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Press Release. Byron Cigars Limited Edition Humidor Set for March ’23 Release

Vintage is a term that is at times misunderstood and overused. However when Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco releases blends with 5 years of post-roll age decorated by a uniquely designed humidor, the term is fitting. Byron using a unique distinction for their lines. Each line is named after a century, because Nelson tried to capture the true essence of what a great cigar was, or is, in that century. This year’s edition of Byron […]

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Podcast: Why Are There Sell Outs in the Cigar Industry – The After Show

Sometimes, cigar companies get sold. This often causes customers to get upset. We talk about the various reasons that owners may decide to sell their company. 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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Aganorsa Leaf Announces the Return of Supreme Leaf for 2023

Aganorsa Leaf has announced the newest vitola of Supreme Leaf — one of their most talked about and sought after cigars ever produced. Using the same blend of entirely Aganorsa Leaf tobaccos grown on their farms in Nicaragua they are packed in the same vibrant colors as the original production. Supreme Leaf’s sixth release will debut this coming February in a 6 x 52 Toro, and—for the first time ever—will be a traditional round Parejo […]

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Cigar Review: Meerapfel Richard Double Robusto

A lot of people unfortunately don’t know the history of the Meerapfel family and their importance to the cigar industry. In 1876 Meir II Meerapfel opened a cigar factory in Untergrombach, Germany. But the contribution the family is most known began in 1969 when Richard Meerapfel traveled Cameroon. It was Richard who created what the family calls the miracle of Cameroon tobacco. He established unique relationships with the local growers, families, and communities while bringing unprecedented opportunity, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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