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Connecticut River Valley

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Liga Privada Dirty Rat Cigar Review

This past weekend Drew Estate held its annual Barn Smoker in the Connecticut River Valley at a farm that grows tobacco for use in their Liga Privada lines. With over 600 people in attendance people learned about the process of stalk cut tobacco, and got to see all the hard work that goes into making a cigar from the tobacco growers standpoint. For those that weren’t able to attend, The Cigar Authority traveled to last summer […]

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IPCPR 2016: Topper The First Family of Connecticut Tobacco

When you think of Connecticut Broadleaf, unless you are a historian of tobacco you might think Jonathan Drew or even Pete Johnson. While they made the tobacco trendy, the first family of Connecticut tobacco is the Topper Family. For the last 120 years the family has made cigars rich with tobacco grown here in the United States with the majority of it coming from the Connecticut River Valley. Last summer, we broadcast live from a […]

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IPCPR 2016: Nick Melillo and his Passion Known As Tabernacle

The Tabernacle is Foundation Cigar Company’s newest super premium cigar, boasting a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and some of Nicaragua’s finest fillers. It is a combination of tastes that calls on founder Nicholas Melillo’s roots in the Connecticut River Valley and also his work with the finest artisanal tobacco batches in Nicaragua. Referring to himself as the King of Broadleaf in a press release, Nick tells us in the video below how the royal imagery of the […]

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