Yes, as a matter of fact, they are my local shop that I visit every day. These guys are straight shooters and great people to deal with with. Give them a review on yelp if you can, I know they would appreciate it.
Give this stick another shot. I have enjoyed a bunch of them and always found them to be flavorful and well balanced. Then again, it may be my palet differs from yours. Thanks for mini review btw.
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