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The Cigar Industry Loses A Friend In Eric Hanson of Hammer & Sickle

Eric P. Hanson, 45, of Hammer + Sickle passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 8th, 2018. Accordinging to Anthony Faletra CEO of KLIN Groupe,  “The family and company is saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss. KLIN will continue to follow the path on both sides of the business that Eric paved for them. He was one of the most innovative people in the industry and it is our job, pleasure and honor to follow this […]

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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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Hammer + Sickle Museum Edition Moscow City Cigar Review

Over the last couple of months Eric Hanson has been a regular visitor to The Cigar Authority studios. After all their offices are about 20 minutes to the south of us. During that time frame we have heard and discussed the Museum Edition from concept to completion including seeing the prototype. This week, the Hammer + Sickle Museum Series has arrived. The packaging is almost as divine as the cigar. Read on to hear our experience of […]

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Podcast: Live From Barry’s Wedding

This week we are on the road in Goffstown, New Hampshire for Barry’s Wedding. Broadcasting live from the La Flor Dominicana studios, we will sit down and meet the bride that was crazy enough to accept his proposal. We will sit down with the official sponsor of the wedding Hammer + Sickle Cigars & Vodka as well as meet the Best Man. Join us as we light up the Hammer + Sickle Trademark Natural and […]

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Cigar Review | Moscow City w/ Moscow Mule

Before Hammer + Sickle got into the cigar business they were in the spirits business. Hammer + Sickle Vodka begins their process in the Black Earth region of central Russia where arctic temperatures produce an excellent crop. Every spring the wheat is harvested and shipped to their distillery in Klin where small batches of ultra smooth vodka are created. With the addition of Ginger Beer with lime to their arsenal the ingredients for a Moscow Mule […]

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