The Top 20 Whiskies Of 2022—Follow The Countdown

Cigar Industry

2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend: Photo Gallery

Nov 22, 2019 | By CA Editors
2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend: Photo Gallery
Photos/Jacob Kepler
Katharine Taylor enjoying a cigar and a drink during the Big Smoke evening party.

A crowd of nearly 4,000 cigar lovers from all across the United States and from as far away as China and Australia came to the desert last weekend for Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke Las Vegas. Held at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, the sold-out show included two evenings of Big Smokes where guests collected 30 handmade cigars, sampled top-shelf drinks and fine food, and mingled with some of the best-known cigarmakers in the world.

Saturday morning featured a tasting of the number 1, 2 and 3 cigars of 2018, presented by their makers, cigar seminars on a wide range of topics, including Women in Cigars, Power Tobacco and Investing in Cuban Cigars. Lunch featured a Big Smoke first—a game show—and on Sunday the seminars began anew, with a cooking demo, a cigar-rolling competition and a Tequila and mezcal tasting.

The gallery below captures moments from the entire weekend. For more coverage of the 2019 Big Smoke Las Vegas, click here.

Big Smoke 2019

More in Cigar Industry

See all
Cigar Aficionado Announces Free Monthly Newsletter Called Ratings Flash

Cigar Aficionado Announces Free Monthly Newsletter Called Ratings Flash

We’ve created a new, free e-newsletter that’ll keep you up-to-date on recent cigar ratings called …

Nov 29, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Lunch With Oliva Cigars

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Lunch With Oliva Cigars

After a morning of several seminars and many cigars, a welcomed lunch was offered to guests, courtesy …

Nov 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Thirty Years Of Cigar Aficionado

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Thirty Years Of Cigar Aficionado

Senior contributing editor Gordon Mott was joined by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Litto Gomez to …

Nov 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: No. 2 and No. 3 Cigars of 2021

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: No. 2 and No. 3 Cigars of 2021

At the Big Smoke Las Vegas seminars, the Cigar Aficionado staff sat down with the cigarmakers who …

Nov 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Welcome To The Jungle: Mysteries Of Cameroon Tobacco

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Welcome To The Jungle: Mysteries Of Cameroon Tobacco

In the second seminar on Saturday during the Big Smoke Las Vegas, we explored the mysteries of …

Nov 16, 2022
The 2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

The 2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

The Big Smoke Las Vegas had a new home this year, but the festivities were as good as they've ever …

Nov 15, 2022