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Cigar Review: Elenor Rose Revolver

At Two Guys Smoke Shop’s Anniversary Party in 2021, Carson & Tony Serino showed up with some cigars that they handed out to myself and David Garofalo. While I am sure others got samples I only witnessed this exchange. Dave was instantly in love with Elenor Rose. It’s a cigar that he has talked about almost non-stop for a year. The name Elenor Rose is multi-faceted: a tribute to the ultra-fine Ecuador Rosado wrapper, a rose […]

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Cigar Review: Buffalo Ten Maduro Toro

When you see a cigar on the shelf at a cigar at this price you wonder, how good can this be and how can they make any money. According to the folks at El Artista, “They say money isn’t everything and they are right; this blend is priced so low you will question how we even make any money. The answer is: we make cigars, not money.” If the name El Artista sounds familiar it […]

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Camacho Ecuador BXP Toro Tubo Cigar Review

As an added twist,  Davidoff/Camacho Master Blenders have amplified the original Camacho Ecuador with the addition of Pennsylvania Broadleaf n in Pennsylvania. According to Davidoff/Camacho, “The introduction of these Broadleaf tobaccos greatly intensifies the aromas and increases overall palette stimulation, while the box-pressing delivers a noticeably longer and cooler smoke with enhanced mouth feel.” Cigar Review: Camacho Ecuador BxP Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Binder: Brazil Mata Fina Filler: Honduras (Corojo, Criollo Ligero) Dominican Republic (Pelo de Oro) and USA (Pennsylvania Broadleaf) […]

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Day 2 IPCPR 2019: Drew Newman of JC Newman

In 1910, The American was the first cigar brand rolled in J.C. Newman’s El Reloj factory when it opened in Ybor City, Florida. We caught up with Drew Newman who tells us about the 100% American made cigar that we hope will reach retailers soon as it is believe that 50 accounts nationwide will be selected to receive the cigar in the coming months. The tobacco, boxes, stain, bands, cliche’ and everything about the cigar […]

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House Bill Introduced To Exempt Premium Cigars, Again

Like clockwork the past few years the House and Senate have introduced bills that would provide a much needed exemption for Premium Cigars. Earlier this year the Senate introduced S.8 which was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio, and H.R. 1854 follows suit with however it is it not identical and would remove a certain exemption sought by S.8. The bill currently summarized as “H.R.1854 – To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify […]

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Recluse Los Cabos Toro Cigar Review

This week on The Cigar Authority we welcomes Scott Weeks to the show and we smoked a cigar from the care package. As has become customary after the show we review a cigar that was part of care package. Today that cigar is the Relcuse Los Cabos Toro. Cigar Review: Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Wrapper: San Andres Binder: Not Disclosed Filler: Dominican Republic, USA (Pennsylvania) Length: 6.25″ Ring: 50 Size: Toro The Look: The Los Cabos comes packaged in a box that matches […]

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Bill Introduced in US Senate To Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA

Yesterday, United States Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) re-introduced legislation to exempt premium cigars from FDA regulation. The bill, Senate Bill 294 (“S. 294”), was introduced with a total of 10 original sponsors and co-sponsors, which include Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Daines (R-MT), Senator Tester (D-MT), Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Corey Gardner (R-CO), Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). Like S. 441 and […]

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La Gianna Havana Bambino Burn

La Gianna Havana Bambino Cigar Review

Living in New England the weather isn’t exactly cigar friendly. So this time of year we look for a shorter smoke to enjoy before frostbite sets in. Some people call them Dog Walkers, I prefer to call them Don’t Freeze Your Balls Off cigars. Granted, it’s not as catchy, but I don’t own a dog. Since I moved to New Hampshire one of those cigars that I reach for the La Gianna Havana. In looking […]

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Villiger 1888 Launches in USA

(Miami, Florida) December 12, 2016— Villiger Cigars is set to ship the new Villiger 1888 today Monday, December 12, 2016 Nationally to cigar shops in the U.S. The blend made a” sneak peek” appearance at the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas and made a splash at InterTabac 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. A special launch event is scheduled in Miami. The Villiger 1888 blend is a complex and elegant cigar that was part of a 2010 […]

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Obama Hurting U.S. Small Business by Easing Restriction on Cuban Cigars – A David Garofalo Editorial

PLEASE… stop asking that question… The Cuban Embargo is NOT Over, but there has been yet another kick in the cojones for American businesses and the creation of an unfair playing field, if you ask me. Americans traveling abroad can now return with all the Cuban cigars and Cuban rum they want and they don’t go through any of the same pesky regulations and taxation that all other cigars have to go through. This “free […]

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