Greetings from hot and sunny London!

Next Thursday is party time in London with Hunters and Frankau’s Summer cigar party early evening. All the details are here but you had better book fast as they have just announced that the goodie bags include an extra lucky dip cigar, one of the sold out UK regional editions! Looking forward to trying out the latest UK regional edition Havana cigar: Punch Medalla De Oro. (Gold Medals)

The UK Punch will be a limited edition of 3000 boxes exclusive to the UK market and presented in boxes of 10 cigars. They measure in at 6 1/8” length and 50 ring gauge and are gold foil wrapped. We expect humungous interest in this superb English Market Selection cigar and hope to release them next Friday.

I won’t be around when the Punch is released! I’m heading to New York for a few days herfing at my favourite cigar stores and lounges and looking forward to meeting up with friends on Monday 4th June to toast the Queens Diamond Jubilee at the lovely Club Macanudo. If you would like to join me for a drink just drop me an email

Celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in style with one of our special sampler packs…

Diamond Jubilee Diadem Sampler
Diamond Jubilee Sampler-Royal Corona
Diamond Jubilee Coronation Sampler
Diamond Jubilee Royal Sampler – Bolivar and Punch

Diamond Jubilee Decanter – Scotch Whisky

VINTAGE HAVANAS – Collection sale

We will shortly be making available some splendid vintage Havana cigars from the 1970’s.

The cigars were all purchased in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s from either Dunhill of London or Fox of Bond street and stored perfectly by their owner (not at the cigar merchants) until removal to our humidor.

Many of the boxes/cabinets are still sealed. The ones I have examined are quite splendid. The provenance is perfect.

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme cabinets of 50 and singles available.
Hoyo Epicure no.2 cabinets of 25 and singles available.
Romeo y Julieta Exhibition no.4 cabinets of 50 and singles available.
Por Larranaga Magnums cabinet of 50 – outrageously rare.
Romeo petit coronas cabinets of 50 and singles available.
Sancho Panza Belicosos sealed in original glacine paper and singles available.
Sancho Panza Lonsdales sealed in original glacine paper and singles available.

Email for further details


Details on our next vintage cigar auction here. July 1st and 2nd events are both getting booked up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

Catalogue due out in this Friday and we will also put the catalogue onto a PDF on the auction site.

Cuban Cigar Roller 11th – 15th June – London Turmeaus offices

If you would like to see a fabulous cigar rolling demonstration and experience a fresh Havana come along!

Here’s a snip from Hunters website about the roller:

Señora Dilia Hernandez arrived in the UK on Tuesday 8th May and is scheduled to attend various events and Habanos Specialists across Britain until her return to Cuba at the end of July.

Señora Hernandez began her career in the cigar industry 20 years ago and has achieved the highest grade of torcedor (cigar roller), within the Cuban industry structure, meaning she is capable of crafting any size or shape cigar within the Habanos S. A. portfolio.

More recently she has risen to the position of “Despalillo Chief” within the H. Upmann factory. It is within this part of the factory that wrapper leaves are stripped of their central vein and classified by their colour, size and quality before being passed on to the rollers. Naturally this position demands acute attention to detail, an in-depth knowledge of quality control requirements and a keen appreciation of the inherent qualities of Cuba tobacco.

Drop us a line for more details

The weather has been amazing for the last few days (makes a change!) and I love it as our retail cigar shops are busier than ever. You can sample cigars indoors at our Mayfair Turmeaus cigar shop as well as inside and outside our West Hampstead cigar and whisky shop.

Due to many requests we are now applying for our alcohol licence for Turmeaus tobacconist shop in Liverpool where we will offer our fabulous range of Robert Graham Ltd single malt whisky and Cuban rum. Congrats to Christine and Ian at our Liverpool store for passing their licencing exam.

Well that’s all the news for now!

Peaceful puffing