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The Cigar Authority

The Cigar Authority is a weekly news magazine featuring cigar discussions with Special Guests and Free Give Aways!!

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The History of Davidoff and Boutique Cigars

50 Years ago Davidoff Cigars was born and we fire up the Davidoff 50 Year Diademas Finas in celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the original boutique cigar. We will go through the timeline of this storied company and take a look at other boutique cigars that have made it. In the second hour we fire up a cigar from the current king of boutique cigar companies. Back in 2016 RoMaCraft Cigars made the Firecracker and this year the company released once again for Two Guys Smoke Shop. We’ll light up the 2018 edition and let you know how fast they sold out and how they compared. We also have the usual suspects such as Versus, Offer Of The Day, Asylum, Classic 3-Way and Cigar News on the number one downloaded cigar podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 5mins

18 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Do Smaller Cigars Burn Hotter & The Best Way To Smoke In Your Car

With David Garofalo in Las Vegas at IPCPR, Mr. Jonathan puts on his lab coat for a series of experiments. The first one is a continuation of #StrengthGate as he just can’t let it go. Today he looks at the size of the cigar and the temperature it burns at. Does smaller mean hotter?In the second hour we will discuss the best way to smoke in your car. It’s an argument between many couples, but today we will share with you the best way to limit the amount of smoke in the car. It’s something Barry & Mr. Jonathan might actually agree on.Oh yeah, there will be some cigars smoked as well. In the first hour we will light up the Camacho Liberty Series Throwback 2005 and in the second hour we will light up the Oliva O Toro from the July Care Package.We also have the usual suspects such as Versus, Offer Of The Day, Asylum, Classic 3-Way and Cigar News on the number one downloaded cigar podcast in the world.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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

1hr 59mins

14 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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The Best Show About Nothing… And Cigars

Our friends at Cigar Journal blessed us with a four page article where they called us the best show about nothing. Today we will try to live up to that as we do away with show notes. We had no meetings about what would be discussed and we have no idea what we will smoke. Can we really talk about nothing for two hours. Will this be an epic disaster or a load of laughs. We will have the usual suspects such as Versus, Offer Of The Day, Asylum, Classic 3-Way and Cigar News on the number one downloaded cigar podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 3mins

22 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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The Cigar Authority LE Show w/ Skip Martin

On this episode of The Cigar Authority, we talk about and break down the massive amounts of Limited Edition smokes that are currently on the market, and are rumoured to be entering the market. Is it hurting or helping the cigar industry. Also on hand will be Skip Martin of Romacraft Tobac, and we get to catch up with Chief Hava himself and find out what is new an exciting in Esteli, Nicaragua. All this and more on a Mr. Jonathan free edition of The Cigar Authority. 

2hr 8mins

6 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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Boom! Steve Saka & The Mi Querida Firecracker

It’s one of the most anticipated Limited Edition releases every summer. As Independence Day inches closer, we unveil the Mi Querida Firecracker which goes on sale at 2GuysCigars.com on June 25th, 2018. To celebrate the great unveil we welcome Steve Saka to show. But first we will light up the ongoing release Corojo Firecracker as we look at the history of the Firecracker. How did it start, and who had made them in the past. At 12:30 we will welcome Steve Saka to the desk and light up the Mi Querida Firecracker as we talk to him about the Firecracker and how he approached the project. We will also find out what Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has planned for IPCPR and how the situation in Nicaragua might change those plans. We also have the usual suspects such as Versus, Offer Of The Day, Asylum, Classic 3-Way and Cigar News on the number one downloaded cigar podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 1min

23 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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So You Want To Open A Cigar Shop?

The flu is running rampant in the Northeast, and with David G under the weather and unable to taste anything we are pulling a wild card and changing up the show. Originally slated to be a blind taste test today we light up two cigars from The Cigar Authority Care Package. We have heard it before, so many people want to open a cigar shop of their own. Well we have advice for you as we discuss the do’s and don’t and let you know why you are out of your mind for even considering or dreaming of the idea. In the first hour we light up a cigar made at the Perdomo Cigar Factory, called Moolah and we will let you know our thoughts on this wallet friendly stick. In the second hour we travel to the Dominican Republic and pull something from the Tabadom factory as we light up the Griffin. We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 4mins

13 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Nick Perdomo, Pistols and Craft Beer

On the heels of our Perdomo, Pistols and Pizza event in Nashua, New Hampshire we welcome into the studio Nick Perdomo where we discuss all things new from Perdomo Cigars...We will pair the new Perdomo Craft series with the appropriate beers and let you know how they change the game. All that and the usual insanity, on The Cigar Authority. 

2hr 2mins

13 Jun 2015

Rank #7

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The 2016 IPCPR Recap Show

Dave is back from IPCPR and Mr. Jonathan is at a wedding. So Dave, Chuck and Barry break down the 2016 IPCPR Show which has just concluded in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the first hour we will smoke C.O. Jones which was part of TCA Care Package. In the second hour, the boys will dig into the samples received at the show and light up something new… Join us for all the madness known as The Cigar Authority

2hr 9mins

30 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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Relearning The Cigar Essentials

Relearning The Cigar Essentials. Here Dave's complete story inside the cigar business, and a little class in how to cut, light, smoke and enjoy Premium Cigars.,, what makes them premium and why cigars are so different than all other tobacco products.

1hr 57mins

10 Nov 2013

Rank #9

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A Look At The Nicaraguan Cigar Boom

This week on The Cigar Authority we’re talking about the Nicaraguan cigar boom and we explore why Nicaragua is beating the Dominican Republic and all others for cigar production and cigar exports. It’s a changing industry, and we explore why this change is happening. In the first hour we fire up a cigar from the care package in the Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc, its rolled in Nicaragua and features a Ecuador Connecticut wrapper. In the second hour we we’ll fire up one of the best $5 cigars on the market, the Padron Delicias. We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 2mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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The Cigar Authority Road Trip

The Cigar Authority took the show on the road as we broadcasted live from Mickey Blake's in Southington, CT with guests Luis Rodriguez and Omar de Frias (Fratello Cigars)

1hr 58mins

13 Sep 2014

Rank #11

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The Cigar Authority 2019 Survey Results Show

Over the past few weeks we asked you our listeners and readers of TheCigarAuthority.com to partake in a survey where we asked you 20 questions. Well, the results are in and we will share the results… How much do you smoke, how much do you spend, what are your favorite brands and so much more. Barry has compiled all the answers and we share them with you the participants with whom it would not have been possible. The big companies are out to hurt the little companies, but have those small companies turned the tide? It appears the big are getting smaller, but are the little companies getting bigger? Regardless, the cigar industry is changing and we will take a look at what’s going on as well as some major changes in Nicaragua. In the first hour we will tackle the first 10 questions while smoking Intemperance by RoMaCraft Cigars, while in the second hour we fire up a Padron 2000 Maduro. Both cigars were named by us on our after-show where we shared with you cigars that are smoking really well right now. We will have this all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

1hr 57mins

17 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Tatuaje Cigars w/ Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars joins us in studio as we talk the Monster Series before he comes back on in the last half hour to dish what is new for 2015.

2hr

11 Oct 2014

Rank #13

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The 2018 State of the Cigar Industry Address

With bombogenesis a thing of the past and New Hampshire in the midst of an ice age with temperatures below zero degrees with as the question is cigar smoking a season thing? Cold, Snow, hot, muggy? What is the best weather condition for smoking a cigar, and what are the best types of wrappers for various weather patterns. We will address that as we smoke Tattoo by Tatuaje Cigars and at the bottom of the hour David Garofalo will give his State of the Cigar Industry Address? What are the trends, and what can we expect moving forward? In the second hour we will light up La Volcada from La Flor Dominicana, and enjoy some treats from Scotland. We also have Cigar News, A trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 2mins

6 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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How To Choose a Cigar

So you are new to cigar smoking and walking into a humidor could be a daunting experience. So many cigars to choose from but where do you begin. Inspired by an upcoming article in Cigar Journal magazine we walk you through the process on how to pick a cigar. Choosing wisely could be the turning point to a life long passion or just a fad and we will offer our insights to help you make that decision. This show isn’t just for novices because we’ve all picked up a cigar that just didn’t do it for us. We have some suggestions that will help you spend your hard earned money, wisely. In the first hour we will smoke the United Churchill as we ask the questions, does gender matter? Size? Strength? Price? Brand? We will answer these questions and more. In the second hour we will smoke the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro as we unveil who will be making the 2020 Firecracker. We’ve had a lot of people guessing, but it’s time to pull back the curtain and make the announcement. We will have this all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

1hr 58mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Sobremesa Brulee with Steve Saka and a Special Announcement

The band is back together as Dave, Jonathan, Barry & Ed welcome Steve Saka to the show as they celebrate the launch of the Sobremesa Brulee. It’s the first Connecticut shade grown cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and we will dig into what made Steve make a cigar for the masses. We will also have a special announcement surrounding a special cigar from Steve Saka so be sure to tune in to see when it will launch and how you can get it. In the second hour we will fire up a cigar from the care package in Fratello as Barry & Jonathan critique Dave’s solo hosting performance from the week prior as they discuss their upcoming road trip later in the day. We will have this all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/ Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

1hr 53mins

20 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Cigars We Save & Cigars We Seek

Many cigar smokers are collectors and their humidors contain some special cigars that they refuse to smoke until the occasion warrants it. Today we discuss some of those cigars that line the humidors belonging to the hosts of The Cigar Authority. We also look at the cigars we wish we had at least one off. What cigars are our holy grails, something we want to smoke another of or something we want to try. Will our cigars surprise you? Do we share any of the same wants? Only one way to find out, so tune in The Cigar Authority. We will light up the 2017 Cigar of the Year, the Aladino Robusto and share with you why it is the Cigar of the year. In the second hour we will light the special edition football cigar from La Flor Dominicana. We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

2hr 4mins

3 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Celebrating Halloween With Kristoff Cigars

The Cigar Authority welcomes John Fazzi to the show as we celebrate Halloween on episode number 498. What surprises will be in store this week as the boys smoke the Kristoff Shade Grown from the Care Package. We will discuss the lines from Kristoff and John’s past experience as a Black Jack Dealer. We will also cross over to The Snack Authority as we discuss best selling and worst selling Halloween Candy with Ed Sullivan and ask if any of them pair well with cigars. In the second hour we smoke a brand that is synonymous with Halloween in Tatuaje but we light up the TAA 51th (no, that’s not our typo) from the Prime Care Package as we look at the history of the Tatuaje Monster Series. We will have this all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

1hr 55mins

26 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Why Cigars Are Good For You

Can cigars be good for you? We believe they are and this week will will tell you the reasons why cigars are good for you. David, Mr. J, Barry and Ed will discuss the benefits of smoking cigars as we fire up a couple of cigars. In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package, La Gianna Havana Maduro Churchill and look at the perception of packaging changes and if it changes the taste of the cigar. Each member of The Cigar Authority is part of the Cigar Journal tasting panel and we will fire up a cigar from the latest back of cigars. We will light up cigar number 2332 and share out thoughts on the cigar and review it life for the magazine on air. Join us on The Cigar Authority, the most listened to cigar podcast in the world. We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum. 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 as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

1hr 54mins

11 May 2019

Rank #19

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Is There A Doctor In The House?

Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars joins the show as a guest from Miami, Florida where we will discuss how he went from a surgeon to a cigar manufacturer. Also, we will smoke the new Avo No. 2 and find out which one of us got named to a tasting panel for Cigar Journal magazine. Join us for the crazy madhouse institutional fun on the top educational cigar podcast on the internet, The Cigar Authority.

2hr 8mins

10 Jan 2015

Rank #20