Saturday, March 4, 2023

Included with every Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest ticket is a canvas tote bag, Glencairn nosing glass, an exciting selection of whiskies, 20+ cigars, and a delicious selection of food.

 

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

 

CIGAR & WHISKY GRAND TASTINGS

Saturday Evening, March 4, 2023
5:30-9:30 pm

Enjoy a wide variety of whiskies, collect 20+ premium cigars. Learn more about these exceptional cigars and whiskies from the cigarmakers, whisky distillers and other experts who will be in attendance.

 

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!

 

VIEW CIGAR LIST     VIEW WHISKY LIST

 

CIGAR SEMINARS

Saturday, March 4, 2023
1:00-4:00pm

Terrace Ballroom

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

 

CIGAR STARS: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

A roundtable discussion about the past and future of the handmade cigar business with some of the rock star members of the Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame including Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Rocky Patel, Litto Gomez, Jorge Padrón and Carlos Fuente Jr.

 

TOP (LEGAL) CIGAR OF THE YEAR &
No. 1 WHISKY OF THE YEAR

Enjoy the Cigar Aficionado’s No. 2 Cigar of 2022, the Rocky Patel Sixty Sixty, alongside Whisky Advocate’s No. 1 Whisky of 2022, Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whisky.

 

PADRÓN AND FUENTE: SPECIAL TASTING 

The Padrón/Fuente cigar won’t be out until later this year, but the audience will be among the only people in the world to smoke special prototype versions of these cigars, one made by Fuente and one made by Padrón. We will have Jorge Padrón and Carlos Fuente Jr. on stage to discuss their historic collaboration.

 

JAPANESE WHISKY

Japanese whiskies are among the most expensive and collectible in the world right now. Enjoy a tasting of three special selections.


Plus much more! More seminar information coming soon.

 

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SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

Hollywood, FL

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel will be offering a room block for Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest attendees at a special price.

 

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW

or simply call Group Reservations at 954-316-2929 and provide the group code GBIGS23

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.

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FAQ

Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP &  All-Access Package Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings 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 buffet with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com

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Refund Policy: A refund (minus processing fees) is available for all tickets until 60 days prior to the event. After January 3, 2023, there are no more refunds.

 

Must be 21 or older to attend. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant. A portion of the ticket price is to purchase the cigars you receive at the event.

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Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP & All-Access Package Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings 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 buffet with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com