Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Torpedo & Shade Grown Coffee
This review has been a long time coming. It began long before I joined StogieChat. Back when the forum was very new, and SenorSmoke and Eric were the only poster-boys to speak of.
Now, Eric has been very busy this summer (nice things happen to nice people) but he used to do this one thing all the time. He would post articles to wierd and wacky stuff happening in the news. Who knows where he found them, but they would end up here on StogieChat.
One of the articles had to do with shade-grown canopy coffee beans. [To learn about what shade-grown beans actually are, you'll need to do a little research. I won't go into it here.] To make a long story short, Eric proposed an interesting challenge. He dared somebody to find a shade-grown coffee dealer, and try some of it. If this person were willing to do it, and post a review, he would provide a genuine virgin sun-grown cigar to go along with it. [His only disclaimer: he would not be responsible for hallucinations, from drinking shade-grown coffee with sun-grown cigars!!!]
Guess what? Nobody took him up on the offer, until I came along. I dusted off that old post, and got online. I ordered three varieties of the stuff, and told Eric I wanted my reward. He was so impressed that I had found the old topic, he mailed me half a dozen VERY FINE cigars, including (are you sure you're ready for this?)... an aged Ashton VSG Torpedo!
I must have held on to that cigar for a month. Finally, the day came when I would fulfill my obligation.