1 hr 35 min

Episode 196: Hirochi Robaina The Half Ashed Cigar Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Hirochi Robaina mixed bag

Kip – I’m smoking the HR Claro, which features an Ecuadoran Habano Claro wrapper. This particular example was given to me at the 2016 IPCPR, and is the ‘109’ vitola at 7.25” x 50….although I see in looking around the internet it lists in many places today at 7.5”. In any event, I had actually not made a stop at the HR/White Hat(now La Familia Robaina) table during the show and happened to all but accidentally find myself there at the end of the show. The folks were cheerful offered me a seat and a cigar. This one has been waiting ever since for tonight, although I’ve smoked a fair number of HRs in the meantime. The cellophane on this cigar was sinfully dark for only 3 years’ time. It has a smooth, dry-feeling, lightly veined wrapper and a closed foot.

Other info: Also available in Robusto Gordo (5.5” x 56), Rothschild (5”x48), and Toro (6” x 52); pricing runs from about $9 to $12

Craig – HR Toro – 6” x 52 This is the original HR blend and is Nicaraguan innards wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper.

Cigar News

The IPCPR is making some changes…and ruffled a few feathers in the process of (not really) announcing it….CA STORY HERE, and HALFWHEEL STORY HERE

It’s coming back!  Pete Johnson posted up a couple of pics announcing the return of the Mexican Experiment, and introduction of the Mexican Experiment II….hooowwahhh!

What Else We’ve Been Smoking

Craig –

Quesada 40th Robusto – Ehh…

Illusione ECCJ 20th – Oh good gravy. Sweet, complex, balanced, black tea to balance it all out and give it a wonderful herbaceousness

Kip

Petersen & Sorensen Scottish Blend from 2008. Nope.

Recent GLP Abingdon. Yeshh.

Rodriguez Cigars – a heretofore unknown brand for me….

Hirochi Robaina mixed bag

Kip – I’m smoking the HR Claro, which features an Ecuadoran Habano Claro wrapper. This particular example was given to me at the 2016 IPCPR, and is the ‘109’ vitola at 7.25” x 50….although I see in looking around the internet it lists in many places today at 7.5”. In any event, I had actually not made a stop at the HR/White Hat(now La Familia Robaina) table during the show and happened to all but accidentally find myself there at the end of the show. The folks were cheerful offered me a seat and a cigar. This one has been waiting ever since for tonight, although I’ve smoked a fair number of HRs in the meantime. The cellophane on this cigar was sinfully dark for only 3 years’ time. It has a smooth, dry-feeling, lightly veined wrapper and a closed foot.

Other info: Also available in Robusto Gordo (5.5” x 56), Rothschild (5”x48), and Toro (6” x 52); pricing runs from about $9 to $12

Craig – HR Toro – 6” x 52 This is the original HR blend and is Nicaraguan innards wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper.

Cigar News

The IPCPR is making some changes…and ruffled a few feathers in the process of (not really) announcing it….CA STORY HERE, and HALFWHEEL STORY HERE

It’s coming back!  Pete Johnson posted up a couple of pics announcing the return of the Mexican Experiment, and introduction of the Mexican Experiment II….hooowwahhh!

What Else We’ve Been Smoking

Craig –

Quesada 40th Robusto – Ehh…

Illusione ECCJ 20th – Oh good gravy. Sweet, complex, balanced, black tea to balance it all out and give it a wonderful herbaceousness

Kip

Petersen & Sorensen Scottish Blend from 2008. Nope.

Recent GLP Abingdon. Yeshh.

Rodriguez Cigars – a heretofore unknown brand for me….

1 hr 35 min

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