BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Cigars is excited to announce that it will be hosting its inaugural Spirits & Stogies Festival at the Wings Meeting Place on Sunday June 9th, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm. The event will feature a distinguished mix of whiskey tastings expertly paired with cigars for a complete sip & smoke event.
Committed vendors currently include Three Chord Bourbon, Lockhouse Distillery, Black Button Distilling, Buffalo Distilling Co., Saint Lawrence Spirits, Iron Smoke, Lakeward Spirits, Tommyrotter and Heaven Hill Brands. A handful of local breweries will also be featured. In addition to tasting whiskey and beer samples, guests will enjoy cigar pairings, a coffee station, straight razor shaves from Armstrong Barbers, craft cocktail tastings and more. Local musician Gregg Sansone will be performing all day on the pavilion stage.
Spirits & Stogies has 3 different ticket levels: General Admission ($45, 1pm event entry), VIP ($65, 12pm event entry), and Designated Driver ($7). General admission includes a commemorative tasting glass, product samples from all attending vendors and Buffalo Cigars swag items. VIP includes all of this plus 1 hour early event entry (12pm), preferred parking and additional swag items from Buffalo Cigars. Guests who purchase their General Admission or VIP tickets prior to March 4th will save $10 off tickets.
Buffalo Cigars has previously hosted two events at the Wings Meeting Place: Buffalo Cigar Festival in 2018 & 2019. The latest festival on September 15th, 2018 brought together over 800 guests and 30 cigar manufacturers including Rocky Patel, Torano, General Cigars, Roberto Duran, Don Kiki and many more. Guests traveled from as far as Ohio, Pennsylvania, NYC & Canada to be a part of the event. Buffalo Cigar Festival is the largest and most successful cigar event in the area. The success of Buffalo Cigar Festival served as an inspiration to host Spirits & Stogies.
The festival was also inspired by the Buffalo Cigar Club, a new private member cigar lounge located on the second floor of the Amherst Buffalo Cigars retail store. The club includes a fully stocked bar, private humidified cigar lockers, plush leather seating and exclusive member-only events.
“The Buffalo Cigar Club inspired this festival because of the clear nexus between spirits and stogies.” Says store owner Glen Smith. “We have had incredible success in our world-class cigar lounge and decided to host a new event based off of that success. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for guests to learn more about both the cigar & whiskey brands, meet with vendors and discover pairing ideas.”
Vendors interested in reserving a table (limited spots remaining) can contact Megan Gordon at 716-474-3829 or by emailing [email protected]
To learn more about the event, please visit www.BuffaloSpiritsFest.com