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Nestor Miranda

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut Toro

More than a decade ago, I made the move from NYC to Miami where I began working at Miami Cigar & Company. One of my greatest memories was heading down to Esteli, Nicaragua with Jason Wood VP of Miami Cigars and Eddie Ortega who was in the process of launching his own lines. During this trip Jason and I were tasked on creating a cigar for the Nestor Miranda Special Selection line to bring back […]

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Nestor Miranda Private Reserve Lancero Cigar Review

In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Cigar & Company sent out an unbanded cigar to a select few cigar bloggers and asked us our opinion during a Zoom call. The cigar was well received by the vast majority on the call. During the session, Jason Wood told us that Nestor Miranda had blended the cigar himself at La Aurora and fell in love with it, pressuring him to release it. We debated the […]

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Two Guys Smoke Shop’s 36th Anniversary Scheduled for September 16, 2021

Two Guys Smoke Shop celebrates their time in the premium cigar business each year with a gala event they call their Anniversary Party. Two Guys Smoke Shop has been doing this since they began their business in 1985 and with cigar lovers around the world. This is the premier event, the must see show, and there are lots of reasons for that. Two Guys Smoke Shop, the world’s largest volume, independently owned and operated cigar […]

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Miami Cigar to Release Nestor Miranda Private Reserve

Miami Cigar & Company has announced that they will be releasing a series of cigars called, Nestor Miranda Private Reserve. The initial release will be a 6.75″ x 40 lancero that is limited to 500 boxes of 10. The blend features a Dominican Corojo wrapper over Criollo ’98 binder and filler from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Brazil. The Nestor Miranda Private Reserve Lancero is the first in the series of releases with all blends […]

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Two Guys Smoke Shop 35th Anniversary Dinner Announced

Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, Nashua, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary on September 16, 2020 by giving away up to $35,000. Two Guys Smoke Shop, a very popular New England Cigar Shop, has not only become known for being the highest volume independently owned and operated retail cigar shop in America, but also for it’s elaborate Anniversary events which have included everything from giving away Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Hummer […]

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Nestor Miranda Special Selection Toro Cigar of the Year Review

Miami Cigar & Company celebrated its 30th Anniversary by bringing back a line that was a fan favorite. The Nestor Miranda Special Selection was the signature line of the company. The Special Selection was originally introduced in 2006 and was available in two wrappers at the time of its release, Habano Rosado and a dark Habano Oscuro. In 2012, the company added a Connecticut wrapper to the original release. During their 25th Anniversary in 2014, […]

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The 2019 Cigar of the Year Is…

This time each year, since 1992, Two Guys Smoke Shop and The Cigar Authority have had the honor of announcing “The Cigar of the Year.” Today marks 28 years of The Cigar of the Year, an award that has been given out by David Garofalo, owner of Two Guys Smoke Shop, and the host of the award-winning cigar podcast called The Cigar Authority. David explains that his team takes this assignment very seriously, and takes […]

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Podcast: The After Show Asks Nestor Miranda About The 2019 Contenders

On The Cigar Authority we announced the Contenders for Cigar of the Year. One of the cigars was the Nestor Miranda Special Selection. This week Nestor Miranda joins The After Show and we ask him how does he like his chances of winning the coveted Cigar of the Year?  The After show is brought to you by Roma Craft Tobac. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live […]

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Don Lino Africa Duma Robusto Cigar Review

In May 2019, Miami Cigar & Company announced the return of the legendary Don Lino Africa. This time the company taps cigar maker AJ Fernandez to interpret the line. While the original release featured Cameroon tobacco in the filler, this time around the tobacco varietal moves to the binder. The cigar was inspired in the mid-2000s when Nestor Miranda had just traveled on Safari to the continent of Africa. Having fallen in love with the […]

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VODCast: The Contenders For the 2019 Cigar of the Year with Nestor Miranda

Since 1992 David Garofalo has been announcing The Cigar of the Year. It is the only cigar of the year that allows you our listeners to cast a vote and have your voice heard. Seven cigars will be unveiled that make up the contenders and we will tell you how you can be a part of the process. First however we will be joined by the owner of Miami Cigar & Company as we help […]

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