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Eric Hanson

VODCast: All Time Greatest Cigar Packaging

This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…Sometime as consumers, we buy the Sizzle and not the Steak. It certainly happens in the cigar industry where sometime elaborate packaging takes priority over the cigar itself. The greatest cigar packaging of all time as we are joined live in studio by Erik Wentworth of Hammer + Sickle Cigars. In the first hour we will smoke the Trademark Maduro […]

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VODCast: The Cigar Authority Remembers Eric Hanson

As you may know by now Eric Hanson from Hammer + Sickle passed away this week. Today, The Cigar Authority will be joined by Hammer + Sickle Nation Sales Manager Erik Wentworth as we reflect on our very close friend. We’ll do this while smoking a Hammer + Sickle Hermitage in the first hour and a Moscow City that was limited to just 1,000 boxes of which Dave was personally gifted a sign box. With […]

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The Cigar Industry Loses A Friend In Eric Hanson of Hammer & Sickle

Eric P. Hanson, 45, of Hammer + Sickle passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 8th, 2018. Accordinging to¬†Anthony Faletra CEO of KLIN Groupe, ¬†“The family and company is saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss. KLIN will continue to follow the path on both sides of the business that Eric paved for them. He was one of the most innovative people in the industry and it is our job, pleasure and honor to follow this […]

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Two Guys Smoke Shop 32nd Anniversary Cigar Dinner Date is Set

Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, Nashua, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will be celebrating its 32nd Anniversary on September 13, 2017 by giving away a Custom-Built Man Cave. The Man Cave is a completely finished building, insulated and ready to use year round, equipped with a bar, humidor, electric wiring run throughout with 4 outlets, ceiling fan and lighting inside and out. Two Guys, a very popular New England Cigar Shop has not only become […]

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Podcast: Smoking Trademark, Drinking Vodka, Playing Poker

It’s a busy week on The Cigar Authority as we welcome Eric Hanson of Hammer + Sickle the maker of the cigar once known as Icon. We will light up the Trademark Maduro which is part of the The Cigar Authority care package. In addition to cigars Eric Hanson will tell us about their line of vodka and we will smoke a cigar from the vault called Second Growth. We will take a look at […]

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Media : The Cigar Of The Year Contenders

Since 1992 David Garofalo has been picking his cigar of the year, and over the years some of the formula to pick the cigar. As with years past we will announce the contenders for Cigar of the Year. 7 Cigars will be unveiled over the course of the show. Last year’s cigar of the year was Icon by Hammer + Sickle and joining us live on location will be brand owner, Eric Hanson. Who do […]

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News | Berlin Wall Celebration Short Corona

Eric Hanson stopped by The Cigar Authority today to share with us information on the release of a special cigar to celebrate the tearing down of the Berlin Wall which came down on November 9th, Rolled 5 years ago, the Berlin Wall Celebration Short Corona measure 4.75 x 46 and features a Honduran Criollo wrapper over binder and fillers from Honduras. Only 5,000 sticks were produced and will carry an MSRP of $5.00 As an […]

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