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Dominican Republic

Red Anchor Gunner

Cigar Review: Red Anchor Gunner – Making Waves of Flavor

Red Anchor, a historic cigar brand with roots dating back to 1772, celebrated its monumental 250th Anniversary in 2022. United Cigars in collaboration with the renowned Kelner Family, the Red Anchor was reintroduced to the market. The Kelner family, with a rich heritage in Dominican cigar making and ties to Holland, the birthplace of Red Anchor, played a pivotal role in crafting this exceptional cigar. The initial release, limited to just 250 boxes of the […]

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Davidoff Year of the Dragon

Davidoff Year of the Dragon Arrives in Stores

The Davidoff Year of the Dragon has arrived in stores, just in time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This exclusive release marks the culmination of a complete zodiac cycle under Davidoff’s coveted “Year of” series, beginning with the inaugural 2012 Cuvée Selection 2012 Year of the Dragon. Crafted as a limited edition, the Year of the Dragon cigar is a 7 1/2 x 50 double corona featuring a meticulously curated blend of eight distinct […]

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Kristoff Guardrail

Cigar Review: Kristoff Guardrail Robusto – Resilience in Smoke

The Kristoff Guardrail, a testament to resilience and second chances, emerges from a gripping narrative that ties the cigar industry with the indomitable spirit of its creator, Glen Case. A motorcycle enthusiast, Glen’s near-death encounter with a guardrail in Oklahoma became the catalyst for this unique medium-bodied cigar, symbolizing his gratitude for a second shot at life. With a rugged feel and rustic allure, the Kristoff Guardrail boasts a dark brown Brazilian wrapper, tightly capped […]

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Big Sky Blackfoot

Cigar Review: Big Sky Blackfoot – Medley of Flavor

The Big Sky Blackfoot, the final cigar of the Montana River Series, derives its name from the renowned Blackfoot River, a beloved trout stream weaving through the picturesque landscapes of Montana. In its quest to capture the essence of this natural beauty, the Blackfoot cigar takes the STARS on a flavorful journey. Crafted as a 6 x 54 toro, this Dominican cigar boasts a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican binder, and Dominican fillers, all blended […]

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Freud AlterEgo Lonsdale

Cigar Review: Freud AlterEgo Lonsdale – Psychoanalysis

The Freud AlterEgo Lonsdale is a cigar that exquisitely combines the rarest of tobaccos, with a blend featuring Pelo De Oro, one of the world’s scarcest cigar tobaccos. It’s a representation of Master Blender Eladio Diaz’s personal taste, falling within the sweet spot between medium and full-bodied. The blend consists of a Dominican Grown Negro San Andres wrapper, Sumatra binder, and a medley of fillers from the Dominican Republic, including Pelo de Oro, Corojo, Havana […]

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Cigar Review: Topper 125th Anniversary Toro – Broadleaf Greatness

Topper Cigars, a well-kept secret for many outside the Northeast, proudly celebrates its remarkable 125-year journey in the cigar industry. With deep-rooted ties to the Connecticut River Valley, the Topper family has cultivated enduring relationships with the region’s renowned tobacco farms, particularly those producing Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco. These invaluable connections have allowed them to source exceptional Broadleaf tobaccos for the wrapper of their special 125th Anniversary cigar, the Topper 125th Anniversary Toro. The Topper 125th […]

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Celebrating Excellence: 2023 Cigar Trophy Winners Unveiled

Every year, passionate cigar enthusiasts from all corners of the globe gather to celebrate the finest brands, the most exquisite cigars, and the establishments that cater to their love for the leaf. The Cigar Journal Cigar Trophy Awards have become an essential part of this celebration, allowing cigar lovers to voice their preferences and honor those who have excelled in the industry. This year, cigar smokers from all over the world casted their votes to […]

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Kelner Cigars Opens Factory in Heart of Dominican Republic

Kelner Cigars, S.A.S. has announced it has opened its doors in the heart of the Dominican Republic. Located in the industrial park Víctor Manuel Espaillat Mera, it is dedicated on maintaining the tradition of meticulous tobacco blending into fine quality, handmade premium cigars. The company was founded by Klaas Kelner, 3rd generation of the Kelner Family, who is at the head of its operations. “It is with great excitement that we bring this new project to life. I was […]

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The 2022 Cigar of the Year – Montosa Maduro

December 31, 2022, marks the 30th time “The Cigar of the Year” has been awarded.  “The Cigar of the Year” award was given out on the esteemed cigar podcast called The Cigar Authority. This team takes their assignment very seriously and takes everything into consideration when giving out the award.  Availability, consistency, quality and of course flavor and value are just some of the criteria that separates a good cigar from a great one, and […]

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VODCast: The Real Story of Cohiba… As We Know It!

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Every cigar brand has a story, but no story is as controversial as the Cohiba story. Lawsuits, Prices, and The Most Ripped-Off Brand in History. We discuss Cohiba as we are joined by the guy that took Dave on his first trip to Cuba; former Chief Editor of Cigar Journal, Cigar Researcher, Author, and Owner of Twin Engine […]

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