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VODCast: The Cigar Casualty of War

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… We discuss the story of a cigar company that went up in flames because of a war they were never part of. Additionally we share the winner of the 2022 Cigar Draft! This week we will light up two cigars from the care package… Hammer + Sickle Tradicion and Hermitage Toro. Join us for all of this and […]

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Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Salomon Cigar Review

The day after the Super Bowl should be a National Holiday as many people are dragging their feet today after the shootout in Minneapolis between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. It was a game of records, and it wasn’t a game for the purist. As a result of that, we decided to light up something that wasn’t for the purist in terms of its shape. Yes, that is a stretch but it was […]

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IPCPR 2017: Hammer + Sickle Cigars

Hammer + Sickle the maker of my favorite Vodka, produces a line of cigars that include Tradicion, Trademark, Hermitage, Moscow City and Berlin Wall. The company is releasing the Berlin Wall box pressed later this year, in 10 count boxes. Director of Sales Erik Wentworth showed us this new cigar which we’ve been lucky enough to sample and it has quickly become a favorite. As reported a few weeks earlier on The Cigar Authority podcast, […]

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Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Salomone Burn

Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Salomone Cigar Review

Introduced at the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas, the Salomone is the latest size from Klin Tobacco’s Hammer + Sickle Tradicion line. It’s not a vitola we see every day, and it is definitely not an easy cigar to roll. However, it seems like Tabadom (Davidoff) does it better than anyone else. It’s a cigar we have been eagerly awaiting, and now that it is here let us see if it lives up to expectations…. […]

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Cigar Review | Hermitage No. 1

The other day in a Facebook conversation about box-press Cigars on the Two Guys Smoke Shop page, Mr. Jonathan mentioned the Hermitage being one of his favorite box-pressed cigars. As luck would have it Erik Wentworth from Hammer + Sickle cigars stopped by and handed me the cigar that will be used for today’s review. According the their website, “A medium to full body cigar Hermitage No.1 delivers distinct complexity, and is truly a smoke that […]

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