The biggest day of the year for retailers is Black Friday. However, over the years the day hasn’t become as big for mom & pop, brick and mortar retailers. It’s about to get a lot worse for the cigar industry industry if the government has it’s way. With H.R. 2339 looming the end of online cigar sales could be coming which could lead to the rebirth brick & mortar shops.

During the first hour of the show we will each pick a cigar from the Contenders Pack in a fantasy style draft. Who will get the first pick overall, and what will be the first cigar selected. While in the second hour we will do the same with the remaining three as we add the reigning Cigar of the Year; Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut to the mix.

If you listened the last few weeks, Mr. J has been begging for time to go through the massive pile of emails. Dave grants his wish in the final half hour of the show.

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 Nestor Miranda joins The After Show.  How does Nestor like his chances of winning the coveted Cigar of the Year?  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/.

Since 1992 David Garofalo has been announcing The Cigar of the Year. It is the only cigar of the year that allows you our listeners to cast a vote and have your voice heard. Seven cigars will be unveiled that make up the contenders and we will tell you how you can be a part of the process.

First however we will be joined by the owner of Miami Cigar & Company as we help launch the return of Don Lino Africa. The cigar is made at the AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua and we will share our thoughts on this cigar that Nestor Miranda holds near and dear.

In the second hour we will fire up the first of seven contenders. We will share our thoughts on the cigar as we tell you all the cigars on the ballot for Cigar of the Year. It’s one of our biggest shows every year and we look forward to the he big reveal,

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, The After Show discusses legislation which could mean the end of online cigar sales.  Will these new restrictions become law?  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/.

Mr. Mojo Risin once sang, This is the end, beautiful friend, This is the end, my only friend, the end, Of our elaborate plans, the end, Of everything that stands, the end, No safety or surprise, the end,I’ll never look into your eyes, again. Today we discuss if we should pull the plug or continue to ride the King’s Highway.

We will celebrate the record of most cigar podcasts with a cigar that is worthy of such a milestone. The Padron Serie 1926 80th Anniversary is our smoke for the first hour as we talk with a listener who has been there since the beginning. Rudy from Canada will speak with us Live from the land of Neil Young and Rush.

In the second hour we turn to The Cigar Authority Care Package and the JD Hightower which features the name of the cigar branded into the wrapper. It is during this smoke that we will make an official decision on whether or not to continue.

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/.

This week, The After Show welcomes back Chuck Morrison. What has Chuck been up to since he left the show? 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/.

60,000 minutes, 1,000 hours or better put 500 Episodes. On today’s episode we tie the record for the most cigar podcast episodes with a trip down memory lane. But it get’s even better than that as there will be no Mr. Jonathan and there will be liquor involved!

At the top of the first hour we welcome back someone who was there at the beginning as we discuss the early days of the show and all the ingredients that went into it. At the bottom of the hour we welcome back a true Gentleman to the show as we continue the trip down memory lane.

We will do this while smoking the Perdomo Habana BBA Maduro that was included in the Care Package.

In the second hour we light up a cigar that is exclusive to 2GuysCigars.com. It’s a collaboration between J&J Spirits and Aganorsa Leaf. We will share with you our thoughts on the Single Cask Nation.

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, The After Show welcomes Pamela Barron to the show. Pamela is a regular attendee of The Cigar Authority podcast and we invited her up to talk about women and cigars. 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 Episode 499 and this week The Cigar Authority welcomes Kurt Kendall & 7-20-4 to the show as he invades the competition; Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH. We’ll talk to Kurt Kendall about the brand he resurrected that originally started in 1874 in Manchester, NH in the first half hour of the show. While in the second half hour two of the best retail minds pull back the curtain and talk about the retail side of business all why smoking a 7•20•4 Lancero, which happens to be a part of the November Care Package.

In the second hour we will debate whether or not to continue after episode 501 and talk about what surprises are in store for the 500th episode. Will anyone from back in the day make a return to the show? Do we want them to make an appearance? Is Mr. Jonathan really skipping this huge milestone just so he can dance with men? We will find all this out while we fire up a La Flor Dominicana 1994 Aldaba.

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.