Happy Hols !

It’s been a great year at C.Gars Ltd 🙂 I’ve been as busy as ever travelling the world, holding cigar dinners, herfing with numerous friends on numerous occasions and taste testing the finest mature and vintage Havanas. I attended the February Festival del Habanos and November Partagas Festival in Havana.

I was particularly impressed with the limited edition Montecristo Sublimes and Partagas SD5 and particularly disappointed that the 2008 UK regional editions were not released although we are hopeful they will be available in January of 2009. Trust me… they are worth the wait.

The UK exclusive Ramon Allones Belicosos was my favourite cigar of the year (Hunters and Frankau now out of stock! eek…did I smoke that many?!) followed closed by Partagas P2 and Bolivar Belicosos.

The UK smoking ban is now well over a year old and whilst I am not sure (nor do I particularly care) how it has affected cigarette smokers, clearly it has had no affect on cigar smokers as we have just completed our best year ever. No doubt an Englishman’s home is still his castle!

Congratulations to my London sales team (Michelle, Elishka, Marci, Mirka and Lucy) for their incredible work and dedication over the Christmas season. Multi thousands of orders and not a single back order. Hopefully all our clients have their cigars in time for Christmas and of course there’s still time to order for your New year celebrations

Well done to Laura, my long suffering I.T. manager (long suffering as not a day goes by when I am not bombarding her with more ideas, corrections, additions, deletions, moans and groans!) for managing our growing cigar & whisky empire online. I don’t think we ever dreamed we would be this big!

Thanks to Christoph and his team at La Casa del Habano in Hamburg for making 2008 such a great year and well done to our teams at Turmeaus retail cigar and pipe shops in England and of course Ron, Fraser and the team at Robert Graham cigar shops and Global Whisky shops in Scotland

Last but not least my thanks to Hunters and Frankau, the UK Importer and distributor of Havana cigars who have been so supportive of C.Gars Ltd over the last year

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah 🙂

…peaceful puffing

Mitchell

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