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Cigar Review: HVC 500th Anniversary Salomon

In 2019, Reinier Lorenzo owner of HVC Cigars released the HVC 500th Anniversary cigar. The celebratory cigar wasn’t in honor of his own cigar company, but rather in honor of his home town Havana City, Cuba. Since its inception the cigar has been released in three different sizes in a very limited production. This year in 2022 the company has released a Salomon shaped rendition that is made at his factory Fabrica de Tabacos HVC […]

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Cigar Review: Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa Short Corona

Originally scheduled for release at the end of 2020 the Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa was delayed due to COVID-19 until the spring of 2021. At the time of its announcement it was stated that the Barbacoa which features a Sumatra wrapper would be the first of three wrapper releases. Now after Noel Rojas’ appearance on The Cigar Authority on Saturday, April 9th we know the second release will feature a Connecticut wrapper called Carnitas. If […]

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PODCast: Cigar Industry Stats – The After Show

This week on The After Show, we get some stats. U.S. sales are going crazy. What country is seeing the biggest gain in sales? What do all these stats mean for the cigar smoker? Who are the winners? Are there any losers? We will discuss this and some information might shock you! The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio […]

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The After Show Talks About Trump Banning Cuban Cigars

This week, we talk about Trump banning cigar import from Cuba. What do we think about this? 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

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HVC 500th Anniversary Tesoros Cigar Review

HVC was founded in 2011 by Reinier Lorenzo as a way of paying homage to Havana City, where he lived for most of his life. It is with this release he pays the ultimate tribute to his home with a special limited edition smoke that celebrates the historic birthday of Havana.  The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish on November 16th, 1519 and to celebrate the 500th Anniversary HVC has created a unique blend […]

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Vodcast: How Does Nelson Alfonso Make Amazing Cigars?

We all know how important tobacco is when it comes to making a cigar. This week we look at what makes Atabey, Byron and Bandolero amazing cigars as we sit down with Nelson Alfonso and delve into how it fits into the name Selected Tobacco. In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package, Bandolero Traviesos as share the story of the mythical Bandolero. In the second hour we fire […]

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Bipartisan Bill To Lift Cuban Trade Embargo Introduced In Congress

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced a bill that would lift the Cuban trade embargo and it has already received bi-partisan support being co-signed by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The bill S. 428 was read twice in the 116th Congress on February 7, 2019 and it has been referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. However, details of the bill have yet to be posted online at the Congress […]

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22N / 83W Epicure Cigar Review

On this weeks episode of The Cigar Authority we recapped the 2018 IPCPR and the first cigar we smoked was part of the July Care Package. As has become customary after the show ends we review one of the cigars smoked and today that happens to be the 22N / 83W. Cigar: 22N / 83W Wrapper: Brazil (Corojo) Binder: Costa Rica (Corojo) Filler: Honduras (Corojo), Nicaragua (Corojo), Dominican Republic (Corojo) Length: 4 7/8″ Ring Gauge: 49 […]

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Atabey Misticos Burn

Atabey Misticos Cigar Review

As we celebrate Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day we looked for a cigar that has ties to the holiday, and that cigar is Atabey. On October 28th, 1492 Columbus discovered the island nation that at one time was the benchmark for cigars. How does the cigar tie into Cuba? The Tainos Indians would sit in a circle called the Cohiba where they would offer their prayers to the leader of the tribe, the Behike. The […]

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Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas Burn

Byron Siglo Serie 19th Century Grand Poemas Cigar Review

The Byron Siglo Series 19 Century Grand Poemas comes to us from Nelson Alfonso’s Selected Tobacco who also makes Atabey and Bandelero. The Byron 19th Century is a line extension of sorts as the cigar now comes in stunning 25 count limited edition humidors. The cigars inside have been aging since 2012 and only 200 humidors were produced this year. We ran the press release prior to the 2017 IPCPR trade show, and these are […]

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