We will be joined by Francisco Batista the Managing Director of Operations for Royal Agio in the Dominican Republic. We will look at the brands the company has to offer and find out the duties of Mr. Batista. We will light up a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care Package made in the Dominican Republic by Royal Agio, the Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Massivo which measures 5 x 55.

Throughout the show we will look at Cigar Pairings, no we aren’t talking about liquor to Barry’s disappointment. What will we be pairing? The only way to find out is to tune in and see what we are talking about.

In the second hour, we will light up a cigar that is made in Nicaragua, but it’s not from a company based in Esteli or Jalapa. The cigar comes from the small town of Grenada, and we share our thoughts on the Patina Habano.

Tune in to the madness known as 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/.

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We step into the time machine this week and we look at the cigar industry and how it has changed from 1994 to 2019. We will pull out some old price lists and look at how cigar pricing has changed. We also look at prices from other industries to see if pricing has been consistent.

We also look at cigars we feel are underpriced. In short, what cigars perform better than their pricing. We look at values in the cigar industry.

If the first hour we fire up a cigar from David’s vault. The cigar is a 1994 Suerdieck Don Pepe Robusto that was made in Brazil featuring a Brazilian grown Sumatra wrapper. In the second hour we fire up a La Gianna Corona Maduro from The Cigar Authority care package that has been made since ’94.

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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Today we start the month of February with a cigar from the care package. As we smoke the Dos Hombres Honduran Cabinet we tell you about the history of the cigar on the 2nd day of the 2nd month, which is our book makes is Dos Hombres Day!

If you follow us on Social Media you noticed that we were all creating balls of pleasure for the 1st Annual Meat Ball that pitted David Garofalo, Mr. Jonathan, Ed Sullivan, Barry Stein”elli” and Steve Saka against each other to see who would have the tastiest balls. Well the results are in, and we will share with you the winner as voted on by those who attended the Meat Ball.

In the second hour we will talk a little football, and I mean a little football. Because outside of Barry I don’t think we have many sports fans on the panel. We all know Jonathan likes a Tight End, but we will relay our picks for the game while smoking the La Flor Dominicana Football Special Edition 2019.

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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When you think of cigar tobacco you think of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua but there is a rich history of tobacco grown for cigars right here in the United States of America. Today we explore the Connecticut River Valley with Nicholas Melillo who has his company, Foundation Cigars based in The Constitution State.

We will do this with one of the newest cigars in his portfolio the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142. Master blender, Nicholas Melillo, worked with choice farmers in the Connecticut River Valley since 2014 to develop the Havana Seed CT #142 wrapper. The seed is extremely rare and unlike any other tobacco in the world. Due to the incredible amount of oil from the plant, it takes 3-years to undergo the fermentation process. We will light up and share our opinion of this special cigar.

In the second hour we will light up a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care Package. The Eiroa CBT hails from Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Honduras. The CBT Maduro’s wrapper, binder, and filler utilize 100% Maduro leaves harvested from the plant’s top primings. Did Christian nail the blend? Tune in as we share our opinion.

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/.

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Dave is back from his yearly trip to the Dominican Republic. He visited some factories, met with some of the biggest cigar producers and has some stories to tell. What are the rumors, how do the crops look and he brought back a test blend from a special project. What is the story behind the cigar? We he be able to tell us? What we do is smoke this young cigar and see past the early stages of the blend and give our thoughts if it worthy of being a brand.

Every week when we go to commercial break Mr. Jonathan says we have a lot of emails that we need to get to, but one thing leads to another and we usually don’t get the time to read them. This time Mr. Jonathan put his foot down and we will catch up with the questions and thoughts from you the listener in the second hour as we smoke a cigar from he care packer, Toscano Originale.

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/.

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Today we look at one of the most debated things in the cigar industry, and that is cigar etiquette. The so-called 10 Commandments of being a good brother or sister of the leaf. The amount of emails we get on the subject is amazing, and we’ve listened to the requests to make this a yearly topic.

In the first hour we light up the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged from the Care Package and let you know about this cigar that sees the wrapper aged inside barrels once used for bourbon.

In the second hour we look at the reviews you left about The Cigar Authority. We’ve reviewed cigars, magazines, and even a movie or two. But now it’s time for us to share your brutal honesty.

We do that while lighting up the cigar we named Cigar of the Year in the first hour. The Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto. The over/under on Barry referring to this as not your Grandfather’s Connecticut sits at 4.5.

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/.

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It’s one of the most popular shows of the year, as David Garofalo sits down and lets us know the state of the cigar industry. Is there growth? What countries are producing? What are the trends? What does the future hold? We go over the stats and debate them while smoking the Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Churchill.

We will then welcome to the show Erik Wentworth the Vice President of Hammer + Sickle Cigars as we discuss what 2019 will bring for the company. We will play some show and tell and discuss what is in store.

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/.

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For the last 27 Years, David Garofalo has announced the Cigar of the Year. This year it started with 8 contenders and you the listener of The Cigar Authority. For the past month we’ve solicited your votes and on today’s show we will announce the 2018 Cigar of the Year. Did you vote for the winner?

In the first hour we will smoke C.O. Jones which is made by a former Cigar of the Year winner Jochy Blanco. His La Galera won in 2016. In the second hour we fire up the cigar that has become a tradition on the show before New Years Eve. That cigar is the Perdomo Champagne from the factory that won in 1998 and 2000.

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/.

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Twas the weekend before Christmas and the guys were on set. Wondering, who will win their little bet? Last weekend we gave you our predictions for the Cigar Aficionado Top 25, and today we will look who got the most right.

Before we get to that though we will light up the Bandolero Tremendos from Selected Tobacco as we discuss how important the band is as we drink some Rum spreading the holiday cheer.

In the second hour we light up the 2017 Cigar of the Year for the last time. We bid farewell to Aladino Robusto for next week we will unveil the 2018 winner. 2 hours of drinking, this one will be either delightful or frightful.

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/.

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When it comes to fighting for Cigar Rights there is one manufacturer who stands out. Rocky Patel tirelessly travels to Washington to fight with politicians for your right to enjoy a premium cigar. It's a right we as adults should be allowed. But how did the bans start? Today we look at the history while we fire up a cigar from the Care Package; Rocky Patel San Andreas 2016

In the second hour we try our hand at predicting what Cigar Aficionado will name as their best cigar of 2018. Will the guys be able to see into the future or will they swing and miss? Tune in while they debate this topic and smoke the limited production Aladino Corona Reserva.

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/.

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