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David Savona

Cigar of the Year Coming to Big Smokes

Posted: Nov 2, 2009 1:37pm ET
I know a lot of you are planning on coming to our Big Smoke in Las Vegas, which is less than two weeks away. (Can’t believe it—This year went by fast.) I just got off the phone with Manuel (Manolo) Quesada, and he told me what he was planning on giving out—Casa Magna Colordo Robustos, the Cigar of the Year.

I called him back to double check, and he really is doing just that, handing out one of the most in-demand cigars in the country. The Casa Magna became an overnight sensation when we at Cigar Aficionado named it Cigar of the Year in January. Despite its relatively large production, the accolade—combined with a suggested retail price of only $5.25 and a 93 point rating—caused demand to surge, and many cigar smokers have been unable to try one.

We knew Manolo was giving them out for the seminars (which have sold out) but handing them out during the evening Big Smoke events on Friday and Saturday nights is a much taller order—there are lots more people, so it involves quite a few more cigars. Pretty impressive. He’s also handing out the Cigar of the Year in New York on November 24, at our Big Smoke at the Marriott Marquis.

“We’re packing the bags now,” he said.

So, if you're looking for another reason to come to a Big Smoke, there's a big one. For more information, click here.


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