Cigar News: Ventura Cigars ups the Ante at the Big Smoke 2018 in Las Vegas

If you are attending the Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke 2018 then you don’t want to miss the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) booth. In their latest press release, the company announced they will not only be attending the event, but they will be “making Las Vegas an extra lucky destination for those heading to Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke 2018″.

Held November 9 through November 11 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Big Smoke offers premium cigar fans the opportunity to sample the best cigars from top producers in the industry, and to meet, smoke or pose for a photo with some of their favorite cigar makers.

Learn how to roll your own Archetype Axis Mundi 

Ventura Cigars will not be just handing out samples, the have added a DIY element to the event. According to the press release;

Archetype Axis Mundi

“Attendees who come by the booth on Friday or Saturday nights will be treated to a cigar-rolling session led by Michael Giannini and VCC special guest, Indiana Ortez, Cigar Master and the skilled blender behind the Ventura Cigar Company’s exclusive Fathers, Friends, and Fire cigar.

Michael Giannini, the General Manager of Ventura Cigar Company and industry icon, will be welcoming guests to the booth, sharing smokes and stories as they roll their own Axis Mundi cigar. Michael will also be hosting a larger-scale Rolling Event alongside Indiana Ortez during the Cigar Aficionado “Roll Your Own” event on Sunday, November 11, which promises to be a highlight of the weekend.”

The company promises that  Giannini will impart his tricks and entertaining stories of the trade as he and Indiana guide attendees through the creation of their Axis Mundi. Attendees will be treated to interesting behind-the-scenes details on the happenings at Ventura Cigar Company.

In the company’s press release, Giannini noted:

“I’m so glad to be headed back to Big Smoke. Cigar Aficionado knows how to put on a solid event, and I’m excited to be with the Ventura Cigars crew, putting our Archetype Axis Mundi cigar in the spotlight. It’s a natural choice to highlight here, since Cigar Aficionado recognized Axis Mundi as the #13 Cigar of the Year for 2017. We’re pleased to be sharing this standout cigar with Big Smoke attendees, and maybe a few of our secrets too.”

The Big Smoke 2018 Roll-Your-Own-Cigar seminar has been such a big hit, that tickets to it are currently sold out, but tickets are available for the Friday and Saturday evening events.

If you have not got your Big Smoke tickets yet, you can visit For Big Smoke updates, more info on Axis Mundi, and the other Archetype cigars, please visit, or follow them on Instagram @venturacigar.

About Ventura Cigar Company

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a unique cigar brand born in sunny Southern California that is on a mission to create memorable, complex cigar blends that excite the senses and reward discriminating palates. Their flagship Archetype, Case Study, Project805, and PSyKo SEVEN brands offer multiple award-winning blends that earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. And Archetype’s Axis Mundi won #13 Cigar of the Year for 2017 from Cigar Aficionado. Ventura Cigar Company also distributes the 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London line of pipe tobacco products, extending its reach and tradition of offering top-quality tobacconist products. Pipes and blends under these brands are cultivated through generations of craftsmanship, making them longtime favorites of pipe tobacco enthusiasts.