“This will be a historic 8-hour broadcast for the whole cigar world to enjoy. An endeavor of epic proportions. In realizing the scale and scope of the task on hand, it became apparent that additional hosts will be needed for this historic event. Michael was my first choice,” commented Abe Dababneh of Smoke Inn Cigars and creator of The Great Smoke. “I have had the pleasure of not only knowing Michael for many years, but also served alongside him on various boards and panels. He is the personification of all that is good in the cigar industry. When Michael graciously accepted the task of co-hosting this event, I was ecstatic.”
From New York State, Michael Herklots notes, “Enjoying premium cigars with our fellow hobbyists is a magical experience leading to fond memories and lifelong friendships. While COVID-19 has forced most of us to stay closer to home and take new precautions, the need for safe social engagement remains an important part of premium cigar enjoyment. Abe and his team at Smoke Inn have led innovation for our industry, especially in the consumer experience space. It’s no surprise he’s raising the bar for this year’s annual Great Smoke. I’m really looking forward to co-hosting this new style of event with Abe. We’ll be delivering camaraderie, fun and education to our guests, safely “together” once again!”
“The Digital Experience” will take place in an unprecedented virtual fashion. The tentative date for this historic event is February 20th, 2021 and it will be broadcast live in a variety show format. Abe and his team are determined to create a unique, unprecedented experience that would best personify actually being at the event physically. This broadcast will consist of featured manufacturers, sponsored interactive demonstrations, live entertainment, comedians, musicians, magicians, hourly raffles and giveaways, and a specially built portal for attendees to take advantage of event only promotions and sales. Due to the logistics of packaging and shipping the event pack across the country, there will be a strict limit to the number of tickets sold. Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased through the event site www.TheGreatSmoke.com.