Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Big Sky Cigar Co. Yellowstone in Redux Review

BRAND: Big Sky
BLEND: Yellowstone

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Robusto (550)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Mild/Mild-medium
SPICE: 1/5

Lemonade | Cedar | White peppercorn

"Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille." Dragline, Cool Hand Luke. Classic scene. Sunshine, sundress, bit-of-soap. Rural. Stifled-frenzy. Builds intensity-focus.

... Sweetness. Not afraid of biting; don't. An old car. Tom Petty tune(now). "I call her Honey Bee." Must be Spring. Must be a Springtime smoke.


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

Original review link: Big Sky Cigar Co. Yellowstone in Review. 'Tween this and that, you'll grok the smoke.

::: very ::: 

Monday, April 15, 2024

1st & 15th Podcast "Sucker Punch" NEW EPISODE

1st & 15th Podcast "Sucker Punch" NEW EPISODE

"In this episode of 1st & 15th, Phil and Kap discover parental volunteer traps of having student athletes, grapple with chess, and suppress bully tendencies. Kap also finds something else to collect along with his bread clips. Why are you listening?" - Phil Kurut, co-host, show producer, pollster.

To listen to this NEW EPISODE and to find out more about other exciting Kaplowitz Media. listening and/or watching opportunities, please visit this link: Audio/Video.

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.

::: very :::   

Friday, April 12, 2024

Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze in [Synesthesia] Redux Review

BRAND: Lampert
BLEND: Ocean Breeze

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Undisclosed

FORMAT: Robusto Extra (554)
ORIGIN: Costa Rica
INTENSITY: Early sun thru Venetian blinds

Yellow diagonal lines | Rumba music | Challah

I don't have a Roomba but I imagine they make a slight droning sound. Although perhaps I'm tasting more rumba, come to think of it, far away and low. I see challah being dipped in salt. Three times, as is proper. Yellow diagonal lines is how I feel, pointy-edged and something like jagged; falling like slightly pelting rain.

Breeze? Too on the nose, but I do sense a dewy meadow. No, more of a hillside feel. Not too walkable but I smell the rope of a hammock. I'll lay there and watch the chickens frolic. Consistent yet transient. Vulnerable. I'm chilly. Sackcloth but not mourning. Morning. A blend that smokes like a good stretch.

TASTE: Island Escapism
DRAW: Yellow Ovals
BURN: Deep sigh
BUILD: Bust of David

::: very :::

I'm enamored by this blend. As proof, I reviewed it twice already. Below is that particular reading list (titles are links).

Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze in Review
Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze in [Olfactory] Redux Review


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Casa Cuevas Cigars Connecticut Toro in Review

BRAND: Casa Cuevas
BLEND: Connecticut

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Toro (650)
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
INTENSITY: Mild-medium/Medium
SPICE: 2/5

Lemon meringue | White pepper | Clarified butter

Floral, is the note that 'really tied the room together.' The room being italicized-consistently above. The rug's border-design being caramel, cafe-au-lait, and white raisin notes.


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

::: very :::