Another 3 day weekend… Marvellous, and I need it to recover from the last weeks’ worth of very hard work and herfing which kicked off in Turmeaus – Norfolk and a team meeting in the sampling lounge that went on for hours and hours and hours…
I was happy to chill out in the Oliva lounge after the two hour + drive from London in the C7GAR car and thankful the weather was lovely on the drive there although the hail and rain was a bit freaky on the drive back!
Thankfully I was more of an observer as the marketing team headed by C.Gars Director Laura Graham and her assistant James presented me with reams of stats to study whilst they discussed the next 3 months sales and marketing plans as well as new product initiatives.
Happy to say the stats don’t lie and C.Gars – Turmeaus, Group are growing at a faster rate than I can ever remember. Clearly the largest range and the best prices in the UK together with new shops and sampling lounges seem to be hitting the spot! My thanks to our customers, my brilliant sales and marketing team, warehouse teams and Turmeaus retail team.
I’m still intrigued with the Cohiba Robusto Supremo and that’s what James and I were smoking in Turmeaus Norfolk. It’s really quite a light to medium strength cigar but so full and sweet flavoured, I just can’t get enough of them. Beautiful dark and oily wrappers and considering they are a 58 ring gauge they have a perfect burn and draw.
Wednesday evening I herfed with a few chums at Ten Manchester Street. One of my favourite cigar terraces in London, comfortable, warm and very friendly service. We had quite a crowd, I think around 13 of us in total herfing till the terrace closed and then some of the boys moved over to the sampling room. I was enjoying a piramides day starting with Monte 2’s, Diplo 2’s and ending with a Robaina Unicos and a Partagas P2. My kinda day 🙂
Thursdays herf was at a lovely local gastropub http://www.thethreecompassesaldenham.co.uk/ which has a pretty decent smoking area. Super friendly service and great food. Sara from Turmeaus Chester was in London so we herfed our way through Partagas Shorts, Petit Corona Especiales and a D4 to finish the evening . My kinda gal 🙂
Fridays herf was at Turmeaus Mayfair, In fact I’m typing the blog from the sampling room. Yes, yes – it’s a small sampling room but it’s comfortable, well ventilated, has great drinks, WIFI and a ridiculous large range of premium cigars in the walk in humidor. Perfect place to pit stop in Town.
I’m revisiting the Cohiba 1966 Limited Edition which is smoking better than ever. I always said the cigar was perfectly balanced and would age, mature and improve for many years and so far it looks like I’m right. This is a sophisticated blend for the experienced Havana cigar smoker.
Turmeaus Mayfair has a super range of discontinued Havana cigars by the box as well as singles and its not unusual to find a few gems in the humidor. I grabbed some La Flor de Cano Short Robustos for the weekend as well as some Por Larranaga Sobresalientes as they are getting a bit scarce now although we expect another shipment to arrive in the near future.
Inka – Secret Blend are more popular than ever in the UK and I’m still struggling to import them fast enough. The robustos may well be one of the best value premium smokes around and the Bombaso sales are crazy! I have two more huge imports arriving over the next 4 weeks with around another 40,000 cigars so if your favourite size is not available just check back or drop us an email as they will be back in stock pretty soon.
Well, that’s me for another week and a few clients have popped in to the sampling room for a smoke and a chat so I had better get off the IPad!
Have a smokey Bank hol weekend.