It has been sometime since I’ve done a video review. Inspired by Walt who has made a return to doing video reviews I decided to do the same. I actually forgot how much fun it can be and not as labor intensive as I remembered it being. So this should be the first of many more to come. I make my “return” to video reviews with a review of the 1502 Emerald. Up until last week 1502 Cigars wasn’t even on my radar until my good friend @Humidormuse placed a Ruby and a Black Gold in my travel humidor while we were trading cigars. Little did I know that sometime at the beginning of this year, Gary Griffith (who distributes the cigar for maker Enrique Sanchez) had sent me a care package containing a pair of Emerald and Black Gold. Like many care packages that I get, I tend to open them up and place them in a humidor and get to it when I can…often times, I unintentionally forget about them.
Video runs a little under 11 minutes and I found the entire line of 1502 Cigars to be innovative and refreshing. Many have said that we are in the “golden age” of cigars. There really aren’t many “bad” cigars in the market today. With so much access to quality grown and fermented tobacco out there it would take a cluster fuck to make a “bad” cigar in 2013. The downside to this is that there are so many “pretty good” to “okay” cigars with very little distinction between them. A lot of cigars on the market today tend to taste the same making “great” or “memorable” cigars a hard commodity to come across. This isn’t the case with 1502 Cigars. Whether it is the Emerald, Ruby or Black Gold each delivers something dynamic, unique and versatile experience to today’s cigar smoker. Whether you like medium, medium-full or full bodied, 1502 has you covered. Beginner or experienced palate doesn’t matter, 1502 has something for everyone. I’m more in the Emerald and Ruby flavor wheelhouse but the Black Gold isn’t one to sleep on if you are looking for some interesting peppery notes. Like I said, innovative and refreshing all around.