Merry Christmas? yes very very merry!

By the 24th December 7000 Christmas mail orders shipped – 99.9% delivered 🙂 Now that’s what I call a merry Christmas.

Thank you and well done to all the boys and girls of C.Gars Ltd, Turmeaus Tobacconist, Robert Graham Ltd and LCDH Hamburg – an incredible Team – our best year ever.

Our Group expansion in 2009 has likely made us the largest Havana Specialist in the UK and with our Partners in Ireland, Germany and Mexico we look forward to further expansion Domestically and Internationally in 2010.

A full list of our locations can be seen here

As well as being specialists in Havana cigars, smokers accessories rum and whisky we added an extraordinary range of chocolate to our retail range which we will bring online in 2010. We also added our dedicated Gifts website which has already proved very popular with our clients.

Our proudest achievement of the year was winning Gold and Bronze award winning independent Bottler 2009 from Whisky Magazine

Our beautiful new cigar and whisky shops in London’s West Hampstead and Edinburgh Royal Mile are fast becoming a must stop destination for cigar and whisky aficionados.

Our Vintage Cigar Auction at the fabulous Boisdale restaurant in Belgravia was a resounding success and we are already planning our Summer 2010 auction as well as taking many fabulous entries

And to cap the year off my book with Mike Mirecki “Once Upon a Time in Cuba” is now published and will be available from next week. Our book has a foreword by Simon Chase of Hunters and Frankau and is a 147 page compilation of our original photograph collection of Cuba which includes chapters on Famous people, The Cuban Revolution, Pre Revolution, Bars, Music and Cabaret, Buena Vista Social Club, Tobacco (of course!) and Sport.

Only 1000 individually numbered hard back coffee table books will be made available at £29.99. Available by mail order, as well as in our retail stores and a few select other cigar stores and book stores

Thanks to all our clients, suppliers and friends and wish you a smokey new year!

Mitch, Laura and Mish

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