Do you remember the Pepsi Challenge?

We do, and we will explain the concept and history behind it as we take that process to the cigar world.

Let's face it as we walk through the humidor a cigar band can catch our eye and causes us to gravitate toward that smoke. We all have friends that a loyal to one brand, but would they be if the didn't know the cigar they were smoking.

In the first hour the boys will smoke two cigars and there is no wrong answer, but will they choose A or B. In the second hour they'll do it again with cigars C vs D. Will we surprise the panel? Will the hosts pick the cigar they normally would without the band? Tune in to this social experiment and see how it all plays out.
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/.

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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/.

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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/.

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In the first hour we will sit down and light up the 2016 Cigar of the Year from Jochy Blanco’s Indian Head Tobacco. The La Galera Connecticut will end its reign as champion and we will sit down with Jonathan Carney from La Flor Dominicana to discuss what’s happening with Litto Gomez and family. We will find out how their lives changed after Cigar Aficionado named them Cigar of the Year.

In the second hour we will unveil our Cigar of the Year, something we have been doing since 1992. What cigar will enter the circle of champions? You don’t want to miss this show, so be sure to tune in as we hand out this very prestigious award.

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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This week The Cigar Authority broadcasts live at a special time, 4pm (Eastern) on Thursday December 21st and we will be joined by the Director of Sales from United Cigar, Oliver Nivaud.

In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package that happens to be one of Barry’s favorite every day cigars, the Fleur de la Reine Maduro. We will also discuss the Top 10 Cigar listing from Aficionado, and see how we did with our predictions.

In the second hour, Oliver Nivaud will play the role of Santa where he has a special cigar for each of us. What will the cigar be? Tune in to find out what Santa brought us to light up. We will also discuss our favorite Christmas Movie, Foods and Songs because it is that most wonderful time of year.

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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Dave returns from Florida after making the trek last weekend to show his respects for Old Man Padron. He’ll fill is in on the Celebration of Life and let us know who was there and who he rubbed elbows with.

We will light up The Upsetters from Foundation Cigar Company as we sit down with Rick Ardito. We will discuss his history with Drew Estate, ACID and now his relationship with Foundation Cigar Company with brands like The Upsetters and the cigar we will smoke in the second hour, Tabernacle.

Last week the boys made their predictions on the end of year lists from Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Journal. With one list down, how did the boys perform? Will any have bragging rights?

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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Easily one of our most popular episodes each year is where we make our annual predictions about the Top 10 from Cigar Aficionado. Barry, David, Ed, and Mr. Jonathan will offer their own Top 10 list for each magazine. How accurate will they be? With the lists coming out soon we won’t have long to wait…

We will also light up something from Southern Draw Cigars as we sit down with Robert Holt and find out a little about his company who has his cigars made by AJ Fernandez. We will also be joined by his local representative and stogie geek, Joe D.

In the second hour we will light up a cigar from The Cigar Authority care package, the AJ Fernandez Enclave and share the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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This week it’s episode 401 as we are joined by Jason Wood the Vice President of Miami Cigar & Company. We will light up a cigar distributed by them, the La Aurora ADN Dominicano which is better known as La Aurora DNA. We’ll also find out what’s up with Tatiana, Toscano and the most interesting man in cigars, Nestor Miranda.

In the second hour of the show we will light up a cigar from the Care Package; the Recluse OTG from our friends at Iconic Leaf Cigars.

We will catch up on viewer mail along with the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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What started in 2010, The Cigar Authority has become the longest actively running podcast in the Cigar Industry. Over’ the year we’ve grown and our cigar is now heard all over the world thanks to apps like Podbean, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, Google play and iTunes. It’s safe to assume we are the most listened to show on Cigars in the world.

Join us as we light up two cigars from the November Care Package. We’ll enjoy the Garofalo Maduro Toro and the Byron Londiness. Tune in to learn about these great cigars, share a few laughs and allow us to engage in some back patting which we feel is well deserved.

All that and the usual bag of tricks Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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You are our brothers and sisters and we are looking out for you, taking care of you, just a little bit so you won’t have to spend your money, forget about them bums, these are the Contenders for Cigar of the Year. Over the next two hours we will take you on a journey and let you know the 8 nominees, and inform you how you can cast your vote for Cigar of the Year.

In the first hour, we will light up the first nominee for cigar of the year, and in the 2nd hour we will light up The Wayfarer from Serino Cigars with brand owners Tony & Carson Serino who will be sitting in with us as we unveil the list from which Cigar of the Year will be chosen!

All that and the usual bag of tricks Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

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/.

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