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."

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If you're bored and have nothing else to do, watch Ted and his daughters, Sarah and Lesley, and right-hand-man Dennis on their incredible Montana adventure, searching for the perfect Montana home in the beautiful Whitefish area!

Much antics, including a snowmobile crash, rodeo, bar scene, horseback riding and touring one of a kind properties.

The show airs Saturday, May 16th at 11:00PM EST on HGTV. 

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Ted and Dennis fishing in Mexico

Three amigos on a recent fishing trip to Akumal, Mexico.

Ted’s Sponsoring Whiskey Tasting at Shelly’s Back Room

Ted’s Sponsoring Whiskey Tasting at Shelly’s Back Room

The Whiskey Society announces their first whiskey tasting hosted by Shelly’s Back Room in Washington, D.C.. Ted’s Cigars is proud to sponsor the event by providing a complimentary cigar for attendees of the event.

Six different whiskeys will be served including Jameson Gold, Redbreast 15 Year, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Russell’s Reserve Bourbon, Glenlivet 15 Year and Glenlivet Nadura.

Click on the image below for more information or register to attend.

HOPZ Craft Beer Cigars featured in Philly Beer Scene Magazine

Excerpted from Philly Beer Scene Magazine:

A Little Sip, A Little Smoke

by Alicia Eichelman

While food may be one of the best complements to craft beer, there is nothing like indulging in your favorite libation while smoking a finely made cigar. There are certain beer characteristics that pair perfectly with the smokey, rich taste of a cigar that allows the combination to play off one another, resulting in an exciting overload of the senses. Ted’s Cigars, one of the world’s leading cigar makers, recognized the beauty of this pairing and took it one step further, creating HOPZ™, the world’s first craft beer cigar. Ted’s Cigars is known for their handmade cigars that often incorporate libations. From their Maker’s Mark® Cigars to the premium Grand Marnier® torpedo cigars, these high quality offerings all possess a luxurious taste that pairs perfectly with their counterparts. And HOPZ™ is no different, providing a natural companion to freshly poured IPAs.

HOPZ™ was conceptualized over, you guessed it, a couple of pints. After a night at a local pub, Founder Ted Jackson decided it was time to create a cigar that would complement his favorite IPA. Using Ted’s secret aromatic process and experimenting for more than six months with dozens of craft beers and various hop varieties, Jackson decided on Centennial Hops, noting that their floral aroma would season the cigar sublimely. Jackson has said of his IPA sidekick, “We have captured the unique flavor of Centennial hops and combined it with a premium hand rolled Dominican Republic cigar to give the craft beer consumer the perfect cigar to smoke with their favorite brew. The result is a cigar that is a worthy complement to the great craft beers available today.”

Whether you are looking for an introduction into cigars, love craft beer or are seeking the next great marriage in beer pairing, HOPZ™ provides the right blend of subtle floral undertones and savory nuances that only an innovation of this sort can. So sit back, pour a pint of your favorite IPA, light up a premium HOPZ™ cigar and prepare yourself for a pairing like no other.

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