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New Cigars 10.2.15.

Consider yourself lucky – Lightning strikes Earth about 8 million times a day, and it hasn’t hit you yet. How does that relate to cigars? It doesn’t. But this does:   La Boheme Encantador This week brings yet more good vibrations from Rafael Nodal & co. A high-end offering to awaken your inner fancy-pants, the […]

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777 by J. Fuego Cigars (video)

Jesus Fuego of J. Fuego Cigars introduces the 777. Find the 777 here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/777-by-j-fuego-cigars/

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Sangre de Toro by J. Fuego Cigars (video)

A bit of a passion project from Jesus Fuego, the Sangre de Toro was the cigar he always wanted in his lineup and now you can have it in your humidor. Find the Sangre de Toro here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/j.-fuego-cigars/

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New Cigars 9.24.15.

“Great things like this only happen for the first time once.” – Gary Busey   A very fitting quote for this week’s New Cigars. Check em’ out:   Swag Brown Connecticut Our pal Rafael’s latest Swag creation was all anybody could talk about on Friday when we first unpacked the Swag Brown Connecticut. The cigar’s […]

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Cigar Pairings with My Father Cigars (video)

It’s the question with no wrong answer. Steve from My Father Cigars took a few minutes to tell us about his personal preference when it comes to pairing cigars with drinks. Curious to try some Pepin pairings yourself? Pick up some My Father Cigars here:My Father Cigars

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New Cigars 9.17.15.

Okay gang, gather ‘round and get comfy. Your old Uncle J’s got lots of nice new smokes to tell you about this week: Alan Rubin’s new baby – Tempus Nicaragua by Alec Bradley: The Alec Bradley Tempus family of cigars has grown once again with the introduction of the Tempus Nicaragua. A Nicaraguan puro comprised of a Nicaraguan Jalapa […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut

Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut (50 x 6 1/4) W: 2008 Connecticut, United States, Shade Grown B: Nicaraguan F: Nicaraguan, Dominican, Peruvian Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia If you love the Montecristo White Series but could never quite get enough, listen up. Altadis rummaged around one of their very own farms in the Connecticut River Valley and […]

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New Cigars 9.10.15.

It’s been a good week, friends. Just like jolly Old Saint Nick, the UPS man showed up right on time to deliver the goods yet again. Dig it:     Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut: Dressed to kill in a gorgeous 2008 Connecticut Shade wrapper, the Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut combines tobaccos from Nicaragua, Peru, and […]

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Swag Cigars by Boutique Blends (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about his Swag Cigars line. Find Swag Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/swag-cigars/

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Alejandro Turrent on Curing Tobacco and Blending Cigars (video)

Alejandro Turrent of Casa Turrent Cigars took a few minutes to tell us about the curing process for Casa Turrent Cigars and the many years of experimentation it took to get the process right. Also, he explains some of the criteria of what he looks for in a blend. Find more interesting articles like this […]

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New Cigars 9.2.15.

Greetings, Smoke People. I come bearing great news – we’ve just unpacked a $#!*load of excellent new cigars that landed on our loading dock over the past week. Here’s the skinny:   Avo Syncro Nicaragua: You might want to break out the cedar spills and smoking jacket, because Avo has unleashed another classy creation to […]

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Aging Cigars with Nimish Desai (video)

Nimish Desai of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars shares with us some insight into how to age your cigars. Find your Rocky Patel Cigars to age here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/rocky-patel-cigars/

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Perdomo Special Craft Series

        Attention hop heads and barley brothers; the wait is over. As promised, Tabacalera Perdomo has put the finishing touches on it’s latest creation and released it into the wild. The Perdomo Special Craft Series has arrived. If you’re unsure of where to start when it comes to pairing your premium sticks […]

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6 Cigar Tips

6 Cigar Tips For Your Special Occasion

A good cigar can be the perfect compliment to your wedding, anniversary, bachelor party, or business event, but how does one go about selecting the right smokes for such an occasion? Here are some tips on making sure that your party is a smoky success:   #1- Adult Supervision Is Required No matter what cigars you […]

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New Cigars 8.26.15.

Hey everybody, I know you’ve all been busy milking the remaining days of summer by basking in the sun with some good smokes. Nicely done. We’ve just received the first wave of new cigars from this year’s IPCPR trade show and there is much goodness to be had, folks. I figured I’d butt in to […]

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Rene Castaneda on Cigar Pairings with Rum

Rene Castaneda of Orleans Group knows a thing or two about pairing cigars with rum and in this video he’s kind enough to share that wisdom with us. Find some excellent cigars to pair here: BestCigarPrices.com

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Avo Domaine (video)

Scott Collisare of Avo Cigars took some time to tell us about the history and flavor profile of the Avo Domaine. Find Avo Domaine Cigars hère: Avo Domaine Transcript: Hi everyone. My name is Scott Kolesaire and I’m the Avo brand manager. I wanted to take another minute to talk about Avo Domaine cigars. A […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Alec Bradley Sanctum

Alec Bradley Sanctum Robusto (5×52)   W: Honduran Corojo B: Costa Rican F: Colombian, Honduran, Nicaraguan   Factory: Tobaccos de Oriente, Danli, Honduras   Blended by Alec Bradley executive vice-president Ralph Montero, this newest addition to their family might be the best yet. The leaves within cover a 4 nation spread, giving the flavor profile […]

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J. Fuego Cigars: Connoisseur (video)

Jesus Fuego of J. Fuego Cigars took a few minutes to talk to us about the Connoisseur. Find the Connoisseur and other offerings from J. Fuego Cigars here: J. Fuego Cigars Transcript: Hi everybody, this is Jesus Fuego with J. Fuego Cigars. I’m here to talk about our Connoisseur. It is one of our premium lines. […]

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The 7 Best Smokes When You Only Have 30 Minutes

The 7 Best Smokes When You Only Have 30 Minutes

  As you wipe the sweat from your brow and catch your breath, you curse their name. By some miracle you’ve found this small pocket of the world to enjoy yourself in peace, albeit briefly. The wind dies down as you pull out your lighter. You look over your shoulder, confident that you’ve lost them […]

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Altadis USA Connecticut Farm Tour 2015 (video)

During July of 2015, while Altadis USA was harvesting and curing their tobacco at Gershel Farms in Connecticut, they invited us out for a tour of their facilities. From the planting of the seeds to the curing of the leaves, we were shown what goes into the process of making some of the most celebrated […]

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9 Terms That Will Have You Speaking Cigar in 5 Minutes

  If you’re not hip to the lingo then here’s your chance to load up your brain with some savvy cigar slang. While it might sound like code to all those deprived non-smokers, your fellow brothers and sisters of the leaf will understand.   Herf – Used both as a noun and a verb, a […]

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Gurkha Cigars: Wicked Indie (video)

Charlie, of Gurkha Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about the Wicked Indie by Gurkha Cigars. Find this and many other Gurkha Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/gurkha-wicked-indie-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, Charlie Doc Watson with Gurkha Cigars. I wanted to speak to you today about Wicked Indie from East India Trading Corporation from Gurkha Cigars. It is […]

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The Rising Wave of Pairing Cigars With Beer

  Put down that bourbon. Leave that scotch alone. Skip the trip to Starbucks. There’s a new sheriff in town and be careful because he’s full of hops and barley. He doesn’t always mix as easily with his tobacco cohorts as his predecessors, but when he does it’s an experience to behold. Cigar smokers are […]

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Best Cigar Prices Field Guide to Maduro Wrappers

Best Cigar Prices Field Guide to Maduro Wrappers Any time we ask our customers on social media what their preferred wrapper shade is, the results are the same: it’s maduro by a landslide. More and more smokers are crossing over to the dark side these days, and it comes as no surprise. Maduros can be […]

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Tasting Tips with Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars (video)

Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigars, shares with us some Tasting Tips for better enjoying cigars. Transcript: Hi, my name is Tom Lazuka. I’m the co-founder of the Asylum Cigars. One of the common questions we get is kind of about tasting cigars. “How do you taste all those subtle notes that you would get, […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Duality

Duality Robusto (5×52) W: San Andres Maduro, Ecuadorian Connecticut B: Criollo ’98 F: Criollo ’98, Piloto Cubano Factory: Tabacalera Palma, Santiago, Dominican Republic After long, anxiety-filled anticipation, our newest, exclusive brand finally arrived this week on the shores of the Best Cigar Prices loading dock. After clearing away the packing peanuts and customs forms, the crates gave way to beautiful, two-toned […]

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Jesus Fuego on Cigar Pairings (video)

Jesus Fuego of J.Fuego Cigars shares with us his preferences for what he likes to pair with his cigars. Transcript: Hi, everybody, this is Jesus Fuego with J. Fuego Cigars. We’re here at BestCigarPrices.com, and we’re going to briefly talk about a subject that I get comments and questions all over the place about what […]

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Mold vs Plume with Nimish Desai (video)

Nimish Desai of Rocky Patel Cigars shares with us some tips on how to tell the difference between Plume and Mold on a cigar. Transcript: Hi, my name is Nimish Desai. I’m with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. People always ask me, “What is the difference between plume and mold?” And I always tell them it’s […]

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6 Major Cigar Mistakes

6 Major Cigar Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Whether you don’t want to look like a novice or just want to lay down the law on your fellow smokers, here are some common bad practices that go by unnoticed too often. 1. Removing the Band Prematurely This seems like a natural thing to do for most novice smokers. You might get lucky and […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Review: Camacho American Barrel-Aged Robusto

Camacho American Barrel-Aged Robusto (5×50) W: Pennsylvania Broadleaf B: American Broadleaf F: American Broadleaf, Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Honduran Corojo Factory: Occidental Cigars, D.R.   The first Camacho core line cigar to be produced in the Dominican Republic, the American Barrel-Aged features a blend made up almost entirely of U.S.-grown tobaccos. The secret ingredient […]

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No Cutter? No Problem. 3 Crucial Cigar Hacks.

Even though I own well over, I don’t know, 300 some odd cutters in various shapes and sizes, I still seem to end up in situations where they’re nowhere to be found. Since the words “I guess I just won’t smoke” will never be uttered in these moments, I’ve come across some improvisations that have […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Review: Elogio Excentrico No. 3

Elogio Excentrico No. 3 (6 1/8×58) W: Ecuadorian Habano B: Nicaraguan Ometepe F: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Pennsylvania Factory: Tabacalera La Flor De San Luis S.A., Esteli       Blended using an interesting mix of Dominican Ligero and Seco, Pennsylvania Viso, and Esteli Seco tobaccos beneath a Nicaraguan Ometepe binder and Ecuador Habano wrapper, this […]

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5 Cigar Tricks You Should Use Every Time You Light Up

                                            So you’ve got a hold of your favorite standby stick. Or maybe somebody just gifted you a Padron, Opus, or Liga and you’re sitting there smacking your lips. However it came to you, […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Villiger Talanga

Villiger Talanga Double Robusto (5.5×54) W: Honduran Connecticut B: Nicaraguan Habano F: Nicaraguan Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A., Nicaraguan It’s easy to overlook Villiger’s relatively young line-up of premium handmade cigars, which came to fruition only a few, short years ago. Since 1888, they’ve been mostly associated with machine mades. That’s exactly why I decided to light one up and see what they’re […]

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La Boheme by Boutique Blends Cigars (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, was very excited to tell us about his newest blend, La Boheme, a cigar steeped in the traditions of  his three passions, Cigars, Cuba and Music. Find the La Boheme here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/la-boheme-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blend Cigars, makers of Aging Room, La Boheme, Swag, and Oliveros […]

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J.Fuego Cigar Company (video)

Fifth Generation cigar maker, Jesus Fuego, took a few minutes to tell us about the history of the J.Fuego Cigar Company. Find all the J.Fuego Cigar blends here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/j.-fuego-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, everybody, Jesus Fuego with J. Fuego Cigars. We’re here at the BestCigarPrices.com to talk a little bit about the history of our company, and let […]

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Signs of a Well Aged Wrapper with Alejandro Turrent (video)

Of all the steps in the making of a cigar, aging the tobacco is one of the most important ones. Here, Alejandro Turrent of Casa Turrent Cigars shares a tip on how to tell if you’re smoking a cigar with a well-aged wrapper. Transcript: The fermentation, the aging of the tobacco leaf, not the cigar, […]

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8 Reasons Why You Should Make a Cigar Box Guitar

  Right around the year 1840 cigar makers switched over from shipping cigars in large crates to smaller boxes of 20-50 cigars. And just as swiftly as that change was made, the amateur luthiers set to work making guitars from these resonant, little boxes of tobacco. Fast forward to present day and your house is littered with them. […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: PDR Small Batch Reserve Robusto Habano

Originally a limited release cigar, the PDR Small Batch Reserve Habano is back with a new look and slightly modified blend, and is now part of Abe Flores & crew’s stable of regular production smokes. The new version combines extensively aged Cuban-seed Dominican and Nicaraguan Corojo filler leaves with a

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Tom Lazuka on Asylum Cigars (video)

Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigar, introduces us to the many blends in the Asylum Cigar portfolio. From their best selling Asylum 13 to the new Insidious, Asylum Cigars is definitely one of the most interesting brands in the business. Transcript: Hi, I’m Tom Lazuka. I’m the co-founder of Asylum Cigars. I’m here today with […]

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Gurkha Cigars: Prize Fighter (video)

Charlie from Gurkha cigars took some time to talk to us about the smooth, budget-priced Prize Fighter cigar. Transcript: Hi, Charlie Doc Watson with Gurkha Cigars. I’d like to speak to you about the Prize Fighter. It is a very mild to medium cigar with a nice Connecticut shade, Ecuadorian wrapper, and an Ecuadorian/Indonesian binder […]

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Rocky Patel: Decade Cameroon (video)

  Nimish Desai, of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, took a few minutes to tell us about the Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon. Transcript: Hi, my name is Nimish Desai with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. I’m here to tell you about our new release coming out very soon called Decade Cameroon. Everyone goes, “Why are you coming […]

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Avo Cigars: Heritage (video)

Scott Collisare of Avo Cigars took a few minutes to tell us the story of the 90-rated AVO Heritage Cigar. Find all the Avo Heritage Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/avo-heritage-cigars/ Transcript: Hello, everyone. My name is Scott Kolesaire. I am the brand manager of AVO Cigars. I want to take a minute to talk to you about the […]

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Say “NO” To Pennsylvania’s Cigar Tax!

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a new 40% tax on premium cigars sold in the state. What this means for PA cigar smokers is that a box of cigars that normally costs $100 will now cost $140 or more! Help protect premium cigars and exempt them from excessive taxation! We are urging all Pennsylvania […]

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Christian Eiora on CLE Cigars (video)

Christian Eiroa, founder of CLE Cigars, explains the intricate process behind the creation of this unique cigar brand. Transcript: How are you guys doing? My name is Christian Eiroa. I’m here visiting the folks at BestCigarPrices.com. Here to talk to you guys about the CLE Signature cigar line, and also the Eiroa and the Eiroa […]

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Smoking Cigars with Christian Eiroa (video)

Christian Eiroa of CLE Cigars imparts some wisdom on how to better enjoy your cigar. Transcript: Hey, guys, Christian Eiroa with CLE Cigars and Eiroa Cigars. We also get asked a lot about how to taste cigars and how to best enjoy cigars. Definitely, you’ve got to learn how to blow the smoke out your nose. […]

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Asylum Cigars: Straight Jacket (video)

Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars talks to us about the company’s delicious and full bodied Nicaraguan Puro, the Straight Jacket. Transcript: Hi, my name’s Tom Lazuka. I’m the co-founder of Asylum Cigars. I’m here today to talk to you a little bit about our Straight Jacket cigar. This is our fullest body Nicaraguan puro. It’s made […]

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Concert by CAO (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender at CAO, on the inspiration behind the Concert by CAO. Transcript: Hello, I’m Rick Rodriguez the Head Blender for CAO. I’m here to talk about the Concert. There’s a story behind the Concert. What the Concert is, is I want to honor CAO in their home of Nashville. When CAO was […]

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OSA SOL by CAO (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender for CAO, took a few minutes to talk to us about the inspiration for his first blend for the company, OSA SOL. Transcript: Hello, I’m Rick Rodriguez, the Head Blender for CAO. I’m here to talk about the CAO OSA, my first blend for CAO. That wrapper is from a state […]

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