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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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Press Release: Byron 1850 Launching at Select Retailers

On November 17th the US will enjoy the latest addition to the Selected Tobacco portfolio at the Byron Cigar Lounge in Schaumberg, IL. Additionally the cigar will be released on or around November 28th at other United Cigar retailers. The Byron 1850 line was created in anticipation of celebrating nearly 175 years of the Byron family line and shares a distinguished portfolio with a current line of luxury brands: Alfonso, Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started […]

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Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday 2022

HVC Black Friday is the cigar industry official start of the holiday season. Move over Mariah Carey, this is something that won’t make you cringe. Since 2015, Reinier Lorenzo has released a cigar that is synonymous with the start of the Christmas Season, Black Friday. Each year the cigar is released with a new wrapper and a new size with this year being a 5.5 x 50 with an Ecuador grown Habano ‘ 92. Additionally […]

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VODCast: West Tampa Cigars… From Corporate to Independent with Rick Rodriguez

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… We are joined by Rick Rodriguez who you may know from his days at CAO. These days he owns West Tampa Tobacco Company and we discuss his road from corporate to independent. We will fire up a West Tampa Black in the first hour which is part of the The Cigar Authority Care package and in the second hour […]

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Podcast: Talking Cuba with Colin Ganley – The After Show

Today, we have Colin Ganley joining us on The After Show. We talk to him about trips to cigar factories including Cuba. He updates us on how things are going in Cuba now. What has changed and where are things headed? 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, […]

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Press Release: Limited Edition 19th Century Byron Epique Poemas Humidor

Limited to 500 units, the 19th Century Byron Epique Poemas 30 Count Humidor is scheduled to begin shipping first week of November. Debuting at the 2022 PCA show in Las Vegas, the 19th Century Byron Epique Poemas Humidor ships with 30 cigars inside and a carton of 50 cigars to refill. Aged for Four Years Post-Roll, the Epique Poemas cigars are part of the 19th Century blend by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco and feature […]

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