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Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2018 - Recap, Review, and Cigar & SWAG List

Updated: Jan 15, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival was my first large cigar event and it will definitely not be my last! What a great time and what an amazing value! Not only do you get to meet great cigar industry folks, but there were excellent libations and the event cigars/VIP package cigars are truly worth the cost of entry.

Check out this awesome video captured by Cigar Dojo of general admission making their way in!

The music was great and added to the wonderful ambiance of the festival. The various breweries and distilleries were incredible! With the amount of micro-brew/distillers in the state, the variety available at a cigar festival is mind blowing. One that stood out to me was Blind-Faith Brewing, where I spent half of my tasting tickets getting refills of their Third Eye Tripel - Belgian Tripel!

The cigar offerings were decent from the smaller boutique brands, and some what disappointing from the larger brands. Caldwell, Room 101, La Barba – all had a strong spread with plenty of inventory to support the masses. Including almost every single major line they carry. Tatuaje had a great offering as well, with some sticks which are not often seen in every store – and a few special factory one off lines. Arturo Fuente disappointed with only bringing Chateau lines to the festival and what I must admit were very lovely ashtrays for sale. La Flor Dominicana had only brought a few boxes of their more desired lines which sold out immediately – however did have the LFD N.A.S. cheroot available to try at the after party at the pool.

The Pupperdor shirts!

Overall an excellent time with great cigars and time spent with friends new and old.

Below is an all inclusive list of the SWAG received as part of the VIP ticket ($281.83 Early bird discount). I have broken it down by initial gift bag cigars and accessories; cigars/accessories/gifts received because of the coupon book inside of initial gift bag and visiting the vendor tent. Given everything listed below, the value at retail is well over $600...and I'd be curious as to what cigars executive VIP got this I may be interested in that next year! Cheers!

The value is determined from the box price per stick from a major online retailer and is not the Suggest Retail Price – however retail price was used on pre-release and exclusive/event only items. Prices left blank were promotional/not found.

$12.40 - $15.15

Padron 1926 Series No. 6 Maduro

Pinar del Rio A. Flores AFR-75

Foundation Cigar Co Highclere Castle

Total Value: $39.85

$9.65 - 12.40

Cohiba Nicaragua

Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado

Arcehtype Axis Mund

Room 101 Farce Connecticut

David Ortiz Big Papi Toro

La Barba Purple

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Total Value: $75.96

$6.90 - 9.65

Aging Room Quattro F55

Room 101 Circle Game

Balmoral Anejo XO - Connecticut

Mombacho Liga Maestro

Cohiba Blue

Romeo y Julieta Romeo San Andres

Fratello Bianco

Mombacho Tierra Volcan

La Flor Dominicana Reserva Especial

Leaf by Oscar Sumatra

Villiger San'Doro Maduro

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural

Gurhka Ghost Excorcist

Caldwell Long Live the King

Nat Sherman Timeless

Gurhka 125th Annivesary

Oscar Valladares 2012 Corojo

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Mi Querida

Camacho Coyolar

AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes

Caldwell Eastern Standard

La Flor Dominicana 1994

El Artista Cigars Cimarron Connecticut

La Galera 1936

AJ Fernandez New World Puro Especial

Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown

Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sun Grown

Psyko Seven Robusto

Total Value: $225.17

$4.15 - 6.90

Rocky Patel Sun Grown

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

Asylum Straight Jacket

Rocky Patel Special Edition

My Father Don Pepin Garcia Vegas Cubanas

Casa Fernandez JFR Lunatic

Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne

Asylum Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata

La Aurora ADN Dominicano

Joya de Nicaragua Dark Corojo

My Father Le Bijou 1922

Illusione Gigantes Connecticut

Gurhka Ghost Spook

Padron 2000

Oliva Serie O

Espinosa Habano No. 4

Oliva Connecticut Reserve

601 Red Habano Brickhouse Connecticut

Perla Del Mar Maduro 'G'

Alpha Absinthe Infused Half Corona

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets Just a Friend

La Aroma de Cuba La Aroma de Cuba

CAO Nicaragua L'Atelier Identite No. 3

La Galera Maduro

Nat Sherman Hobart

Macanudo Inspirado Red

Joya de Nicaragua Silver

Island Lifestyle Island Club

Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva

Total Value: $185.66

$1.40 - 4.15

Parodi Kings - KFC Cheroots

Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf

La Aurora Corojo

Villiger 125th Habno

Baccarat 1871 Dolce Far Niente

JM's Dominican Sumatra Gordo

Pinar del Rio Flores Y Rodriguez - Habano Cabinet

Smoker Friendly (Altadis) Dominican Gold - Red Label Maduro

Alec Bradley ABCO Miami

Quorum Classic

JM's Dominican Zoidian Toro Natural

Casa Fernandez New Cuba

Total Value: $34.09

Cigar List in GA and VIP Bag - Value: $560.72

Cost is based on various online retailers current sale price 8/28/2018
81 individual Cigars and 1-5 pack - Blue are Infused - Tan colors are Mild, Medium, and Strong

Additional Accessories - Value: $17+

Other SWAG from Vendors available to GA/VIP - Value: $16+

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