Half the year is almost over and Ed Sullivan returns from his vacation to Portugal. We will catch up with him in the first half hour as we enjoy a Diamond Crown Maximus.

At the bottom of the hour we will be joined on set by Eric Newman from JC Newman as we find out if we can save Ybor City. We talk with Eric about his many trips to Washington DC and the halls of the US Senate and how you can help save Cigar City. We also get a look at the trouble in Nicaragua from the eyes of their factory.

At the top of the hour we fire up a Brick House cigar as we talk about IPCPR and what it will mean for JC Newman and Arturo Fuente. What cigars will see National Releases and what do those cigars have to do with the family legacy of JC Newman.

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/.

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/.

As you may know by now Eric Hanson from Hammer + Sickle passed away this week. Today, The Cigar Authority will be joined by Hammer + Sickle Nation Sales Manager Erik Wentworth as we reflect on our very close friend. We’ll do this while smoking a Hammer + Sickle Hermitage in the first hour and a Moscow City that was limited to just 1,000 boxes of which Dave was personally gifted a sign box.

With FDA Regulations in place and creeping ever closer we will look at a post made on Social Media by a well-known cigar maker. We will discuss this and ask the question if the bigger guys wants to bring a stop to the smaller family owned companies.

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/.

He once worked for the company that distributed Royal Agio in the USA but went his separate way. Shortly there after he wound up with Royal Agio who now handles their own sales and distribution. Zev Kaminetsky fills us in on this company as we smoke the Balmoral from the June Care Package.

In the second hour we announce the return of a Subculture Cigar from Drew Estate that is meant to be shared with an amigo. We will have all the details as we light up the cigar and tell you all about as we recap Dave’s Mom’s birthday and catch up on viewer mail.

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/.

 

Last week the boys flew solo and Dave will chime in on their performance. He will also recap what he was doing in Florida. David Garofalo was he there for Urban Beach Week or was there another reason.. Tune in to hear about Dave partying it up in South Beach.

In the first hour we will light the first cigar of the June Cigar Authority Care Package. It’s the Oliveros Gran Retorno from Rafael Nodal’s Boutique Blends. We will give you our thoughts as Barry gives us the Cigar News and takes us for a peek inside the Asylum.

In the second hour we welcome Travis Lord from Cigars for Warriors to the show. We discuss how the FDA has effected their mission to send cigars to troops stationed around the world. We will also let you know how you can help to provide a little slice of home and relaxation for the men and women of the armed forces.

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/.