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The three-day Big Smoke event includes two Big Smoke evenings and exciting daytime seminars with Cigar Aficionado editors and renowned cigar makers.

WEEKEND PACKAGE
Daytime Sit-Down Seminars

+ 1 Big Smoke Evening (VIP)
$675

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ALL ACCESS PACKAGE
Daytime Sit-Down Seminars

+ 2 Big Smoke Evenings (VIP)
$875

BIG SMOKE EVENINGS

VIP Admission $375

General Admission $325

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BIG SMOKE EVENINGS

November 15th and November 16th, 2019

5:30 PM: VIP Entry  |  6:30 PM: General Admission Entry

 

Two unforgettable nights of premium cigars, cocktails, spirits and food. Collect 30+ premium cigars while you enjoy talking to the cigarmakers behind the brands, and smoking with friends. This is the ultimate night out for cigar lovers! Cigar Aficionado canvas tote bag included with every ticket.

 

2019 Participating Cigars

A. J. Fernandez

Aging Room

Alec Bradley

Archetype

Arturo Fuente

Balmoral Añejo XO

CAO

Casa Turrent

Diesel Whiskey Row

Don Pepin

E.P. Carrillo

H. Upmann

Hamlet

J. C. Newman

Joya de Nicaragua

La Aroma de Cuba

La Flor Dominicana

Macanudo

Montecristo

Nat Cicco

Nub

Oliva

Oscar Valladares

Padrón

Plasencia

Rocky Patel

Romeo y Julieta

Tatuaje

Vegas Cubanas

The Wise Man

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SEMINAR PROGRAM

Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17

 

Two days of exciting sit-down seminars with Cigar Aficionado's editors and some of the world's best cigarmakers, discussing intriguing tobacco-related topics.

Top 3 Cigars

The tradition of sharing the top cigars of the year as presented by their makers continues with an extraordinary trio:

  • No. 1: E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic
  • No. 2: My Father La Opulencia Toro
  • No. 3: The Wise Man Maduro Robusto

 

Power Tobacco

Ligero: the most powerful tobacco type. Three noteworthy tobacco men discuss growing and blending this extraordinary type.

 

Fighting the FDA

Today making cigars means fighting for your right to make cigars. Our experts discuss ways to help in the fight against FDA regulations and restrictions of premium cigars.

  • Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
  • Glynn Loope of Cigar Rights of America.
  • Drew Newman of JC Newman Cigar Co.

 

Investing in Cuban Cigars

Learn how to build a Cuban cigar collection and invest in cigars that appreciate in value.

  •  Rob Fox of JJ Fox London

Women in the Cigar Industry

A discussion by prominent women in the cigar business.

  • Cynthia Fuente-Suarez of Arturo Fuente
  • Ines Lorenzo-Gomez of La Flor Dominicana
  • Lissette Perez-Carrillo of  EPC Cigar Co.

 

Lunch with Plasencia Cigars

Enjoy a delicious seated lunch and riveting game of Cigar Jeopardy hosted by Plasencia Cigars.

 

Cigar Lovers' Breakfast

Nicole Brisson, Executive Chef and Partner at Locale, cooks up a delicious breakfast to pair with some of Oliva Cigars’ best smokes.

 

Roll Your Own

Learn to roll a cigar like a pro with Michael Giannini, general manager and creative director of Ventura Cigars.

 

TASTING AWAY IN TEQUILAVILLE

Learn why the agave-based spirits of Mexico are fast becoming a top choice for pairings with fine cigars from H. Upmann and Montecristo and Tequila provided by Tequila Cazadores.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Mirage has reserved a block of rooms for Big Smoke Las Vegas attendees. Hurry! They disappear fast.

 

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FAQ

What time do the Big Smoke Evenings start on Friday and Saturday nights?

5:30 PM: VIP Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Big Smoke Evening events will take place in the Mirage Event Center

 

Can I smoke at the event?

Yes, cigars can be enjoyed in the ballrooms at the Mirage Event Center.

 

Will there be food at the Big Smoke Evenings?

Yes, there will be a delicious buffet with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Can I purchase a ticket to attend a Seminar?

Seminars are included in the weekend package. Individual seminar tickets are not available.

 

Dress Code?

Be casual. Have fun!

 

Additional Questions?

Send us an e-mail at events@mshanken.com. We will be happy to answer them!

 

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Must be 21 or older to attend. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.
A full refund is available until October 14, 2019. After that date there are no refunds or exchanges for Weekend Packages or Big Smoke evening tickets.

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Top 3 Cigars

The tradition of sharing the top cigars of the year as presented by their makers continues with an extraordinary trio:

  • No. 1: E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic
  • No. 2: My Father La Opulencia Toro
  • No. 3: The Wise Man Maduro Robusto

 

Power Tobacco

Ligero: the most powerful tobacco type. Three noteworthy tobacco men discuss growing and blending this extraordinary type.

 

Fighting the FDA

Today making cigars means fighting for your right to make cigars. Our experts discuss ways to help in the fight against FDA regulations and restrictions of premium cigars.

  • Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
  • Glynn Loope of Cigar Rights of America.
  • Drew Newman of JC Newman Cigar Co.

 

Investing in Cuban Cigars

Learn how to build a Cuban cigar collection and invest in cigars that appreciate in value.

  • Rob Fox of JJ Fox London

 

Women in the Cigar Industry

A discussion by prominent women in the cigar business.

  • Cynthia Fuente-Suarez of Arturo Fuente
  • Ines Lorenzo-Gomez of La Flor Dominicana
  • Lissette Perez-Carrillo of  EPC Cigar Co.

 

Lunch with Plasencia Cigars

Enjoy a delicious seated lunch and riveting game of Cigar Jeopardy hosted by Plasencia Cigars.

 

Cigar Lovers' Breakfast

Nicole Brisson, Executive Chef and Partner at Locale, cooks up a delicious breakfast to pair with some of Oliva Cigars’ best smokes.

 

Roll Your Own

Learn to roll a cigar like a pro with Michael Giannini, general manager and creative director of Ventura Cigars.

 

TASTING AWAY IN TEQUILAVILLE

Learn why the agave-based spirits of Mexico are fast becoming a top choice for pairings with fine cigars from H. Upmann and Montecristo and Tequila provided by Tequila Cazadores.

 

 

A. J. Fernandez

Aging Room

Alec Bradley

Archetype

Arturo Fuente

Balmoral Añejo XO

CAO

Casa Turrent

Diesel Whiskey Row

Don Pepin

E.P. Carrillo

H. Upmann

Hamlet

J. C. Newman

Joya de Nicaragua

La Aroma de Cuba

La Flor Dominicana

Macanudo

Montecristo

Nat Cicco

Nub

Oliva

Oscar Valladares

Padrón

Plasencia

Rocky Patel

Romeo y Julieta

Tatuaje

Vegas Cubanas

Ventura Archetype

The Wise Man