Reith Family Cigars (RFC)
Cherished Matriarch (Connecticut)
I named this cigar after my mother Vida Reith. My mother is one of 8 children in her family. After her father (our family’s clear Patriarch) passed away (my grandfather) her mother (Grandma Mossie) quickly became the Cherished Matriarch. During the decline of her health and subsequent passing, all of Vida’s siblings looked to her for leadership, support, and guidance through this dark time in our family’s history. As I observed my mom take leadership, loving lead others, make tough decisions for her family that gave me an altogether different take on this woman who raised me to be strong, steadfast, and determined in whatever I do. Mom’s love and belief in me have had a direct effect on my success, faith, and trust to keep pushing forward even when the road seems unfair, unstable, and sometimes even unworthy of travel. I love you, Mom. -Bradley
Tasting Notes: Smooth well balances mild cigar. Notes of woods, almonds, and slight glimpses of vanilla, cedar, and caramel make for a very pleasant experience.
Devil Doc (Sun Grown)
My dad is my hero in many ways. When I was a kid I would always ask my dad to tell me stories about the war. You see he was part of Operation Double Eagle during the Vietnam War. These were the first Marines to hit the beaches of Vietnam. Dad was a medic “devil doc” a Navy Coreman attached to first Marines to set foot on the shores of Vietnam. When I was young begrudgingly dad would eventually tell me stories that grew my respect for him beyond what it could ever hold for any other man besides the Lord Jesus Christ. Stories of heartbreak; after losing many buddies in the war. Stories of laughter; of stealing a bunch of beer from the officer’s tent so he and his company could enjoy a cold one after returning from recon patrol. Stories of time and time again patching up guys in a firefight, picking up his weapon and firing back, to yes even having to kill and man in battle. He spoke of there being no glory in it. Regretting that he had to take a life but it was war son….he would mutter looking at the ground…it was war. Dad taught me honor, respect, and love for our great country and to respect anyone who has served in any branch of the military for our fine country. I owe so much to this man!
Tasting Notes: Surprisingly a peppery start to this cigar gives way to notes of leather, cream, and sweet nutty spice that keeps you coming back for more.
Crookedbeard 2020 (Maduro)
Many moons ago I used to work with another cigar company. While working at that company I released a cigar called Crookedbeard. This was my nickname given to me by a former counterpart that seemed to stick. The success of that release was due to both our newness to the Youtube cigar review game and the quality of the cigar itself. Working constantly to find another blend that I liked as much to put my name on it I actually was approached by former blender of the original to re-release it again with Zeal Cigars. Thus, the rest is history! So I give the Crookedbeard 2020. Just as good as the original if not better!
Tasting Notes: A full-bodied and even fuller flavored cigar with strong notes of coffee, dark cocoa, and sweet cream with a slight cedar finish.