In this episode the boys are joined by Erik Wentworth of Hammer + Sickle cigars. Through September 30, 2019, Twins Smoke Shop is offering a 10 count grab bag of Hammer + Sickle cigars for $79.99. The grab bag contains selections from every line of Hammer + Sickle: Tradicion, Trademark, Hermitage, Berlin Wall Box Pressed, and The Caleanoch, and we smoke ’em all on the show! We talk about the history of the company, why German tobacco (one of the components in the Heritage) is so hard to blend with, and how to properly extinguish a cigar.
To go with the cigars, Kendra prepared her own take on the Moscow Mule: Hammer + Sickle Vodka, and Tuaca, with a lime. It is one thing to make a cocktail to fit one cigar, but how did it go with five?
Erik hangs in there for our pipe tobacco review and joins us as we light up the hard and hearty Dark Birds Eye by Gawith Hoggarth. You need a strong drink to go with this strong tobacco, so Kendra served up an Esspresso Martini with Hammer + Sickle Vodka, Patron XO, Bailey’s, Kahlua, fresh espresso, and a coffee bean garnish.This full bodied shag cut tobacco is one of the stronger tobaccos out there. Are you going to enjoy the trip this tobacco is going to send you on, or is it a ride you never want to take again? Dark Birds Eye may not be for everyone, but we all agreed this martini sure is!
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