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Tonight, we are honored to have the Executive Director of the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), Scott Pearce as our special guest on Prime Time. Scott’s got one of the toughest…

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No. 1 Cigar of the Year 2019 – Número Uno

Coming out of a triumphant 50th anniversary year in 2018, Joya de Nicaragua would’ve been allowed a mulligan—a victory lap of sorts—for the year following. But instead of stepping back…

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No. 2 Cigar of the Year 2019 – Desert Rose

A cigar with a baby pink band—it’s a look that requires the utmost confidence in the smoking experience to follow. With the cigar being made to embody Sharon Holt, spouse…

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No. 3 Cigar of the Year 2019 – HVC Serie A

Despite being one of the first modern companies to partner with the Fernández family’s burgeoning Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) factory in Estelí—being founded in 2011 by Reinier Lorenzo—HVC…

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No. 2 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2019 – Warzone

Warzone is the result of an unexpected collaboration between Espinosa Premium Cigars and General Cigar Company—two entities operating on disparate levels of the premium cigar industry, in terms of scale…

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Passing the milestone 50-year mark for the Davidoff Cigars brand in 2018, the company continued its revisiting of many of its most acclaimed releases into 2019. This included the Davidoff…

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It was in 2009 that Illusione Cigars first debuted the famed Epernay blend, being a milder spinoff of a 2008 limited-edition cigar known as ~eccj~. Ten years following, the brand…

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Cigar Brand of the Year 2019 – J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

J.C. Newman Cigar Company had a transformative year in 2019. While the brand has long been known for its ultra-premium offerings created by the venerable Fuente family in the Dominican…

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Person of the Year 2019 – Riste Ristevski

Riste Ristevski began 2019 as the face of one of the most fervent followings in the ultra-craft premium cigar space. He ended the year as the undisputed leader of the…

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Luxury Cigar of the Year 2019 – LFD 25th Anniversary

In 1994, Litto Gomez and his wife, Ines Lorenzo, left behind a successful jewelry business in favor of a more romantic future in the world of premium cigars. And while…

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Gatekeeper by Alec & Bradley Cigar Review

Gatekeeper

Maker: Alec & Bradley
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Origin: Dominican Republic
Vitola: 6x60 Gordo
Strength: Medium
Price: $11.50
Burn Time: 2Hr
Draw and Burn: Perfect

Paring…

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Jas Sum Kral Expanding CBD-Infused Nuggs Line

At this month’s TPE 2020 trade show, Jas Sum Krall will take orders new sizes to its Nuggs line, a premium cigar infused with CBD. Both lines—the 20mg Habano and…

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Impromptu Interview with Boston Jimmy

It's time for another Impromptu Interview.
This time, we will be talking with Boston Jimmy of Stogie Press

You can check out Boston Jimmy at → http://stogiepress.com/

Don't forget to head over…

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Arturo Fuente will offer retailers who attend this year’s PCA Trade Show & Convention the opportunity to purchase what the company is describing as eight boxes of rare cigars. One…

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Impromptu Interview with Leaf, Light, Love

It's time for another Impromptu Interview.
This time, we will be talking with Brian Diggins of Leaf, Light, Love.

Check out his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raB2asSkRk8

Don't forget to head over…

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The Top 25 Cigars of 2019

The 25 best cigars of any given year are, as would be implied, very good cigars. There’s always a recency bias that takes place when we do these lists. It…

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Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days Debuting at TPE 2020

Santa Clara, Inc., a tobacco wholesaler associated with Altadis USA and online retailer JR Cigar, has announced the debut of a new Montecristo blend for the TPE trade show later…

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Southern Draw Debuting Cedrus Lancero at TPE 2020

Along with an increasing number of manufacturers making their first-ever appearance at Tobacco Plus Expo International (TPE) 2020, Southern Draw Cigars has announced their participation, debuting a new lancero format…

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Live: Top 25 Cigars of 2019 (12:00 P.M. CST)

Live from Dallas, we unveil our Top 25 Cigars of 2019. Join Brooks Whittington, Patrick Lagreid and myself as we broadcast live from the halfwheel office. We’ll smoke cigars, talk about…

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Which Is The Best 2020 Cigar Of The Month Club?

We have never seen so many ‘cigar of the month’ clubs as right now.  For those that have been in them the last year, I want your feedback.  What have…

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CAO ORELLANA AMAZONIAN CIGAR | CIGAR REVIEW

The CAO Orellana features a Brazilian braganca wrapper and the rest is kinda unknown... But this cigars appearance is unique to say the least!
#Cigar #CigarReview #CAOCigars

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Southern Classic Cigars Private Label Robusto Cigar Review

Southern Classic Cigars Private Label Toro Cigar Review – This 5×50 stick features a dark cocoa firmly packed oily slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap…

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Long Ash Podcast Episode 37

With four companies dropping out of the 2020 PCA Tradeshow and the big mess the Houston Astros caused, Nick and Greg had a lot to discuss on this episode of…

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2020 CA Report: 10 Top Churchill Cigars Under $10

Traditionally rolled to 7-inches long by 49-ring gauge, the Churchill evokes power and success - even victory. But you don't have to be a power broker to afford one. Executive…

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How to go from Cigar Newbie to Aficionado

Cigars are an amazing hobby. They're one of those things you can truly jump into with both feet. And if you're wanting to grow from cigar newbie to Aficionado status,…

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