I had bad luck yesterday, when I was about to go to the judging forum, my bike would not start, and Maruska took the car to go to the beach. That is why I had to go today, I have not missed out on this event so far.
These are the first four samples we were presented….
This one was harvested a tad early, not strong in smell, taste nor impact.
In the meanwhile, we started up the Shisha, to give it a proper workout, we already gave it a test run yesterday, I will report on that later.
Next one to sample…
Alex was the first one to have a go on the electric shisha, we baptised her Hot Betty, having a proper toke…
Well done , Alex!
Adrian, my assistant in testing and tasting went next, he was delighted with the taste of the apple tobacco in the bowl, with some fine bud on top, of course.
Manolo, from the neighbouring table, fell for the taste of the fruity bud blend right away.
This is the bud we used in the shisha, Kalimist x Cheese, a hybrid from a local breeder, tastes like nothing else, great impact.
This is the apple ‘tobacco’, a moist substance made of apples. This is the stuff being burnt in the Arabic hookah’s. This is not my best picture ever, I will replace it with a better shot.
This is Antonio, he has been loading the bowl all afternoon, a die hard…
Tommy is another die hard cannabis consumer, he knows how to grow too!
Next was a complete growers crew, the green smokers, Fumata Verde.
Even the band was high, they had been inhaling apple and cheese fumes too.
Every now and then we gave the shisha a break, to let it cool down. Meanwhile, we smoked a few more test joints…
The Green Smokers team asked me to take their picture, so I did. I asked them if I could use the pic for my website, they said yes. Unlike other cannabis competitions in Europe, nobody minds having pictures or footage taken, Spain is far more liberal than most other EU countries, cannabiswise. These guys will be searching for this pic here…
Sebas is about to announce the winners, the cups were clocks in a wooden stand, something different. The overall prize was 3000 euro’s , sponsored by Djamba!
Oscar, the man in the wheelchair, was one of the expert Judges, he was especially invited for the purpose, and to hand out some prizes. I took pictures of Oscar picking up his trophy in the 2007 Barcelona Highlife Cup.
Another grinning grower picking up his prizes…
About 120 people attended, Sebas did a good job, although I have no pics of the food (too busy eating!) I can say it was excellent and in abundance!
When Sebas called out the name of the overall winner he jumped up in the background.
The Winner posing for pictures, together with the organizing crew.
Overall winner Pablo poses with Fede, he goes home with cups and some nice cash. The party was great, the high and the food too, I am sure I will be in on next years edition. Salud.