Cigar auction is fast approaching so I had a strategy meeting with our auctioneer and friend Jonathan Humbert at the delightful Ritz Casino Club cigar lounge. The lounge is exceptionally comfortable and a lovely location for a quiet meeting. We herfed our way through some Romeo Wide Churchills with a few glasses of Chablis as we went through the catalogue in detail.
It’s a splendid catalogue for the Winter Auction and there’s a lot of excitement around the Spectator Cigar Smoker of the year awards event that follows the auction. Looking forward to seeing old friends from around the Globe as well as meeting many new ones at the outrageous event Ranald from Boisdale has planned.
As predicted tickets are more or less sold out now. Possibly the last chance to get booked up. Tickets available for both parts of the event here.
Catalogue will be out in print later this week and the PDF will be online too. If you can’t wait, you can see the Lots online already here.
If you can’t make the event you can always bid online of course
We had the pleasure of Arlety rolling fresh custom blend Havanas throughout last week at our London offices and it was a pleasure to welcome so many clients and friends for the rolling demonstrations.
I asked Arlety to make ‘mas fuerte’ robustos not for the novice I assure you as these puppies pack a punch!
Had another sampling herfette at Alfie Turmeaus cigar shop in Mayfair on Friday but this was with Inka – Secret Blend cigars matched up with Dancing Stag Bowmore 1990, one of the award winning range of independent bottled single malts from Robert Graham Ltd. Peaty, smokey but oh so good
Our Mayfair shop is compact but has a HUGE range of Havana cigars, Davidoff cigars, Fuente cigars, Inka – Secret Blend cigars and other premium smokes and you can of course sample them in our cosy lounge whilst sampling a wee dram of the water of life Perfect place to pit stop and chill out on a cold and rainy day.
This week’s travels take me to Basel for a Davidoff retailer meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday which I’m looking forward to and just in case that’s not enough action for me for one week, I’m off to Havana on Thursday for a long weekend! Staying at the Hotel Nacional as usual and heading to Pinar del Rio on Friday and no doubt all the usual and very lovely cigars shops over an action packed few days (any excuse to get some sunshine herfing!)