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Briley Kenney

Briley Kenney

Senior SEO Copywriter

Briley has been writing about consumer electronics and technology for over a decade. When he's not writing about deals for Digital Trends or The Manual, he's writing how-to content and guides for other online publications. He's also a ghostwriter for more than one confidential SEO marketing agency. In his downtime, he's either spending time with his family, playing games, or enjoying a good ol' stogie.

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Wolves Whiskey crafts classic American-made whiskeys with complex, unique flavor

Must-see: Dan Gaul sits down to talk with Eduardo Gonzalez the Operations Manager and Head Blender for American-made Wolves Whiskey in a candid interview.
La Gloria Cubana boxes from JR Cigars

Cigar Deal: Get $30 off La Gloria Cubana, free shipping, and 10 cigars free

JR Cigars has a cigar deal right now on La Gloria Cubana boxes. You'll get $30 off the already discounted JR Price, plus free shipping and 10 free cigars.
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Treat Dad with Famous Smoke Shop’s instant cigar savings — up to $50 off

Want to pick up Dad some smokes for Father's Day? Famous Smoke has a ton of instant cigar savings allowing you to shave up to $50 off your order.
Solo Stove Mesa XL dual-fuel firepit for Father's Day

This dual-fuel Mesa XL firepit is the perfect gift for Dad and it’s $20 off

The Mesa XL Solo Stove is a stainless, smokeless firepit and it gives Dad the perfect excuse to light a fire for Father's Day this year. Oh, and it's on sale.
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Spark your fitness journey with accessible home gym equipment from Major Fitness

Grabbing a Major Fitness home gym is the absolute best way to build your very own, customized home gym in a professional style. Learn all about it here.
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Tekto’s A2 Badger is a tanto-style stainless automatic knife for the outdoors

Tekto Knives A2 Badger is a tanto-style automatic knife with a stainless steel design for use outdoors and multi-functional activities. It's a versatile tool.
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Perk all-in-one polos: Just the right fit, the right features, and ideal comfort

Perk all-in-one polos offer just the right fit with an excellent features to help you stay cool, comfortable, and looking your best. They're also affordable.
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Does your Dad like cigars? This is one of the best Father’s Day gifts to get him

Ain't They Lovely cigar box with original artwork from Green Bay's Ain't They Lovely cigar company.

Lovely Cigars is revitalizing a classic brand with modern elegance

Today's Lovely Cigars is a re-imagining of the original Ain't They Lovely cigar brand that operated out of Green Bay in the early 1900s. Come learn more.
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Aganorsa deals overload: 3 crazy offers you need to shop like now

One of my favorite brands is offering an overload of incredible offers. To put it bluntly, here are three Aganorsa deals you DO NOT want to miss out on.
Rob Dietrich from BLACKENED with Rye the Lightning Metallica whiskey

Smoking with Rob Dietrich: Exploring Blackened cigars, whiskey, and Metallica

Recently, we had the chance to sit down and smoke with Rob Dietrich from BLACKENED, sampling the brands' cigars and whiskey. Here's what we learned.
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This Father's Day, why not get Dad a versatile pair of pants he can wear anytime and for any occasion? Perk Chinos are where its at.
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7 reasons you should be wearing Vuori’s best-selling Sunday Collection

The Vuori Sunday Collection is a set of performance apparel that's comfortable, versatile, and moisture-wicking. Here are more reasons you should be wearing it.
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Go commando with these versatile, athletic-fit Kore Shorts from Vuori

Kore shorts from Vuori are athletic-fit, resting above the knee, and versatile to wear everywhere. They also have a boxer-brief liner so you can go commando.
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An open conversation with Tariq Nasheed: Exploring the true history of hip-hop

The history you think you know about hip-hop is wrong. Tariq Nasheed explores the genuine origins in Microphone Checks his latest documentary.
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The TORRAS COOLiFY Cyber offers ice cold personal cooling to help you beat the summer heat. Wear it anywhere and stay cool, indoors and out!
Various flavor items in a cabinet like cinnamon sticks and vanilla.

The 10 best flavored cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

If you want a cigar with a little more sweetness and flavor, then check out this list of the best flavored cigars I've tried and tested recently.
La Aurora 120th Anniversary Training Kit open

I attended La Aurora’s 120th Anniversary cigar-tasting and it was incredible

I had the opportunity to attend the La Aurora 120th Anniversary virtual event and it was incredible. Read all about my experience and the history of the brand.
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Graduation watch sale: Up to 45% off Omega, Cartier, Tudor, and more

The Jomashop graduation watch sale is your best time to pick up an incredible timepiece for a fantastic price, from Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Cartier, and more.
Fresh tobacco leaves hanging to dry, yet still green as ever.

How tobacco cultivation, fermentation, and curing works

This informative guide explains how tobacco cultivation, fermentation and curing affects the leaves used in premium cigars. Get to know what you're smoking!
Selection of cigars in an ashtray resting on a wooden table.

The 10 best Honduran cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

These are the best Honduran cigars I tried and tested recently while I was enjoying a relaxing smoke. There are some flavor bombs here.
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The 8 best Arturo Fuente cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

These are the best Arturo Fuente cigars I've tried and tested, and frankly, that I've been able to get my hands on. They're hard to find!
Davidoff Escurio and Aniversario cigars up close by Briley Kenney from The Manual

The 8 best Davidoff cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

These are the best Davidoff cigars that I've tried and tested recently, along with flavors I experienced and a history of the iconic brand.
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Where do cigars come from? A guide to the premium tobacco growing regions

Ever been curious about where cigar tobacco is grown? This article answers the question "where do cigars come from" with top recommendations for each region.
AVO Synchro cigar resting on top of filled whiskey glass.

The 10 best mild cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

I've tested a bunch of mild cigars to find the most flavorful, and I'm sharing my experiences with you. Here are my favorite smokes from the bunch. 
Vanilla sticks and cigars on stylish background.

The 10 best vanilla cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

Sometimes, you just want a good cigar rich with a certain flavor. If you want some of the best vanilla cigars, this list if what you need.
Man smoking a cigar in a newsboy cap outside.

Famous Smoke is cleaning house with some crazy cigar deals

Thanks to a Spring Cleaning sale at Famous Smoke Shop I've found some truly crazy cigar deals and discounts that you NEED to see, like now.
Cigar humidor

How long should you let new cigars rest in a humidor?

Did you just get a shipment of new cigars? Don't smoke them yet. You need to let your new cigars rest in a humidor. Here's how long you should wait.
Best Connecticut cigars up close and personal

The 12 best Connecticut cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

If you're looking for a mellow to mild, ultra-creamy smoke then the best Connecticut cigars tried and tested, like these here, are exactly what you want.
Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

The 10 best Dominican cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

These are the best Dominican cigars I've tried and tested in 2024. Tobacco grown in the region offers a unique flavor profile you won't find elsewhere.
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The 12 best small cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

If you want a quick smoke that you can take with you and light up anywhere, these are the best small cigars tried and tested by none other than a cigar expert.
Quality Importers all-black desktop humidor from Famous Smoke Shop

Want a free desktop cigar humidor? Here’s how to get one

This deal from Famous Smoke Shop will get you a free desktop cigar humidor with a purchase of some excellent cigars. Do not skip this one.
Man smoking cigar casually outside his home, best medium bodied cigars.

The 10 best medium cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

These are the best medium cigars tried and tested in 2024 by yours truly, a cigar expert and aficionado. If you want a delicious cigar, start here.
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This delicious cigar is 50% off right now and I just bought some — you should too

This HVC cigar deal is your chance to get your hands on a box of absolutely delicious cigars for 50% off. Seriously, don't miss this opportunity, I didn't.
Maduro cigars on Spanish decorative tile table

These are the best Maduro cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

I've compiled a list of the best Maduro cigars I've tried and tested in 2024. Let's discuss.
Man in a tux at a wedding holding a lit cigar.

The best cigars for a wedding, chosen by a cigar expert

Planning your wedding and want a reliable list of the best cigars for a wedding that you can give to your groomsmen, wedding party, guests, and more? See this.
Lighting Your Cigar

I’m a cigar expert — Here are my 5 favorite cigar deals today

If you're on the hunt for some incredible cigar deals, you've come to the the right place. Here are some excellent recommends from our resident cigar expert.
Close up of cigars in humidor at home - Briley Kenney from The Manual

Cigar expert recommends: The 10 best cigars for beginners

Ready to try your first cigar? Want to know where to start? These are the best cigars for beginners, as recommended by a cigar expert. You can't go wrong here.
Maduro cigars in a lineup ready to smoke.

The 10 best Nicaraguan cigars I’ve tried and tested in 2024

This is a list of the best Nicaraguan cigars that's I've had the pleasure of smoking. If you're looking for a bold, full-bodied smoke, this is the place to be.
Men drinking and playing golf.

The 8 best cigars for golfing, recommended by a cigar expert

Going golfing and want a decent cigar to enjoy on the course? These are the best cigars for golfing, recommended by a cigar expert who knows his stuff.
Torpedo Cigars up close from Oliva, Ramon Bueso, and Padilla.

How to cut a torpedo cigar: The proper way to prepare the unique size

Curious how to cut a torpedo cigar, because of the unique shape? This guide will walk you through it. You'll also find excellent torpedo cigar recommendations.
Man in pink suit smoking and enjoying what a cigar tastes like.

I spoke to a cigar concierge team, and if you love cigars you should too

I was fortunate to interview JR Cigars and Cigars.com's cigars concierge team. Here's what they told me and why you should talk to them too.
DJ Khaled Interview Feature

We interview DJ Khaled on life, motivation, his DJEEP lighters partnership, more

Dan Gaul, our CTO, interviewed DJ Khaled on various topics including his life, his career, motivations, his new partnership with DJEEP lighters, and more.
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How long does a cigar last? Expiration, storage tips, and more

It's a relevant question: How long does a cigar last? This guide explains everything from expiration and storage to great recommendations.
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How to rehydrate a dry cigar (and everything you need to know)

So you bought a cigar and you let it dry out? That's no fun. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to rehydrate that cigar and any others you may have.
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I Am Legend 2: Everything we (think) we know about the sequel

I Am Legend 2 is coming. Details are scarce, but here's everything we think we know about the I Am Legend sequel, including confirmed actors, writers, and more.
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Tumi vs Briggs & Riley: Who makes better luggage in 2024?

If you want to know who wins a Tumi vs Briggs & Riley comparison, this guide is for you. Come and let's discuss these two exceptional luggage brands.
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Tumi vs Monos: Who makes better luggage in 2024?

A Tumi vs Monos luggage debate is exactly what you need to decide between the two exceptional brands. Here's our take on the comparison and which to buy.