February 2020

Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet. We booked a trip to Kuala Lumpur for the now-canceled Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier. And the Soil to Soul co-host Philip and producer Iz Rush tagged along. The plans were to win the qualifier and shoot another Soil to Soul episode during the event. 

Now that the Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier is canceled, Iz, Philip, and Ferdinand decided to still go on that trip. The tickets and hotel were already booked anyway. But to make the trip worthwhile, a few episodes will be recorded while the trio is in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

The Soil to Soul episodes

The video shoots will take place at Cigar Bar KL, where co-founder Jay Walia will prepare a curated pairing for the Soil to Soul team. He will be joining as co-host and tell all about the Cigar Bar KL curated pairings. The next episode will be recorded at Cohiba Atmosphere Kuala Lumpur. Asiaeuro Wines, the company behind the Cohiba Atmosphere welcomes us to shoot a special episode.

In the afternoon of Friday the 13th of March, an episode will be shot at The Cabinet, where co-owner Jeremy Tay will provide Armagnac and a Jas Sum Kral cigar. Tay is also the owner of Puros Asia, a new distributor for boutique brands in Malaysia. After the shoot, there will be a Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet event.

The final two episodes that will be recorded that weekend are an episode at Cigars Lounge at the Publika Mall. The owner of the shop and lounge, Ray Ooi, is also a cigar importer and distributor. Iz, Philip, Ferdinand, and Ray will smoke one of the cigars that Ray brings into Malaysia. The last episode will be recorded in one of the lounges of Cigar Malaysia, the largest distributor of new world cigars in the country.

The event

Since the Soil to Soul crew is at The Cabinet on Friday, March 13, The Cabinet suggested throwing a party. A Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet party. So we would like to invite all of you to come to join us for drinks and cigars. Don’t be shy, we won’t bite. There will be no admission for the event, just show up, mingle, order a few drinks and smoke a cigar or two. There might even be a cigar roller, displaying his skills, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Ministry of Cigars - Soil to Soul Episode

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