Arriving on Friday I headed straight to the superb Hajenius shop which has to be one of the most beautiful cigar stores in the world, very classy and always the best professional service. I treated myself to Juan Lopez No.3 which was a cheeky little number bursting with flavor but pleasantly light in strength profile and also bought a gorgeous colorado maduro wrapper box of Ramon Allones Gran Robustos – the Benelux Regional Edition that is a great cigar for long term maturing.
Brian and Barb’s wedding was held in a very romantic castle located in Baarn and Brian’s friends arrived in a procession of Super cars (Lambo and Ferraris etc ) all with ‘Bar and Brian’ number plates – very cool ! we had a wonderful weekend and smoked a load of fabulous mature Monte 2’s with a great crowd of friends. So BIG congrats to our auctioneer and his wife. The bachelor days are ‘going – going – gone’ !
Back in the UK for a few hours and a quick repacking of my case before I head to Vegas in the morning for the biggest tobacco trade exhibition of the year (IPCPR previously RTDA) which I always look forward to.
I meet up with many old friends and make a lot of new friends. I’m doing all the buying for the next 4 months and hope to find lots of great new lines of humidors, lighters, cutters, ashtrays and so on as I always make sure we have the latest lines to offer our clients online and instore at the lowest prices possible in the UK.
Have a smokey week…. I know I will in Vegas!