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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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Cigar Pairings with Rick Rodriguez (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender for CAO Cigars, imparts his philosophy on pairing cigars with beverages. Transcript: Hey, guys. I’m Rick Rodriguez, the head blender for CAO. I get asked often, “What do you pair your cigars with?” And that is a very hard question to answer because everybody’s palate is unique. The beauty of anything […]

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Box Pressed Cigars with Rick Rodriguez (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender for CAO Cigars, sheds some light on the subject of Box Pressed Cigars. While many of us know how they get their shape, the reason behind it and it’s impact on the cigar smoking experience isn’t quite as well documented. Transcript: Hey, guys. I’m Rick Rodriguez, the head blender for CAO. […]

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Cigar 101- Spanish Cedar

Spanish cedar lining If you’ve ever shopped for a cigar humidor, chances are you’ve come across the term “Spanish cedar” in reference to interior lining, but what exactly is Spanish cedar and why is it found inside most good quality humidors? For starters, Spanish cedar (botanical term “cedrela odorata,”) does not originate from Spain as […]

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Cigar Tasting Tips with Jesus Fuego (video)

When it comes to cigar tasting tips, few people have better advice than Jesus Fuego of J.Fuego Cigars.

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The Rogue by Gurkha Cigars (video)

Charlie of Gurkha Cigar Company took a few minutes to talk to us about the Rogue by Gurkha Cigars.

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Rafael Nodal on the Aging Room Havao (video)

Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends speaks to us about the Aging Room Havao, one of the earliest blends from this well respected and highly coveted brand. Transcript: Hi, my name is Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends.  I’m here to talk to with my friends at Best Cigar Prices about the Aging Room Havao.  When I […]

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Aging Room Quattro F55 (video)

The Aging Room Quattro F55 was recently named the number 2 cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado Magazine for 2013. Here Rafael Nodal tells us a little more about this incredibly successful blend.   Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends. I’m here today to tell you about my Aging Room Quattro F55. […]

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Aging Room Cigars by Rafael Nodal (video)

One of the most well received brands in the cigar industry today, Aging Room Cigars feature numerous blends with 90+ ratings and the 2013 #2 cigar of the year, the F55. Here, Rafael Nodal explains the genesis of this unique, boutique blend. Transcript: Hi my name is Rafael Nodal from Aging Room, Swag, Boutique Blend […]

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Nick Perdomo on the Perdomo Habano Cigar (video)

Nick Perdomo of Perdomo Cigars talks about the unique Habano line from Perdomo Cigars. Transcript: Hi, Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars. Today, I’d like to talk to you about a very special cigar, the Perdomo Habano line. The Perdomo Habano Line was a very unique cigar when it came out eight years ago when our […]

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Perdomo Cigars: Exhibicion (video)

Nick Perdomo of Perdomo Cigars took a few moments to speak to us about the Exhibicion Cigar line. Transcript: Hi, Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about our Perdomo Exhibicion Line. Four sizes in three wrappers, a cigar for somebody who is looking for a lot of […]

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Nick Perdomo on Perdomo Cigars Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne & Champagne Noir (video)

Nick Perdomo of Perdomo Cigars discusses the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne & Champagne Noir cigar. Transcript: Hi, Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars at BestCigarPrices.com. I would like to talk to you a little bit about our Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne and our Perdomo Champagne Noir. As many of you know, the Perdomo Reserve 10th […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: E.P. Carrillo 2015 Short Run

E.P. Carrillo 2015 Short Run Imperios (6×60) W: Criollo Jalapa 98 B: Nicaraguan F: Nicaraguan and Dominican Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., Dominican Republic E.P. Carrillo has officially released its 6th version of the Short Run, this time with a decadent Criollo 98 wrapper from Jalapa. With plenty of rave reviews for previous releases, this year’s offering […]

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Anatomy of a Tobacco Plant with Rick Rodriguez

Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars took a few minutes to explain to us what the different sections of a tobacco plant are and how these sections are used to make cigars.

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The Art of Cigar Blending with Rick Rodriguez (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender at CAO, took a few minutes to talk to us about the process of developing a new cigar blend. From the basics of flavor and strength to finding the right wrapper, Rick provides us with some insight into this long standing tradition. Transcript: Hi, guys. I’m Rick Rodriguez, head blender from […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Review: Untamed Toro by La Aurora

Untamed Toro by La Aurora (5 1/2×54) W: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro B: Dominican F: Nicaraguan, Dominican Factory: E. Leon Jimines Tabacalera, Santiago, Dominican Republic             La Aurora’s strongest blend yet, the full-bodied Untamed brings a bold new look and tasting profile to the century-old company’s cigar portfolio. A combination of select Nicaraguan and Dominican leaves under an abundantly oily and textured Connecticut Broadleaf are the secret to Untamed’s furious full flavor.   Notes: The initial few puffs of the cigar were 4-alarm spicy; proceed with caution. The Untamed produced lots of dense, creamy smoke with each draw and was impressively smooth. The word “robust” gets thrown around all too often in this industry, it should really be reserved for cigars like this. For those masochists out there who enjoy a tear-producing peppery retrohale, Untamed will not disappoint. Before I even finished this review I jumped onto our site and bought a stash of these for myself. For all the bold, heavy flavor that the Untamed pumped out for the majority of the smoke, the final third was surprisingly mellow in comparison - more coffee and wood than peppery spice.   Flavor Report: Fiery red pepper, smoky cedar, espresso, dried fruit sweetness, cocoa, sweet cream, butter, […]

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Tailored by Alec Bradley Cigars (video)

Dave Topper of Alec Bradley Cigars took a few minutes to talk to us about Tailored, a new cigar by Alec Bradley made exclusively for Best Cigar Prices. Transcript: Hi, I’m Dave Topper with Alec Bradley Cigars, and we are the proud manufacturers of a brand new brand coming out from Best Cigar Prices called […]

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Perdomo Cigars 20th Anniversary Cigar

Nick Perdomo of Perdomo Cigars talks about the very special 20th Anniversary Cigar line by Perdomo Cigars. Transcript: Hi. Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars. Today, I’d like to talk to you about the Perdomo 20th Anniversary. A very special cigar near and dear to my heart. It comes in five sizes and we’re having a […]

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Nimish Desai on the Birth of Rocky Patel Cigars (video)

While everyone in the cigar industry knows of Rocky Patel, not everyone knows how the Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company got started. Here Nimish Desai tells us about the creation of the company and how they’ve been able to become so successful. Transcript: Hi, I’m Nimish Desai with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. You know, when […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Exactus Clasico

Exactus Clasico Robusto (5×54) W: Ecuadorian Connecticut B: Dominican wine-fermented F: Dominican Criollo 98 Factory: Tabacalera El Artista, Tamboril, Dominican Republic When you saw the name Exactus, you may have thought I was reviewing their monsterous Super Coloso, measuring in at 11 inches x 90. I’m still waiting to get the okay from management to do an eight […]

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Pura Soul: Nicaraguan (video)

Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars speaks about the first blend from Pura Soul Cigars, the Nicaraguan blend. Transcript: My name is Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars. I just want to tell you a little bit about my first blend. It’s a Nicaraguan cigar. It’s blended to be very, very flavorful. I consider it […]

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Tasting Tips with Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars (video)

Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars shares some pointers on ways to better taste cigars. We’re not sure how accurate the science of it is, but we appreciate the sentiment…which is all that really matters.

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Cigar Pairings with Nimish Desai (video)

Nimish Desai, of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, shares with us his motto for cigar pairings.

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J.Fuego Cigars: Americana (video)

Jesus Fuego of J.Fuego Cigars took a few minutes to tell us about his Americana blend.

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The Art of Cigar Blending with Michael Giannini: Blending Inspiration (video)

Michael Giannini of La Gloria Cubana and Foundry Cigars is known for his unique approach to cigar blending. In this video he explains what he looks for with each of his blends. Transcript: So when I’m blending, part of my philosophy is there are only five things you can taste, sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and […]

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Industry Profiles: Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender for CAO Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about his start in the cigar industry. Transcript: My name is Rick Rodriguez. I’m the Head Blender for CAO. I took over the factory about four years ago. I was a blender for La Gloria and then when we merged […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Punch Signature Blend

Punch Signature Blend Robusto (5×54) W: Ecuadorian Corojo B: Nicaraguan F: Nicaraguan, Dominican Factory: STG Danli, Honduras A new release from General Cigar, the Punch Signature Blend is said to be inspired by the original Punch cigars of the 19th century. The blend is reported to be three years in the making and ties modern preferences […]

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Asylum Cigars: Schizo (video)

Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigars, took a few minutes to tell us about the affordably priced Asylum Schizo Cigar. Find these and other Asylum Cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/asylum-schizo-cigars/  

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Altadis to Release New Romeo y Julieta Cigar by Boutique Blends

Industry giant Altadis U.S.A. has joined forces with Boutique Blends to create an unprecedented limited-edition cigar: the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25.

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AVO Cigars (video)

One of the most well respected brands in the cigar industry, AVO Cigars has been a fan favorite of cigar smokers for years. Here Scott from AVO Cigars tells us about the new look for this traditional brand. Find the new look AVO Cigar here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/avo-cigars/

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Gurkha Grand Reserve Cigars (video)

In this brief video Charlie from Gurkha Cigars tells us about the Gurkha Grand Reserve, the flagship cigar for one of the most well known brands in the industry. Transcript: Hi, Charlie Doc Watson with Gurkha Cigars. I’d like to speak to you about the Grand Reserve, our flagship cigar. It is the number one […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Herrera Esteli Norteño Coronita by Drew Estate

Herrera Esteli Norteño Coronita by Drew Estate (4×46) W: San Andres Maduro B: Honduran F: Esteli & Jalapa, Nicaragua Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, Esteli, Nicaragua The Norteño is Master Blender Willy Herrera’s 2nd entry into the Drew Estate portfolio, following his mega-successful debut with the Herrera Esteli in 2013. Featuring an all-new blend […]

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The Blending Process with Jesus Fuego (video)

  Jesus Fuego had a long history of blending for some of the most recognizable brands in the cigar industry before branching off on his own and forming J.Fuego Cigars. Here he speaks to us about his blending process. Interested in trying some of Jesus Fuego’s blends, find them here: J.Fuego Cigars at Best Cigar Prices […]

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Aging Room: Bin No.1 (video)

Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends took a few minutes to talk to us about Aging Room’s latest release, Bin No.1. Find the Bin No.1 and more Aging Room cigars here: https://www.bestcigarprices.com/aging-room-bin-no.-1-cigars/ Transcript: Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blend Cigars, maker of Aging Room cigars, Swag, Oliveros, and La Boheme. My good friends at Best […]

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5 Cigars to Make You Feel Like a Blacklist Supervillain

These cigars pair nicely with your evil world domination plans. James Spader as “Raymond “Red” Reddington” on NBC’s “Blacklist” Actor James Spader (at left) plays one of the most badass villains on television; Raymond “Red” Reddington.  As the lead character on The Blacklist (a hugely popular television show on NBC), Red Reddington has been making […]

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Boutique Blends Winter Grill Giveaway at Best Cigar Prices (video)

Boutique Blends Cigars and Best Cigar Prices are teaming up to give you an opportunity to win a beautiful Weber Grill and a box of Aging Room Bin #1 cigars. In this brief video Rafael Nodal announces one of our greatest giveaways yet!Go to https://www.facebook.com/bestcigarprices for more details.

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Top 7 Cigars for Under $5

It’s a common misconception in cigar circles that you need to shell out your last paycheck to get your hands on a stick worth smoking. As purveyors of over 600 cigars brands, we can say with 100% accuracy that that is completely, absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt not true at all. And we’re not talking about no-name bundles, cheap yardgars, dog […]

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Testing Tobacco Leaves in Esteli (video)

While touring the tobacco fields of Esteli, Cuban cigar master Carlos from La Zona showed us a quick testing technique used in the factory to check the flavor and burn of the leaves.https://www.bestcigarprices.com

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: J Fuego Americana Robusto

J Fuego Americana Robusto (5×50) W: Pennsylvania Sun Grown Broadleaf B: Cuban-seed Costa Rica corojo F: Hon. Corojo, Nic. Criollo Factory: Tabacos de Oriente S.A., Danli, Honduras   With the J. Fuego Americana cigar, respected blender Jesus Fuego fulfills his goal of creating a blend centered around American-grown tobaccos. There hasn’t been an abundance of […]

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Padron Cigars (video)

One of the most celebrated brands in the cigar industry, Padron Cigars are known for producing some of the finest cigars are on the market. Here Jeff Brown, Marketing Director at Best Cigar Prices, tells us about the history of the brand and what makes them so unique. Find the best prices on Padron Cigars […]

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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Perla del Mar

Perla del Mar Perla P (3 3/4 x 56) W: Ecuadorian Connecticut B: Nicaraguan (Pueblo Nuevo, La Reina, Condega, Jalapa) F: Nicaraguan (Pueblo Nuevo, La Reina, Condega, Jalapa) Factory: Fabricas de San Rafael S.A., Ocotal, Nicaragua Much like J.C. Newman’s Brickhouse and El Baton lines, the Perla del Mar is no slouch when it comes to […]

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Best Cigar Prices Announces the Top Shelf Robolo Cigar Giveaway

We just launched our 1st Facebook Cigar Sweepstakes for 2015, and it’s an awesome one:  We are now accepting entries for our Top Shelf Robolo Giveaway! If you’re not yet familiar, Robolo is our exclusive 4 1/2 x60 cigar size, and we carry Robolo-sized versions of some of the most popular cigar brands in the […]

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Smoke Notes: Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres

Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres (6 1/2×52) W: San Andres, Mexican B: Nicaraguan F: Nicaraguan Factory: Tavicusa, Esteli, Nicaragua The Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres cigar combines binder and filler tobaccos from Rocky’s farms in Nicaragua with a San Andres Mexican wrapper leaf. Uniquely packaged in Mason jars inspired by the moonshine bootleggers of the […]

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Rafael Nodal on the Aging Room M356 (Video)

Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends Cigars took a few minutes to talk to us about the creation and characteristics of the highly rated Aging Room M356.   Find this or any of the other world-renowned Aging Room Cigars here: Best Cigar Prices Transcript: Hi, my name is Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blend Cigars. I’m here […]

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Cigar Tasting Tips with Rene Castaneda of Orleans Group (video)

Every year scores of new cigars are introduced to the market, some by familiar names like Rocky Patel and Alec Bradley, and others by boutique shops like Pura Soul and Viva Republica. So what’s the best way to sift through this yearly surge to find the brands and the blends that suit your palate best? Well, […]

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