Date: August 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Condega at the Dutch Big Smoke 2019. Just like last year, the Spanish Nicaraguan brand will introduce a new cigar during the Dutch Big Smoke. One big difference though. Condega will be there with a new face.

Last year, David Gonzalez Haya represented the brand at the Dutch Big Smoke. But a few months later, Gonzalez Haya resigned as the traveling was too much for him. Recently, Gesinta hired a new brand ambassador with Agustin Misson. Misson is an experienced marketer in the field of tobacco. He helped launch many brands, opened shops. He also traveled to factories in Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic.

 And now he’s the brand manager for Condega.

Ministry of Cigars - Condega at the Dutch Big Smoke 2019
Agustin Misson

Dutch big smoke

The annual Dutch Big Smoke used to be the biggest event in the country. Up to 500 cigar smokers in one location. Ten cigars introduced to The Netherlands at the same time. And with high profile names from the industry as guests. But then the government shut the event down. It was considered ‘promotion of smoking’.

After a year hiatus, the event returned in a different form. A year later, some changes were made. But this year, it will return to a better version of the original event. All within the current legislation. Half the size, but with potential to grow. And with a pre-party and after-party.

The pre-party is on Saturday, September 14 at Cigaragua. From noon till 9 PM. If you don’t have tickets for this event, tough luck. The pre-party is sold out. The afterparty is at Jacks’ Cigar Bar in Rotterdam. 40 tickets went on sale, at the time of writing, it is unclear how many tickets are left. The main event is at Restaurant Le Barrage in Alblasserdam. 200 tickets were available, but it’s almost sold out. Even though 4 out of the 10 participating cigar brands still have to be announced. Well, 3 after the confirmation that Condega will be at the Dutch Big Smoke 2019.

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