UPDATE: This contest is now closed
Our winners for this contest were MikeDLasley (1st place), Smokinto (2nd place), and dDoubleUjr (2nd place).
Stay tuned for our next contest, we will be giving away cigar prizes and beer prizes, as we will be doing our 1st-ever craft beer HERF on the Dojo!
On a recent trip to the mecca of the cigar world, Miami, Florida, we had a chance to catch up with Isaias Santana Diaz, president of Pure Aroma Cigars, Inc. – aka D’Crossier Cigars. We’ve come to know Santana as an expert in the cigar industry – heck, even other manufacturers look to him for advice… What we didn’t expect was the insane degree of perfectionism he applies to his trade!
Located in two back room sections of the D’Crossier headquarters are the recently-finished aging rooms for D’Crossier cigars. Custom built by Santana himself, the rooms are completely finished in Spanish cedar – literally, everything but the floors are cedar (he claims that will be the next step)! Perforated PVC pipes run along the ceiling, emitting pre-humidified air, avoiding that water mist found in far too many humidors. A special system then pulls out air from the floor of the room, removing ammonia as the cigars age. There is even a system to allow constant control over temperature and humidity on the go, through a mobile app – Santana has thought of everything! This custom setup is said to be capable of housing and aging up to 1,000,000 cigars to perfection!
It is here that we found the cigars for this week’s giveaway – our winners this week are in for a real treat!
This week’s contest theme is: Classy Smokin’
Sophistication, elegant, refined, craftsmanship – these are the words that instantly come to mind when smoking a D’Crossier. And for this week’s contest we want to “class the place up”. Smoke in style this week on the Dojo and prove to us you can handle a D’Crossier cigar!
Some examples of entries may be:
- Smoke in a suit
- Smoke in a powdered wig…
- Hold your cigar like royalty
- cigars, tea, and crumpets
Use #Baller with entries
Entering the contest is as simple as:
- Take a ballin’ cigar pic – i.e. extravagant, classy, fancy, flashy
- Post your photo to the Cigar Dojo app
- Include hashtag #Baller
Note: Contest entries should be new, i.e. created for this contest.
Warning: Cigar Dojo does not assume responsibility for injuries or accidents caused by this contest – Enter at your own riskRead the rules below for more information!
An example of an entry might be as follows….
Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, February 25th at 5pm (MST) until the end of the night on Friday, February 27th. The winners will be announced on Saturday.
And the PRIZES are….
Box of 25 D’Crossier Golden Blend cigars
This is what you’ve been waiting for, the #baller prize! Our first place winner this week will receive a full box of 25 D’Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years cigars in a ballin’ 6 1/8 ” x 54 Taino vitola! In case you’ve missed the buzz surrounding these cigars on the Dojo, these sticks are money! In 2014, we rated the GB a solid 93. Typically, Santana has been known to blend mild-medium bodied cigars, but with this blend, he gave the cigars a nice kick of ligero, giving a much-welcomed strength to balance the subtle D’Crossier complexities. The palate is very Cubanesque, showing notes of sweet cream, roasted nuts, aged tobacco, and buttered toast.
Our winner will also receive a D’Crossier T-shirt!
D’Crossier Golden Blend 5-pack sampler
Two second place winners this week will receive a 5-pack sampling of the very same D’Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years cigars in Taino vitola.
Both winners will also receive a D’Crossier T-shirt!
NOTE: This week’s winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff. We will be judging the entries on artistic quality (best images), creativity, and originality. Entries and extra credit will add to your chances, giving you a better shot at being picked.
Post your entries on the Cigar Dojo App and include the hashtag #Baller
Entries are limited to 2 per day so make them count!
When you post your entry image in our cigar app, you are officially entered into this weeks contest! Simple eh? By posting an entry you are agreeing to the contest rules which are as follows:
Create your own status update for Twitter or Facebook and earn extra credit
Want to help out the Dojo? Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:
An example might be….
When I smoke, I hold my cigar pinky-up! #baller Post @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @dcrossier cigars! http://cigardojo.com/?p=17737
Post your #baller cigar pics this week for a chance to win @dcrossier cigars on the @CigarDojo app! http://cigardojo.com/?p=17737