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Cigar Review: Alfonso Anejo #3

Introduced at the 2022 PCA Trade show was Alfonso Anejo from Nelson Alfonso’s Selected Tobacco. The Alfonso Añejos line ages in a separate room. This was an experiment Nelson was testing after learning the complexity French Oak could offer. Some of the most famous wines in the world use French Oak barrels and this became an obsession to incorporate a new wood into the aging rooms for Nelson. The results after five(5) years of post-roll […]

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Podcast: The 2022 Wrapper Battle

This week’s topic comes to us from a listener suggestion on Clubhouse. We go through a 16 wrapper bracket to decide which cigar wrapper is our favorite. The answer may surprise you. 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 […]

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VODCast: Dissecting Cigars – Guess What We Find Inside!

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dissecting a cigar from outside-in. Most people never see this done because you must destroy a cigar to see what’s inside, but Dave does it all the time… How else can you see it inside? And when you do, what can you learn from looking from the inside-out. In the first hour we light up the Garofalo Family Legacy […]

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Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut Toro

More than a decade ago, I made the move from NYC to Miami where I began working at Miami Cigar & Company. One of my greatest memories was heading down to Esteli, Nicaragua with Jason Wood VP of Miami Cigars and Eddie Ortega who was in the process of launching his own lines. During this trip Jason and I were tasked on creating a cigar for the Nestor Miranda Special Selection line to bring back […]

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Press Release: Aganorsa Leaf Reimagines Core Line Brands

Aganorsa Leaf has streamlined their core line Corojo, Maduro, Habano, and Connecticut brands under the new La Validación Series. Maintaining the same blends as the original releases, the four lines have been repackaged with more prominent Aganorsa Leaf branding, and the box counts and sizes have been standardized. All four lines will now be showcased in boxes of 15 and consist of three vitolas: Gran Robusto 5 x 54, Toro 6.25 x 52, and Gran […]

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Cigar Review: Camacho Factory Unleashed 2

According to Camacho, This is a cigar that is built on the chassis of their all-time workhouse. The Camacho Factory Unleashed 2 sports a sought-after Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that is please to the eye with a creamy latte hue that could inaccurately be perceived as a mellow cigar. The press release goes on to say, “A golden Connecticut wrapped cigar that roars strength and character. A true representation of “Where Bold is Born.”The bold intensity and […]

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Garofalo La Famiglia Cigar Line Shipping To Retailers January 2022

United Cigars is proud to announce the release of the new Garofalo La Famiglia cigar line which will begin shipping to retailers in January 2022. The new Garofalo La Famiglia is a special collaboration between New England retailer David Garofalo and Nick Perdomo, Jr., president, and CEO of Perdomo Cigars. “Making a special line of cigars for my close friend, David Garofalo, is an honor for the Perdomo family,” states Nick Perdomo, Jr. “The original Garofalo Legacy Series […]

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VODCast: Smoking It Down To The NUB!

This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire.. In 2007 Dave thought of a cigar as as a gimmick, but in 2008 it turned into a thing and it’s still going. True Story! We will smoke it down to the Nub as we light up two cigars from the Care Package. In the first hour we light up the Dos Hombre Dominican 4 x 60 before following […]

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VODCAST: The 10th Anniversary of Garofalo Cigars

Broadcasting LIVE from the Toscano Cigar Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… It was 10 years ago when Nick Perdomo showed up in Dave’s office with a gift… It was a box of cigars with his name on it… It was the Beginning of Garofalo Cigars and joining us today to talk about them is be the man himself, Nick Perdomo. In the first hour we fire up a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care […]

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Foundation Releasing Charter Oak Habano Late September

An homage to the world-class soil and the storied cigar brands of Foundation Cigar Company’s and its founder Nicholas Melillo’s native state. The Charter Oak cigars, currently offered in a silky Connecticut Shade and rustic Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, have been highly regarded since their release. Now, Foundation is proud to announce a new edition to this highly popular line. Coming late September the Charter Oak will now be offered as well in a rich Habano. The […]

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