Don Luigi

Spent a couple of days checking out my cigar shops in Liverpool and Chester this week and popped into one of my favourite Italians for dinner with friends.

DON LUIGI RESTAURANT managed by Anna ( daughter of the owner) always gives us a warm welcome and the spacious first floor bar and lounge area is cigar friendly.

We enjoyed Monte 2’s ( 2006 vintage and quite splendid) accompanied but some delightful Chateau Talbot

Great value and service as well as a very decent wine list and delicious food make this one of my firm favourites.

The Style: Italian

The Place: 31 Church Rd, Formby, Merseyside L37 8BQ

The Number: 01704 879424




As the ridiculous smoking ban looms ever closer I have decided to enjoy as many cigar friendly restaurants as possible whilst I can still enjoy a good Havana before,during and after my meal :-)

Today I enjoyed lunch with friends at Cipriani at 25 Davies Street W.1. in the heart of London’s West End…just down the road to Claridges.

I had hear and read quite a lot of good and bad about Ciprianis and approached with a little trepidation but thought best to judge for myself.

Well, the restaurant is certainly very stylish and was extremely busy to say the least.No stars to be seen today but a lot of ” beautiful people”

The service could not be faulted and neither could the food which was most enjoyable.

Excellent ice cold Sancerre was enjoyed with our Ramón specially selected and no one was bothered by our cigar smoking in the least.

Pricing was not over the top for the location and standard so all in all …well done Cipriani 10/10 and …I’ll be back :-)



Lower prices for shipping to North America !

Dear Friends,

I have been selling Havana cigars over the internet for the last decade and my retail cigar stores in the UK were established back in 1817 (!) so we know a thing or two about Havana cigars.!

What I have only recently learned is that some clients want their cigars fast and are happy to pay a higher price whilst other clients are happier with slow shipping but rock bottom prices….as long as there is no compromise on quality and safe delivery guarantee.

My group of cigar companies aims to please every client with their specific requirements and you the cigar aficionado have the choice…. so please read on……

Looking for the lowest prices on the internet for delivery to the USA for your Havanas? visit Robert Graham Ltd cigar merchant of Scotland,owned by the Orchant and Morrison families, Robert Graham Ltd offers finest quality Havanas shipped direct from our humidor in Switzerland.

Airmail shipping and intact of course but you will need to allow 7 working days at least for delivery ( hence the lowest prices) Due to the rapid turnover and massive amounts of orders we deal with,we are unable to take box code requests although we can advise that our stocks are generally 2006 vintage.

So…for THE LOWEST PRICES visit you can of course also order by email if you are one of our regular clients

Here are some examples but stock changes rapidly…you have been warned! :-)

C.Gars of Switzerland cigars…..( for delivery outside the EU)

BOLIVAR ROYAL CORONAS box of 25 $165 £85

COHIBA SIGLO I cabinet of 25 $155 £79
COHIBA SIGLO II cabinet of 25 $185 £95
COHIBA SIGLO II TUBOS 15 tubed cigars $139 £72
COHIBA SIGLO III cabinet of 25 $249 £127
COHIBA SIGLO V cabinet of 25 $359 £185
COHIBA SIGLO VI cabinet of 10 $185 £95
COHIBA SIGLO VI cabinet of 25 $429 £220
COHIBA SIGLO VI Tubed 5×3 packs $273 £140
COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS cabinet of 25 $479 £246
COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS 5 packs of three cigars $319 £164
COHIBA ROBUSTO 5 packs of three cigars $179 £92
COHIBA ROBUSTO cabinet of 25 $299 £154
COHIBA LANCEROS cabinet of 25 $321 £165

CUABA SOLOMONES box of 10 $149 £76
CUABA DIADEMAS box of 5 $105 £54

H. UPMANN CORONAS MAJOR box of 25 tubed cigars $107

HOYO EPICURE No.1 5 packs of three cigars $126 £65
HOYO DE M. EPICURE No.2 cabinet of 25 $174 £89
HOYO PETIT ROBUSTO cabinet of 25 $156 £80
HOYO DE M. DOUBLE CORONA 5×3 packs $185 £95

J.L. PIEDRAS CAZADORES 5 packs of five cigars $50
bucks ! £26
J.L. PIEDRAS CREMAS 5 packs of five cigars $50 bucks
! £26

J.L. PIEDRAS CONSERVAS 5 packs of five cigars $50
bucks ! £26

MONTECRISTO No.2 box of 25 $229 £117
MONTECRISTO No.2 5 packs of three cigars $142 £73
MONTECRISTO No.4 box of 25 $139 £72
MONTECRISTO No.5 5 packs of 5 cigars $110 £57
MONTECRISTO No.5 box of 25 $110 £57
MONTECRISTO EDMUNDO box of 25 $212 £109
MONTECRISTO JOYITAS box of 25 $111 £57
MONTECRISTO TUBOS box of 25 $215 £110
MONTECRISTO C 2003 EL box of 25 $370 £190

PARTAGAS SERIE D. No.4 5 packs of three cigars $116
PARTAGAS CHURCHILL DE LUXE box of 25 $244 £126
PARTAGAS LUSITANIAS box of 25 $243 £125
PARTAGAS SHORTS box of 25 $11 £60


RAMON ALLONES GIGANTES box of 25 $234 £120

ROMEO CAZADORES box of 25 $152 £78
ROMEO PETIT JULIETA box of 25 $79 £40
ROMEO EXIBICION NO. 3 box of 25 $179 £92
ROMEO CORONITAS EN CEDRO box of 25 $89 £46
ROMEO CHURCHILLS 5 packs of three tubed cigars $199
ROMEO No. 2 box of 25 tubed cigars $117 £60
ROMEO SHORTS CHURCHILL box of 10 £89 £46
ROMEO SHORTS CHURCHILL box of 25 $199 £103

TRINIDAD COLONIALES cabinet of 24 $185 £95
TRINIDAD ROBUSTO cabinet of 12 $179 £92
TRINIDAD FUNDADORES cabinet of 24 $349 £179

SAN CRISTOBAL LA PUNTA box of 25 $199 £103

Be sure to mention blowout sale when ordering over email.


We also offer a rapid shipping service…overnight and intact by courier via my La Casa del Habano in Hamburg Germany owned by the Orchant and Wolters families.

Regional editions…recent production Havanas….24 hours service to your door

This week we have two very special offers for our customers :

Montecristo no.2 or Partagas P2 boxes of 25 cigars at just £135 Sterling ( approx. $260 per box inclusive delivery)

…and if you want to order a box of each we’ll even send you 2 extra cigars free of charge!!!

These cigars are finest German Market Selection supplied by 5th Avenue importers and each box has been checked by Christoph and bears his red seal of approval.

For this very special offer…email us at and simply mention LCDH offer to get this very special promotional price.

Strictly whilst stocks last…first come first served….order today…delivery tomorrow.

Delivery anywhere in the world except the UK


C.Gars Ltd of London England For the finest EMS (English Market Selection proudly supplied by Hunters and Frankau Havana) cigars and the best professional advice as well as the largest selection of singles,sampler packs and aged and rare cigars in the world visit C.Gars Ltd ships by airmail and you will need to allow 7 working days for delivery for overseas but next day to the UK with lowest prices assured:-)


Other offers this week…..( for delievery outside the EU)

Shipping by 2 day courier service intact …of course:


Bolivar Belicosos Finos cabinet selection cabinets of 25 cigars £145 approx. $282

Cohiba robustos cabinets of 25 cigars £199 approx. $390

H Upmann Sir Winston cabinets of 25 cigars £200 approx. $393

Montecristo petit Edmundo box of 25 cigars £145 approx. $282

Montecristo Edmundo box of 25 cigars £155 approx. $300

Partagas SD4 box of 25 cigars £135 approx. $262

Ramon Allones specially selected cabinets of 25 cigars £135 approx. $262

Romeo untubed churchills box of 25 cigars £169 approx. $329

Romeo short churchills box of 25 cigars £139 approx. $271

Simply order secure on my website and we will manually adjust price when we receive your order as long as you mention Blowouts on the comments section when ordering online or order over email

Order today…delivery in 2 days time..intact of course.


So it’s up to you the customer whether you want to pay a little extra for more service and fastest delivery or a lot less for slower delivery,

Whatever you choose we guarantee the finest quality Havanas as well as guaranteed safe delivery.

All offers are whilst stocks last and with over 300 orders a day…you had better hurry to avoid disappointment….all offers end midnight this Friday.


No need to ask…we ship to the North America

No need to ask…we guarantee safe delivery and superior quality Havanas.

Advice always a pleasure regardless of whether you wish to order…simply drop us an email.

Best wishes

Mitchell, Michelle and the sales team at
C.Gars Limited (London and Norwich)
Turmeaus Tobacconist Est. 1817 (Liverpool and Chester)

Chris and Art
La Casa del Habano – Hamburg…..the coolest cigar store on the planet!

Fraser and Ron
Robert Graham Ltd Est. 1874 Scotland)

Mitchell Orchant was Nominated by Hunters and Frankau ” UK Specialist in Havanas of the year 2004″
and the Winner of the Silver Chaveta award from Hunters and Frankau
“UK specialist in Havanas of the year 2005″


Chatting with Simon Chase ( marketing director of Hunters and Frankau) I was delighted to hear that the UK regional edition Por Larranaga Magnificos are now in production with a release date scheduled for late May/early June.

Whilst in Havana for the Festival Simon tested the blend of the new Magnificos against the blend of a 1970’s PL magnum and confirmed ( taking the vintage in to account) that the blend was identical which is of course an incredible achievement.

Only 1400 of these boxes ( in 10’s and 25’s) are to be made and each box will be numbered in limited edition.



Festival del Habanos

Just back from sunny Havana :-) having spent 4 days and nights of herfing with numerous friends from all over the world.

Bumped into Lord Brocket and Sir Terrance Conran too

1000 cigar aficionados,connoisseurs,distributors,retailers together for what can only be described as the herf of the year :-)

Hanging out at the Partagas LCDH and Melia Habana ( Robaina shop) smoking cigars,sipping Havana Club and catching a glimpse of the pre release Bolivar Gold Medals…what a perfect way to spend my days!

Tried a few of the new Cohiba maduros ( due out later this year) and was pleasantly surprised.With a little time to mature ( hopefully before the cigars are actually released ) these cigars will be an outstanding smoking experience.

The Festival gala dinner was a slick event this year and I was delighted to try the Montecristo no.4 Reserva ( due out later this year)

I sat on the Hunters and Frankau table of course, next to Ajay Patel from Broadweighs Cigars ( first rate UK Havana cigar specialist) and Simon Chase ( marketing director of Hunters and Frankau) who conducted the auction with great success. ( I’ll put the auction brochure photos and prices on the website in the next few days) The auction lots were truly amazing this year but sadly not signed by Fidel due to his recent ill health.

British journalist Nick Faulkes won the Habanos Man of the year award for communications…well done Nick!…I hope Angelo Bigi wins it next year ;-)

Lots of talk about the Cohiba 40th anniversary Behikes humidor which was presented at the last Festival….yet no one has received theirs as yet….word is they are due out any day now and are changing hands at double the price between collectors worldwide ( only 100 made)

Mojitos on the veranda of the Nacional Hotel and daiquiris at Floridita…life doesn’t get much better :-)

Good smoking and long ashes :-)