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Charity Auction: Saint Luis Rey Herfing
September 2019
Charity Auction: Saint Luis Rey Herfing

We are very pleased to offer you this very special charity auction lot, available for bidding online from the 1st of October and will end 1st of November.

The first cigar box that reached the top of Everest. Proceeds will go towards a children’s charity in Cuba.


The Saint Luis Rey Herfing box No. 8 (Regional for the Middle East) was specifically chosen, to represent "Luck" in the Chinese culture, in reference to the 8,848 m peak of Everest, and the 40th Anniversary of Phoenicia Trading, one of Habanos SA’s largest distributors, which will be celebrated during a cigar gala event on the 8th of November 2019.

The winner will also receive an exclusive invitation to the exclusive cigar gala event where the announcement of the winner and delivery of the box will be held. Mr. Yevgen Staroselkiy, the Ukrainian-Cypriot climber who carried the box and scaled the North Col route to the top, will also be present to honourably deliver the box personally.

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Aged, Rare & Vintage Cigar Auction
September 2019

Aged, Rare & Vintage Cigar Auction

Lots End: 22nd September 2019 - 14:00:00 GMT

Check back on your lots to ensure your maximum bids have been placed.

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Cigar of the Week - E.P Carrillo
September 2019

Why the E.P Carrillo?
E.P Carrillo have featured in Cigar Aficionado's Top 10 list twice in the last 3 years. This cigar ranked at #4 in the world in 2016 with a huge 94/100 rating.

What flavours will you experience?
Full of flavour but with a subtle complexity. A well rounded earthy and oaky body leads the way for delicate accents of honey, brown sugar and peppery notes which linger on the palate.

What makes it special?
Quite a unique selection of tobaccos from different countries go into creating this range. Aged Nicaraguan fillers and an Ecuadorian binder are wrapped in a silky Mexican San Andrés Oscuro wrapper. Time, effort and passion have gone into this blend by the barrel full.

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Cigar of the Week - Plasencia
September 2019

Why the Plasencia Cigar?
The Plasencia Original Robusto is one of the "best bang for your buck" cigars available in the UK, made by the leading producer of premium cigars and the largest producer of tobacco in Central America, it was awarded 1st place in a consumer cigar blind tasting.

What flavours will you experience?
A splendid cigar with nutty and earthy aromas, a significant cocoa, fruit and caramel sweetness. It is a medium bodied, harmonious and very flavourful.

What makes it special?
A very approachable "crowd pleaser" cigar but extremely high quality for the price. This cigar featured at #7 Cigar of the Year 2015 (Cortes) with a rating of 94!

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Bolivar Belicosos Finos Orchant Seleccion 55th Birthday Edition
August 2019

To celebrate Managing Director Mitchell Orchant's birthday, we have released these exceptionally special Habanos exclusively to friends of C.Gars Ltd. Just 64 boxes have been made available, to commemorate Mr Orchant's birth year, 1964.

"I have been a huge fan of the Bolivar Belicosos Finos for many, many years now, so am always searching for that 'perfect blend'. Bolivar consistently hit the mark in terms of flavour and construction, but sometimes certain vintages stand out from the crowd. When the stars align - magic happens. I am extremely proud to make available what I would consider the perfect Bolivar Belicosos Finos." - Mitchell Orchant, Managing Director, C.Gars Ltd

Old friends of ours will remember with great fondness the 50th birthday editions which flew of the shelves and were enjoyed by clients all over the world.

Celebrate with Mitchell on his 55th birthday, Saturday 14th September 2019, by posting your photos and birthday wishes to our social media channels. Order now to ensure you receive yours in time.

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Cigar of the Week - Caldwell
August 2019

Caldwell Eastern Standard Corretto Cigar

Why the Caldwell Cigar?
Caldwell are a boutique brand which has been breaking the rules since it's launch in 2014. This expression features an "easter egg" inside the box as part of the box has been re-banded. Rather than the original "bearded man" portrait, a sketch of Matt Booth from Room101 adorns them.

What flavours will you experience?
Impressive clouds of thick smoke from the smallest of puffs reveal flavours of sweet and spicy cedar over an earthy body. The flavour develops to reveal roasted nuts, cinnamon buns and some richer woody notes.

What makes it special?
A plethora of special tobaccos aged for between 6 and 7 years create these distinct flavours. The wrapper, a hybrid seed of Connecticut Shade and Brazilian Mata Fina tobaccos is exclusive to the Eastern Standard line.

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International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019
July 2019

We are extremely proud to announce that our Stalla Dhu Independent Bottlings have again received awards at this year's IWSC 2019.

The IWSC, also known as the International Wine & Spirit Competition, sets the international benchmark for quality. For half a century the International Wine & Spirit Competition has been recognising and rewarding the very best wines and spirits in the world. Today they have over 400 global experts judging the awards for seven months of the year.

This year, we have been awarded the following:

Stalla Dhu Single Malt Speyside - Silver Medal
C.Gars Orchant Selection Cigar Malt - Silver Medal
Stalla Dhu Single Cask Saorsa - Bronze Medal
Stalla Dhu Single Cask Auchroisk 1997 19 Year Old - Bronze Medal
Stalla Dhu Single Cask Ardmore - Silver Medal
NEW LCDH Store Opens in Knutsford
July 2019

We have recently signed the contract to open our second La Casa del Habano in Knutsford, Cheshire on the 24th July.

La Casa del Habano
10 Minshull Street,
Knutsford,
Cheshire
WA16 6AG
UK

We look forward to welcoming the Cuban Ambassador as well as Jemma Freeman of Hunters & Frankau as guests of honour to the to the opening event. Tickets are available on this here https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/casa-del-habano-knutsford-launch-party-240719-p-33725.html, but book up fast as there is limited availability already! Cigars, rum, whisky, wine and great food.

The premises comprise of a ground floor cigar shop and walk-in humidor with client lockers and a first floor comfortable sampling lounge. The full range of La Casa specialities including Coleccion Habanos books and limited edition humidors will be well represented.

LCDH Knutsford will be managed by Turmeaus tobacconist trained team Andrew, Liz and Sandra under the guidance of Sara and Calum (Master of Cigars) from LCDH Chester.

Opening a second La Casa del Habano is very important and allows us to continue our substantial growth in Havana cigars sales. It will enable us to have additional availability of La Casa specialities to satisfy our customers insatiable demand.

Our thanks to Yadira from Hunters and Frankau for all of her support.

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El Rey del Mundo La Reina UK Regional Edition 2018!
July 2019

Introducing the latest Regional Edition Habanos cigar exclusive to the UK and limited to just 3,500 boxes of 24. The El Rey del Mundo La Reina (“The King of the World The Queen”) UK Regional Edition 2018 was finally released on the 4th of July 2019. This is the second UK Regional for El Rey del Mundo and follows Choix de L’Epoque which was released in 2009.

The cigars measure 7 1/2” (192mm) x 38 ring gauge and are presented in SBN boxes of 24. Each cigar is finished with a signature pigtail, synonymous with the Laguito No. 1 vitola and all have been rolled at the world famous El Laguito factory in Havana, the spiritual home for this iconic size.

The size was created by Eduardo Rivera and the first to be offered to President Fidel Castro in 1963, almost two decades before it was commercially launched and made available as the Cohiba Lanceros in 1982.

Since 2005, the companies that normally distribute Habano cigars in different territories around the world have been invited by Habanos SA to bid for the chance to create their own sizes in less well known Habanos brands. These are then made in limited quantities for sale only in their own markets. These cigars are known as Regional Editions.

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June = Summer Auction Time!
June 2019

The first auction was now 10 years ago, back in 2009, we could never have imagined it would grow in to what it has!

The Online Aged, Rare & Vintage Cigar Auction is the only one of it’s kind in the world and operates just like eBay but to bid on cigars.

June 23rd will see the end to our 28th auction since the beginning and will feature the most lots we’ve ever offered in a single auction – it’s looking like it will top out at just under 500 lots.

To be in with a chance on bidding on some aged, rare and hard to find cigars, make sure you register on the Online Cigar Auction website here

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Rock Oyster Launch!
May 2019

Don't miss out on this amazing offer. Rock Oyster at a super low price, and if you buy a bottle now you get a FREE 5cl bottle of Rock Oyster to go with it.

Rock Oyster is Douglas Laing's blended malt based on whiskies from the Islands, specifically Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney.

Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and traditionally without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper.

Containing the finest Malt Whiskies from Scotland’s Whisky islands, including those distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura, it’s no wonder Master Blender Fred Laing says “If I could select just one dram to transport the Whisky enthusiast to the Islands of Scotland, it would be this Rock Oyster."

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A Message from Davidoff
April 2019

We received a personal message from Davidoff Chief Commercial Officer Jim Young ahead of the Grand Opening of our new Headquarters in Norfolk.
Fabulous Nicaraguan Tasting Events – SOLD OUT!
March 2019

Our Turmeaus cigar and whisky tasting events are known to be extravagant evenings indulging in some of the finer things in life, but the events at our Chester and Liverpool locations later this month are going to be something truly special.

This event is a special Nicaraguan Cultural and Tasting evening. As a cultural evening we will offer two different cigars hand made in Nicaragua, plus one cigar to take away, a premium range of Flor de Cana Rum, and some Nicaraguan coffee and chocolate to compliment this magnificent pairing.

Including three special guests:

- Scott Vines, Managing Director of Tor Imports
- Guiell Morales - Echaverry, Nicaraguan Ambassador in the UK
- Ricardo Carioni, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nicaragua in the UK, Ireland and Iceland

Guiell Morales will be giving an exclusive talk about the culture of Nicaragua and the importance of the tobacco industry.

If you wish to attend, unfortunately these event have now sold out. Make sure you sign up to our in store newsletters, or keep an eye on our Facebook page, to be notified when the next events are. For a full list of our upcoming events, please click here

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Online Cigar Auction
March 2019

We near the end of the online cigar auction, so make sure you get involved to get those last minute lots. It's your chance to get your hands on some rare and vintage cigars.

Online Cigar Auction
Calums trip to the Dominican Republic
February 2019

At the start of February, Calum was very fortunate to be picked to go on the “Davidoff – Viaje al Origen” trip to the Dominican Republic, to experience the world of Davidoff cigars first hand. So at the start of February, 22 members of the cigar trade from all across Europe all met in a Santa Domingo hotel, for an unforgettable week.

Our first day was spent readjusting after the long flights, with a guided tour of Santa Domingo, before travelling north into the heart of the Dominican Republic, where the main Davidoff Factories and farms are located. We settled down for the night, before jumping on a coach to head out to our first main stop on the journey of Davidoff Cigars: The farm.

As soon as we pulled up, we knew we were in for something special; tobacco plants that were taller than me (not hard when I stand at about 5’8”, admittedly, but it was still impressive) surrounded us completely....

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Trinidad Shorts - NEW Cuban quick hit of bliss!
February 2019

An exciting release from one of the best brands of Cuban cigars - perfect for when time is short but you want a real hit of deliciously rich but delicate flavours.

100% Cuban tobacco, blended to replicate the classic smooth and creamy Trinidad aromas.

Machine made in Cuba using leaves from iconic Vuelta Abajo region.

Each Short is cellophane wrapped for freshness and protection, pre-cut and dressed with the stylish, eye-catching Trinidad cigar band.

Trinidad Shorts
Happy New Year!
January 2019

Happy New Year, thank you to all our amazing clients for our most successful year ever in our cigar auctions,Turmeaus Cigar and Whisky specialists and online.

Wishing you all the best for 2019!

Top 10 Best Cigars of 2018 Mixed Cigar Sampler
Spirits of the Season!
December 2018

An amazing selection of Whiskies, rums and Gins all at an incredible price. Don't miss out on these offers which will be running all month.
These spirits are all perfect for Christmas gifts, boxing day or to celebrate the New Year.

Spirits for the Season
Bolivar Limited Edition 2018 Soberanos!!!
November 2018

Bolivar has only been selected on two previous occasions to be Habanos Limited Edition. This was the Petit Belicosos in 2009 and the Super Coronas in 2014. Therefore the Soberano is a welcome addition for lovers of this full bodied, robust brand.

The cigars are presented in SLB boxes of 10 and measure 5 ½” (140mm) x 54 ring gauge . This vitola is known in the factories of Cuba as a “Duke” and was originally made famous by the much-loved 2009 Limited Edition Romeo y Julieta Duke. Since then the size has also been used for the extremely popular Partagas Serie E No.2 which was introduced to the standard Partagas portfolio in 2011.

Bolivar Limited Edition 2018 Soberanos Cigar
Humidor signed by Lennox Lewis and Randolph Churchill!
November 2018

Bid on an extremely special piece in the December 2nd Online Aged, Rare & Vintage Cigar Auction.

Davidoff Winston Churchill Humidor - 48 Churchill Sized Cigars

Humidor signed by Lennox Lewis and Randolph Churchill (Winston's great grandson and head of the family).

24 x Davidoff Winston Churchill Aristocrat
24 x Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill

The humidor features a strong design statements inspired by Sir Winston Churchill's many facets.

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