Another madly busy week with sales at an all time high before this week’s UK Budget as smokers anticipated correctly and increase in prices of cigars (and all tobacco products) as our Chancellor desperately tries to punish the smokers and not upset the motorists but still raise enough revenue to correct the terrible financial mismanagement of the last Labour government.
Monday evenings event was at Boisdale Belgravia for a cigar and whisky seminar featuring Orchant Seleccion Bolivar Royal Coronas (a big hit!) and El Rey del Mundo Tainos paired up with some excellent Speyside by Singleton of Dufftown. I had been told that it was only likely to be a small crown but we ended up to be over 30 cigar smokers which may have been a record for a Monday evening cigar tasting ! dinner after the cigar tasting followed by more smokes on the terrace – perfect.
Tuesday I met up with Ranald at the new Boisdale in Canary Wharf which is still being built and starting to take great shape. This is a phenomenal venue for cigar smokers and the walk in humidor will have a huge range of cigars. Our Cigar Party on the 10th April is more or less sold out now so hurry as its last call for tickets for the event of the year (well the first half of the year at least!)
My daughter Tasha had a ‘Take your daughter to work day’ at her school on Wednesday but I decided that rather than have her smoking and drinking in the office with me (!) I would send her to my friend Chris in his fashion business. My wife thought this was terribly politically correct of me. In fact I was worried that Tasha would spend the day teaching me how to run the business ( and probably be right about it too!) so, Tasha had a great day and my thanks to Chris for all his help. The three of us decided to have a dinner herfette at The Carob Tree 15 Highgate Road NW5 1QX where the food, ambience and service were all first rate and better still there’s a great terrace for cigars smoking ( Behike 52’s in our case… and a chocolate cigar for Tasha!)
Thursday was spent travelling to value a delightful collection of vintage cigars- got back to London very late but managed a dram of Robert Graham Hoebeg with a Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 to finish off the day and here we are on Friday was spent planning our next cigar auction which has now been arranged for the 11th July at Boisdale Canary Wharf starting with a whisky and cigar tasting, followed by champagne reception and cigar auction on the smoking terrace.
Full details to follow together with bidder registration on our dedicated cigar auction website.Lots being accepted now but please – nothing that has been brought back from Cuba and bought on the beach! and nothing that is not Cuban as our auctions are for Cuban cigars only. Limited editions that are discontinued, mature, vintage,pre embargo, Davidoff and Dunhill- all welcomed.
I’m off to smoke another Punch SDO No. 1 🙂
Have a great weekend.