Answering the Call of the Wild: The Don Lino Africa, Black Irish X, and Bananas

We start off this episode by lighting up Nestor Miranda’s Don Lino Africa Toro, the Pundo Milia. Kendra paired this medium bodied box pressed cigar with a new banana cocktail she conjured up. Can you pair bananas and cigars? Apparently the Potion Master thinks so. But does it work? While we decided, we also talked about preferences for cuts and our cutters of choice. Is any one method better than another, or is it all just personal preference?

In the second half, we switch from a light and creamy cigar to one of the stronger and gruff pipe tobaccos available on the market today, Gawith Hoggarth’s Black Irish X, a black, box-pressed coil of rope twist spun tobacco. We didn’t fool around pairing with this one and went with The Peat Monster Scotch Whiskey by Compass Box. It almost looks like Indiana Jones’ whip and Kendra couldn’t resist getting a closer look at it. Rope tobacco is hard to find these days, and Black Irish X is no exception. Is this hard to find tobacco worth hunting down?

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