This Don Pepin Event took place on June 6, 2009 @ Empire Cigars (formerly known as Capital City Cigars.
It started at 3:00pm and people starting showing up a little after 12:00 noon, the end was suppose to be 9:00pm and the last left close to 11:00pm.
As for event deals, Hal Rubin, the owner, started with 15% of a single box plus a 5 pack of special cigars that Don Pepin brought with him. Buy 2 and he gave you both boxes for 20% off and (2) 5 packs. Buy 3 and he upped the ante to 25% with (3) 5 packs
We went through (3) - 1/2 kegs (15.5 gals each) of an IPA, American Wheat and a fantastic Bourbon Barrel Stout (all brewed by one of our customer and my best friend, Walt), 5 gallons of Mojito's and somewhere between 8-10 bottles of Rum. There was plenty of food and Hal's wife made some great cheesecake - cherry and strawberry.
Getting to meet the man himself, Jose Pepin Garcia, was a once-in-a-lifetime event. John Gonzalez, Vice President - Sales, was traveling with "The Don" and translating for him....John and I go back about six years, he is a great guy!
Of course I printed up some pictures for him to personalize for me and I had my picture taken with him several times! It was a great evening!
The first three pictures let's you know what kind of turn out there was. The 2nd picture is Don Pepin signing a picture for me and the last picture is John Gonzalez, me and Don Pepin.