There’s no way you can know who is and who isn’t going to show up to the Premium Cigar Association. While you can schedule around manufacturers and reps of premium cigar brands, celebrities and athletes are bound to show up as VIP’s, plus ones or as their own manufacturer.
That’s exactly what happened with us and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson at this years annual PCA trade-show. We had heard some whispers that he was in attendance but hadn’t been able to confirm for ourselves that he was indeed in the building. Fast forward about 25 minutes and as we’re packing up from our interview with ADVentura, I spot the GOAT.
With a crowd around and a multitude of others waiting patiently to snap a picture with the NFL superstar and World Cup pundit, I make my move. Hoping to not really disturb the vibe I ask if it would be cool to do a quick interview and without a beat…”let’s do it!”
eighty5 cigars proudly displayed 2 blends at the 2023 PCA trade-show.
- Boa Vida
- Wrapper: San Andreas Maduro
- Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
- Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
- Vitolas: 6 x 52 (toro) 5.5 x 52 (supremo)
- El Patron (Bold & Original)
- Wrapper: Cameroon (bold) Ecuador Habano (original)
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
- Vitolas: 5 x 50 (robusto) 6.5 x 56 (Laguito No. 6)
During the interview, Ocho Cinco talks about his drive for creating cigars for smokers who are being introduced to the game. He set a goal to create a perfect smoke for someone who knows him outside of cigars but would enter into the lifestyle through his popularity and reach.