Cigar passionadas, passionados and rum enthusiasts from around the world gathered in New York City last week for an extraordinary three-day cigar tour, immersing themselves in the vibrant culture and community of premium cigars. From June 9th to June 11th, participants had the opportunity to indulge in unforgettable moments, intriguing conversations, and the chance to connect with renowned figures in the industry.
The series of events commenced on Friday, June 9th at the renowned Carmel Cigar Vault, located in the charming town of Carmel, NY. The evening was dedicated to honoring the influential figure in the cigar world, Detra Denise, and featured the inauguration of The SOTL Global Movement Cigar Speakeasy, hosted by Detra herself. The lounge welcomed cigar enthusiasts from all backgrounds, offering a space to explore Detra’s Story cigars while engaging with a diverse group of fascinating individuals. The delightful ambiance was enhanced by the enchanting melodies performed by Detra and her talented band.
On Saturday, June 10th, the Metropolitan Pavilion became the epicenter of a unique collaboration between the SOTL Global Movement and the Barclay Rex Cigar Club during the NY Rum Festival. This extraordinary event brought together the best of both worlds – rum and cigars. Attendees indulged their taste buds with a wide array of rums from around the globe while engaging in insightful discussions about the cigar industry with passionate rum enthusiasts.
Concluding the cigar tour on Sunday, June 11th, the iconic Barclay Rex Cigar Club, with its remarkable legacy dating back to 1910, became a haven for aficionados and aficionadas in the NY area. Collaborating with the SOTL Global Movement and Romy & Fouad Kashouty from Hiram and Solomon Cigars, this event was an elegant celebration of the art of cigar smoking and camaraderie. From 3pm to 6pm, guests mingled with industry luminaries including Romy, Fouad, Vanessa Nastri (owner of Barclay Rex), Lisa Sigler from the Premium Cigar Association, musical artist P La Cangri from “Boss of the Block Cigars by Graycliff,” and Elisabeth Santos from Noble Cigars. Amidst the luxurious atmosphere, attendees savored the finest cigars that the NY cigar world had to offer along with amazing rums by Barcelo USA.
Throughout the entire cigar weekend, participants had the exclusive opportunity to meet and connect with renowned industry figures, dive into the world of premium cigars, and discover new brands and flavors that ignited their passion for this timeless indulgence. Whether seasoned connoisseurs or newcomers to the world of cigars, attendees reveled in truly memorable experiences.
“We are delighted to have witnessed such a great turnout and engagement from cigar enthusiasts during the NY cigar tour,” said Dr. Anastasia Psomiadi, the founder of the SOTL Global Movement. “These events have provided an unparalleled platform to celebrate the artistry of cigars, foster camaraderie, and create lasting memories. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the remarkable individuals and organizations who contributed to the success of this tour.”
The NY cigar tour marked a milestone in the thriving cigar scene of New York City. Participants eagerly immersed themselves in the rich heritage, exquisite flavors, and captivating stories surrounding premium cigars. The unforgettable moments, fascinating conversations, and warm camaraderie formed a testament to the vibrancy and inclusiveness of the cigar community.
For those who missed the opportunity to join this year’s NY cigar tour, there is already anticipation for future events that promise to deliver even more exceptional experiences. Stay tuned for updates and prepare to embark on a journey of discovery.