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VODCast: The Cigar Industry Graveyard

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… The cigar industry graveyard. Where cigars go to die – and the brands that has happened too. It’s the Ugly truth and we have it for you! We will fire up a cigar from The Cigar Authority care package in the first hour; Studio 21 #4 Churchill.  In the second hour we will fire up the United Cigar/Foundation Cigar collaboration; […]

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Press Release: Wiseman Firecracker Coming August 29th

The Foundation/United Wise Man Maduro Firecracker will begin shipping to United Cigars retailers starting August 22nd and will be staggered to arrive to retailers on August 29th. With the end of Summer approaching and Labor Day weekend on everyone’s calendar the rerelease of the 2021 United Cigars Series Unidas Firecracker couldn’t come at a better time. The on-going United Cigars Firecracker line is available year-round but there is always the anticipation of which manufacturers band will […]

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Wiseman Firecracker Cigar Review

There are a few things certain in life. Taxes, Death, and the United Cigars Firecracker Limited Edition. Aside from the regular production United Firecracker there is always the anticipation of which manufacturers band will adorn the 3.5” x 50 vitola with the original wick as the cap. This year’s collaboration is with Foundation Cigar Company and in true Firecracker form, President and master blender, Nicholas Melillo delivered excellence with the Wiseman Maduro Firecracker. This year […]

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Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda Cigar Review

This weekend on The Cigar Authority podcast, we are welcoming to the show Nicholas Melillo also know as Nick. R. Agua. He’s the owner of Foundation Cigar Company and he originally hails from the state of Connecticut. In addition to smoking his new Havana Seed CT #142 we will discuss the history of tobacco in the state. In order to get ourselves in the mood we decided to fire up a Wiseman Maduro Corona Gorda […]

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Foundation Cigar Company Announces Wiseman Lancero

On the heels of Wiseman Maduro’s strong following, Foundation Cigar Company adds a Cuban box press Lancero to the line. The product will be released at next month’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. Booth #349. The 7 ½ x 40 Cuban-box-press Lanceros will be available in 13-count boxes and are being produced at TABSA in Esteli, Nicaragua. The MSRP for the cigars will be $13 per cigar and $169, Foundation Cigar Company President and master […]

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The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda Cigar Review

When Nick Melillo, the master blender behind Liga Privada came out with his first line of cigars we all scratched our heads wondering why he would name it something this Average Joe can’t pronounce. El Gueguense wasn’t a name that rolled off the tongue and in my opinion the brand suffered. If you can’t pronounce it, chances are you can’t remember the name. This year, Foundation Cigar Company released a followup to that cigar this […]

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