Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Five Questions With Kyle Hoover Of Ezra Zion Cigars


Ezra Zion Cigars


1.What led you to create your own line of cigars?

As a Christian, I believe the idea came from God. I had a thought that wasn’t my thought pop into my mind. It was the idea to start a cigar company. I talked to Chris about it and after talking to our wives about it and praying together about it, we started Ezra Zion. Probably not the typical way a cigar business gets started.

2. What has been the most enjoyable aspect of creating your own cigar lines?

Don’t tell him I said this…but the most enjoyable part of having our own cigar company is working with Chris Kelly. He literally is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met. Besides being a great businessman and cigar blender, he’s also one of the best friends I’ve ever had. A brother in every since of the word.

3. What is your typical week like? I.e. events, travel, visiting shops, etc.

I don’t know if there is a “typical week” for us. We spend a lot of time doing events. There is nothing more rewarding than smoking your cigars with the folks your made them for. Because we put a priority on our family time, we try to limit major travel to once or twice a month.  We are constantly blending or sampling blends that we have done previously. We put a major focus on quality control so we are constantly checking our cigars, boxes, and bands to ensure that they are exactly as we want them to be. 

4. Can you give any hints what may be coming down the pipe from Ezra Zion Cigars? 

Our next Ezra Zion projects are still in the development stages. We have two goals going forward.     1. To make better cigars than we ever have. 2. Get a cigar at or below an $8 price point. 

5. What are your personal top 5 cigars to smoke? 

These are in no particular order.
1. Tatuaje El Triunfador Lancero No. 6
2. Casa Fernandez Miami Petite Robusto
3. Ezra Zion Tantrum P.A. 
4. Herrera Esteli Norteno
5. Blessed Leaf KAIROS

I would like to thank Kyle for taking time out of his busy day to answer these questions. Thanks!