This week The Cigar Authority welcomes Christian Eiroa the owner of CLE Cigars. We will catch up with the man who caught lightning in bottle not only once, but twice. Why did he come back to the industry after he got out? What’s new and exciting in the world of CLE? Tune in to find out this and more!

In the first hour we will light up a cigar from CLE and in the second hour we will fire up La Gianna Havana, a cigar that is named after David’s daughter and part of The Cigar Authority care package.

We will also discuss games that are associated with cigar smoking, as well as share some games we’ve invented over the years. We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the return of 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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This week The Cigar Authority welcomes two guests to the show. First we are joined by Glynn Loope from the Cigar Rights of America as he gives us a two year update on the FDA Deeming Regulations. Where do we stand? What can we expect? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

During the first hour we will be smoking the Jose Dominguez Maduro from The Cigar Authority Care Package.

In the second hour we will light up a treat that Dave brought back from the Tobacconist Association of America meetings in the Dominican Republic as we sit down with local La Flor Dominicana Sales Representative Stephen Poirier. We’ll give you a sneak peak at the LFD TAA 50th as we catch up on all things LFD.

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the return of 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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It’s Cinco de Mayo and you know what that means? The boys are drinking, and since Dave was doing Tequila shots at the TAA in the Dominican Republic with the likes of Carlito Fuente, Rocky Patel and Jorge Padron he can slum it with the likes of Mr. Jonathan, Barry Stein and Ed Sullivan.

It’s also a cigar show, so we will talk a lot about that this week as we recap the week in La Romana as we talk exclusive releases, rumors and all the stories that we are allowed to share.

In the first hour we will smoke the first cigar from the May Care Package, the La Galera Maduro before following it up in the second hour with the pre-release of the E.P. Carrillo TAA Exclusive 2018.

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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Last week we teased the Jorge Padron interview, but this week we have it for you. The sit down which took place on April 19th at Two Guys Smoke Shop in New Hampshire featured a very candid and often funny Jorge Padron. It is something you do not what to miss!

In the first hour we will be lighting up a Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut and in the second hour we will light up Yellow Jacket, both of which were part of the April Care Package.

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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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/.

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In 1941 Mount Rushmore was created honoring four presidents. Today, we debate who would be on the Mount Rushmore of cigars if it was built today. Things are guaranteed to get heated as we are sure to have different opinions.

As we debate this topic we will fire up a cigar from Casa Fernandez that is a collaboration with Warped Cigars. The Guardian of the Farm is part of the April Cigar Authority Care Package and we will share our thoughts on this cigar.

In the second hour we light up a cigar that goes hand in hand with the topic of today, Rushmore.

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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This week we welcome Justo Eiroa from JRE Tobacco to the show for the first time. You may recall he was scheduled to be on the show once before, but with a Hurricane about to hit Miami he flew back to the city to be with his family and we admire that almost as much as the cigars.

This week we will light up the Aladino Maduro which will get it’s word-wide release on The Cigar Authority. It’s about in four sizes, three of which are box pressed. The lone traditional round format is the Lancero. Which size will we smoke on the show? Tune in to find out as we share our thoughts.

In the second hour we light up an event only cigar that can be obtained only at JRE Tobacco events. We will share the blend info, and give our thoughts on this rare stick.

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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It’s been 8 crazy years since David Garofalo decided to start podcasting. But how did The Cigar Authority actually come into existence? We will look back at the history and the madness of The Cigar Authority and let you know why we refer to it as the Catalina Wine Mixer.

We will look at some stats, and have a couple of gifts for you our faithful listeners and surprisingly there are quite a few of you. We will light up a couple of cigars with Anniversary in their name. The first being the Davidoff 702 Series Aniversario No. 3 and the second being the Padron 1964 Anniversary A.

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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It’s been a crazy week in the cigar world that began with Rocky Patel standing up for the cigar industry this week in a great interview where he campaigned against the draconian FDA regulations. We will discuss the interview that can be seen at http://video.foxnews.com/v/5754532530001/?#sp=show-clips

We will light of a cigar from the son of Henke Kelner in the first hour of the show and discuss cigars in a variety of price points up to $20.

In the second hour we will light up the cigar Barry gave a 100 rating to, Atabey Spiritus. Did he get it right? While we smoke it we will look at cigars over $20 and look at the latest issue of Cigar Journal magazine.

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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It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and the boys celebrate in style in the first hour with La Flor Dominicana Double Claro a Candela offering from Litto Gomez. They’ll pair it with an Irish Whiskey that is part of the Whiskey Maker Series from Jameson called “Blender’s Dog”.

In the second hour, we continue drinking and light up Camacho Ecuador a cigar from the March Care Package.

During the course of the show we will discuss fantasy collaborations, cigar events we wish would happen, places we wish we could smoke and cigars we would love to see come back.

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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