VODCast: Does Size Matter? We Look at the Best Size in Each Line

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Does size matter? We take a look at various cigar brands and tell you what the best size in each line is. We will fire up an ExPat by Serino Cigars from The Care Package with a HVC Black Friday 2022 in the second hour. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS […]

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Cigar Review: Blackened M81 by Drew Estate Corona

Rodgers & Hammerstein penned A Few of my Favorite Things which was made famous by Julie Andrews. I don’t think they had bourbon, cigars or heavy metal on their radar when they did. However, if I wrote the song they would definitely have topped schnitzels and crisp apple strudels. Blackened by Drew Estate was first conceptualized during the pandemic when James Hetfield of Metallica would smoke cigars with Rob Dietrich the Master Blender of Blackened […]

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Podcast: I Could Have Been a Contender – The After Show

On today’s episode, we talk about the cigars that didn’t make it as contenders for the TCA cigar of the year. There were some good ones, but not every cigar can make it. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many […]

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VODCast: The 2022 Contenders for Cigar of the Year Are…

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dave has been doing it since 1992 and its time to do it all over again, It’s the 2022 Contenders for Cigar of the Year. It is the 31st Edition of The Contenders. We will name our 7 cigars for Contenders for Cigar of the Year and the criteria surrounding their nomination. Plus we will share how your vote matters. We […]

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Cigar Review: Red Anchor Admiral

Red Anchor was the start of the boutique cigar industry when the line originally released in 1772 in Holland. Albertus Hillen Sigarenfabriek established the Red Anchor Factory and Cigar Brand in Delft, Holland. On February 22, 1772, legal permission was granted from the Aldermen of the Municipality of Delft, for Albertus to sell his cigar brand under the Red Anchor name. 2022 marks the 250th Anniversary line and it returns via United Cigars and is made at […]

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Podcast: You Can’t Fight City Hall – FALSE! – The After Show

Today, we have an email from a listener who owns a cigar shop. City hall is trying to go smoke free in his town. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf Toro

Connecticut Broadleaf is one of the most popular wrappers for people who like stronger cigars. However, over the years a shortage of wrapper has created supply issues for some popular cigars. That issue has gotten worse over the years due to weather. Add to the fact that tobacco farms aren’t as prevalent in the Connecticut River Valley as they once were the shortage becomes is obvious.. This had lead tobacco farmers to try and recreate […]

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VODCast: True or False – A Live Listener Competition

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Competition for our LIVE viewers…. Tune in to YouTube if you want to play, it’s the only way to be eligible to win! Have you been paying attention – if you have, you might win. We got prizes to give away. We will fire up a YaYa Short Robusto in the first hour which is part of the […]

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Cigar Review: StillWell Star Holiday Y2022

It’s a long standing tradition in pipe culture for carvers to craft one off designs and blenders to create special mixtures to mark the holidays. In honor of this practice Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has teamed up with Cornell & Diehl to follow suit with a delightful aromatic puro with a mild Cavendish Burley and Virginia tobaccos. According to Steve Saka, “This year’s release is a delightful aromatic puro with a carefully balanced […]

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PODCast: What Would They Think of Their Cigar Company Now? – The After Show

Today, we have Rick Rodriguez from West Tampa Tobacco Company joining us on The After Show. We are talking about cigar companies that have been sold and what the original owners might think of them today. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you […]

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