Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest

TBA 2024

Hollywood, FL


1:00-4:00pm - Terrace Ballroom

An exciting program of sit-down seminars with Cigar Aficionado’s editors and the world’s best cigarmakers, discussing intriguing tobacco-related topics. You will smoke along (and sip along), enjoying several cigars including a 96-point classic and two cigars that will be all-but impossible to find anywhere else.

Cigar Stars: Looking Back and Looking Forward

A roundtable discussion about the past and future of the handmade cigar business with some of the rock star members of the Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame including Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Rocky Patel, Litto Gomez, Jorge Padrón and Carlos Fuente Jr.

Japanese Whisky

Japanese whiskies are among the most expensive and collectible in the world right now. Enjoy a tasting of three special selections.

Padron and Fuente: Special Tasting

The Padron/Fuente cigar won’t be out until later this year, but the audience will be among the only people in the world to smoke special prototype versions of these cigars, one made by Fuente and one made by Padrón. We will have Jorge Padrón and Carlos Fuente Jr. on stage to discuss their historic collaboration.

Top (Legal) Cigar of the Year & No 1. Whisky of the Year

Enjoy Cigar Aficionado’s No. 2 Cigar of 2022, the Rocky Patel Sixty Sixty (96 points), alongside Whisky Advocate’s No. 1 Whisky of 2022, Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whisky (97 points).