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"Best grandmom story:

Ted’s Cigars owner has an amazing story behind his Farris Cigars. Ted’s grandmother spent every Sunday with her bible, not at church, but at a women’s prison. Ted named the cigar after her (Lois Ferris), and asks his customers to share their stories online with him (whereupon he will send them a cigar). Remember the Maker’s Mark cigar? Ted’s has done it again with their new Single Malt Scotch cigar, The Glen. It comes in a glass tube so the infused alcohol won’t evaporate."

 

--Cigar Weekly

Cigar Aficionado article about Ted's Farris and the inspirational stories that go along with them

8 July, 2015

Cigar Aficionado: "A traditional cigar named after an inspirational grandmother is the new focal point for a veteran company best known for making flavored smokes."

"His newest creation is a higher-end version of the non-flavored cigar, a smoke called Ted's Farris, a handmade line named after Jackson's grandmother Lois, whose maiden name was Farris."

"The cigar comes adorned with her trademark line: 'Don't Borrow Trouble.' "

"Lois was an inspiration to Jackson, so he has created a promotion where cigar lovers can write stories of their own inspiration (it need not be about cigars) and enter it online. Sharing a story will earn you a free cigar. You can hear more about the promotion and enter by clicking here."

IN THE NEWS: The Courier-Journal spotlights HGTV's "Living Big Sky" premiere featuring Ted and Co.

15 May, 2015

"HGTV will feature a Louisville man and his family on the next episode of 'Living Big Sky' airing Saturday at 11 p.m," reports Kirby Adams of Louisville's The Courier-Journal.

"Ted Jackson, owner of Ted’s Cigars, 545 Barret Ave., a unique premium cigar company perhaps best known for its handmade Maker’s Mark Cigar, told me he was approached by a television crew from the show 'Living Big Sky' while on a house-hunting trip in White Fish, Montana. 'The show is about people who are coming to live in Montana' said Jackson, who currently lives in Louisville but spends a great deal of his free time in Big Sky Country (Montana)."

"Saturday’s episode featuring Jackson is the show’s season premiere. His two daughters and business partner are also included."