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Podcast: Cigar Journal Awards- The After Show

Cigar Journal gave out their awards at Intertabac. We talk about the awards and who won them. Give a listen to find out who the readers of the magazine chose.

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

Best Cigar Cuba 2023: Partagás Serie E No.2
Best Cigar Dom. Rep. 2023: Davidoff Signature No.1 Limited Edition
Best Cigar Honduras 2023: Plasencia Cosecha 149 La Vega
Best Cigar Nicaragua 2023: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro Robusto
Best Cigar Other Countries 2023: Casa 1910 Cuchillo Parado, Mexico

Best Value Dom. Rep. 2023: La Aurora 107 Nicaragua
Best Value Honduras 2023: Rocky Patel Vintage 1990
Best Value Nicaragua 2023: Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Original

Best Boutique Brand Costa Rica 2023: Casdagli Villa Casdagli
Best Boutique Brand Dom. Rep.: Principle Aviator
Best Boutique Brand Honduras 2023: Villa Zamorano Reserva Collection
Best Boutique Brand Nicaragua 2023: Black Label Trading Company Royalty


The cigar world is built on relationships and shared experiences. Marvin Samel, iMordecai, was celebrated as the Ambassador of 2023 for his dedication to fostering camaraderie among cigar enthusiasts. The Cigar Authority previously received this award in 2016.


In the world of cigars, there are legends who have left an indelible mark. Eric M. Newman and Robert C. Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Company were honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award in 2023, recognizing their enduring contributions to the industry.


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