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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: 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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Le Careme Burn

Le Careme Cananozo Cigar Review

One thing is for certain, the back story for brand names for cigars from Crowned Heads are certainly different. We’ve seen cigars named for a piece of art that is synonymous with the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, a cigar that draws its name from the band Kings of Leon, a cigar that pulls from Johnny Cash and now a cigar that is inspired by French Cuisine. La Carême is named after Marie Antoine Carême, a chef who […]

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The Angels Anvil 2017 Burn

The Angel’s Anvil 2017 by Crowned Heads Cigar Review

For the last few years Crowned Heads as offered up an exclusive release for members of the Tobacconist Association of America. Like all TAA releases they are highly sought after and usually sell out pretty quickly. This year, Jon Huber & Mike Condor turned to Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic for the 2017 release of The Angel’s Anvil. The factory which is owned by Ernest Perez-Carillo produced 1,000 boxes of 20. Cigar Review: The Angel’s […]

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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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