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THE CIGAR AUTHORITY (TCA) is a weekly CIGAR PODCAST featuring guest interviews from tobacco growers, cigar makers and manufacturers, CIGAR NEWS and CIGAR REVIEWS. Join TCA for the longest lasting cigar podcast, voted The Ambassadors of Cigars by Cigar Journal Magazine, Voted the Top 10 Educational Podcasts by Podbean 4 years in a row and the most Listened to Cigar Podcast in the World and on the Internet. For you, THE CIGAR AUTHORITY, The Authority on everything Cigars. Listen to The Cigar Authority before you spend your good money on what could be a bad cigar or a great cigar. Whether you’re an amateur, a newbie, or a Cigar Aficionado you’ll learn something on every episode. Be sure to check out the TCA Daily Blog on www.TheCIgarAuthority.com, CIGAR RADIO at its finest and a proud member of The United Podcast Network.

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    What Are They Going to Choose for the Top 25 Cigars? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 28:38

    The Cigar Authority has already published their list for contenders for Cigar of the Year. The Cigar Authority was the original to choose a cigar of the year. What will Cigar Afficionado, Cigar Journal and the consensus choose? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    20 Things Only a Cigar Smoker Knows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 118:25

    The week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Because you're a cigar smoker, you know things other people don't know! Actually 20 things. We'll tell you what you already know, and some honorable mentions. We will smoke two cigars from the Care Package the first one which you don't know about and a second cigar from Camacho called Factory Unleashed. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Why Is Imperial Tobacco Exiting Premium Cigars? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:31

    This week on The After Show, we are looking at Imperial Tobacco. They sold off all their assets in the premium cigar business and their earnings went up. Is this good news for the cigar industry? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    The 2021 Contenders For the Cigar of the Year Are….

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 121:30

    The week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… It's showtime – time to piss-off some MFG and time to make some happy! The Contenders for The Cigar of the Year – The Best New Cigars of 2021 revealed! We will count down the 7 cigars that make up the list for the best cigars of 2021 while we smoke last years winner the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Epicure. We will go through the list through out the show unveiling each cigar and in the 2nd hour we will each smoke something that we unveiled from the list. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What's Going on in Nicaragua? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 23:17

    Michael Herklots from Ferio Tego cigars joins us to talk about what's going on in Nicaragua. What effect will it have on the cigar industry? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Starting a Cigar Company From The Beginning Again! w/ Michael Herklots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 116:40

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Ferio Tego is a new cigar company from Michael Herklots who has been in the industry for a long time. He started down the road from us at a little cart in the Prudential Center. We will find out his 5-year plan and what have been the struggles so far. In the first hour we will talk with Michael Herklots as we smoke a cigar from the care package, Timeless Sterling while in the second hour we preview and smoke the United Firecracker Black Bomb in addition to discussing top 10 lists, cigar of year and so much more. 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Why is Merchandising Important for Cigars? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 26:07

    On this episode we discuss merchandising. What is it and how does it affect the retailer and the consumer? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Launching HVC Black Friday with Reinier Lorenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 119:17

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… When we talk who's red hot in the cigar industry right now, the first one that comes to mind is HVC and Reinier Lorenzo. Reinier joins us as we launch the HVC Black Friday 2021 In the first hour we will smoke the new HVC Black Friday 2021 as we catch up HVC while in the second hour we light up the HVC Edicion Especial 2018 as we welcome Matt Tabacco to the show and we talk the biggest hits and misses of the year. 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What Does the Cigar Industry Need? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 29:18

    On today's episode, Micky Pegg from All Saints Cigars joins us. Is there a void in the cigar marketplace? We talk about what products might be missing and whether we need new products to address this. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    How Much Does It Cost to Get Into the Cigar Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 117:02

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… What does it cost to make your own brand?  Is it worth it?  What else should you do?  Micky Pegg has been in the industry in lots of forms, Now a brand owner with All Saints Cigars, we will ask him this question as we pull back the curtain on costs! In the first hour we will smoke the new All Saints St. Francis Toro which was part of The Cigar Authority Care Package, while in the 2nd hour we will smoke something new that Dave brought back from the Dominican Republic. In the second if Dave make's it back in time we will be lighting up a test blend he brought back from the Dominican Republic as we continue to talk about cigar influencers. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Cigar Accessories – Are They Necessary? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 22:35

    On today's show, we'll talk about accessories. Which ones are must have? Which ones are not necessary and which ones are not needed at all? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Cigar Influencers – Do They Influence Your Purchases?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 117:32

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Let's talk influencers…. Who are the influencers in the Cigar Industry and – Do they influence your purchases? Joining us today is someone we call an influencer – we are joined by Tim Swanson. In the first hour we light up the Dama Valada Gordo from the Care Package as we discuss who the influencers are in the cigar industry as we patiently await the arrival of David Garofalo who landed from the Dominican Republic just before the show began. In the second if Dave make's it back in time we will be lighting up a test blend he brought back from the Dominican Republic as we continue to talk about cigar influencers. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What's Smoking Good Right Now? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 24:20

    Jonathan is somewhere else, so if you're not a fan of his, this is The After Show for you. We discuss which cigars are smoking good right now. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Trademarks in the Cigar Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 116:44

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…Let's Talk Trademarks in the Cigar Industry! It's always an issue, year after year and its complicated! What brand owners can call their cigar brands and size… and what they can't! In the first hour we will smoke the new Aladino Cigar Bar from United Cigars while in the second hour we will fire the Perdomo Habano BBA Epicure CT which is part of the Care Package Prime. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Will Cigars Be Outlawed on Social Media and the Internet? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:04

    It seems to be starting in Singapore. They are going after bloggers for promoting cigars. Will this move to the U.S.? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Rare & Limited Cigars – Episode 600!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 118:17

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… It's 600 Episodes… in 600 weeks. This week – let's look back to Episode #1 as we discuss Rare and Limited Edition Cigars… are they all that or just marketing? Welcome to TCA. In the first hour we will smoke the Araganorsa Rare Leaf as we discuss rare and limited cigars. In the second hour we will light up the Dos Hombre Barber Pole 6 x 60 which was part of The Cigar Authority Care Package. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Would You Invest in a Cigar Business? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 22:48

    Given the opportunity, would you invest in a cigar business? A cigar company is looking for investors. Why are they looking and is this a good opportunity? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    All Time Greatest Cigar Packaging

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 118:50

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…Sometime as consumers, we buy the Sizzle and not the Steak. It certainly happens in the cigar industry where sometime elaborate packaging takes priority over the cigar itself. The greatest cigar packaging of all time as we are joined live in studio by Erik Wentworth of Hammer + Sickle Cigars. In the first hour we will smoke the Trademark Maduro from them which is part of the Cigar Authority care package and in the second hour we fire up the soon to be release Eric P. Hanson which is named after the late great owner of the company who was a friend of everyone on the show. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    The Best Cigar Events- The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:18

    Coming off the 2 Guys Anniversary Party, we discuss what makes for a great cigar event. How long should it be? What should it involve? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Music In The Cigar Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 119:35

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…A guy named John Garofalo got into the cigar industry and I didn't know him – no relation, but we had to have him on the show. He's got a cigar store, building more, and owns his own brand. We'll talk about events and lots more… Welcome to The Cigar Authority! In the first hour we will smoke the The Leaf Habano from John Garofalo as we find out about his relationship with cigars and music while in the second hour we fire up a Neanderthal SGP from the Care Package while we take a look at Cigar Events and discuss which are the best Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Striving to Improve the Show- The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 32:55

    Jim Collison is back on this episode of The After Show. What kind of bad advice will he dispense this time? Also, Mr. Jonathan has some advice for Jim. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Two Guys Smoke Shop 36th Anniversary Party Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 116:03

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…We welcome Justo Eiroa of Aladino Cigars as we smoke two of Dave's favorite types of cigars… We catch up on all things Aladino plus we recap the Two Guys Smoke Shop's 36th Anniversary. In the first hour we will smoke the Aladino Vintage Selection Lancero, a favorite size of Dave's *sarcasm* which is part of The Cigar Authority Care Package and in the second hour we smoke a cigar that was a gift from Justo on the birth of Dave's grandson. That cigar is the Aladino Patton Special Edition Candela. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    The Cigar of the Year- The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 27:24

     We've been selecting the real cigar of the year since 1992. With fewer new releases coming out, will there be enough choices for this year's cigar of the year? We'll whittle down the list on this episode. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Dumb Things People Do With Cigars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 115:53

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… we welcome Brad Jarvis the New England Sales Representative from JC Newman/Diamond Crown Cigars as we discuss dumb things people do to (or with) Cigars. Just when you think you heard them all… Dave shares his list of the worst 10 and the panel will be sure to chime in with things they have seen or heard. In the first hour we will light up a Perla Del Mar Corojo from The Cigar Authority Care Package, while in the second hour we will light up the Diamond Crown Double Belicoso which is an event only cigar. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    How to Create the Ideal Cigar Shop- The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 23:26

    Akjhil Kapacee joins from Regius Cigars joins us on The After Show. If money were no object, how would you go about creating the ideal cigar shop? The panel discusses what things an owner should be thinking about. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    How To Rate Cigars 1-100

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 119:06

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… 10 years ago, a British banker drops what he was doing and creates a cigar brand for himself. Today, (after 10 years) he is an overnight sensation. Akhil Kapacee from Regius Cigars joins us live in studio on The Cigar Authority! In the first hour we will light up a Regius Black Label Petit Robusto from The Cigar Authority Care Package, while in the second hour, we will light up something that Akhil has brought with him for us to try. Additionally, we will look at how we rate cigars from 1-100. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What's the Biggest Comeback Story in the Cigar Industry? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 26:46

    Phil Zanghi joins us on The After Show. We talk about comebacks in the cigar industry. Who seemed like they were out of the cigar business and came back in a major way? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Should I Break Up With My Cigar Shop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 116:22

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Motorcycle Riders and Cigars have gone hand and hand since 1901, and that is when Indian Motorcycle began making bikes right near us in Springfield MA. Today we welcome Phil Zanghi of Indian Motorcycle cigar and we will talk about his cigar brand that goes hand in hand with the open road… Plus, we discuss whether you should break up with your B&M retailer OR NOT! In he first hour we will light up an Indian Motorcycle Cigar from the care package while in the second hour we debut the re-release of the Perdomo Firecracker! Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What Cigar Brands Most Impacted the Cigar Industry? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 25:23

    Which brands have had the most impact on the cigar industry? We talk about specific brands and why we believe they were impactful. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Some Mistakes Turn Into Success In The Cigar Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 115:57

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire…We welcome Michael Capellini live in studio from Toscano Cigars. He is back and, he's got new Toscano's plus he has a very interesting event coming with us and we'll tell you all about it. In he first hour we will light up the Toscano Modigliani from the care package. In the second hour Dave will share a story about how a mistake became a success in the La Gianna Angelic. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Who Are the Up and Comers in the Cigar Industry? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 19:28

    Does the cigar industry need some fresh blood? We talk about whether there are any young cigar makers who will be the future of the industry. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Smoking Cigars With Rocky Patel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 110:42

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… He is Unquestionably one of the biggest names in the Cigar Industry. We are joined in studio by Rocky Patel as we find out his journey in the cigar industry and what the future holds. We will smoke the Rocky Patel Decade from the care package and with a little bit of luck we will light up a Rocky Patel 60th, celebrating Rocky's 60th Birthday. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    George Rami from Camacho Cigars - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 26:19

    George Rami from Camacho Cigars joins us on today's episode. We smoke the Camacho Factory Unleashed. George tells us about the blend and a little bit about himself and his role at Camacho. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Beef Jerky, BBQ Sauce & Cigars!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 117:24

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… The Jerky Boys was a comedy act from Queens NY, who routine consisted of prank calls…    This is NOT THAT! Today we pair Beef Jerky, BBQ Sauce & Cigars…. But not any cigar… Joining us is George Rami from CAMACHO Cigars as we fire up the Camacho Connecticut. In the the second hour we  play which one one do you like better as we continue to smoke our Camacho's.  Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Do Celebrities Sell Cigars? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 21:48

    There have been plenty of celebrities involved with cigars over time. Does using a celebrity name or having a celebrity endorse your brand help sell more cigars. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Cigar Shops Being Robbed By The Taxman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 116:34

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, w whom are cigar retailers in the State of New York. Additionally, Kathleen is the Secretary/Treasurer of the NY State Cigar Association. With many family owned retailers in the cigar business, the tax in their state went up to 75% Is this the end for them… or just the beginning of the fight! We will discuss how cigar shops are being robbed by the taxman, as we light up a Bandolero Vandiosos from Selected tobacco in the first hour. In the second hour we light up the Micallef “A” as we talk about Al Micallef who we had the pleasure of dining with this past week. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Single Cask Nation Joins The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 27:16

    Josh Hatton and Jonathan Miller from Single Cask Nation join us to sample some more whisky. We talk about tasting panels for both cigars and liquor. How does Single Cask Nation sample and decide on what should be bottled? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Smoking Cigars & Drinking Whiskey With Single Cask Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 116:28

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, Single Cask Nation joins us on stage as we pair whiskey with the pro's.  We will tell you how to get super limited whiskey and the cigar to pair up with it. In the first hour we will light up the new Single Cask Nation project in conjunction with Aganorsa Leaf and Two Guys Smoke Shop. We will do this while finding out about Single Cask Nation and how this product came to be. In the second hour we will light up a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care Package; Kristoff Habano Churchill as we dive into what it takes to make a cigar brand catch on. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    What's Going on in Cuba? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 21:27

    There are protests in the streets in Cuba. On The After Show, we talk about what's going on in Cuba and how the situation may evolve. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Dishing on the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 115:44

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, Dave back from Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas fresh on the heels of the shortest Cigar Authority Episode in History! Dave will be sure to give the guys a hard time about it, and that should set the tone as we talk about the trade show. Dave dishes on the good and the band. In the first hour we light up an Abuelo with the grandfather himself while in the second hour we will dig deep into the samples brought back from PCA and smoke something from the pile. 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Answering Your Burning Questions - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 21:25

    We are backlogged on the email, so on today's episode, we catch up. Maybe there will be an answer you can use. Who knows? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Can Cigar Smoking Help You Lose Weight?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 99:55

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, can cigar smoking help you lose weight? We will discuss this, but before we do we welcome David Garofalo to show who reports live from the PCA Trade Show just before the doors open as we smoke the Zino Nicaragua from the Care Package. Additionally, smoking cigars in the summer can be frustrating as the heat and humidity begins to rise. What can you do to enhance your smoking experience. In the second hour we will light up the Aladino Corojo Reserva Figurado. Join us for all of this and the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Cigar Journal Trophy Awards - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 26:16

    Today, we talk about the Cigar Journal Trophy Awards. These are the people's choice awards. Have you voted yet? Go to cigartrophy.com before it's too late. We pick who we think is going to win. 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    12 Ways to Spot a Fake Cuban

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 110:38

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire.. You know that Cuban cigar you got from your brother-in-law… ya, That Was A FAKE!  But how could you tell.  We'll tell you the 12 Ways to Spot a Fake Cuban Cigar. In the first hour we will light up a Classic Cuban from the Care Package while in the second hour we fire up the United Firecracker. We will have this and all the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week 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. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    The Return of Some Old Brands - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 21:42

    Nick Mellilo joins us to talk about what brands we would like see relaunched? We talk about Puros Indios, Bahia and many more. Do any of the panel still have any of the originals? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    BOOM! Goes the Firecracker w/ Nick Melillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 115:36

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire.. It's the release of the 2021 Firecracker and this year we let Nick Melillo take a crack at it with The WiseMan Maduro Firecracker.  Nick will join us LIVE in studio as we talk about the collaboration with United Cigars and so much more. In the first hour we will smoke something from The Cigar Authority Care Package, the Charter Oak Habano Rothschild as we talk about Nick's history in the cigar business. Then in the second hour we will light up the Wiseman Maduro Firecracker. Boom! We will share our thoughts on that is released every year around the 4th of July. We will have this and all the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Do You Want to Start Your Own Cigar Brand? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 26:54

    Steve and Jon Saka join us to talk about whether you should start your own cigar brand. Steve talks about what it takes to start a brand. Why do so many people fail? What tips does Steve have for launching a new brand? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Live With A Cigar Father Featuring Jon & Steve Saka

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 118:37

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire.. we continue our yearly tradition of Father & Son Weekend. This week we welcome Jon & Steve Saka to show and we will sit down with Jon to ask him about life with a Cigar Father. Plus we might get a word or two out of Steve Saka as we try to coax him out of his shell. In the first hour we will smoke something from The Cigar Authority Care Package, the Sobremesa Brulee Toro and we hope to smoke something special in the second hour. We will have this and all the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    Brand Loyalty - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 27:53

    What drives brand loyalty? Does price factor into it or is it something else? Why are consumers loyal to a brand? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

    Smoking It Down To The NUB!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 116:12

    This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire.. In 2007 Dave thought of a cigar as as a gimmick, but in 2008 it turned into a thing and it's still going. True Story! We will smoke it down to the Nub as we light up two cigars from the Care Package. In the first hour we light up the Dos Hombre Dominican 4 x 60 before following it up with the Nub Connecticut 358. We will have this and all the usual suspects including the VS Question of the Week, Offer of the Day, Cigar News, The email of the week and a peek into the Asylum. As always you can find many of the cigars we smoke at https://www.2guyscigars.com. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

    When will the Current Cigar Boom End? - The After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 28:48

    Tom Lazuka from Asylum Cigars joins us. Cigar smoking and sales have been way up since the pandemic started. Now, we are seeing shortages and price increases. When will the boom end and things go back to normal? 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 https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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