Punch UK regional exclusive have arrived !!!!


.…and are smoking very nicely indeed 🙂

In fact I am on my 3rd cigar,all from different boxes of course to check on consistency of blend.

There is a lot going on with this blend. It’s full flavour/earthy with a balanced medium strength.The draw is perfect,cool and easy,the wrapper is smooth and colorado-colorado maduro ( mid chocolate brown)The cigar has a pleasing aroma.

A complex,pleasing smoking experience. This blend will age and improve for many years to come. Collectible without a doubt due to the limited production as well as a great smoke right now.
Available in singles and full boxes but very limited stocks as most of our allocation has already been pre ordered.Order early to avoid disappointment
All clients who placed order will be receiving their orders in the next day or two ( UK) and the next week if overseas.
Peaceful puffing

For full boxes visit – http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/punch-serie-doro-p-6441.html
For singles visit – http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/punch-serie-doro-p-6443.html


Just back from snowy Hamburg…..

Just back from snowy Hamburg where my partner Christoph and I had the pleasure of enjoying a cigar dinner with friends in a private dining room at Cölln’s Restaurant

We enjoyed working our way through a most delightful box of 2003 limited edition Partagas Serie D no.2

Photos by famous photographer and fellow aficionado Tillmann Pretscher dinner in the as ever… thanks Tillman

Finally…we will receive allocation of the UK regional Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 on Monday so order will be shipping soonest

An exciting release of vintage” Orchant Seleccion” Havanas will be out late next week as well. 1998 English Market Selection boxes of 10 specially double banded Sancho Gigantes. Only 60 boxes will ever be made.Each box individually signed,numbered and dated. To preorder at the pre release price of just £140, use this link http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/mitchells-special-p-4716.html My thnaks to Hunters and Frankau for their kind assistance with these splendid cigars.

Have a great weekend.

Peaceful puffing.


UK RE’s…bring ’em on Baby!

Is it the weekend again? Good grief last week flew by or perhaps it was me flying all over my empire that made the week go so fast:-)

My travels included a visit to our associates in Dublin, The Decent Cigar Emporium,undoubtedly the best Havana cigar merchant in Ireland. The owner Guy Hancock always seems to have some interesting/unusual cigars in his selection ( largest selection in Ireland ) and we enjoyed a few of the Baltic regional edition El Rey Del Mundo Vikingos which were simply incredible smokes.

Decent Cigar Emporium
46 Grafton Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (1) 671 6451
Fax: +353 (1) 671 6451

Lunch was at Georges Bistro which has onw of the the best smoking terrace areas I have ever seen. Heated,waterproof ( although it was in fact a glorious sunny day) and comfortable this is a must visit for anyone wanting to have a nice cigar in Dublin. Oh…and the food,wine and service were also first rate. I think we will be planning a group herf there is Autumn as they have a lovely hotel attached as well : http://www.trinitylodge.com/

Georges Wine Bar and Bistro
29 South Frederick Street Dublin 2 Dublin City
Tel:+353 (0)1 679 7000

Also visited my shops in Glasgow http://www.globalwhiskyshop.com/ and Edinburgh http://www.whisky-cigars.co.uk and sampled some of our Robert Graham whisky with my partner Ron ( I know it’s a tough job!) whilst rummaging around my humidor where I was delighted to find a little stash of Monte sublimes and Monte D’s as well as a few other gems 🙂 My manager Fraser tells me our luxury food range is now so successful he is adding a whole load of new products in the next month…yum !

Mishie has timed her holiday to perfection and whilst she will be sunning herself in Barbados, Hunters and Frankau will be finally releasing the UK regional editions or at least we are fairly certain the Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 leaving me to deal with 15,000 clients chasing very few available boxes !…have a great vacation Michelle!

Check out the full details here http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/punch-serie-doro-p-6441.html Only 1210 boxes made. I reckon I could sell all 1210 boxes to just one or two clients…and they know who they are! So get your pre order in fast if you want to be assured of allocation!

If you want to know what the original Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 looked like,here’s a box (full of course) in our museum http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/product_info_previous.php?products_id=4475 on which the new UK regional has been based. Please,please no more emails as to what the identity of “Ming” of the “Ming collection” is and no I can confirm I am not Ming! For fans of Top Gear like me, I can only tell you that Ming is a bit like The Stig ! …so no one will ever know his identity ….except me 🙂

I am still mortified that the original UK regional Ramon Allones Belicosos have sold out. This was my favourite cigar and Hunters even kindly allowed me to commission 2 master cases ( 64 boxes ) of an “Orchant Seleccion” version. Perhaps the Ramons were just withdrawn in readiness for the new UK regionals launch ? ;-)….of course we will never know. If you want a treat,I have a few Orchant Seleccion singles available here http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/ramon-allones-seleccion-orchant-belicosos-p-5645.html

Next weeks travels take me to my La Casa del Habano in Hamburg where we have a dinner herf to attend …all welcome! http://www.thecigarsmoker.com

Have a lovely weekend

Peaceful puffing


The Truth Is A Lie!

So I’m leafing through my Financial Times today sipping an espresso with my Partagas Shorts and read a most excellent letter written by Michael J. McFadden (Author of Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains…highly recommended)

Anyone else see the letter? talk about “hit the nail on the head”

Here are some good links from Michael as well


They make good reading and certainly give some food for thought.

He has a new book coming out soon that I’m looking forward to http://www.amazon.com/TobakkoNacht-The-Story/dp/B001O0ED0S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229673890&sr=8-1

Have a great weekend and …peaceful puffing


International herf :-)

I had the pleasure of welcoming my dear Friend Kiminori Yagi from Tokyo to our London office today

Mr and Mrs Yagi as well as my smoking buddy Zaff enjoyed Davidoff Mouton Rothschild cigars with some excellent pre embargo Cuban rum

Welcome to London Yagi-san 🙂

Peaceful puffing


International Herf

International Herf