Orchant&Wolters Tainos…splendid!

Just back from our little outpost in Hamburg where we have the fabulous roller Beltram for the next few weeks Rodolfo is from the Romeo factory in Havana and we are privileged to have him in our La Casa del Habana I knew the weather would be great in Hamburg as the BBC weather forecast stated clearly that there would be heavy rain all day. Needless to say it was sunny and hot. So much so that we enjoyed lunch Al Fresco at the “Indo Chine” overlooking the harbour.  I was amazed when I saw they have an Ice Bar upstairs. Fabulous but too cold for me!

Over lunch we taste tested the new and exclusive Orchant & Wolters Selection La Gloria Cubana Tainos which was as good as Wolters had told me it would be.Delicate and subtle sweet flavours throughout,complex and aromatic. Possibly the perfect day time Havana. On release from today.

Back to the cigar lounge for a bottle of 99 Pomerol and another O&W Tainos whilst signing all 120 boxes of cigars !

Photo courtesy of Tillmann U. Pretscher – Till Pretscher Photography Hamburg

Photo courtesy of Tillmann U.  Pretscher  – Till Pretscher Photography Hamburg


Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Hard to say but when I finally got home last night…. I lit up another Tainos 🙂

Have a smokey weekend
Peaceful puffing

C.Gars Ltd exclusives!

Coming soon: Limited edition Orchant and Wolters Seleccion La Gloria Cubana Tainos
Boxes of 10 Churchill sized cigars 7″ length and 47 ring gauge. Only 120 boxes of these specially selected and double banded cigars will ever be made.
MRN describes this cigar in his Encyclopaedia as “No doubt a connoisseurs cigar,requires a very fine palate to appreciate
The cigars have been checked for quality by Christoph Wolters and the box lid signed by him.
Each box is engraved with the limited edition number. A great smoke,a collectors item. £125 inclusive delivery world wide.
Release date 22nd May. Pre-orders available by email sales@cgarsltd.co.uk or this secure link http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/mitchells-special-p-4716.html and request your favourite number.
Bad news is that we are unable to sell these to our clients in the UK,however Hunters and Frankau have kindly agreed to assist us with the next Orchant Seleccion cigar which will be a very limited edition of the Bolivar Corona Extra ( Bolivar being my favourite brand !) and yes these will be available to my clients in the UK at our regular website price. More details to follow.
We are also planning to do a limited edition presentation of 100 Trinidad Fundadores. Email for details sales@cgarsltd.co.uk
Best wishes from gloomy London
Peaceful puffing

Loads of cigars!

Good grief! I was looking at our humidor and thinking: ” Wowwww…we have a lot of Havanas ! so I thought I would share a few photos with you 🙂 because if you can’t zoom round to the office to sample a cigar, you could never believe some of the incredible stocks that we have. Sorry it’s quite a few photos and the truth is that it still doesn’t do justice to the depth of our range and collection.
Enjoyed a splendid dinner at Boisdale of Belgravia with Jemma Freeman of Hunters and Frankau  and outgoing Cuban Director Ana Lopez ( heading back to sunny Havana in a few months time) and incoming Cuban Director Ignacio Balmaseda ( previously in charge of La Casa del Habano Franchise) Ana has been superb and supportive to the UK Havana cigar trade and we will miss her but we are so happy to welcome Ignacio who has 20 years experience with Habanos S.A.
The UK market continues to be a star performer in Europe and I am certain its because of the undisputed quality of English Market Selection (EMS) Havanas and the incredible regional edition Havanas we have had over the last few years (Ramon Belicosos, Por Larranaga Magnificos, Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 and La Gloria Cubana Gloriosos)
A few delicious EMS cigars just in:
Box of 25 English Market Selection Cohiba Piramides Limited edition ECA ABR 02 £500
Cabinet of 20 English Market Selection  Partagas Series D No 4 Reserva 2005 £1000

Cabinet of 50 English Market Selection  Romeo & Juliet Tres Petit Coronas BM NNSC (1997) £500

Cabinet of 50 English Market Selection  Ramon Allones Coronas PAR SEPT 01 £675
Grab them while you can as they are almost impossible to find any more
Peaceful puffing









A piece or two of history? beautiful :-)

My partner Christoph popped over from Hamburg for the day last week together with a few friends from the South of France. Reason for the meeting? well, we thought we discuss our growing collection of Cuban cigar related collectibles and memorabilia which we are guessing is one of the largest collections in the world now.

Our offices,humidors, stockrooms and cigar stores are crammed with books, photographs, jars, cabinets, boxes and other items related to Cuban cigars and each one is a unique piece of history as well as beautiful in its own unique way. You can see a small selection of our antiques.  I am passionate about my original photograph collection and as soon as I have the time I hope to put together a “coffee table” book of my favourites.

Chris and I took our friends to Boisdale in Belgravia for a delightful lunch followed by Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 ( UK regional exclusive) on the cigar terrace.

Yesterday I zoomed up to Robert Graham cigar and whisky stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh  as I hadn’t been up there for a while. I always find something interesting in Edinburgh’s walk in humidor. This time I found some Ramon Allones Belicosos ( UK regional exclusive from 2004  to 2007 )

And to test my will power to the limit we now sell the most delicious hand made chocolates.  Needless to say my appetite won over my willpower! I had the chocs with some with some of the new and delicious Robert Graham single malt made for “the Homecoming” festivities this year

Great bargains on a variety of Havanas for my non UK clients that receive my email newsletter and also bargains for my UK clients on two first rate Havana cigars PARTAGAS SERIE P#2 TUBED – Pack of 3 at reduced price of £38.25 and PARTAGAS SHORTS – BOX OF 25 price reduced to £150. I love Partagas cigars and these two are my favourites in the brand. The offer is only on for this month and whilst stocks last as usual so you may want to get your orders in this weekend

Happy birthday to us! On Monday it will be 6 years since I took over Turmeaus Tobacconist of Liverpool and what a great success story that has been for C.Gars Ltd. A cigar merchant that had been going since 1817 and was brought to its knees by the previous management only to be completely turned around and now a vibrant and profitable business again with a walk in humidor as well as highly skilled dedicated management and staff. I am very proud of the Turmeaus team. Well done Christine, Alfie, Mish and Veronica.

Turmeaus Tobacconist shops in Liverpool and Chester specialise in cigars but also in pipe tobacco and we are one of the few places where you can still have our own blends.Online ordering available as well through C.Gars website

Have a smokey weekend with lots of peaceful puffing 🙂



Monte Open… coming soon!

Hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend:-) I spent the day at the new Westfield shopping Mall in London yesterday and was amazed at how busy it was. No sign of credit crunch there! Was pleased to get home for a much needed Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 and large dram of Robert Graham Speyside.

Our overseas cigars aficionados will be pleased to hear that the new Montecristo Open range of cigars will be available from late next week at the following prices:

Junior singles £5.99

Junior box of 20 £118.99

Regata singles £7.99

Regata box of 20 £158.99

Master singles £9.59

Masters box of 20 £189.99

Eagle singles £12.49

Eagle box of 20 £248.99

Our UK clients will have to wait a little longer till June for these new cigars to be available (and I’m afraid at slightly higher prices…thank you useless Labour Government)

Our humidor extension is finally completed and conditions perfectly stable. You can see a few pics here http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/document.php?id=cgarsnews.htm&title=Latest+News

Have a great week

Peaceful puffing