A review of a cigar is only as valuable as the source. Said another way… the reliability of advice is a direct reflection of the advisor. Isn’t that a ancient Chinese proverb? Errrrr, maybe not. At Cigar Dojo, we make no claim of being cigar experts, instead we are merely cigar fanatics, we like to get our hands on as many different types of cigars as possible, smoke them, and share our thoughts about them with others.
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song” Now THAT is indeed a Chinese proverb.
Cigar Dojo consists of…
Eric G. AKA “Master Sensei”, Eric is a web developer, graphic artist, SEO, and social media expert and mastermind behind the Cigar Dojo app, the world’s greatest social cigar app. With years and years of internet development experience, Eric has designed and created dozens of web properties for clients of all sizes. Eric is also an ice hockey fanatic as well as an auto racing enthusiast. Eric’s passion is defending the principles of right vs. wrong and doing his part to preserve our ever shrinking freedoms via battling the cancer of socialism. Master Sensei says… “Cigar’s are a symbol of freedom and are a microcosm of a much larger battle.” Whoa… deep eh? As a relatively new cigar smoker (only a few years), Eric’s passion for the cigar smoking lifestyle is at a fevered pitch, he describes his passion for cigars as being like a kid in a candy store!
Jordan AKA “Sumatra Samurai” is a guitar playin’, ice hockey skatin’, cigar smokin’ machine. Besides smoking and reviewing cigars, Jordan enjoys raising carnivorous Asian fish (watch your fingers). Jordan prefers a wide range of smokes, but has lately settled down with more mild and delicate cigars (hello Ecuadorian Connecticut!). But cigars are only half the battle—what would they be without their craft bourbon & beer counterparts?! As far as beer goes, most anything aged in a bourbon barrel is okay by Mr. Samurai! (Imperial Stouts, Golden Strong, Saison, Belgian Quads, & Sours currently top the list). And for bourbon? “Give it to me RAW!” That’s Samurai speak for “barrel-proof”, of which William Larue Weller, George T. Stagg, Four Roses, Parker’s Heritage, & Thomas H. Handy reign supreme. Many cigar smokers are quiet and almost stoic when smoking a particularly good hand-rolled cigar, yet the Sumatra Samurai is often seen and heard giggling uncontrollably when he stumbles upon a particularly good cigar as happened infamously when he smoked the OSOK by Room101. It’s that uncontrolled cigar enthusiasm that makes the Sumatra Samurai’s cigar reviews infectious.
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