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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Included with every Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest ticket is a canvas tote bag, Glencairn nosing glass, cigar coupon book, a delicious selection of food, and access to an exciting program of  first-come, first served Whisky seminars during the Grand Tasting event.

 

Choose an All-Access Package to attend Saturday morning's cigar seminars hosted by the editors of Cigar Aficionado.

 

 

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CIGAR & WHISKY GRAND TASTINGS

CIGAR SEMINARS

Saturday, October 30

Enjoy a wide variety of whiskies, collect 20+ premium cigars and attend one of the whisky seminars conducted by whisky experts. Learn more about these exceptional cigars and whiskies from the cigarmakers, whisky distillers and other experts.

 

Included with every Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest ticket is a canvas tote bag, Glencairn nosing glass, cigar coupon book, a delicious selection of food, and access to exciting whisky seminars during the Grand Tasting event.

 

Cigars and whiskies can be enjoyed throughout the event floor and outside on the terrace. Good cigars, good whiskies and good friends — It will be a night to remember!

Whisky Seminars

Conducted during the evening tastings

CIGARS & WHISKIES

Cigar List  |  Whisky List

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Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:00am

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An exciting program of sit-down seminars with Cigar Aficionado’s editors and the world’s best cigarmakers, discussing intriguing tobacco-related topics.

The Cigars of Padrón

Jorge Padrón joins us for a conversation about the evolution of Padrón cigars. A discussion about the importance of family, growing slowly, creating strong brand identity and making exceptional cigars.

 

Rocky Patel: The Rise To Vertical Integration

Rocky Patel’s climb to the top is one of the most impressive success stories in the world of cigars. Rocky will share the story of how he began selling cigars in the mid-1990s before eventually renaming the company Rocky Patel and building the business to the incredible success it is today.

 

The Cigars of Fuente

The Fuente story began more than 100 years ago, in Key West, Florida in 1912. Carlos Fuente Jr., the third man to run this family business, describes the many changes he has witnessed during his lifetime in the industry, which has brought the company to heights that his grandfather Arturo could never have imagined.

 

Shared Passions: Cigars and Whisky

The Very Best—No. 1 Cigar of the Year meets Whisky of the Year

Celebrate the best of cigars and whisky to finish out the day! Join us for an extra special tasting of the No. 1 Cigar of 2020 —The EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel — and the No. 1 Whisky of 2020 — Larceny Barrel Proof.

 

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HOTEL

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

Hollywood, FL

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel has reserved a room block for Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest attendees at a special price.

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW

 

 

About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The AAA Four Diamond-rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino completed a $1.5 billion expansion in October 2019 with the opening of the new integrated resort that includes the world’s first Guitar Hotel and the seven-story Oasis Tower that overlooks a new 13.5-acre pool lagoon. Additionally, the property unveiled an expanded gaming floor, new luxury spa and salon, a 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, retail shops and more.

FAQ

Q: What safety precautions will Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest and the Hard Rock be taking due to covid-19 concerns?
UPDATE: In order to gain entry to the event, we ask that each person provide one of the following to gain entrance to the event along with their ticket:

A negative rapid test within 48 hours of the event
A negative PCR test within 48 hours of the event
• Proof of vaccination

We feel strongly this is in the best interest of all attendees and exhibitors. Information regarding the review of these items will be shared closer to the event. If you have already purchased a ticket and will not be able to provide one of the items listed above at check-in, you are welcome to request a refund (less processing fees) until September 30th, 2021. After September 30th, 2021 there are no refunds. If you wish to request a refund, please email support@squadup.com. We will be sharing an overview of any additional health and safety protocols once they are finalized closer to the event in October.

 

Q: I purchased a ticket to the 2020 Event. Is my original ticket good for the new date?
Yes! All 2020 ticket holders will receive newly issued tickets for the 2021 event. Please check your email for more information from Cigar Aficionado and SquadUp.

 

Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting will take place in and around the Seminole Ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Q: Can I smoke at the event?
Yes, cigars can be enjoyed in the ballroom and outside.

 

Q: Will there be food at the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings?
Yes, there will be a delicious selection of food with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Q: When will the Whisky Seminars be held?
The whisky seminars, included with every Grand Tasting Ticket, will take place throughout the evening. Smoking will not be allowed inside the whisky seminar rooms.

 

Q: How do I receive updates and information about the event?
Sign up to receive updates here.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com

Cancellation Policy

 

A full refund (minus processing fees) is available for all tickets until September 30th, 2021. After September 30th, 2021 there are no refunds. If you wish to request a refund, please email support@squadup.com. We will be sharing an overview of any additional health and safety protocols once they are finalized closer to the event in October.

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Q: What safety precautions will Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest and the Hard Rock be taking due to covid-19 concerns?
UPDATE: In order to gain entry to the event, we ask that each person provide one of the following to gain entrance to the event along with their ticket:

A negative rapid test within 48 hours of the event
• A negative PCR test within 48 hours of the event
Proof of vaccination

We feel strongly this is in the best interest of all attendees and exhibitors. Information regarding the review of these items will be shared closer to the event. If you have already purchased a ticket and will not be able to provide one of the items listed above at check-in, you are welcome to request a refund (less processing fees) until September 30th, 2021. After September 30th, 2021 there are no refunds. If you wish to request a refund, please email support@squadup.com. We will be sharing an overview of any additional health and safety protocols once they are finalized closer to the event in October.

 

Q: I purchased a ticket to the 2020 Event. Is my original ticket good for the new date?
Yes! All 2020 ticket holders will receive newly issued tickets for the 2021 event. Please check your email for more information from Cigar Aficionado and SquadUp.

 

Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting will take place in and around the Seminole Ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Q: Can I smoke at the event?
Yes, cigars can be enjoyed in the ballroom and outside.

 

Q: Will there be food at the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings?
Yes, there will be a delicious selection of food with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Q: When will the Whisky Seminars be held?
The whisky seminars, included with every Grand Tasting Ticket, will take place throughout the evening. Smoking will not be allowed inside the whisky seminar rooms.

 

Q: How do I receive updates and information about the event?
Sign up to receive updates here.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com