Friday, December 1, 2023

1st & 15th Podcast | Dolly, Kenny, and Kaplandia

1st & 15th Podcast | Dolly, Kenny, and Kaplandia

"In this episode of the 1st & 15th, Kap and Phil discuss framed credentials, shoulder surgery recovery time, Kenny Rogers taking recommendations from Dolly Parton, and why Kaplandia is quite lovely." - Phil Kurut, co-host, show producer, and self-proclaimed GOAT.

Listen to this episode

About the 1st & 15th Podcast: Twice a month (see show name for dates), Phil Kurut and I chat too long about nothing of consequence. A pure waste of time. Cool.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Lampert Cigars 1675 Edicion ROJO in Review

BRAND: Lampert
BLEND: 1675 Edicion ROJO

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Nicaragua

Nutella | Buttery suede | Graphite

Warm and fuzzy. Always a great time whatever time you can reference the infamous pencil lead note. Malty--must include the eraser. But lettuce begin again at warm and fuzzy. Peach fuzz'd orbs or milk chocolate/hazelnut and buttery suede. Some salinity. The mineral tendencies are tightening feels more than flavors. Warmth comes from a mingled orange-yellow pepper-spice.

Consistent and weighty but not cloying. I do feel a bit like my tongue slipped into an ugly Christmas sweater and is now headed out to a silly-billy drunken office party. Jovial. Lightly-airily nuanced in fluffs. Not really complex but not really trying. Complex folk don't get invited to parties. Nice long legs and at their ends--crazy socks. Butter pecan. Some sorta eggnog. Another sorta (spiced)rum.

Burns on a mildish and self-correcting wobble, perhaps a tickly-quickly. Not much of an ash builder. A bit of a hard/soft spot mix up-under and 'round band but an excellent draw remains unaffected. Assemblage is hung with care. Would pair well with milk and cookies. Moderate+ smoke out-put makes it smell like something is about to come out of the oven. Cloved ham. Chocolate chip cookies.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

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Monday, November 27, 2023

BUY MY BOOK(s) | Kaplowitz Media. Books

BUY MY BOOK(s) | Kaplowitz Media. Books

Learn how to more fully enjoy your premium cigar and/or simply thrill to a spell-binding pair of stories! HOW TO ENJOY A CIGAR and TALES OF HENRY SWALLOW ISSUE #1 are both available now. Stuff those stockings. Knock off one of eight nights. Get it now. Let's go.


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Friday, November 24, 2023

Kaplowitz Media. Cigars of the Month for November 2023

Kaplowitz Media.
Cigars of the Month
for November 2023

(listed in alphabetical order)
(names are links to full reviews)

A short list this month, for sure. Perhaps because I reviewed less and articled more. For instance:

Now seems a fine time to mention a new spin on a new project. COMING SOON: Kaplowitz Media. original works of fiction inspired by specific cigars. Stay tuned.

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