Since 1992 David Garofalo has been naming The Cigar of the Year, and for the 24th time, we will do so today; the day before Super Bowl Sunday in our time honored tradtion...

We well smoke the 2014 COTY BG Meyer one last time and then light up the 2015 Cigar of the Year...

Who will it be? Tune in and find out!

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This week on The Cigar Authority we smoke a few rare cigars... The first one was included in the now sold out Cigar Authority Care Package... Made in 2012; 500 boxes of 50 are long gone.. So what does David do? He sends out the ones he had stashed away in his personal collection...
In the second hour we light up a Cohiba XV550 Extra Vigoroso that was rolled by Dave on January 11, 2004.
On top of all of that we take on the question that is asked often in a cigar shop, how come my lighter doesn't light? We will break down lighter filling, lighter repair and why certain cans of Butane work better than others...
All this and more on The Cigar Authority...
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We are joined by the Editor In Chief from Cigar Journal Magazine who weighs in on Dave’s article where he rated the cigar magazines… What will Reinhold Widmayer have to say?

Also rumour has it that KILO is no more, and we will have the details about it and how you can get a special deal on the remaining inventory… Tune in and find out how you can get two boxes for the price of 1.

All this and more on The Cigar Authority

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This week on The Cigar Authority we smoke a couple of cigars that were not part of the Care Package; but that isn’t the big story…

The Big Story this week is the Fallout from David Garofalo’s Editorial on rating Cigar Magazine.. Some people weren’t happy but then again some loved it!

We will also talk Humidors including Fireproof humidors, refrigerated humidors and humidifiers. We will also discuss how to season it, and prep it for your cigars.

All this and more with David Garofalo, Mr. Jonathan and Barry Stein!

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This week on The Cigar Authority we smoke two cigars that were so good they got two #1’s. Coming in at #11 on the Cigar Aficionado list was Hammer + Sickle Tradition and #11 in Cigar Journal was La Boheme from Boutique Blends…

We also hear from Old Fart Freddy for the last time and hear from Dave on Rating Cigar Magazine…

Join us with special guest Eric Hanson of Hammer + Sickle

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We smoke a Cuban in the first hour of the show, the Verueros Entretiempos and Dave gives us his state of the industry address. In the second hour we light up something from La Flor Dominicana as Jon Carney will join us for the duration of the show… 

Join us for the 300th episode of madness and mayhem on The Cigar Authority.

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This week on The Cigar Authority we recap the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 and check our scorecards to see who had the best predictions. We also tell the story about how a Cigar Bar almost cost David his business….

It’s the last show of 2015 we got all the usual shenanigans.. So join us live or catch the podcast!

Join us for all the madness known as The Cigar Authority!

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This week on The Cigar Authority we light up another cigar from the December Care Package, the Nestor Miranda Connecticut Coffee Break. We discuss out the blend came to be and how it has ties a member of The Cigar Authority…

We also break down the Winter 2015 issue of Cigar Journal which features Avo Uvezian on the cover. We discus there 2015 awards and maybe even mention their Top 25 countdown.

In the second hour we take a look at how we are doing with our Top 25 predictions.. Cigars 2-10 were announced prior to our taping of the show on Thursday at 5pm.

Lastly we each pick a cigar to smoke in the second hour, and discuss why we picked that cigar.

Join us for all the madness known as The Cigar Authority!

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It’s that time of year again when Cigar Aficionado comes out with their list of Top 25 cigars.. We will share with you our predictions of what we believe their list will be…

Also we will be smoking the Aging Room 356 which was part of The Cigar Authority Care Package for the month of December.

All this and more on The Cigar Authority

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This weekend we welcome our friend Jack Torano back to The Cigar Authority as we smoke the first cigar in the December Care Package... The Roberto Duran Signature... We will catch up with Jack find out how 2015 was for Duran Cigars and what 2016 will hold...

Also Dave returns from Art Basel in Miami and lets us know about that event and his rubbing elbows with various manufactures in the 305...

All that and the usual shennanigans on The Cigar Authority...

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