Since 1992 David Garofalo has named cigar of the year, and it always starts with the Contenders. It’s the only Cigar of the Year that counts because it is voted on by you the consumer. We will unveil the 8 cigars that make up the 2018 Contender on today’s episode of the number listened to cigar podcast, The Cigar Authority.

This week we smoke two cigars from the Care Package with the first being the 2016 Cigar of the Year, La Galera Connecticut with the second cigar being the the 2015 winner in Recluse Amadeus Habano.

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/.

This week we welcome the big man to the show. We all know the story of how he left NASA to start a cigar brand. Today, Omar de Frias will join us to let us know about everything Fratello include the new Inverso and the Bianco which was part of the Cigar Authority Care Package.

Mr. Jonathan returns from his trip where he was literally Dancing with Men. We will catch up with him and find out how he had his heart broken. Plus if you listened to the show last week you might have heard some secrets about him, this week we have incriminating evidence in the form of photographs.

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/.

It’s another week at The Cigar Authority, but it’s one of our favorite episodes as Mr. Jonathan is off dancing with men (no joke!). We welcome to the show two special guests, the first being from Kristoff Cigars, John Fazzi the local New England sales representative. We will smoke the Kristoff Connecticut Corona and talk the 2019 Firecracker with him.

Also along for the ride is Sammy B, the brother of Mr. Jonathan and the contractor responsible for building the United Podcas Network set at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe. We will talk about Mr. Jonathan behind his back, and it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun. How does Sammy feel, that his brother is off in North Carolina dancing cheek to cheek.

In the second hour we will light up the 7 • 20 • 4 WK Series from Kurt Kendall and share our thoughts on this cigar that is named for his son who passed away.

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/.

We got a couple of road warriors with us this week. One is in the cigar business and loves comedy, and the other is in the comedy business and loves cigars. Ray Warren from Drew Estates Cigars and Robert Kelly – stand-up comedian and podcaster with his highly successful show called “YOU KNOW WHAT DUDE?” join us live in studio.

We light up a couple of cigars this week in a rare show with no Care Package cigars. In the first hour we will light up Liga Privada T52 Robusto and in the second hour we light up a cigar that has shown up on Dave's social media feed lately, Via Havana Corojo El Morro.

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/.