Back to normal?… not quite!

It’s going to take another few days until we settle down and get back to normal after the craziness of Auction week at C.Gars Ltd.

We knew this was likely to be a successful auction week when we counted 36 bottles of pink champagne consumed with 7 lb’s of smoked salmon sandwiches for the pre and post auction hospitality at our offices!

The event was a huge success with around 96% of the Lots being sold which is about as high as we have ever achieved. Brian Ebbesen conducted the auction in style and at a steady pace that finished just after 9pm.

Boisdale Canary Wharf is the most wonderful cigar friendly venue with its cigar terrace and cigar sampling room. The service was first rate as always as were the canapés. Many thanks to Ranald and Nathan for all their support. The ‘Cigar Library’ has a huge range of Havana and other premium cigars and Victor who runs it is one of the best cigar sommeliers in the country. The Humidor also has ‘Boisdale Orchant’ vintage Havana cigars available. I was pleasantly surprised to see the stock looked fairly wiped out, so we will be replenishing with some fabulous vintage Havanas in the next few days.

Davidoff kindly provided a roller to make ‘freshies’ of the Puro Oro and Remy Martin provided French Mojitos (dee lish) and XO Cognac. Colin Ganley covered the event to Cigar Journal and the C.Gars Team handed out Fuente, Davidoff, Hoyos and Partagas petit coronas from 1998.

I’d like to say that we are getting back to ‘normal’ but it’s taken the whole week to invoice our lucky auction bidders… because there were so many of them! So, my apologies to our auction seller but your reports will be with you early next week! My thanks to the Girls and Boys from C.Gars London and Norfolk offices for all the help with the event.

Our Winter Auction dates will be announced before the end of July and we do of course buy and sell vintage Havanas every day of the year so if you are in a hurry and don’t want to wait for the next auction simply drop us an email sales@cgarsltd.co.uk advice always given with pleasure and valuations are free of charge.

Congratulations to Lucia from Turmeaus cigar shop Mayfair on her wedding- what a beautiful bride!

… and congratulations to Christine and Ian from Turmeaus Liverpool for passing their licencing exams and getting a drinks premises licence for one of the shops in Liverpool. If all goes to plan by next week our fabulous range of Robert Graham Ltd single Malt whisky will be available in store.

End of the line for Bolivar Britanicas UK regional edition – stocks dwindling fast and I gather they will be sold out very soon. Hopeful for more stocks of Punch Medalla UK regional edition to arrive soon. Will we get more UK regional this year?… no idea but ever hopeful 🙂 Will they be worth the wait? Of course!

Big question is when we are going to see Cohiba Piramides Extra released? And I have no idea! I smoked them at the February Festival and thought they were quite outstanding. I think there will be a buying frenzy when they finally come out.

Delighted to say that our new exclusive C.Gars ranges of Nicaraguan and Peruvian cigars are selling like crazy! If you haven’t tried them yet, give them a whirl – great value and great quality.

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Have a smokey weekend,

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell

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