The Dojo crew was honored to be a guest at the  Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival in Boulder, Colorado, yes… I said Boulder, Colorado—a place where you go unnoticed if you have a joint hanging from your mouth but people look at you as if you are an alien if you are smoking a cigar. Either way, this great event grows every year and now the most recognized names in the industry are here showing off their brands.

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is brought to you by the fine folks from Smoker Friendly and it is clearly the biggest event of this type in the region. As I strolled through the booths I posted  a few highlights here in this article as well as on the Cigar Dojo app of course.

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I brought my own D’Crossier Premium Blend because…. well… just because.

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WhiskeyandSmoke was filled with excitement when Eddie Ortega handed him 3 packs of Ortega minis, the Natural, Maduro, and the Full Bodied.

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The rain in Boulder started to fall and the lightning seemed very close but that didn’t deter the diehard Colorado Cigar smokers.

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Eddie Ortega was so excited to get a Cigar Dojo shirt he decided to flip me off.

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The lovely Janny Garcia pictured here with me was on hand with Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson and both very were excited to be in Colorado for Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival.

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I was taken back at how powerful the Ortega Mini Full Bodied cigar was. Really tasty 25 minute smoke.



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Our buddy Zach was here representing Kristoff, Tatuaje, Quesada, and several other brands.

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Nick Perdomo was working his magic from the Perdomo tent.

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George Rico gave me an absolutely delicious new Gran Habano Vintage 2010 cigar that featured a very flavorful retrohale.

Also on hand was Jonathan Drew, Matt Booth, and reps from all the major cigar manufactures, distilleries, and breweries. There was certainly something for everyone. My only minor complaint is the venue. The Millennial House in Boulder Colorado doesn’t have nearly enough parking to accommodate the Festival attendees. I had to park in the Safeway parking lot in a sea of “Do Not Park Here – Violators will be towed at owners expense” and therefore I was a bit on edge all day long. In fact I left about an hour earlier than I would have just because I was nervous about my car being towed.

All in all it was a great event and the place was packed. The food was good and I will certainly be back next year.

  • Eric,

    A great time was had by all! I hope we can get together again!