2015 Big Smoke Las Vegas—Photo Gallery

2015 Big Smoke Las Vegas—Photo Gallery
Photo/Camilla Sjodin
Big Smoke attendees waiting in line for the Saturday evening event.

More than 4,000 eager cigar enthusiasts invaded the Mirage Hotel & Casino last week to take part in Cigar Aficionado's 20th annual Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend, arguably the largest cigar celebration in the world.

The weekend festivities included two nights of evening parties where cigar lovers gathered in a Mirage ballroom to enjoy top-shelf libations and smoke premium cigars that had been handed to them directly by many of their favorite cigarmakers. Saturday morning was filled with educational cigar seminars that covered a range of topics, including smoking the top three cigars of 2014 with their makers, getting caught up on Cuba, finding out how much work goes into making a maduro wrapper, the ins-and-outs of cigar humidification, and a special look at the inception of the Fuente Fuente OpusX, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

On Sunday, the seminars focus turned to lifestyle and attendees got the chance to tuck into a hearty breakfast fit for a cigar enthusiast as Chef Nicole Brisson of Carnevino demonstrated how to prepare it. This was followed by a roll your own cigar workshop before the final seminar, a pairing of fine Padrón cigars with premium Bourbons.

Check out all the fun in our slide show below.

 

Big Smoke Evenings

2015 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

Saturday Seminars

Top Three Cigars Of 2014
Cuba Update
Mysteries Of Maduro Cigars
Humidity And Your Cigars
Twenty Years Of Fuente Fuente OpusX
Lunch With La Flor Dominicana

Sunday Seminars

Cigar Lover's Breakfast
Roll Your Own
Bourbon For Certain!