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The Procigar Festival is honestly one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s five days of smoking the best cigars the Dominican Republic has to offer, hanging out with industry leaders, and going behind the scenes of all of my favorite cigar companies. It is truly special, and I highly recommend joining us next year.

We know we already shared a bunch of photos but they were unedited so we wanted to provide a cleaner overview. If you want to see more, we have recaps of days one, two, three, four, and five.

procigar recap day five
The stunning Hemingway House at the Chateau de la Fuente. This is where we ate lunch and smoked cigars for the afternoon. Not a bad gig.
procigar recap
Eric Newman, president of J.C. Newman Cigar Co., and I discuss the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The full story and interview is here.
procigar recap
One of my favorite cigars of the trip: the H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros, a delicious light-bodied cigar with a Connecticut wrapper.
procigar recap day one
A special cigar was given to each person at the beach dinner party celebrating Tabacalera de Garcia’s 50th anniversary. It’s a cigar with a blend they first used 50 years ago.
procigar recap day one
The Tabacalera de Garcia team celebrating 50 years in the industry.
procigar recap
Nirka Reyes explains the tobacco growing process during the excellent tour of De Los Reyes Cigars.
procigar recap day two
Dancing is a huge part of every dinner party at the Procigar Festival.
procigar recap day four
Yuri Guillen, operation manager at General Cigar, is ready for the year of La Gloria Cubana.
procigar recap
Extreme concentration is required to compete in the Cigar Smoking World Championship. Yours truly competed and made it to the top 16.
procigar recap
Two students are all smiles at the school section of the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. More than 480 students attend the school.
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