Excellent time on The Good Cigar podcast
I am quite used to getting messages through Instagram about my passion for good cigars. Often they are to compliment me on my photos or just passing comment about me being an SOTL. When I got a message from The Good Cigar asking if I would like to be on their podcast, I was a rather curious to say the least. Off I went to do a bit of research into The Good Cigar and I figure out why they might want to interview little ole me.
What I found was a genuine cigar smoker called Al Roman with the same enthusiasm for smoking fine cigars and enjoying good quality spirits that I have. I visited his YouTube channel and watched some of his cigar reviews and actually started salivating over the cigars. What disappointed me was that so few of them are available over here in the UK.
Having liked what I saw on YouTube, I hopped over to The Good Cigar website and found their podcast, and quickly became a regular listener. There is a really good mix of cigar talk and laughs. There are a good number of cigars that have found their way onto my ever growing shopping list of cigars. There are also fascinating interviews with all sorts of people from the cigar industry.
The more I listened, the more I got to know about the intricate and gloriously diverse world of cigars. Equally though, I was also a little bemused by why someone who talked to cigar manufacturers, blenders etc would want to interview me who just enjoys smoking cigars quietly in her own space.
Since first discovering The Good Cigar through Instagram, a regular back and forth of DM’s built up and a mutual appreciation of each others feeds to the point that I had almost forgotten about the original message from Al asking if he could interview me for his podcast.
When interview day finally came, I was a little nervous. Even though it was an audio-only interview, I made sure that I was smartly dressed, and had even gone so far as to choose what cigar I was going to smoke well in advance. It seemed only right that I pick out something suitably special for the occasion. The cigar I had chosen was the Kafie 1901 Ecuador Sumatra Toro Bello that I bought from Boutique Smokes and had been sitting in my humidor quietly awaiting the right moment to be lit up.
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I must confess that I was a little bit star struck. I had been listening to the Good Cigar podcast regularly for a fair few months and felt that I had come to know both Al and the lovely Melissa. I needn’t have worried. Al was the consummate host and was exactly as he comes across in his podcasts. The time flew by as we chatted about all sorts of things including our shared appreciation for good cigars and good drinks, as well as the differences in cigar culture between America and the UK.
I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Al and Melissa and am truly grateful that they reached out to me and invited me onto their podcast. I am glad to list them amongst my good cigar friends and, as with my other cigar smoking buddies, hope that one day we can meet in real life and share quality cigars, fine spirits and good times.
If you want to read my full review of the Kafie 1901 Ecuador Sumatra Toro Bello click here alternatively, if you want to mix yourself a Mexican Espresso Martini click here. To listen to the full podcast episode, head over to The Good Cigar and have a listen. Do make sure that you also follow The Good Cigar on Instagram too and maybe you will end up being one of Al’s giveaway winners.