For Big Sky Cigar Co.’s first PCA Convention & Trade Show the company is showing off two new regular production lines named Cryptid and El Profesor.

When Big Sky debuted in 2019, the company started out with three different blends, each named after a different river in Montana. Since then, the company has released two additional cigars: the MM—or Mad Minnow—and Bitteroot.

Although the company has decided to keep its booth space conservative for its first year, there is still plenty of room to show off all of the cigar blends as well as a sitting space for prospective clients.

Big Sky Cryptid

This is the largest ring gauge cigar in Big Sky’s portfolio so far. The Cryptid refers to the Flathead Lake Monster, a creature that has had reported sightings in the Montana lake dating back to 1889.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Big Sky Cryptid (5 x 60) — $12.40 (Box of 10, $124)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

Big Sky El Profesor

This release shares the same size as Big Sky’s Mad Minnow and according to Big Sky, is a “cigar with a story from the dirt back roads of Northern Nicaragua.”

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Big Sky El Profesor (4 3/4 x 44) — $7.32 (Box of 30, $219.60)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.