Cigars and pipes are steeped in history and traditions that go back hundreds (for cigars), even thousands of years (for pipes). It is no surprise therefore, that one of the major influences that often sparks the inspiration of a blender for a new cigar or tobacco is history.
In this episode, we look at two examples of this. First, the A.J. Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro, which was inspired by the experience Fernandez had visiting the National Museum of the Fine Arts in Havana (aka the Bellas Arts, which means “fine arts”).
And second we will look at Hermit Tobacco Works’ Captain Earle’s Honor Blend. Captain Earle’s is named after the famous captain of the Charles W. Morgan, a whaling ship that was active for over 80 years. The line was inspired by the founders of Hermit Tobacco Works, Jay and Louise Jones, after acquiring a pipe owned by Captain Earle. Honor Blend, is named after Captain Earle’s wife, Honor Matthews, who accompanied him on his voyages after they were married.
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