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Montecristo

Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Churchill Cigar Review

On The Cigar Authority podcast we smoked the 1935 Anniversary the latest cigar from Altadis USA. Like many recent cigars from the company, this one is made by AJ Fernandez who seems to have his hands on every brand with a Cuban heritage. According to a press release from Altadis USA, ” The first Montecristo cigar was handcrafted in 1935 using a signature blend of tobaccos, which remains the standard by which the brand still lives […]

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VODCast: How To Train A Cigar Smoker Like A Dog

LIVE from the Toscano Cigar Sound Stage at Studio 21 Podcast high above Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH. As a cigar retailer & lover of cigars Dave has always wanted to train his customers. Train them to know his hours, train them to come in often, and train them to take his advice. All of this training to make their overall experience better. We’ll talk about that today with Dog Trainer, Cigar Smoker […]

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Great Pretenders Bold & Spicy Cigar Review

According to David Garofalo of Two Guys Smoke shop, “The story of the Great Pretenders came many years ago when hearing customers searching for cigars that taste like others for a lot less in price. This was not easy to do, but it is finally done. These are deliberate copies of the best-selling Premium cigars in the United States who must go unnamed, as they are not those brands but the Great Pretenders.” Cigar: Great Pretenders […]

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Montecristo Nicaragua Series Toro Cigar Review

On the March 2nd, 2019 episode of The Cigar Authority we welcomed to the show Brad Winstead, the Head of Consumer Marketing for Altadis USA. In the first hour of the show we lit up the Montecristo Nicaragua Series which was part of the care package. As has become customary we offer up a full review of the cigar. Cigar Review: Montecristo Nicaragua Series Wrappr: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 54 Size: Toro The Look: The Montecristo Nicaragua Series features […]

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VODCast: Brad Winstead, Montecristo Nicaragua & Barry’s Birthday!

It’s a party as we are joined by the Head of Consumer Marketing for Altadis USA, Brad Winstead as we fire up a cigar from the March Care Package. We will discuss and smoke the Montecristo Nicaragua Series. We will look at the footprint of Altadis and discuss the cigars within their portfolio and perhaps get a sneak peek at what is coming this year. In the second hour the celebration continues as Barry turns […]

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Altadis USA Unveils 2018 Line Up

Ahead of this year’s IPCPR show, Altadis U.S.A. is unveiling updates and introductions that will be showcased at the trade show. Leading the way are two Nicaraguan offerings from the Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta 1875 lines. Following the success of the H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez, Altadis will debut H. Upmann Connecticut, in collaboration with the Grupo de Maestros. Rounding out the introductions, will be an Aging Room Quattro Connecticut and Nicaragua selection. Other […]

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The Changing “FACE” of the Cigar Industry – A David Garofalo Editorial

The Changing “FACE” of the Cigar Industry! The Faces of the Brands and the ones that could be changing another Editorial by David Garofalo We know a small business owner, as is in the cigar industry, must be a jack of all trades and one of the tools they should possess is being the face of their brand. Today even some of the huge corporations and brands have attempted to put faces and personalities to […]

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Altadis U.S.A. Announces Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch II

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After the major success of the Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch, Altadis U.S.A. is proud to announce the release of Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch II, a sequel to its limited-edition predecessor. “Like the original, we expect this limited edition to sell out quickly and be an aficionado’s favorite. This cigar will showcase the Maestros’ passion and craft, exploiting adult cigar consumers’ palates with rich aromas,” Altadis U.S.A. says. […]

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Cigar Review | Montecristo Edmundo (Cuba)

I was posed the question the other day, asking how come we haven’t reviewed any Cuban cigars on The Cigar Authority. At first I answered the question with the fact that they aren’t available in the United States, but I was pointed to the fact that our readership is global. So with that said I was given a Montecristo Edmundo to review, let’s see how the cigar fairs to my American palate. Cigar: Montecristo Size: 5.3 x […]

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Editorial – Dave’s Trip To Cuba (Legally) – The Conclusion

Day 6 and “The Shocking Conclusion” We all packed our bags in the morning (included would be my $100 worth of legal Cuban Cigars and alcohol combined) had my last Cuban Coffee in Cuba and 2 more cigars before we got ready to Hurry-Up and Wait! This is what I hate most about traveling, especially out of the country and even more so to and from Cuba. They want you there 5 hours early and […]

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