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2023 Contenders

2023 Contenders for Cigar of the Year Announced!

The 2023 Contenders for Cigar of the Year have arrived! The anticipation is over, and the stage is set for The Cigar Authority’s most coveted honor—the Cigar of the Year. With stringent criteria in place, the contenders for 2023 have been meticulously chosen, representing the pinnacle of excellence in the world of cigars. Let’s delve into the top 10 contenders vying for the prestigious title. You can purchase the contenders pack here: https://www.2guyscigars.com/contenders-pack 1. Artista […]

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VODCast: Boom! New Firecracker Cigar with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

This week on The Cigar Authority, broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Welcome to our annual special edition of TCA for Father’s Day. This year, the Godfather of Boutique Cigars Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and his daughter Lissette join us LIVE as we launch the EPC Pledge Firecracker. In the first hour we light up EPC Pledge Firecracker. In the second hour we fire up a the EPC Inch Nicaragua No. 60 […]

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Press Release: E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker On-Sale Monday!

Previously revealed in January, the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker is now shipping to United Firecracker Retailers. In 2007, the Firecracker line was born. The first cigar on the market with a long piece of tobacco at the head shaped like a ‘wick’ or ‘fuse’ to capture its name; Firecracker. After a few years on the market, the limited release Firecrackers came to life as United Cigars collaborated with a new manufacturer every year to create a […]

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EP Carrillo Retro Short Run Extended Play Cigar Review

In 2010 when Ernesto Perez-Carrillo opened EPC Cigar Company one of his first ever releases was Short Run. The concept was simple, release a yearly blend featuring tobaccos that aren’t in abundance to support a regular release. The Short Run line was popular until is disappeared in 2016. Each release of the Short Run was different based on tobacco’s available for this limited release. Back in the day, the cigar was highly sought after and […]

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E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel Cigar Review

Coming off the critically acclaimed E. P. Carillo La Historia and Encore lines, the Pledge is a little bit different than anything Ernesto has done before, and this is arguably his most full bodied and full-flavored cigar ever. The Inaugural first edition of the Pledge was supposed to be introduced in March of 2020 but due to the coronavirus is was delayed over 6 months (resting) but it is no available at only 100 shops in […]

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Balmoral Dueto Ovacion Cigar Review

One of the cigars that garnered the most attention and buzz at the 2018 IPCPR was a collaboration cigar. It is distributed under the Royal Agio and it is being billed as the first collaboration in a series. For this first collaboration, the cigar named Dueto comes to us from Boris Wintermans and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Cigar Review: Dueto Wrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa) Binder: Nicaragua (Esteli) Filler: Brazilian Mata Norte (Stalk Cut), Nicaragua Length: 5.5″ Ring Gauge: 50 Size: Ovacion (Perfecto) The Look: The Dueto comes […]

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VODCast: David Garofalo Returns From TAA With Cigars & Stories!

It’s Cinco de Mayo and you know what that means? The boys are drinking, and since Dave was doing Tequila shots at the TAA in the Dominican Republic with the likes of Carlito Fuente, Rocky Patel and Jorge Padron he can slum it with the likes of Mr. Jonathan, Barry Stein and Ed Sullivan. It’s also a cigar show, so we will talk a lot about that this week as we recap the week in […]

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Webcast: The Last Episode of Our 6th Year With Jose Blanco

6 Years, 312 Episodes and still counting! We close out our 6th Season with an epic finale. We will be joined in studio by Jose Blanco as we catch up with him about rumors, blending, and his joining forces EP Carrillo. In the second hour of the show we will light up the 20th Anniversary cigar from La Flor Dominicana, a favorite of ours that was part of the March Care Package. We will tell […]

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EP Carrillo Promotes David Spirt To VP Of Sales

E.P, Carrillo Cigar Company has promoted David Spirt from Territory Manager of Florida to the role of VP of Sales. Mr. Spirt has been a part of the industry since 2009 when he started with XIKAR before moving over to E.P. Carrillo in 2013. During his time at EPC David was promoted to Director of Corporate Accounts as well as handling in-house and international accounts where the company has shown growth over the past two […]

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The Angel’s Anvil by Crowned Heads TAA 2015

Like last year The Angel’s Anvil from Crowned Heads is an exclusive to TAA Retailers. The cigar which is a limited edition is made at Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. The factory which is owned by Ernesto Perez Carrillo made last year’s as well. This year, the cigar is based on the first ever limited edition from Crowned Heads which was the Mule Kick that was produced at the same factory. The cigar is […]

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