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Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Victorian Corona

Highclere Castle is globally recognized as the iconic face of the award-winning television drama, Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle is now producing a cigar reminiscent of those enjoyed at Highclere Castle during the 19th and early 20th centuries. To create and produce the cigar, Highclere Castle Cigar Company has partnered with world-renowned cigar producer Nicholas Melillo of Foundation Cigar Company. George Carnarvon, the current 8th Earl of Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle and farmer of the 5,000-acre […]

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VODCast: The Cigar Industry Graveyard

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… The cigar industry graveyard. Where cigars go to die – and the brands that has happened too. It’s the Ugly truth and we have it for you! We will fire up a cigar from The Cigar Authority care package in the first hour; Studio 21 #4 Churchill.  In the second hour we will fire up the United Cigar/Foundation Cigar collaboration; […]

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VODCast: Maduro Cigars – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Don’t be Afraid of the dark – Dark Cigars that are mild, smooth and sweet, like they are supposed to be! We share some our favorites and tell you why you shouldn’t be afraid of the dark. In the first hour we light up the Avo Classic Maduro while in the second hour we light up the La […]

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Cigar Review: West Tampa Tobacco Company Black Robusto

After 20 years with General Cigars & CAO it was announced in March 2022 that Rick Rodriguez would be retiring. Beginning in 2000, Rick Rodriguez would start his career as a sales representative learning from Benji Menendez and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. In 2008 he joined Team La Gloria, the blenders behind La Gloria Cubana. When General Cigar bought CAO in 2009 he would become their blender and brand ambassador. Only 10 days after his official retirement […]

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VODCast: Digging Deep in Dave’s Humidor

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dave decided to go through his humidors and catalog what’s in them. He shares with us what rare and no longer made cigars he’s held on to as well as some personal favorites. Join us as we go digging deep in Dave’s Humidor. In the first hour we light up the Buffalo Ten Maduro and in the second […]

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VODCast: Cigar Smoking Etiquette

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… We discuss cigar smoking etiquette… Whether you are new to cigar smoking or a pro… What to-do and what Not to-do… that is the question and we have an answer. In the first hour we light up the Montosa Maduro from the care package and in the second hour we fire the Terra Nova Dark Fired Kentucky… Join […]

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VODCast: The Interview Dave Has Been Waiting His Whole Life to Get!

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dave always says that he had a cigar named after him BUT as he looks closer, it was made for his family. Today we smoke cigars in honor of his family, and you will learn more than you ever wanted to know about The Garofalo’s…. Because today… it is The Interview he’s been waiting for his whole career […]

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Press Release: Aganorsa Leaf Reimagines Core Line Brands

Aganorsa Leaf has streamlined their core line Corojo, Maduro, Habano, and Connecticut brands under the new La Validación Series. Maintaining the same blends as the original releases, the four lines have been repackaged with more prominent Aganorsa Leaf branding, and the box counts and sizes have been standardized. All four lines will now be showcased in boxes of 15 and consist of three vitolas: Gran Robusto 5 x 54, Toro 6.25 x 52, and Gran […]

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VODCast: The Cigar Authority 12th Anniversary LIVE

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… 12 Years Ago (in 2010) – Dave had a crazy idea to start a podcast and he wasn’t even sure what a podcast was. Today – our studio audience flew from around the world, to join us as we celebrate 12 years of the show! It’s the figgin’ Catalina Wine Mixer on steroids… The Cigar Authority’s 12 Year […]

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Cigar Review: Montoso Maduro Toro

German based Arnold André began US distribution with United Cigars in 2022, however the company was founded in 1817. Arnold André is the largest machine-made cigar manufacturer in Germany and began its premium cigar production after purchasing a facility in the Dominican Republic in 2011. Though their premium cigar production has been well received all over Europe, this is Arnold André’s first release in the US. According to the United Cigars website, “The protective embrace […]

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