Next month, Ventura Cigar Co. will host events at 40 tobacconists around the country titled Fathers, Friends and Fire.

This year, those events will include a special cigar called Father-Daughter that was blended by Omar Ortez and his daughter, Indiana. It’s a 6 x 50 toro that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

“I was really excited to collaborate with Indiana and her father on this project,” said Benjamin Winokur, brand manager for Ventura Cigar, in a press release. “The Fathers, Friends, and Fire event series means a lot to me personally, as my father was the one who got me into cigars. To have the opportunity to share Indiana’s story, alongside the cigar she created with her father for these events is very special.”

The Father-Daughter cigars will not be sold, but used as promotional items at events. The events themselves will feature Michael Giannini, general manager of Ventura Cigar Co., or Erik Stokkebye of Pete Stokkebye, a pipe tobacco company.

Tickets to the events are $10.

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