Happy Valentines :-)

I can’t believe it’s the end of January already ! It’s been one helluva month for herfing and I think I may have gone for a world record last week!!

The week kicked off with my partner Ron and I spending a decadent day at Berry Bros. & Rudd in St James. Champagne and wine tasting in the morning (we are adding to the extensive wine list at Puffin Rooms) followed by lunch in one of their beautiful dining rooms, followed by a whisky tasting with Ronnie Cox. We had the guided tour round this magnificent building and learned a lot about this amazing company established in 1698.

Before lunch we zoomed into 1A St James to say hello to Robert Emery and have a sneaky Trinidad Reyes and after the whisky tasting we popped into Davidoff to say hello to Eddie Sahakian and grab some Robustos to herf at The American Bar at The Stafford.

We then herfed on to the Lanesborough to meet our American friends Jamie and Marc where we smoked a few old El Rey Tainos with a few old fashioned cocktails before heading to The Arts Club for dinner and more smokes and drinks.

The next day we headed up to Turmeaus – Liverpool where I hosted a Davidoff – Orchant Seleccion Lancero  cigar and Dalmore  single malt whisky tasting event feature King Alexander which was sublime. This was a sold out event within minutes of tickets going on sale and we had a brilliant crowd.

The tasting was followed by cocktails and dinner at Puffin Rooms which was perfect … as ever.

I was back in fighting form on Thursday for another herf with friends at The Lanesborough where we whammed through some Partagas Salomones  and Maduro No. 1 another great evening was had by all. 🙂

Lots of new arrivals over the last week including :

A miniscule supply of Cohiba Talisman  * Romeo Wide Churchill Gran Reserva * Inca – Secret Blend Stumpy * H Upmann Supremos No.2

I’m delighted to announce our new range of premium Nicaraguan cigars ‘ Mitchellero’ will be launched in the next day or two. These premium cigars have been exclusively made to a blend that I have created by Nestor Plasencia who is a bit of a legend in the Nicaraguan cigar business. There will be 5 sizes initially and they will of course be unbeatable value. Smooth, rich and full flavoured. Very sweet tasting tobacco and an incredibly perfect draw with flawless wrappers.

Our 2018 cigar auction program dates are all set now with 4 auctions planned. The first sale is on the 21st of February and the Lots are for buyers outside of the UK only. Lots will be online 10 days before the sale as usual. We are selling a splendid collection of Limited edition, vintage and mature Havanas of excellent provenance.

We are still accepting Lots for our March 20th sale which is open to bidders worldwide including the UK . The catalogue closes on the 1st March  and we expect to be knocking down some 300 Lots of Pre Embargo, Davidoff, Dunhill, aged and rare Havana cigars on behalf of clients.

London is getting cold again so I’m heading off to the sun for some R & R with a baggie stuffed full of Bolivar Belicosos, Davidoff – Orchant Seleccion, Talisman (of course!) and Avo Syncro  I have even managed to sneak a bottle of Stalla Dhu – Ben Nevis in my case 😉

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Have a smokey week

Peaceful puffing