thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before we close up the show with a rating from each of our hosts as we give a final score. Along the way we will have all the craziness of The Ash Holes including a Top 5 list from our friends at 55 Cigars.

As always the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

It’s an iconic cigar that was almost impossible to find during the cigar boom. Even today there are periods of time where coming across the Arturo Fuente Short story can be tough. Today we fire up this cigar that features a Cameroon wrapper.

Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as Aaron Noonan, Jessica Furnari, Michael Dimare and Ed Sullivan share their thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before giving the cigar an official AshHoles rating.

As always, the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

In the mid 19th Century, Jose and Eusebio, cousins and offsprings of immigrants from the Canary Islands owned a small cigar factory with about 12 employees on Macías Street of Santiago de Las Vegas, a province of Havana. That factory was the birthplace of Byron cigars. Today, the cigars are made by a descendent of the original factory owner. We light up a Byron from Nelson Alfonso’s Selected Tobacco.
 
Be an Ash Hole by joining the Ash Holes as Aaron Noonan, Jessica Furnari, Michael Dimare and Ed Sullivan share their thoughts on the burn, taste and aroma before giving the cigar an official AshHoles rating.
 
As always the cigars featured on The Ash Holes can be found at http://www.2guyscigars.com/.

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