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Cigar Stars Coming to Big Smoke Las Vegas

Nov 8, 2019 | By CA Editors
Cigar Stars Coming to Big Smoke Las Vegas
Top left, clockwise: Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana, Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars and Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars.

The Big Smoke Las Vegas—Cigar Aficionado’s biggest event of 2019—begins on Friday, November 15 at the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. The event features some of the biggest stars in the world of handmade cigars in a cigar-friendly environment, with high-end spirits and tasty food. Here’s a list of some of the cigar stars who are attending.

A.J. Fernandez of A.J. Fernandez Cigars.
A.J. Fernandez of A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co. Photo/Richard Leonardi

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigar Co.
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigar Co. Photo/Jacob Kepler

José Pepin Garcia of My Father Cigars Inc.
José "Pepin" Garcia of My Father Cigars Inc. Photo/David Becker

Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars.
Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. Photo/Richard Leonardi

Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Photo/Josh Ritchie

Juan Martínez of Joya de Nicaragua
Juan Martínez of Joya de Nicaragua. Photo/Eugenia Carrion

Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana.
Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana. Photo/Betsy Hansen

Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Cigars.
Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Cigars. Photo/Matt Furman

Rafael Nodal of Tabacalera USA.
Rafael Nodal of Tabacalera USA. Photo/Jeffery Salter

Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars.
Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars. Photo/David Yellen

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars.
Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars. Photo/Jeffery Salter

Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigar Co.
Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. Photo/Jeffery Salter

Alec and Bradley Rubin of Alec Bradley Cigar Distributors Inc.
Alec and Bradley Rubin of Alec Bradley Cigar Distributors Inc. Photo/Alec Bradley

Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co.
Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co. Photo/Zak Bennett

Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars.
Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars. Photo/Camilla Sjodin

Michael Giannini of Ventura Cigar Co.
Michael Giannini of Ventura Cigar Co. Photo/Camilla Sjodin

The show is held on two nights, Friday November 15 and Saturday November 16, and some tickets are still available. Click here to purchase.

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