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Tom Lazuka

When Will The Current Cigar Boom End? – The After Show

Tom Lazuka from Asylum Cigars joins us. Cigar smoking and sales have been way up since the pandemic started. Now, we are seeing shortages and price increases. When will the cigar boom end and things go back to normal? The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and […]

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Asylum Eight 2020 11/18 Cigar Review

In 2020 Asylum celebrates its 8th Anniversary with the limited edition Asylum Eight. The cigar was originally scheduled to be released earlier this year, but as with many things, the cigar was delayed due to COVID-19. It marks the second anniversary release for the company in as many years, following up on the Asylum Seven from 2019. Cigar Review: Asylum Eight Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 48/54/48 Size: 11/18 The Look: The Asylum Eight packaging is beautiful with […]

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Asylum Seven 11/18 Cigar Review

Cigar companies usually wait until their 10th Anniversary to celebrate with an anniversary release. But that wasn’t insane enough for Asylum, so they opted to celebrate their 7th anniversary with the release of Asylum Seven. A limited edition cigar that was limited to just 1,000 boxes of 20 in two sizes. 7 x 70 an infamous size that was taken to the mainstream by Tom Lazuka and 11/18 an iconic size made by Christina Eiroa […]

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Asylum 13 Medulla Cigar Review

One of the unique releases at the 2017 IPCPR this year was the Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata. This 50 count box is unique as there are 25 cigars that are the traditional round (Medulla) and 25 cigars that are box pressed (Oblongata). Both cigars are the same blend so it’s another instance of being able to judge for yourself how much box pressing changes things up, if at all. We did a similar comparison a […]

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Asylum 13 TAA Box Pressed Burn

Asylum 13 7 x 70 Box Pressed TAA Exclusive Cigar Review

As a fat guy, I have long preached bigger is better. Sadly, that hasn’t caught on outside of my wife. What has caught on is the massive ring gauge cigar fad craze much to my dismay. I get that many people see the added value in larger ring gauges, but for me I feel as if you are giving up on the flavor. With Asylum that is different as the cigars are blended to the […]

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Asylum Connecticut Robusto Cigar Review

It’s strange how our palates change over time. When I started smoking cigars I was a huge fan of Connecticut wrapper that was grown in Connecticut. However, as the cigar companies began to use shade grown Connecticut seed that was grown in Ecuador I found that I lost the taste for the wrapper. There was something about the Ecuador grown wrappers that left my mouth dry. Now over the last year or so I have […]

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Asylum 13 The Ogre Super 11/18

In March, we reported that Asylum was releasing two new sizes, the first being 8 x 80, with the second being the Super 11/18 which measures 8 x 60 x 70. Today we review the latter, the Super 11/18 Ogre from Asylum.   Cigar: Asylum 13 The Ogre Size: 8 x 60 x 70 x 60 (Super 11/18) Wrapper: Candela/Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Strength: Mild-Medium Source: CLE/Asylum The Look: I’ll be honest, the Super 11/18 Ogre looks like an elephant dick, not […]

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Asylum Nyctophilia – TAA Exclusive

Each year 80 retailers and select manufacturers get together for a mini convention; TAA. The Tobacconist Association of America retailers also get their fair share of limited edition releases, with one of them being Asylum Nyctophilia. The cigar is all maduro from wrapper to binder, to filler. Making this cigar a triple maduro available in a 5 x 50, 6 x 60, and 7 x 70. The name is a reference to people who love […]

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Review | Asylum Dragon’s Milk

According to the packing of the Asylum Dragon’s Milk,  “Asylum Cigars and the New Holland Brewing Company have collaborated to create this innovative blend of fine tobacco and bourbon barrel nesting, “Dragon’s Milk”. These extraordinary beauties are hand-made and aged inside hand selected  barrels to fully capture the essence of the Dragon’s Milk, Bourbon Barrel Stout. Every cigar will offer excellent body, balance and enhanced flavors.” The stick which is a limited edition comes packaged […]

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Media: Smoking Blind In The Asylum

Tom Lazuka from Asylum Cigars joined us today on The Cigar Authority, as we completed the first round of the blind taste test. We lost about 10 minutes of the video due to an internet issue, but Tom Lazuka’s segment is complete. You can hear the whole show without the interruption via iTunes. During his segment, Tom Lazuka lets us know about the new Dragonsmilk Cigar, Patoro from CLE and a new Nicaragua Puro that […]

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