Hard to believe it’s already been four years since I moved from Southern California to East Tennessee, but as I sat down to review a cigar I was reminded that it was, in fact, 4 years tomorrow that we rolled into our adopted home state (well, my birth home state, too, for that matter, although I grew up out on the Left Coast...my wife and I feel very lucky still to have escaped). Anyway, what brought it to mind was the fact that I had not even heard of Kurt Kendall or 7-20-4 Cigars before the move. I don’t remember the first time I heard of them, but I know we were in Tennessee and it very well may have been a mention by Brian Hewitt of Stogie Review, either in a review or on Twitter. The first time I ever saw them for sale was at the now-defunct Leaf and Ale in Knoxville, but in the last year or so Burns finally started carrying them. Along with carrying the first line, they were one of the early shops to carry the 1874 line, a great addition to the catalog. Then one day I walked in and saw a box of barber-pole cigars on the front table; “The Hustler” had arrived before I had even heard of it anywhere else. That could be that I’ve just been too busy with too many things to hear every bit of news coming out; there was a time when I tried to keep up with everything, but some days I just feel pulled in too many different directions. But that’s a story for some other time besides a cigar review.