Date: July 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Abe Flores releasing new size on Dutch Big Smoke. The double magnum of his El Trovador brand will be included in the line up of the Dutch Big Smoke. That event will take place on Saturday the 14th of September in Amsterdam. And on Sunday 15th September in Alblasserdam with an afterparty in Rotterdam. The Amsterdam event is sold out.

New Size

The Dutch Big Smoke has always been a ‘release’ based event. All the cigars at every single Big Smoke have been cigars that were new to the Dutch market. And that goes for the El Trovador Double Magnum as well. The blend is not new to the market, but the 6×60 vitola is.

The El Trovador combines cigars with Flores’s other passion: Music! Before getting into the cigar industry, Flores was a professional musician. He is a bass player and still plays regularly.

Ministry of Cigars Abe Flores releasing new size on Dutch Big Smoke
Abe Flores playing bass

The cigar is made with Dominican and Nicaraguan Corojo as filler tobaccos. A Dominican Criollo 98 is used as a binder. The wrapper is a beautiful oily reddish tobacco from Brazil. It’s a Cubra Habano Rosado Brazil. It is part of the Small Batch Reserva series from PDR. It’s made at the PDR factory in Tamboril.

Dutch Big Smoke 2019

The Dutch Big Smoke 2019 is a two-day event. On Saturday, September 14 from noon till 9 pm, the event will take place in Cigaragua. Only 40 tickets will be available for that event. Tickets are for sale at €85 on and include 10 cigars.

On Sunday, September 15th, the event will take place at Restaurant L’Barrage in Alblasserdam. This is the main event, with 200 tickets available. The event will start at noon and will end at 7 pm. Then all the cigar celebrities will move to Jacks’ Cigar Bar in Rotterdam for an afterparty. There are 40 tickets available for the after party. The price is the same for every leg of the event, €85 including 10 cigars. Tickets for all events are available at but Jacks’ is also selling tickets for the afterparty.

Other confirmed guests at the Dutch Big Smoke 2019 are Jonathan Drew and Pedro Gomez Rodriguez from Drew Estate. Joya de Nicaragua sends Juan Martinez. Bradley Rubin is representing Alec Bradley. Bobby & Drew Newman from J.C. Newman will be at the Sunday events. Fratello’s Omar de Frias will be attending as well. Hamlet Paredes will be representing Rocky Patel. And all of them will bring cigars new to the Dutch Market. J.C. Newman brings an event only Brick House. And Abe Flores is releasing new size of the El Trovador on Dutch Big Smoke.

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