August 31, 2019

How To Choose a Cigar

So you are new to cigar smoking and walking into a humidor could be a daunting experience. So many cigars to choose from but where do you begin. Inspired by an upcoming article in Cigar Journal magazine we walk you through the process on how to pick a cigar. Choosing wisely could be the turning point to a life long passion or just a fad and we will offer our insights to help you make that decision.

This show isn’t just for novices because we’ve all picked up a cigar that just didn’t do it for us. We have some suggestions that will help you spend your hard earned money, wisely.

In the first hour we will smoke the United Churchill as we ask the questions, does gender matter? Size? Strength? Price? Brand? We will answer these questions and more.

In the second hour we will smoke the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro as we unveil who will be making the 2020 Firecracker. We’ve had a lot of people guessing, but it’s time to pull back the curtain and make the announcement.

We will have this 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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Eric Newman shares the story of how their new cigar, The American, came to be.  The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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 to the show Eric Newman, the President of America’s oldest family owned cigar manufacturer. Next year the company behind Diamond Crown, Julius Caesar, Brick House and Perla Del Mar will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary. We will take a look at the company past, present and future as we light up the Brick House Double Connecticut Mighty Mighty from The Cigar Authority Care Package

In the second hour we debut the return of Mi Querida Firecracker from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. The cigar goes on sale Monday morning at 10am and we will have all the details of this explosive cigar that will sell out in just hours.

We will have this 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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There is still more to talk about from the survey. We dive a little deeper into the information gathered on the 2019 Listener Survey. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

Over the past few weeks we asked you our listeners and readers of TheCigarAuthority.com to partake in a survey where we asked you 20 questions. Well, the results are in and we will share the results… How much do you smoke, how much do you spend, what are your favorite brands and so much more. Barry has compiled all the answers and we share them with you the participants with whom it would not have been possible.

The big companies are out to hurt the little companies, but have those small companies turned the tide? It appears the big are getting smaller, but are the little companies getting bigger? Regardless, the cigar industry is changing and we will take a look at what’s going on as well as some major changes in Nicaragua.

In the first hour we will tackle the first 10 questions while smoking Intemperance by RoMaCraft Cigars, while in the second hour we fire up a Padron 2000 Maduro. Both cigars were named by us on our after-show where we shared with you cigars that are smoking really well right now.

We will have this 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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This week, we are talking about a topic from a listener email. Each person on the panel talks about which cigars each of them feels is smoking well right now. After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

August 10, 2019

The Big Are Getting Smaller

In Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver was held captive by the people of Lilliput before he reached an agreement with the King where he would be permitted to roam free as long as he didn’t hurt the small people of the Island. Eventually he was charged with Treason before escaping. One could look at this tale and draw similarities to the Cigar Industry.

The big companies are out to hurt the little companies, but have those small companies turned the tide? It appears the big are getting smaller, but are the little companies getting bigger? Regardless, the cigar industry is changing and we will take a look at what’s going on as well as some major changes in Nicaragua.

In the first hour we will fire up the JFR Lunatic Loco which comes to us from Aganorsa Leaf who just might be playing a part in this novel of cigar life.

In the second hour we fire up the Jose Dominguez Natural Grande from The Cigar Authority Care Package as we continue the discussion on the changes happening in cigar country.

We will have this 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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This week, we have no guest. So, The After Show decided to talk about dead pets. There is a rather weak effort to tie it into cigar smoking. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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 the 30th Anniversary of Miami Cigar & Company and joining from the 305 will be Jason Wood the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company owned by Nestor & Mariana Miranda. We will fire up a cigar from the care package, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection as we discuss Don Lino Africa, Tatiana, Toscano and La Aurora.

In the second hour we fire up the HVC La Rosa 520 as we catch up on mail bags, and discuss last weeks after show. Did Jonathan Carney sugar coat his sugar tipped message? Will Barry say something that will get him in trouble? Tune in this week to find out!

We will have this 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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.