In addition to the Cigar Advisors, we publish work from BOTLs of all walks, both in and out of the premium cigar business: cigar manufacturers, bloggers, and various experts in their fields. Even with such a wide-ranging cast of characters, one thing is for sure: all the contributors who put ink to paper for Cigar Advisor are straight shooters and credible experts who share an appreciation for premium cigars and take part in our lifestyle. This is a digital mag created by, and for, cigar enthusiasts of all stripes; and because they share our passions, we trust them to bring you more of the cigar info you care about. Click below to meet them…

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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This is not his picture, nor does John even have a beard. Interestingly, his Social Security number is all ones. All we can say is " "You will know him by the mullet he wears." "

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Tommy Zman, is an obsessive enjoyer of life’s leafy pleasures. Growing up in the bowels of northern New Jersey, parented by an eccentric Polish father and a neurotic Italian mother, what else could this man possibly be other than a humorist? ZMan’s a real throwback to a time when men were kings of the castle and smoking a cigar in public didn’t label you an outcast and a pariah. He’s an old–school down to earth guy - but when it comes to p.c. tyranny and nanny-state legislature, he’ll draw his sword and swing for the fences. Tommy gathered a faithful following as a longtime feature writer at Cigar Magazine, and his testosterone laden FaceBook community, CROMAG NATION™ is truly the last great bastion for Men’s Men.

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Emmett Malone is the majority owner and founder of Blind Man’s Puff, he also contributes reviews as a blind panelist. He lives in beautiful Denver, Colorado and absolutely loves it, taking advantage of skiing in the winter, and hiking in the summer. He has been smoking cigars for over over 11 years now. He appreciates all kinds of cigars from mild-bodied subtlety to gut-checking Pepin-pepper. He enjoys a good bargain stick but also appreciated the extremely rare, expensive, and hard to find. Aaron Loomis is Blind Man's Puff Co-Owner/Cigar Distributor/Review Contributor. Aaron lives in the California Bay Area and has been smoking cigars for four years. He collects, documents, photographs, and distributes most of the cigars for Blind Man’s Puff and takes turns putting the reviews together for the articles. He also occasionally does a blind review. He enjoys seeing what the guys come up with smoking something that they have no idea about. Other than cigars, baseball is his other go to hobby. He loves watching and playing the game. He’s a fantasy player (stat head) and also plays softball three times a week.

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Andy Case is the founder of MidwesternGentleman.com, a site dedicated to the Great Lakes Good Life. When not writing on the necessities of modern day manhood you can find him lakeside, often with a rod and reel in one hand and an ice cold IPA in the other. Andy resides on the outskirts of Detroit, MI with his wife Feionna and son Caleb.

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Arthur Payson is a contributor to Cigar Advisor magazine.

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A widely-read cigar blogger, Barry Stein works in the retail side of the cigar industry. Prior to his entering the business full-time, Barry worked as an International Security Consultant and Private Investigator. Both jobs have allowed him to travel the world; the one parallel has been that he likes to end his days in a cigar shop or lounge.

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Ben Robinson is an Event Coordinator for Operation: Cigars for Warriors.

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