They let me out the office this week if I promised not to make a nuisance of myself in our retail Robert Graham shops in Scotland!
So I headed up to Edinburgh on a very civilised Virgin Little Red flight (upgraded – i.e. no one sitting next to me, in fact I had the row to myself ) and visited Robert Graham shops in Rose Street and Canongate.
Always great to see the Team and lovely to see the shops brimming with stock and a lot of happy customers.
The Rose street walk in humidor has the largest selection of premium cigars I can ever remember, literally crammed to the ceiling and there are always singles of desirable discontinued, Orchant Seleccion and Limited edition cigars. Great fun searching for the experienced cigar smoker for sure.
Canongate also has a comprehensive selection of premium cigars and both Edinburgh shops now have a range of Davidoff cigars as well which I was very pleased to see. I love Davidoff cigars (not just the vintage Cubans that I sell!) Why? Because they always draw perfectly!… And the flavour profiles ain’t too shabby either 🙂
Both Edinburgh shops have a mouth-watering and ever changing range of single malt whisky including of course our award winning Robert Graham and Dancing Stag independent bottlings. My Partner Ron and I enjoyed a wee taste testing session on our Dancing Stag Auchentoshan 1991 (my favourite lowland) and Bowmore 1990 a particularly peaty libation. Matched up with a Davidoff Gran Cru no.5 and Punch Serie D’Oro no. 2. Perfect combo’s!
Moving on to Glasgow and delighted that our new flagship store is now open on West George street. Already busier than our previous madly busy West Nile street location, this new premises features a huge walk in humidor with a humongous range of premium cigars in singles and by the box.
Again we have a comprehensive range of single malts and are introducing a select range of wines, delicious chocolate and a huge range of pipe and rolling tobaccos.
We have a super comfortable tasting room and are planning a series of whisky, wine and champagne tastings in the near future.
I love our new corporate image – uber cool IMHO, but let me know what you think? All comments welcome good or bad as we want to create whisky and cigar stores that our clients love!
It was brilliant to see so many C.Gars customers popping in to chat, buy smokes and wish us well and I can’t wait to go back to Scotland next month.
Already planning our next whisky and cigar store acquisition… Watch this space 🙂
November 19th Auction catalogue is more or less full now and we are closing catalogue and going to print at the end of the month. Details of this fabulous event soon and catalogue online 4-6 weeks before the sale
Online Auction Lots being added and sold almost daily now – join in the action on the Online Auction website.
Day off Saturday for my birthday (19 forever!) and planning on a nice old bottle of 1989 Bilecart Salmon and a Dunhill Cabinetta to help the celebrations planned with friends.
Monday I’m zooming over to our fabulous La Casa de Habano in Hamburg and look forward to herfing with clients in our cigar lounge.
Have a smokey weekend.