The Champ!

I’m done in the London office for this week – off for holidays till Sunday now 🙂 took home a good stash of Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 which I seem to be smoking more and more of since Hunters told me recently they were getting pretty low on stock.

If you haven’t tried them yet you really should before it’s too late. These UK regionals have become so popular and the deserve to be. Today alone we sold some 20 boxes of the Punch. The good news is there will be a Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 limited edition humidor released as a UK market exclusive later this year. I’ll be reserving plenty for our Directors Reserve that’s for sure. These cigars are well balanced and great smokes now built have almost unlimited aging potential.

I scooted over to our La Casa del Habano in lovely Hamburg on Monday for the day to test out the German regional editions with my Partner Christoph Wolters. The Por Larranaga robusto is a most deliciously sweet smoke and the German regional Ramon Allones wasn’t too shabby either 🙂 especially when Christoph paired it up with a cheeky bottle of 1989 Bilecart Salmon 🙂

On to Tuesday and it was a spot of lunch and a smoke or two at Boisdale with Jemma Freeman of Hunters and Frankau J where I spotted famous retired boxer Chris Eubank. Offered the Champ a cigar but he doesn’t smoke cigars at this time. Regardless he was very nice and friendly! and I got him to autograph a copy of European Cigar Journal for my Father ( who is a bit of a boxing fanatic!)

So…. The news is that the UK regional Por Larrañaga “Regalias de Londres” are due out any day now. 5 ½” length and 50 ring gauge – I just can’t wait to try them out !!!!

The latest news – Vintage Cigar Auction

Our Winter 2010 – Vintage Cigar Auction is now confirmed for Tuesday 30th November on the splendid Cigar Terrace at Boisdale in Belgravia

We expect to offer almost 200 Lots of Mature, Discontinued, Unusual, Davidoff, Dunhill, Pre Embargo and Limited Edition Havanas.

Cigars, Champagne and canapés from 6.00-7.00pm
Auction from 7.00- 8.30 pm
More cigars, champagne and canapés 8.30 till 9.30 pm.

Bidders admitted by pre registration in advance only.
Absentee bidding available online.

Catalogue entries close end of September.
Online entries available till end October.

Online and hard copy catalogue available from second week October.  Email for your copy

The builders are finally doing the fit out of our new London warehouse – 3 weeks time, life will return to normal so they assure me… and I’ll have twice the space to now 🙂 I think we will have to throw an opening herf.

Have a great rest of the week

Peaceful puffing