The Big Smoke Florida offers a unique opportunity for cigar lovers to meet and celebrate the pleasures of smoking fine, handmade cigars alongside fellow aficionados, and representatives from some of the biggest names in the cigar industry. Attendees also had the opportunity to enjoy top-shelf drinks, a buffet and exquisite cigar smoking! The event is hosted by Cigar Aficionado magazine and its editorial team.
The entire venue at the Big Smoke’s new location, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort, was cigar friendly. The resort also offers an expansive gaming floor featuring first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room. A newly opened casino area showcased a High Limit Slots area and Plum Lounge, where patrons enjoyed a true VIP experience.
More than 25 cigar-makers, most of them local companies from the South Florida area, offered samples to attendees, including: Aging Room, Alec Bradley, Archetype by Ventura, Arturo Fuente, Balmoral Añejo XO, CAO, Diamond Crown, E.P. Carrillo, Foundation – Wise Man, H. Upmann, Hamlet Paredes, Illusione Fume d’Amour, Joya de Nicaragua, La Aroma de Cuba, La Flor Dominicana, Micallef, My Father Cigars, Nat Cicco, Nat Sherman, Nub
Oliva, Onyx, Oscar Valladares, Padrón, PDR, Plasencia, Rocky Patel, Tatuaje, Undercrown.