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 Criollo, with the filler a distinct mix of German and Honduran tobaccos.
Pastor Padron gives us his weekly sermon and we will also look at this week's top 5 list, all 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/