Well it’s taken a while to clear the backlog after so long overseas but I am just about there – I have even managed to work out how to get the odd photo off the camera and on the computer. (See Los Angeles herf photos below) and now that the paperwork is diminishing it’s time to get back to the usual routine !
So I kicked of an office herf and sampling session in style with Simon Chase of Hunters and Frankau and more or less kidnapped him for ½ a day 🙂 asking him zillions of questions about everything you could possibly want to ask the ‘Walking Havana cigar encyclopaedia’ we pored through some old cigars books and catalogues together whilst I enjoyed a rather delicious Montecristo Gran Reserva that he kindly gave me (can’t wait for these to be released but need to be patient till the end of the year I reckon)
Found a rather old Hoyo tubed cigar in my antique collection that Simon dated as 1920’s (older than me then!) and he was also rather impressed with a delightful very large Edwardian Punch cigar cabinet that was a recent arrival, so at least I found something that Simon had not seen before.
Nick Hammond (journalist) also popped into the office for a sampling session and we discovered that not only do we like cigars and single malts but also share a passion for the Blues. Great news as I haven’t met anyone that is into Blues music for a loooong time. I think Nick and I will be smoking a few more Havanas together in the near future
Also managed to squeeze a Lanesborough Hotel cigar terrace herf in last night- packed busy as usual with cigars smokers which is a joy to see. I treated myself to a Partagas 150th anniversary dalias followed by a Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 UK regional – 2 perfect smokes to say the least
Robert Graham single malt range continues to grow and we are looking forward to releasing the following in the next week all of which work exceptionally well with a good Havana cigar:
Robert Graham Ghost range Glendullan 1998
Robert Graham Dancing Stag Range Auchentoshan 1991
Robert Graham Dancing Stag Range Strathisla 1997
Robert Graham Dancing Stag Range Linkwood 1997
Email to reserve as these are very limited production
I’m back to my daily rotation of D4’s BBF’s and Monte 2’s but looking forward to the next Orchant Seleccion release ( top secret as ever!) in the next week or so. Just 27 cabinets of one of my favourites Havanas personally selected and doubled banded for some fortunate aficionados to enjoy. Email for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Smokey bank hol weekend