Our #1 Cigar Reviewers Biography:
Kicking Ash With Kayla
As a lover of fine cigars paired with lush whiskies, Kayla is probably more of a man than you are. But don’t be intimidated – this blonde hottie is just as likely to be snuggled up with her pups on the couch as she is to be scouring the globe in search of the next great smoke.
I mean, have you seen her? No, of course you haven’t. She’s completely elusive and a total fame-hater, so she’s very hard to find. But it’s for a good reason. In order to preserve the integrity of her reviews, she makes it hard for the big-name companies that stalk her to actually find her. Truly, no one hides from the limelight quite like Kayla. (We usually have to wait until she’s drunk, and then drag her out to an alley and hold her down just to get a side photo of her!)
She’s gotten a lot of attention very quickly in the cigar world, mostly because of her extensive knowledge of humidity. She runs our Test Lab at our offices, working diligently to test our devices, pair them with the right humidifiers, and respond to your every question about moisture. You can call her ‘Ms. Moist’. (I mean, WE wouldn’t, but we’d like to see what happens when someone else does, you know, for fun.) Thus, she has not only scientific and technical knowledge of humidity, but also hands-on experience specifically in regards to humidors. With this advanced skill set, paired with her sensitive smoker’s palette, you can see why she’s elusive … everyone wants a piece of her!
When it comes to cigars, Kayla knows her stuff and then some. Online, she can usually be found dropping some knowledge on one message board or another. Her favorite is Puff, but she’ll take requests and drop in at yours if you entice her to do so (kind words, a small bribe, more kind words, rescue a dog from a shelter, etc.). But don’t come at her the wrong way – Kayla is a feisty one! (Nearly every day you can catch her chowing down on raw peppers right out of the fridge. What can we say? It just matches her attitude.)
Kayla also has a soft side, however. In fact, she spends a portion of each week working on projects for Support The Troops (OurTroopsOnline.com), her favorite charity. She helps them purchase items needed for the military overseas, and also coordinates our cigar donations for deployed soldiers.
At the moment, her favorite stick is the Gurkha Cellar Reserve, and her favorite wrapper bounces between Maduro and Criollo, depending on mood. Just don’t give her anything in a Brazilian Arapiraca, or you might get a punch in the face.
She likes washing hard days down with a glass or two (or three) of Jack Daniels Single Barrel, matched with a nice cigar, and then writing up her take for another illuminating installment of “Kicking Ash with Kayla,” here at Cheap Humidors.
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