The Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, Cigar Aficionado's signature event, turned Sin City into Cigar City this weekend. More than 4,500 cigar lovers from around the United States and across the globe gathered at the Mirage Hotel and Casino for a three-day celebration of all things cigar.
Friday and Saturday evenings brought a sold-out crowd to the Mirage for hours of puffing handrolled, premium cigars and sipping fine, top-shelf spirits. Many of the world's most famous cigar celebrities, including Carlos Fuente Jr., Jorge Padrón, Pepin Garcia, Rocky Patel, Robert Levin, Pete Johnson, Jonathan Drew, Javier Estades, Michael Giannini, Christian Eiroa, Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca, Bill Paley, Charlie Toraño and Rafael Nodal, were there to give out the cigars personally.
Saturday and Sunday mornings featured seminars on cigars and fine living. The sold-out crowd of 500 received eight premium cigars, including Cigar Aficionado's Nos. 1, 3 and 4 of the year, to smoke along with their makers.
Complete coverage of the event along with a photo gallery will appear on the site all of this week.
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