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7-20-4

Press Release: 7-20-4 Five & Dime Begins Shipping

The excitement has finally arrived as the 7-20-4 Hustler Five & Dime Series heads to PCA Retailers across the country starting on May 4th. The “Five & Dime” name was chosen by Kurt Kendall, the owner of 7-20-4 Cigars honoring the history of the 5 and 10 cent cigars manufactured in NH back in 1874. The Five & Dime is a 6 x 52 Toro in a 10 count box with a Mexican San Andres/Brazilian […]

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7-20-4 Lancero Cigar Review

The story of 7-20-4 cigars starts before the turn of the 19th century. In 1874, RG Sullivan began making cigars in the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire, a motto that wasn’t adopted until 1945. Back in the day, RG Sullivan’s 7-20-4 cigars and his Manchester, NH factory was a considered a hotbed of the tobacco trade. Named for the address of the iconic factory that still looms large on Elm Street in downtown […]

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VODCast: Kurt Kendall & 7-20-4 Cigars Invade the Competition

It’s Episode 499 and this week The Cigar Authority welcomes Kurt Kendall & 7-20-4 to the show as he invades the competition; Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH. We’ll talk two Kurt Kendall about the brand he resurrected that originally started in 1874 in Manchester, NH in the first half hour of the show. While in the second half hour two of the best retail minds pull back the curtain and talk about the […]

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Kristoff’s John Fazzi & Sammy B Steps In For Mr. Jonathan

It’s another week at The Cigar Authority, but it’s one of our favorite episodes as Mr. Jonathan is off dancing with men (no joke!). We welcome to the show two special guests, the first being from Kristoff Cigars, John Fazzi the local New England sales representative. We will smoke the Kristoff Connecticut Corona and talk the 2019 Firecracker with him. Also along for the ride is Sammy B, the brother of Mr. Jonathan and the […]

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7-20-4 WK Series Robusto Cigar Review

7-20-4 is a brand that dates back to 1874 when it got it’s start at the RG Sullivan Cigar Factory. In 1963 the factory shut down when the Cuban Embargo created a supply issue for the company. Today, the factory still stands in Manchester, NH with the words cigar factory across the top of it, but it now houses businesses unrelated to the industry. In 2006, the brand would be resurrected by Kurt Kendall and […]

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7-20-4 Robusto Cigar Review

Back in 1874, RG Sullivan would open up a cigar factory in New Hampshire that would become one of the largest in the world. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire the 7 story, 55,000 square foot building still stands 175 Canal Street in the downtown area and the top of the building still showcases 7-20-4 cigars. The brand resonates with local cigar smokers because of the history behind it. The brand was resurrected in 2006 by […]

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EP Carrillo Promotes David Spirt To VP Of Sales

E.P, Carrillo Cigar Company has promoted David Spirt from Territory Manager of Florida to the role of VP of Sales. Mr. Spirt has been a part of the industry since 2009 when he started with XIKAR before moving over to E.P. Carrillo in 2013. During his time at EPC David was promoted to Director of Corporate Accounts as well as handling in-house and international accounts where the company has shown growth over the past two […]

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IPCPR 2014: Kurt Kendall Talks Factory 57

We recently reviewed the new Factory 57 here on The Cigar Authority, as well as ran the press release. Here you can listen to  Kurt Kendall talk about the cigar with Mr. Jonathan at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Nevada. The name “Factory 57″ refers to the US federal government’s official designation of 7-20-4 as a licensed and taxed manufacturer of premium cigars. The tax amounted to 20 cents per box of 20 premium cigars. Factory […]

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Cigar Review: 7-20-4 Factory 57 (pre-release)

On Thursday night I ran into Kurt Kendall at a local event sponsored by a local radio station, The Mill. The event was a cross promotion between his shop, Jack Daniels, and KC’s Rib Shack. On a side note, the pulled pork I had from the shack located in Manchester, NH was off the chain. It was the night before he would leave for IPCPR out of Boston, and as luck would have it he […]

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News: Kurt Kendall 7-20-4 Factory 57

Kurt A. Kendall Creates “Factory 57” Boutique Cigar, Named for Original 7-20-4 Factory Designation Kurt A. Kendall has introduced a new boutique cigar in time for Fall, 2014. “Factory 57” is a 100% long-filler, all handmade premium cigar that features a complex five-nation blend. Kendall’s continuing research into the history of his boutique cigar company’s namesake, 7- 20-4 Cigars has unearthed information on the venerable brand, whose factory was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, near […]

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