Introduction to Big Smoke Miami 2018
Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Miami 2018 takes place on Friday, March 16th, 2018, from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. The event takes place at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.
The Big Smoke is the gold standard of cigar events. The biggest and baddest cigar manufacturers and brands will be there including Alec Bradley, Arturo Fuente, Cohiba, Drew Estate, Joya de Nicaragua, Oliva, Padron, and Rocky Patel.
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 16th, 2018:
- Big Smoke Miami 2018. That’s it. No pre-event golf or cigar dinner the night before. Just a night of glorious cigar smoking!
This is a one-night event and tickets include premium cigars, spirits, beer, and a “delicious light buffet”. Bacardi is providing premium drinks and cocktails. The dress code is casual. In my experience, you’ll see people in all states of dress and distress. From tuxes to blue jeans. Wear what you want!
Here’s what Cigar Aficionado has to say about the event: ” Grab your sunglasses, pack your bags and get ready to escape the cold: Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke is heading back to sunny Miami Beach. For the second straight year, a grand evening of premium cigars, spirits and camaraderie is set to take place at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel, one of the finest resorts on Miami Beach. The event will take place on Friday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Big Smoke Miami takes place in the city where much of the premium cigar industry calls its home, so we expect another strong showing of cigar industry stars. Big Smoke customers will have the chance to fill their gift bags with more than
25 35 premium cigars, many personally handed out by the star cigarmakers who blend them, and smoke cigars throughout the evening. There will be a roster of fine spirits, too, as well as a light buffet of food.”
Here’s a list of the cigars you’ll receive at the event:
- AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes and San Lotano
- Aging Room
- Alex Bradley Prensado Lost Art and Tempus Natural
- Arturo Fuente
- Casa Fernandez
- Cornelius & Anthony
- Diamond Crown
- Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic
- El Artista
- EP Carrillo Core Plus Club 52 Natural
- Hamlet Paredes
- Joya de Nicaragua
- La Aroma de Cuba
- La Aurora
- La Flor Dominicana
- La Palina
- Micallef Experiencia La Crema
- Plasencia Cosecha 146
- Rocky Patel
- Romeo San Andres
- Trinidad Santiago
- Undercrown Churchill and Shade
- Ventura Archetype Axis Mundi
- Villiger La Flor de Ynclan
There are two levels of tickets for the Big Smoke Miami 2018: Very Important Person (VIP) and General Admission.
General Admission tickets cost $300 and allow you to enter the event at 7:30 pm.
VIP tickets cost $375 and allow you to enter the event at 6:30 pm, an hour before the General Admission attendees.
Smokey and I have been a number of Big Smoke events over the years and have learned a few things that might make your experience more enjoyable. When the doors open, the masses take their cigar coupon book and head off to get their free cigars wandering from booth to booth. The lines are long and your time goes fast. By the time you finish getting your cigars, the food and alcohol are mostly gone. I recommend you head over to the food and drink first. Then, go to the cigar booth with the shortest line and grab a cigar. Smoke the cigar on the patio. Then, after the crowd dies down a bit, pick up your cigars.
If you are interested in attending other cigar events in the United States, check out our comprehensive list of cigar events HERE.