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Cigar Review: Big Papi Firecracker

When you think of David Ortiz the first thing that comes to mind is his bat, then come the cigars. However, since their inception the legend of Big Papi cigars have grown. Made in the Dominican Republic, Big Papi started as a cigar blend by him for his friends. The cigar was so well received that Ram Rodiguez of El Artista Cigars, the makers of Big Papi convinced him to release the cigars to the […]

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VODCast: America’s Favorite Pastime & Cigars

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Did we see into the future? We had this show scheduled for months and Baseball has reached a labor agreement. We welcome Radhames “Ram” Rodriguez from El Artista Cigars to the show as we talk about America’s favorite pastime & cigars! In the first hour we light up arguably the best cigar with athlete ties… Big Papi The […]

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Big Papi The Slugger Robusto Cigar Review

I am not often starstruck, but even though I am a Yankees fan I was in awe when I met David “Big Papi” Ortiz for the launch of his cigar at Two Guys Smoke Shop on March 3rd, 2017.  The cigars made at El Artista brought to the event a friend in Jose Manuel Victoria who I knew from my days at La Aurora. He took the time to introduce us and even arranged for […]

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VODCast: Sports Stars & Cigars with Big Papi David Ortiz

Broadcasting LIVE from the Toscano Cigar Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…There have been lots of Sports Stars that came out with a cigar brand over the years,  most don’t last, But this one has! He is a 10-time All-Star, 3-time World Series Champion, The Greatest Clutch-Hitter of All Time and…  without a doubt future Hall of Famer.  David Ortiz (Big Papi) is in the cigar business and joins us today via remote. In the first hour […]

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Big Papi Slugger Cigar Review

For those of us who deal with the snow and cold, the winter blues have begun to set in. However, spring is right around the corner with pitchers & catchers only 65 days away at the time of posting this review. Today, the cigar we feature is the Big Papi Slugger which is the second cigar featuring the David “Big Papi” Ortiz name. According to a Press Release from El Artista the company behind the […]

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Big Papi by David Ortiz – Cigar Review

Back in 2004, the Boston Red Sox made history when they won the World Series after an over eight decade long “curse”. On the roster that year was designated hitter David Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi”. He left his home in the Dominican Republic to pursue a career in baseball, and he made his home in Boston. This year, almost 20 years since the start of his career, he’s released his very own brand […]

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