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BCP Pairing Sessions #9: Summer Edition – Fast Times at the Farmers Market

BCP Pairing Sessions: #9: Summer Edition – Fast Times at the Farmers Market Beverage: Brown Ale Cigar: Smoky-Smooth Naturals Eats: Grilled Veggie Quesadilla Why it Works: Burgers and steaks are great, but you gotta branch out beyond the carnivore-club menu every once in a while and find some healthy options that aren’t boring or bland, […]

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What’s Up at BCP: July 25th 2016

This week at BCP, Jeff Brown previews the annual IPCPR convention, which is sure to be exciting this year following the announcement of the new FDA regulations. Look for all the new products from the IPCRP here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com

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BCP Pairing Sessions #8: Summer Edition – Hot and Quick with a Spicy Kick

BCP Pairing Sessions: #8: Summer Edition – Hot and Quick with a Spicy Kick Beverage: Wheat Beer Cigar: Hot & Spicy Sticks Eats: Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Why it works: This might not be the featured item on the menu for the day, but if you’re looking for an appetizer that will wake your palate up, you […]

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What’s Up at BCP: July 18th 2016

This week at BCP, Jeff Brown takes Xikar Accessories to new heights with a great gift set, and then drops a little 101 maintenance advice on us. Find this gift pack here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/cigar-directory/xikar-cigars/xikar-vx-gift-set-~-silver-~-lifetime-warranty-227798/

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BCP Pairing Sessions #7: Summer Edition – Sweet, Sweet Baccarat

BCP Pairing Sessions: #7: Summer Edition – Sweet, Sweet Baccarat Beverage: Hefeweizen Cigar: Sweet and Mild Connecticuts Eats: Honey Garlic Glazed Grilled Shrimp Why it Works: Sweet and Tangy is the theme here, and as we enter the dog-days of the season, you’ll want to keep this pairing handy for those times when you feel like it’s […]

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What’s Up at BCP: July 11th 2016

This week at BCP, Jeff Brown shines the light on our Motherlode Sampler, a 40 cigar feast with a bounty of treats, and unveils the new Mythos…new look, new blend, new at BCP. Find the Motherlode Sampler here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/cigar-directory/samplers-cigars/motherlode-40-cigar-sampler-230150/

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BCP Pairing Sessions #6 : Summer Edition – The Long Weekend

BCP Pairing Sessions: #6: The Long Weekend Beverage: IPA Cigar: Killer Corojos Eats: Bacon & Bleu Cheese Burger Why It Works: Burgers are a staple throughout the grilling season, and a good one will make you brave the winter chill to get one last firing in around December, when you can only stand so much Holiday […]

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Oliva Cigars Sold To J. Cortes

J. Cortes Cigars Buys Oliva Cigars This morning sources have confirmed that the sale of Oliva Cigars to European firm J. Cortes has been finalized. The company was the winning bidder in a sale process that has been going on for months. Headquartered in Miami Lakes, Fla., Oliva is one of the largest premium cigar companies […]

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What’s Up at BCP: July 1st 2016

On this week’s What’s Up at BCP, Jeff Brown drops some knowledge on the nightlife of Esteli, Nicaragua and our newest blend in it’s honor, the CigarZone before introducing us to the San Rafael Cigars, the personal blend of Don Fidel Olivas. Find the Cigar Zone here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/cigarszone-by-don-fidel-cigars/ Find San Rafael here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/san-rafael-cigars/

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BCP Pairing Sessions #5: Fourth of July Edition – Coney Island Pride

BCP Pairing Sessions: #5: Fourth of July Edition – Coney Island Pride Beverage: Pale Lager Cigar: Lighter Shades of Summer Eats: Gourmet Hot Dogs Why It Works: In honor of Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, we’re going to dig deep and give the gourmet treatment to some hot dogs. Now everyone knows you can’t […]

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What’s Up at BCP: June 27th 2016

In this week’s installment of What’s Up at BCP, Jeff Brown introduces the newest exclusive blend to hit the shelves, PDR Nicaraguan Reserve, and directs your attention to the incredibly handy new Cigar Journal that we’re offering. Save your bands and some tasting notes in these compact journals for future reference. Find the PDR Nicaraguan […]

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Lebron Lights Up Well-Earned Victory Cigar

Six years ago, they were burning his jersey in protest, now, as he lights up a Nicaraguan torpedo cigar in celebration, having vanquished the Golden State Warriors in a series that saw the Cavs ride the tide of James’ heroics to overcome a 3-1 series deficit, the city of Cleveland’s hearts have been warmed as […]

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BCP Pairing Sessions #4: Summer Edition – Ready, Set, Spicy!

  BCP Pairing Sessions: #4: Summer Edition – Ready, Set, Spicy Beverage: Pale Ale Cigar: Nicaraguan Flavor Bangers Eats: Grilled Blackened Tilapia Why it works: Spicy and light with a slightly bitter hopnado to wash it down, the Blackened Tilapia and Pale Ale pairing will have your taste buds working overtime, which means you’re going […]

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What’s Up at BCP: June 20th 2016

In this inaugural edition of our new weekly “What’s Up at BCP” videos, Jeff Brown introduces our BCP Pairing Sessions feature on the blog, and gives us some advice on how to survive hosting the party during cookout season without losing your shirt. Find the Cirque here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/cirque-cigars/

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BCP Pairing Sessions #3: Summer Edition – We don’t need no stinkin’ Wet Naps!

BCP Pairing Sessions: #3: Summer Edition – We don’t need no stinkin Wet Naps! Beverage: Lager Cigar: Medium-Full Dark Naturals Eats: Grilled Ribs Why it Works: Pairing with Ribs is like preparing your palate for a flavor circus, so why fight it? Open the door to full bodied taste grenades that linger in the lager […]

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BCP Pairing Sessions #2: Summer Edition – Tastes like Chicken

BCP Pairing Sessions: #2: Summer Edition – Tastes like Chicken Beverage: Blonde Ales Cigar: Medium Bodied Habanos Vittles: Grilled Chicken Marinate Why It Works: When pairing with chicken, it’s all about working with the spices. A lighter Blonde Ale will leave itself open for embracing the bird’s flavoring without trying to overpower it. The smooth […]

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BCP Pairing Sessions #1: Summer Edition – Dustin’ Off The Grill

BCP Pairing Sessions: #1: Summer Edition – Dustin’ off the grill to kick off cigar season. Beverage:  Brown Ales Cigars: Spicy-Sweet Maduros Eats: Grilled Steak Kebobs Why It Works: The nutty, toasty maltiness of most Brown Ales pairs nicely with the beef and helps amplify the sweetness of the vegetables in the kebob, while the sweet cocoa […]

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Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Belicoso – Smoke Notes Cigar Review

Undercrown Shade Belicoso (6×52) W: Shade-Grown Connecticut, Ecuador B: Sumatra F: Criollo ‘98 (Dom. Rep.), Corojo & Criollo (Nicaragua) Factory: La Gran Fabrica, Esteli, Nicaragua Created by Drew Estate’s reigning blend king Willy Herrera, the Undercrown Shade follows up the company’s smash hit Undercrown cigar with a lighter wrap that’s medium in body and lush […]

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FDA Regulation of Premium Cigars: Aging Room’s Rafael Nodal Speaks Out

Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends/Aging Room cigars joins us as a Guest Blogger this week to address concerns over his recent response to the recent announcement of the FDA’s regulation of premium cigars:                                   Dear Friends and Fellow Cigar-lovers, […]

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The Top 6 Mild Cigars for Springtime Smoking

  Whether you live in a place where you can smoke year round or you’ve been cigar-hibernating up in the north like us, you can’t deny that Spring brings with it a certain atmosphere that just wouldn’t feel right without a cigar in hand. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and it’s prime time […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Macanudo Inspirado Black

Macanudo Inspirado Black Toro (5 ¾ x 52) W: Habano Connecticut, United States B: Vega Especial, Dominican Republic F: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Honduran Factory: General Cigar Dominicana – Santiago, Dominican Republic Initially debuting in Europe, this bold, full-bodied offering from General Cigar Co. has finally made its way onto U.S. shores, providing Macanudo fans with something […]

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Cigar Gifts: The Definitive Guide

    If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re not a cigar smoker. Maybe you’ve been perusing cigar gifts for the aficionado in your life but all these brown sticks made of leaves look the same to you. “Is the wrapper important? What’s robusto mean? Why are there so many different cigars?!” If you feel a […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Avo Syncro Nicaraguan

Avo Syncro Nicaraguan Robusto (5×50) W: Ecuadorian B: Dominican F: Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Dominican Factory: O.K. Cigars, Dominican Rebpulic Fix your eyes and palate upon a rare synchronization of tobacco’s harvested from four different countries. Avo’s decision to put “Nicaraguan” right on the band was a smart move; this cigar is completely different from the sticks […]

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Bear Paws at BCP (video)

Jeff Brown, Merchandising Director at Best Cigar Prices, introduces the Bear Paws! Find the Bear Paws here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/man-gear-brand/

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Free Shipping On Cigars

Who likes to pay for shipping? I’ll answer for you: Nobody. Ship costs for online cigar orders can provoke a range of reactions from customers, from being merely an annoying pet peeve (like it is for me,) to being an absolute deal breaker, like it is for the guy who angrily replies to our email […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Punch Signature Blend (video)

In this video Brian takes a look at the Punch Signature Blend Cigar. Find the Punch Signature Blend here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/punch-signature-blend-cigars/

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: BCP #10 Alternative

BCP #10 – Alternative to a Popular Dominican Cigar (4 ½ x 49) Wrapper: Maduro Ligero: 36% Seco: 38% Viso: 15% Volado: 11% A review for an alternative cigar? What’s the deal? This stick wasn’t in Cigar Aficionado! I know, I know. Allow me to explain. I chose to review this particular stick because I […]

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Whiskey Stones at Best Cigar Prices (video)

Jeff Brown, Merchandising Director at BCP, tells us about the perfect alternative to ice: Whiskey Stones.

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Exactus Cigars by Tabacalera El Artista (video)

Radhames Rodriguez, of Tabacalera El Artista, took a few minutes to tell us about Exactus Cigars. Find them here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/exactus-cigars/ Transcript: Hello, my name is Radhames Rodriguez from Tabacalera El Artista, a family business since 1956. Exactus is the most popular reserve from Tabacalera El Artista and is only made with the best tobacco we have. […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Perla del Mar (video)

In this video, Brian takes a look at J.C. Newman’s Perla del Mar cigar. Find the Perla del Mar here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/perla-del-mar-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian with Best Cigar Prices, and today I’m reviewing the Perla del Mar. Like J.C. Newman’s Brickhouse and El Baton, the Perla del Mar doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s a special […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: EP Carrillo Short Run 2015 (video)

In this video, Brian reviews the EP Carrillo Short Run 2015. Find the Short Run here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/e.p.-carrillo-2015-short-run-cigars/

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Cigar Pairings with Rafael Nodal (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to share with us his thoughts on Cigar Pairings.

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Aging Room Fortissimo with Rafael Nodal (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about his small batch blend, the Fortissimo. Find the Fortissimo here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/aging-room-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends. I’m here to tell you a little bit about my Aging Room Fortissimo series.   Every year I concentrate on the production of […]

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SWAG: Brown Connecticut (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about the SWAG: Brown Connecticut Cigar. Find the SWAG: Brown Connecticut here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/swag-brown-connecticut-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Big Blends. I’m here to tell you a little bit about my Swag line and specifically about my Swag Connecticut. This is the […]

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Sallye Ander Cedar Soap (video)

Sallye Ander Cedar Soap: Focus, Balance and Inspire Transcript: Cedar soap from Sallye Ander. Quite possibly the best soap in the entire world. Five ounces with a great cedar smell. Comforting and warm. Aesthetically beautiful. Notice the swirling, the color. Deep mahogany, rich gold. All natural. Cedar soaps available at Best Cigar Prices. You’ll be […]

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The Wine Hook at BCP

Ready yourself for some outdoor relaxing with The Wine Hook. Find it here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com Transcript: Hi folks, Jeff Brown here, Merchandising Director for Best Cigar Prices. As you can see behind me, it may not be the perfect time to be enjoying an outdoor glass of wine, but let me tell you, folks, we have the […]

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The Perfect Cigar with Radhames Rodriguez (video)

Radhames Rodriguez, of Tabacalera El Artista, took a few minutes to talk to us about what he feels makes a perfect cigar. Transcript: Hi, my name is Radhames Rodriguez from Tabacalera El Artista. For me a good cigar, the first thing is it has to have a very good construction on it. The most important […]

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Aging Room: MADURO with Rafael Nodal (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about his Aging Room Maduro blend. Find them here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/aging-room-maduro-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends Cigars, and I’m here today at Best Cigar Prices talking a little bit about my blends and my cigars and my small productions, and […]

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Smoking Cigars with Rafael Nodal (video)

Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends Cigars gives us some pointers on how to better enjoy the cigar smoking experience. Find more tips here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/blog/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends Cigars, and I’m here to talk a little about how to smoke a cigar. And I don’t mean how to put it in your […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: El Gueguense

El Gueguense Robusto (5 ½ x 50) W: Corojo ‘99 Nicaragua B: Corojo ‘99 Nicaragua F: Corojo, Criollo Nicaragua Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. Foundation Tobacco Company, headed by former Drew Estate man Nicholas Melillo, debuted with this cigar in 2015 and it has since made an appearance on many “best of” lists for […]

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AVO Classic Cigar (video)

Scott Collisare of Avo Cigars took a few minutes to talk to us about the AVO Classic Cigar. Find the Avo Classic here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/avo-classic-cigars/

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BCP: Scent Bombs (video)

Jeff Brown, Merchandising Director, took a moment to talk to us about scent bombs, for getting rid of cigar smoke odors.       Find them here: Scent Bombs Transcript: Hey folks, Jeff Brown here today to talk to you about a very inexpensive way to mask scents in your house. That’s right, scent bombs. […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Flor D’Crossier Selection No. 512

Flor D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda (5 ½ x 46) W: Ecuadorian Habano B: Costa Rican Sumatra F: Costa Rican, Dominican Factory: Pure Aroma Cigars S.A., Costa Rica If you haven’t heard of this stogie yet, then it was only a matter of time. This one has been slowly weaving its way through the […]

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BCP: Smoke Odor Eliminator Candles (video)

Jeff Brown, Merchandising Director at Best Cigar Prices, took a few minutes to talk to us about the odor-eliminating scented candles offered at Best Cigar Prices. Find the scented candles here: Candles Transcript: Hey folks, Jeff Brown here from Best Cigar Prices, and I’m here today to talk to you about candles. That’s right, exciting candles. […]

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601: PA Edition (video)

Jeff Brown of Best Cigar Prices took a few minutes to talk to us about the 601 PA Edition, a blended that was crafted under the watchful eye of Erik Espinosa at LaZona Cigars in Esteli. Find the 601 PA Edition here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/601-pennsylvania-edition-cigars/ Transcript: Hi folks. Jeff Brown here, Merchandising Director for Best Cigar Prices. I’m […]

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Cigar Maintenance: Winterize Your Humidor with Rene Castaneda (video)

  Rene Castaneda of Orleans Group explains to us the steps necessary to ready your humidor for the winter. Transcript: Hey guys, I’m Rene from Orleans Group and I want to get you ready, your humidors, for the winter. Here are a couple of tips that you should have to get ready to protect your […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Duality (video)

In this video, Brian reviews the Duality. Find more of the Duality Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/duality-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian at Best Cigar Prices, and today I’m reviewing Duality. Duality is an exclusive blend for Best Cigar Prices, put together by Hochi Blanco in the Dominican Republic at its factory famous for producing Aging Room and […]

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New Cigars 12.21.15.

For our final New Cigar Update of 2015 we’ve got an absolutely killer trio of awesome artisan smokes. I’d love to pretend that we purposely saved our best update of the year for last, but in a serendipitous coincidence, this is actually what we got in this week. If these new blends are any indication […]

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Cigar Pairings with Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars (video)

Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigars, shares with us some of his preferences for pairing Asylum Cigars with your favorite beverages. Find all the Asylum Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/asylum-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, my name’s Tom Lazuka. I’m the co-founder of Asylum Cigars. I’m here today to talk a little bit about pairing my cigars with the beverage of […]

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New Cigars 12.8.15.

Last night I had a dream that I smoked every single cigar ever created, from every town, city, country, and providence in the world. I traveled high and low to sample the best and the worst stogies that the planet has to offer. When I finished the very last one (in Nepal,) I had achieved […]

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