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Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Belicoso – Smoke Notes Cigar Review

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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 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 with, […]

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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 the 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 […]

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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. 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 blend […]

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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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Are These the 5 Best Nicaraguan Cigars of All Time?

  It’s a tall order, I know. With plenty of options out there and some people even saying that Nicaraguans are the new Cubans, it would be outright tomfoolery to even attempt such a short, futile, puny little list. But with a keen eye on cigar forums and ratings in magazines, you’ll see that there are […]

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Red Witch by Gurkha Cigars (video)

Charlie, from Gurkha Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about the Red Witch by Gurkha Cigars. Find the Red Witch here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/gurkha-red-witch-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, Charlie Doc Watson with Gurkha cigars. I wanted to speak to you about the Red Witch from East India Trading Corporation from Gurkha cigars. A nice medium bodied […]

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Acid Cigars (video)

Jeff Brown, Merchandising Director at Best Cigar Prices, took a few minutes to talk to us about Acid Cigars. Find Acid Cigars at the best prices here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/acid-cigars/ Transcript: Hey folks, Jeff Brown here, Merchandising Director at Best Cigar Prices, and I’m here to talk to you today about acid cigars. Probably one of the most […]

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New Cigars 11.23.15.

Did I mention that it gets stupid-busy here around the holidays? I’m taking a quick break from preparing our Black Friday blitz to get you up to speed with this week’s New Cigars. This first one would make a mighty fine chaser for your Turkey Day pig-out:   Viaje Collaboration 2015 The very first Dominican-made […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Perdomo Craft Series – Pilsner (video)

In this review Brian takes a look at the Perdomo Craft Series Pilsner Cigar. Find more of the Perdomo Craft Series here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/perdomo-special-craft-series-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian at Best Cigar Prices, and today I’m reviewing the Perdomo Craft Series Pilsner. The pilsner is a mild-bodied Connecticut meant to be paired with pilsners, blondes, white ales, […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Perdomo Craft Series – Stout (video)

In this video, Brian reviews the Perdomo Craft Series Stout Cigar. Find the Stout and all the other entries in the Perdomo Craft Series here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/perdomo-special-craft-series-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian at Best Cigar Prices, and today I’m reviewing the Perdomo Craft Series Stout. The Stout is a full-bodied Nicaraguan puro meant to be paired with […]

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New Cigars 11.16.15.

In the weeks leading up to the holidays it always gets pretty crazy here @ BCP, and the annual madness has begun. Amidst the chaos we managed to introduce some excellent new cigar lines, as well as some sweet new gift sets from a certain ex-Hollywood lawyer that may help you cross off a couple […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Padron Damaso

Padron Damaso No. 12 (5×50) W: Connecticut-seed B: Nicaragua F: Nicaragua Factory: Tabacos Cubanica S.A.   Famous for its ultra-premium cigars that are made with nothing short of the stuff of legend, Padron has finally decided to offer its loyal smokers a milder-bodied smoke. This new blend is named after Jose Padron’s grandfather, who was the […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Perdomo Craft Series – Amber (video)

In this review, Brian takes a look at the Perdomo Craft Series – Amber Cigar. Find all of the Perdomo Craft Series here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/perdomo-special-craft-series-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian with Best Cigar Prices, and today I’m reviewing the Amber by Perdomo. The Amber is one of three of the Special Craft Series cigars blended to be […]

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J. Fuego Cigar Co. – HEAT (video)

Jesus Fuego of J. Fuego Cigar Co. took a few minutes to talk to us about the HEAT by J. Fuego Cigars. Find more all your J. Fuego Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/j.-fuego-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, everybody. This is Jesus Fuego with J. Fuego Cigars. We’re here at Best Cigar Prices talking about our cigar lines. Today we’re going […]

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Gurkha Cigars: 125th Anniversary (video)

Charlie from Gurkha Cigars took a few minutes to tell us about the much celebrated Gurkha 125th Anniversary cigar. Find the Gurkha 125th Anniversary here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/gurkha-125th-anniversary-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Charlie Doc Watson with Gurkha Cigars. I wanted to tell you a little bit about the 125th Anniversary. It is a medium-bodied cigar that appeals to both […]

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BCP Cigar Reviews: Dunhill Heritage (video)

In this review, Brian takes a look at the Heritage by Dunhill. Find Dunhill Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/dunhill-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian with Best Cigar Prices and today I’m reviewing the Dunhill Heritage. It features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. The Heritage is Dunhill’s first full-bodied offering and it […]

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New Cigars 10.30.15.

Happy Halloween, folks! I think we can all agree that there’s nothing scarier than cracking the lid to your humidor to find a bunch of boring old smokes. Luckily, we’ve got nothing to fear when there’s killer New Cigars like these to be had:   Tatuaje Hyde Pete Johnson’s limited edition Monster Series cigar for […]

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BCP Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Sanctum (video)

In this video, Brian reviews the Sanctum by Alec Bradley Cigars. Find the Sanctum here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/sanctum-by-alec-bradley-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, this is Brian with Best Cigar Prices. Today, I’m reviewing the Alec Bradley Sanctum. It features a Honduran wrapper, Costa Rican binder, and fillers from Columbia, Honduras, and Nicaragua. It was blended by Ralph Montero, Executive Vice President […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Partagas 170th Aniversario

Partagas 170th Aniversario Robusto (5×50) W: Kadey, Cameroon B: Habano Connecticut F: Nicaraguan / Dominican Factory: General Cigar Dominicana   Every ten years Partagas fans are treated to a very unique gift. It’s always Cameroon wrapped and this year has been picked from sun-grown, high priming tobacco from the fertile grounds of the Meerapfel family farm […]

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New Cigars 10.21.15.

Are the Greatest Hits in your humidor getting a little played out? Refresh your rotation with these smashing New Cigars –   Sam Leccia Luchador El Gringo: To kick things off, we have a new cigar from industry innovator and Kid Rock-lookalike Sam Leccia. The Leccia Luchador El Gringo is produced at American Caribbean Tobacco […]

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C & C Cigars: Corojo (video)

A hidden gem of the humidor, the C&C Cigars Corojo is a highly rated, yet often overlooked standout just waiting to be smoked. Find them here: C&C Cigars at Best Cigar Prices Transcript: Hey, guys. I’m Rene Castaneda from Orleans Group. I’m here to talk to you today about the C&C Corojo Cigars. The C&C […]

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