If you’re a cigar lover, then you definitely didn’t want to miss out on Destination Herf 2023, which took place on January 12th-15th, 2023 in Miami, FL. This second-year event was a huge success, drawing cigar enthusiasts from all around the country to enjoy the Miami vibe and fellowship with fellow SOTL’s (Sisters of the Leaf) and BOTL’s (Brothers of the Leaf).
From year one to year two we have to say that the organizers didn’t miss a beat. Destination Herf is known for having one of the best swag bags when it comes to cigar events and this year they didn’t disappoint. Each swag bag included 22 premium cigars (not bundles), a T-Shirt, Cutter, Tumbler, Whiskey Glass, Ashtray, and one cool bag if I must say.
The event featured a variety of activities for cigar enthusiasts to enjoy, including the Welcome To Miami Meet & Greet at City Cigar Lounge, Smoke Easy Social Sip N Smoke at The Citadel Miami Rooftop, The Cigar Honors Dinner, Destination Herf Fest, The Midnight Burn, and to round out the weekend we were back at City Cigar Lounge for an amazing Sunday Brunch. As an added bonus Destination Herf hosted the cigar release party for the Madd Madam Cigar at the Wimbley’s Courtyard in Miami Gardens which was an experience it of itself. If you are ever in Miami and they are hosting an event you have to stop by, you can thank me later.
Thanks to the support of some great sponsors such as Caldwell Cigars, Konscious Cigars, Ancestry Cigars, Casa Caraballo Cigars, Oliva Cigars, and Demesmin & Dover Law Firm Destination Herf has a very bright future ahead.
But it wasn’t just about the cigars at Destination Herf 2023. The event also offered a range of other activities for attendees to enjoy, such as great music, great food, premium open bars, and dancing, attendees also had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches and culture of South Florida. The way the organizers planned out the event there were plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the Miami weather, whether it was by the pool or on the beach.
One of the highlights of the event was the Cigar Honors Dinner where they honored ATL Cigars as the 2023 Rookie of the year, where participants enjoyed an amazing dinner, music as well as a premium open bar provided by Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. The venue was a real crowd-pleaser, as attendees enjoyed the ambiance of the Magic City Innovation District.
Another highlight was the Midnight Burn which was held at the historic Dunns Josephine Hotel in Overtown, featuring music, great food and drinks, and the release of the Long Live the Queen cigar by Caldwell Cigar Co. The Midnight Burn was an opportunity for attendees to mingle and share their experiences from the event.
Overall, Destination Herf 2023 was a fantastic experience for all who attended. Even with a little bit of a chill in the air, which is not normal this time of year in Miami, the fantastic cigars, and a fun-filled atmosphere made it the perfect way to kick off the year for cigar enthusiasts. We can’t wait for Destination Herf 2024, so mark your calendars because this is one event you have to experience as we’re sure next year’s event will be even better!