Certainly! Destination Herf’s four-day cigar festival in Miami was a remarkable event celebrating cigar-making’s rich tradition and artistry. From the moment attendees arrived, they were greeted with the rich aroma of the finest tobacco and the lively atmosphere of Miami’s vibrant cigar culture.
The festival offered diverse activities and experiences, including cigar tastings, master cigar rollers, and insightful conversations on the history and craftsmanship of cigars. From novice aficionados to seasoned connoisseurs, there was something for everyone to enjoy and learn from. Destination Herf featured some of the top cigar and spirit brands in the industry, including Caldwell Cigars, Drew Estate Cigars, Casdagli Cigars, Drunk Chicken Cigars, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Papa’s Pilar Rum, and Hemingway Rye Whiskey.
One of the festival’s highlights was the opportunity to meet and engage with some of the most respected figures in the cigar industry. Starting with the Meet & Greet at City Cigar Lounge in Downtown Miami featuring Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, it was a great way to kick off the weekend. Day two was our rooftop experience at The Citadel; all attendees were greeted with a cigar from Casdagli Cigars, drinks from Papa’s Pilar Rum, and Hemingway Rye Whiskey, looking at the beautiful views of Miami. At the same time, they sipped on Papa’s Pilar and Hemingway Rye Whiskey. After a day on the rooftop, it was time for the Cigar Dinner Experience at 7’s Club with Drew Estate Cigars. This unique Art Gallery, which displayed exotic cars and breathtaking artwork, provided the perfect backdrop. The evening was filled with music, delicious food, and the enjoyment of exquisite cigars in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Destination Herf Fest’s main event was the following day, our beach day at Historic Virginia Key Beach. The festival provided a rare chance for attendees to gain firsthand knowledge and insights from the very best. Day three ended at Blue Smoke Cigar Lounge for the Midnight Burn, where everyone got to kick back and relax after a long day on the beach.
On the final day of Destination Herf, they featured a fabulous Sunday Brunch at City Cigar Lounge in downtown Miami to end the four-day festival. With bottomless mimosas and a magnificent buffet spread, the attendees got to fellowship with a cigar while watching the NFL playoffs.
In addition to the festivities, the festival also showcased the artistry and creativity of cigar design, with stunning displays of handcrafted cigar accessories, custom humidors, and cigar accessories that were true works of art.
Overall, Destination Herf’s five-day cigar festival in Miami was a captivating and unforgettable experience for everyone. It celebrated cigar-making’s mastery and tradition while providing a welcoming and engaging environment for enthusiasts to unite and indulge in their shared passion. No wonder this festival has become a beloved annual tradition for cigar enthusiasts from around the country, ending the third year. We are thrilled to have it returned from January 16th through January 19th, 2025.