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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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Webcast: Cuban Coffee & Cigars With Colin Ganley From Twin Engine Coffee

We are joined by Colin Ganley who calls in to The Cigar Authority from Nicaragua and we will talk Twin Engine Coffee. We will drink Cuban Coffee from the company and light up a Montecristo 80 Aniversario from the 2017 Habano Fesitival. Inter-tabac is under way in Germany and we have the winners of the Cigar Trophy Awards as shared to us by our friends at Cigar Journal magazine. In the second hour we pair […]

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A Trip To Cuba Through Mr. Jonathan’s Eyes

There is way too much debate over whether or not Cuban cigars are the best cigars on the global market. This essay will not be attempting to sway you one way or another. There is more bullshit in the cigar industry than in almost any other industry. Can anyone really argue that this $6 cigar they paid $80 for is better than that $30 cigar you paid $6 for? In the end if you are […]

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Webcast: The Boys Return From The Habanos Festival

David Garofalo and Mr. Jonathan make their return to The Cigar Authority after spending a few days in Cuba for the Habanos Festival. We will get to see Cuba through their eyes and get a recap of this great trip. In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the March Care Package from Indian Head Cigars. Rough Rider is a cigar which features a sweetened cap. In the second hour we will […]

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Via Havana El Morro Maduro – Cigar Review

I was rummaging through the humidor this morning looking for a cigar I haven’t had in a while. As soon as I saw a Via Havana peek out under some other sticks in my collection, I dug it out. These cigars come out of the country of Costa Rica and are made by a company called Cuba Rica Tabaclera, a brand which makes several different high quality blends. What am I Smoking? Cigar: Via Havana […]

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Obama Lifts Restrictions On Cuban Cigars

As a person going on his honeymoon in just a couple of weeks, this news couldn’t come at a better time. The laundry list of personal friends who want me to bring them back a Cuban cigar is longer than a shopping list for The Cigar Authority food budget. While I still might not bring them a cigar, it just got a lot easier for me and you to buy Cuban cigars and rum. Up […]

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Byron Elegantes Cigar Review

The story of Byron cigars begins in the mid 19th century when immigrants of the Canary Islands made their way to Cuba and started their own cigar factory. The small factory was located on Macías Street in Santiago de Las Vegas, a province of Havana. It was at this factory that the original Lord Byron was made in honor of the world-renowned English Poet. The brand was resurrected by another Cuban; Nelson Alfonso who designs […]

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