When a simple conversation between La Cultura’s Co-Owner and Co-Founder Ben Gardner and KC Radio Veteran Sean Tyler uncovered many shared interests Up in Smōk was born. Combining, Cigars, Whiskey, Music, and life experiences in an hour long monthly podcast. Listen in as fly on the wall when Ben, Sean, and Cigar Industry Veteran Mike Stous bring you into the culture that makes up La Cultura Cigar & Social.
Ben is the Co-Founder & CEO of La Cultura Cigar & Social.
“I’ve been in the cigar business as a tobacconist for the past few years. During that time, I developed a passion for building a community around cigar culture. Once we discovered the space here in the Crossroads, I knew we’d found a home.”
Mike is coming in hot off of a decade run working for the global leader of cigar accessories. "Being offered an opportunity to stay in the cigar industry I love and come in to help Swinny, Ben and the gang at La Cultura with an established culture is really a dream come true." Mike also comes in with 6 years of tobacconist experience in a retail establishment, helping cigar enthusiasts and beginners find the right cigar for any occasion.