Between now and the Chattanooga Tweet-Up, we will be featuring "spotlight" posts on each of the sponsors of the event. The order was chosen randomly.
In February 1962, John F. Kennedy sent emissaries out to secure as many of his favorite Cuban cigars as they could find; when they successfully returned, he signed the embargo against Cuban products. Clint Aaron and Mike Justice took the date (February 1962...2/62) as the name for their cigar company as a way of pointing out the hypocrisy involved in the politics surrounding cigars and as a way of pointing out that we need to continue to fight for our rights to enjoy premium cigars. They debuted in the first half of 2010 with the Paradigm and have since added the Ideology as a regular line and the Manifesto as a one-time-release Limited Edition.
This fall, they are debuting their newest line, a Nicaraguan Puro called "Revere." The official debut for sale will be in October at Riverside Cigars in Jeffersonville, Indiana, but we should see some of them make their way into Chattanooga for the Tweet-Up as a "preview." How many? I asked Clint last week and even he couldn't say for certain.
Speaking of Clint, he will be at the Tweet-Up and we in East Tennessee view this with a mixture of appreciation and dread. Appreciation because he has chosen to spend a good deal of time with us over the last couple years. Dread because every time he does, it seems like we have bad weather. Southern Tornado Outbreak of 2011...Clint was in Chattanooga. Tornado Outbreak in 2012...yup, he was here again. Torrential rains last week...you guessed it...coincided with Clint's visit. It's not for nothing that I have nicknamed him "Stormbringer." Remember that name...you might hear it again.
We have reviewed a few 262 products over the last couple years: