2017 Little Puff Live Auction Items
ROCKY PATEL HUMIDOR & CIGARS
Rocky is known as the hardest working man in the cigar business, tirelessly championing his company and the industry as a whole. He has spent countless hours in DC lobbying on behalf of the premium cigar business, and we should all thank him for that. This is a complete aficionado’s lot: humidor, 4 boxes of cigars (Vintage 1990, 1992, 1999, and Decade Cameroon), a torch lighter and ashtray. A true representation of the RP brand.
BBQ BILL, MIKE GOSS, BEAM SUNTORY AND DREW ESTATE
Always one of the most sought after packs in the auction! Bill Coleman of Bill’s Backyard BBQ will do a feast for 25 people at the winner’s house with a customized menu just for the event. Mike Goss, the best whiskey dude around, will have a selection of some more of the world’s finest spirits, to go along with this packed basket from Kelly Paul of Jim Beam. While you’re at it smoke some of the Undercrown Shade Pigs, because what’s better at a BBQ than pigs? The folks from Drew Estate have also been gracious enough to provide a host of custom hand painted pieces to help finish off your smoking room.
CIVIL LOUNGE, NAT SHERMAN, LA AURORA, MACALLAN & EMBASSY SUITES
Civil Lounge has become recognized for extensive whiskey, wine and cigar selections, and now you can be a part of that. This package consists of a 1 year humidified locker lease at Civil, stocked with a box of Nat Sherman “Civil” Torpedos and a box of La Aurora Cien Anos Coronas made for Jason Wood of Miami Cigar. The winner will also get all the benefits that come with being a member, like preferred reservations, discounts, and waived booking fees on parties. Make a weekend out of it with a complimentary 2 night stay at the Embassy Suites next door to Civil, complete with parking, breakfast and evening reception. On top of all of that: take home a bottle of Macallan 3rd Edition and a bottle of Civil’s own VENN cabernet by Young Inglewood.
LA FLOR DOMINICANA ANDALUSIAN BULL
VALUE: A LOT
Litto Gomez, one of the best guys around, finally got long overdue acclaim, when Cigar Aficionado awarded the Andalusian Bull #1 Cigar of the Year. Litto, designed and built a custom dress box filled with 2 unreleased sizes of Bulls. This is a stunning piece that compliments the amazing cigars inside. A true 1 of a kind, again, from Litto and La Flor Dominicana.
PARTAGAS 150s: 2 BOXES (FIGURADO & SIGNATURE B)
The Partagas 150 Signature Series was released in 1995. It was highlighted by an 18-year-old Cameroon wrapper, a Mexican binder and Dominican and Mexican fillers. As the name implies, it was made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Partagas brand. Interestingly, the wrapper came from Tabacalera, a Spanish tobacco monopoly that agreed to send Cameroon wrapper from the 1977 crop that had been aging at Tabacalera’s facilities in Madrid. A true treasure and a remarkable cigar that should be part of any connoisseur’s collection.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS “BEHIND THE SCENES”, DEL CAMPO & SINE QUA NON
Winning bidder will get 2 tickets (club level or lower) to a home game. Pre or post game, enjoy an exciting meal at the award winning Del Campo restaurant, host of this year’s VIP dinner. Prior to the 2nd period the guests will be escorted to the CSN TV production booth, to watch the game live with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. You will be on headsets listening to the call, along with the producer and director cues. During commercial breaks, ask them all you want to know about the Caps or hockey in general. Ask Joe about wine, he loves it. If you choose, you will be escorted to the production truck in the third period to see how a game is produced and viewed behind the scenes. Since Joe LOVES wine, this lot includes 2 bottles of 2004 Sine Qua Non Poker Face Syrah, a 97pt gem from this illustrious winery.
TATUAJE “MONSTER SERIES-THE MICHAEL“ 50CT
It could be argued, and rather successfully, that Pete Johnson, “created” the boutique cigar industry. If he didn’t, he certainly was a major influence in its growth. The “Monster” series started years ago with Pete paying homage to famous horror film characters. The cigars and the dress boxes they come in are equally collectible, and this custom box of 50 will lead the way. This is the first and only box of these released in the country.
MY FATHER “LITTLE PUFF 2017” CHEST
Once again the Garcia family has brought a beautiful, one off, chest made to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Little Puff. The chest is filled with 3 different limited edition box pressed torpedos from the acclaimed My Father factory. These cigars are always in high demand and the chest makes this a unique piece to display. With FDA regulations on hold, the Garcia’s were able to do this project, we have no idea how long this can continue.
DIAMOND CROWN BLACK DIAMOND AND OPUS X CIGARS
Everyone by now knows the history of the Opus X brand, and its place in the history of the premium cigar industry. The first all Dominican cigar, was well received and became the most sought after cigar in the world when it was released. Fuente has made a new limited cigar the Black Diamond, for their partners at JC Newman. These are available in branded Diamond Crown lounges, and hopefully will one day be more readily available. A dark rich Connecticut wrapper is the crowning jewel of this smoke