National Nestor Miranda Cigar Day


It’s the 20th Anniversary of Miami Cigar and Co., and they’re celebrating by declaring Friday, June 12th National Nestor Miranda Cigar Day.

As we’ve noticed here previously, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection is one tasty smoke, and to honor Nestor Miranda as well as the cigar smoking community at large, Miami Cigar is making a gift of one Nestor Miranda Special Aniversario cigar (in the whopping 7 x 56 “Danno” size) to anyone who buys a cigar — any cigar, by any cigar maker — at one of the 500 Nestor Miranda Special Selection Authorized Dealers on Friday, June 12.

That’s right. Support your B&M by making a single purchase on Friday, June 12, and you get a Nestor Miranda Special Selection Aniversario as a gift. What a deal.

From the press release:

“All I ask,” said Nestor Miranda, “is that they smoke the ‘Danno’ that afternoon. Anyone who wishes to comment on the cigar, after smoking it, can e-mail me at . I am very interested in hearing those comments.”

To locate your Authorized Dealer, go to and follow the instructions on the site.

Industry Announcement From General Cigar


Partagas Cigar Cave Contest

(Maybe this means I can finally get out of the garage… )

Richmond, VA—Beginning at high noon on May 26, 2009, Partagas®, the legendary brand of handcrafted Dominican cigars will team up with pro football defensive tackle and network TV football analyst Tony Siragusa to find the cigar smoker who demonstrates the greatest need for a place of their own to enjoy the pleasure of a fine cigar and award him or her with $10,000 to create the ultimate Partagas Cigar Cave right in their home.   

 In the contest’s website, Siragusa reaches out to cigar smokers who are relegated to enjoying their cigar in dark, dingy basements or forced out in the cold garage and makes them an offer they can’t refuse. In his call to entry, Siragusa connects with cigar smoking brethren by appealing to their need for their very own, in-home cigar cave.

Consumers of legal smoking age who purchase a special four-pack of best selling, full bodied Partagas Black Label cigars at cigar shops throughout the U.S. between May 26 and July 31, 2009 will receive a redemption code detailing how they can enter videos, photos and written descriptions of their domestic cigar smoking predicament to win the $10,000 prize allowing them to create a customized Partagas Cigar Cave for their home. Consumers can also enter by visiting The winner will be selected on or before August 21, 2009.

Consumers will be encouraged to vote on contest entries which will be posted on