Make some more episodes.
First I’d like to see some more episodes. Not sure why there was only 2 but it had potential. First episode audio level was HORRIBLE. I had volume all the way up and could barely hear. A few of the laughs then almost blew my ears out. I have a few bones to pick but I liked the show premise. I was a little surprised by the openness of a few of the hosts but was actually glad to see that not all cigar smokers are closed minded ultra conservatives. On my bones of the material I though the first cigar selection was a little pretentious and limited access. Why not a cheaper more available stick. What’s wrong with a Montecristo white label, Romeo and Julieta Nicaragua or something?Next they insisted on promulgating the myth that Maduro must be strong. Honestly I was afraid to try Maduros because I was taught this. Maduros often have sweet characteristics and often filler and binder is the same if it’s offered in multiple shades. Next I like all the bourbons but the flight was like a dart board. Different mashes, different proofs. I absolutely agree with the idea not to start with the high proof but I like to have some sort of point of reference with flights so you have an idea where your changes in profile come from. All single barrel(especially if you have a batched point of reference like russels) all same grain, same age, same proof. That way you can learn how each thing affects flavor. Same thing with cigars. I’ve liked comparing different wrapper Nubs because they have same binder and filler, Montecristo white and vintage white because you taste difference between Ecuadorian and American Connecticut and many others. I liked that they recognized suggestibility in tasting notes, as well as difference of individual palates because of their abilities and experiences. The hosts definitely had good palates because I admit I can tell differences between things but putting a name to those differences is very hard for me. I can only name a few flavors, oak, banana but I can say there’s a difference. To sum up; Please produce some more episodes!
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