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Cigar Review – Alec Bradley New York Six Two Robusto

The Alec Bradley New York line was released in the wake of an enormous New York State tax increase on tobacco. The cigars will only be sold through New York vendors (like us!), so no matter where you get them from, they were originally bought from a New York tobacconist. While Alan Rubin, Alec Bradley’s …

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Small Cigars Modified to Fit Through Large Cigar Tax Loophole, Pleasure Police Start Whining

The recent sudden, massive, and small-business ruining tax increase on tobacco products left a tax loophole that is literally size of a small cigar. This story by the Wall Street Journal details the trend of cigar manufacturers to slightly increase the weight of their small cigars to fit the 3 lb. per 1,000 minimum that …

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Cigar Smokers: A Dedicated Bunch (Smokin’ in the Rain)

I’ll give you one reason why the cigar industry will never die: dedication. I’m reminded of the unofficial creed of the US Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Of course, we’d have to add to that: “Neither snow …

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B&M Cigar Retailers and Online Cigar Retailers are More Co-Dependent than You Might Think

While replying to an interview with cigar blog Robustojoe, I had a chance to address a topic that’s been on our minds for the last few months — namely, the co-dependence of B&M cigar retailers with online retailers like ourselves. If you’re coming from the B&M sector, you might disagree. There is a common perception …

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The American Cigar World: Small and Getting Smaller

Here at BestCigarPrices, we try to keep an eye on the big picture. When you step all the way back and look at the whole scene, it’s both amazing and humbling to see how tight-knit our industry is. The Huffington Post reported recently that cigars in America are an $800 million a year retail business. …

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