Just another crazy busy week in the life of a cigar merchant!
On Monday I had a long but lovely drive to our Norfolk offices and warehouse in blazing sunshine, even had the roof off for the last half hour as I herfed my way through a delicious Vegas Robaina Unicos.
Marketing Director Laura Graham smoked her way delicately through a couple of Upmann Corona Juniors whilst I continued my Robaina sampling with a Famosos. I reckon Vegas Robaina are underrated and interest in the brand is going to increase a great deal this year. Many of the range are well matured and quite delightful complex Havanas. Checkout the range, try them and see if I’m wrong. I am so confident that I will give your money back if you disagree!
Our Norfolk offices must have the youngest Team out of our whole group – they all look about 12 years old to me ( I’m getting old!) but wow – are they switched on and enthusiastic, very impressive indeed.
Tuesday (happy pancake day – there goes my diet again) was some serious office herfing ( Robaina Unicos again !) with friends followed by dinner herf at the Lanesborough, smoked salmon, Chablis and Punch Serie D’Oro no.1, my idea of a perfect combo 🙂
Wednesday and a quick sampling session of Ramon Allones Specially Selected with Simon Chase at Hunters and Frankau, a good mature cabinet selection that was a delightful smoke. Took another one form the drive back to the office which was just as well as the traffic was a complete nightmare as usual in Town.
Thursday and the new bank manager came to the office to introduce herself 🙂 very nice and not what one would expect of a bank manager, pretty switched on and of course had never seen a cigar business before so it was fun chatting with her about the trade. Sadly I don’t think I’ll be converting her into a cigar smoker any time soon but she may tell her friends about C.Gars Ltd !
Friday and finally a ‘quiet’ day in the office to catch up on paperwork. I have finished off the invitation to our Spring Cigar Party celebrating the launch of
Boisdale Canary Wharf and tickets are already selling out fast It will be a night to remember and I’m looking forward to it immensely. Still deciding which ‘Orchant Seleccion’ Havanas to smoke on the evening but I reckon it will be something nice and mature…English Market Selection of course.
Finally, if you want to try something a little different and non Cuban, give these a shot there actually a pretty decent smoke indeed!
Have a smokey weekend.