The bat is back! Hector Alfonso from Espinosa Cigars, and John The "Cigar Surgeon" join us to pair the new Murciélago made by A.J. Fernandez for Espinosa Cigars with several beers, and shenanigans ensue!
This week, we're talking to Hector Alfonso, Master Blender for Espinosa Cigars and the La Zona factory. We talk about the spectacular run that La Zona had at this year's "Award Season", and get a couple hints about what to expect from Espinosa in 2018.
Tripp paired The Judge Toro Fino with:
Nectar Creek - Waggle Wildflower Session Mead
Feckin Irish Brewing Co - Feckin De Los Muertos
Havana Club 7 Años
Denis decided to pair The Judge Toro Fini with a beers from Carton Brewing in New Jersey.
Tripp and Denis find out how the latest cigar in the Camacho Barrel Aged series pairs with different beers, scotches, and rums.
We revealed our Top 25 a couple weeks ago, but wanted to give any podcast listeners who don't read CigarFederation.com a chance to find out what we thought. In this episode, we go over our Top 25 cigars of 2017 and explain why each cigar made the cut.
Tripp and Denis try to pair the Wiseman Maduro from Foundation with the Wiseman coffee from Layne Coffee(Logan's coffee company), while Logan teaches us about how to make our coffee better.
Tripp forgot to hit the record button, but luckily, you only missed about 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Tripp and Denis smoke Tripp's Cigar Safari blend from the 2017 Cigar Federation Cigar Safari, to find out whether or not Tripp is a blending genius!