Smoke Inn to Host Virtual Great Smoke 2021
For more than a decade now, cigar lovers from far and near have looked forward to Smoke Inn Cigars’ “The Great Smoke”, one of the few local tobacconists to attract an international audience. The Florida-based smoke shop launched by the colorful “Honest” Abe Dababneh in 1996 has grown to a chain of 10 stores and a brisk eCommerce business. Like many other cigar events, the folks at Smoke Inn are going virtual this year by broadcasting their annual hootenanny live for 8 hours featuring a limited-seating VIP pass to the the studio where the live event is taking place.
Based on the full breadth of this event detailed on their website, it’s clear Smoke Inn has spared no expense and likens the event to “… a Jerry Lewis Telethon meets QVC format” as the broadcast will feature “manufacturers, sponsored interactive liquor demonstrations, live entertainment, dancers, comedians, musicians, hourly raffles and giveaways, and a specially built portal for attendees to take advantage of event only promotions and sales.” The event will be co-hosted by former Nat Sherman VP, Michael Herklots, who has just launched his new company, Ferio Tego, along with other cigar luminaries including social media darlings, Melanie Sisco and Kimberly “Shmokini.”
Details from Smoke Inn’s TGS page
“The scope of this project will be huge. The broadcast will be done in front of a small live audience and Showtek Productions, out of Atlanta, has been hired to handle all aspects of the production and broadcast. Showtek has been behind many major national broadcasts such as The Golden Globes, The Kings of Comedy, and Soul Train to name a few. It is very important to us to create something special. Something fans and consumers will talk about for months, long after the event is over.
We even have some very special limited releases scheduled to debut the day of the event, available ONLY to event ticket purchasers. A special portal site will be created that will require a password entry only emailed to ticket holders. Through this portal, ticket purchasers can take advantage of very special event offers & have access to the new limited releases.”– Smoke Inn Cigars
There are two options to attend the event: virtual participant and VIP. As with any event, there’s going to be lots of goodies so if you’re planning on joining from the comfort of your living room or favorite cigar lounge, your ticket includes Smoke Inn’s official TGS Party In A Box, a veritable cornucopia of cigars, swag and “specialty items” to be used during the interactive portions of the broadcast. The TGS Party In A Box is $169.95, see below for details.
“Extremely Limited” VIP packages are also available on a limited, first come, first serve basis and this gets you not only the TGS Party In A Box but also the “In Studio Experience”, a seat at the live broadcast in the studio where all the festivities are taking place. The VIP package is $350.
Whats In the TGS Party In A Box?
- TGS 2021 T-Shirt
- TGS 2021 Hat
- TGS 2021 Shot Glass
- TGS 2021 Medium Cigar Travel Case
- TGS 2021 Commemorative Event Lanyard
- Cigar Band Bank
- 40 Premium Cigars
- and other various items
CIGARS: Arturo Fuente Event Cigar, JC Newman Brickhouse, Plascencia Reserva, Rocky Patel Winter Blend, Camacho Nicaragua, La Aurora Time Capsule, Nestor Miranda, Alec Bradley Kitsugi, Alec Bradley Project 40, Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos, Sindicato Particulares, Sindicato Cubico, Gurkha San Miguel, Gurkha Nicaragua, Espinosa Habano, La Palina Classic, Room 101 Payback, DT&T Mi Querida, AJ Fernandez New World, AJ Fernandez Last Call, Aganorsa Leaf JFR, CAO Bones, Southern Draw Desert Rose, Perdomo HBBA Connecticut, Perdomo HBBA Sun Grown, Vegafina 1998, Romeo Reserva Real Nicaragua, Eiora First 20 Colorado, My Father Cigars, Ashton La Aroma De Cuba, Tatuaje, EPC New Wave, Leaf By Oscar, Oscar Valladares cigars 2012, Excelsior Dona Lydia, Drew Estate Undercrown, Joya de Nicaragua, Padron, Oliva Conn Reserve, Illusione
The event is scheduled for February 20, 2021. Visit Smoke Inn’s official TGS 2021 page for all the details. – In Fumo Pax!