Rousillon rocks!

What a great week…. well until today when the weather has turned a bit dodgy sadly but I finished the week in style with smokes at the Ritz hotel followed by a splendid tasting menu cooked to perfection by Shane at the simply superb Roussillon restaurant which is located at 16 St.Barnabas street SW1W 8PE – email or phone 0207 730-5550.Now those who know me and Karyn (quite a few of my blog readers!) know that we are exceptionally fussy vegetarians but I can tell you that chef made us a dinner and an evening to remember. So, if you want to treat yourself and are near Chelsea, Roussillon is THE place to go. Mention C.Gars Ltd of course for star treatment! 

Monday sees the long awaited release of many new and rather exciting cigars including:

Partagas SD no.5 4 3/8” length and 50 ring gauge 
….as well as the 2011 limited editions

Cohiba 1966 6 ½” length and 52 ring gauge
Ramon Allones – Allones Extra 5 5/8” length and 44 ring gauge ( old style Ramon band- v. cool)
Hoyo Short Piramides 5 ½” length and 52 ring gauge ( this size is perfect) 
…and thankfully another allocation of the splendid Partagas Serie E No. 2 
which I have been chomping through like a fiend this week.

 …and our last allocation of the fabulous La Flor de Cano UK regional short robusto arrived today  smoke’em or stash ‘em while you can as they are great smokes and when they are gone… they are gone as only 1200 cabs were made – never to be repeated

So why all the excitement about these new releases? Well its quite simple, first batch release always seem to have total blend integrity and in many cases subsequent batches just don’t live up to the hype. So if you want to taste something special buy them while you can as initial allocations are scary small.

Michelle and I have been busy with the 28th November auction catalogue and so far catalogued 200 Lots although this now looks like it will be out biggest auction ever as we expect the Lots entered to go to almost 300! Could well be some bargains to be bagged J on the evening, We are planning a pre herf for the out of towners at Ten Manchester Street and if you would like to be put on the guest list pleased drop me a line 

We decided a few years ago to fill the auction gap when Christies stopped selling cigars shortly after their cigars auctioneer Brian Ebbesen left Christies. Brian is now a consultant to C.Gars Ltd and has conduct of our Summer and Winter Auctions. Viewing will be right up to Sunday 27th November at our London offices. Drop Brian an email if you would like to see the lots or pre order a catalogue

I looked around our walk in humidor today and wondered how on earth we manage to fill so many orders 24/7 every day of the year but thanks to our great suppliers including UK Importers Hunters and Frankau…we do !!! 

A promo film producer popped in to sell some cigars today and asked me ‘what is your unique selling point’ to which I could do no better than answer ’we are more knowledgeable. More enthusiastic, work longer hours, have larger stocks, ship faster than any UK cigar merchant we can possibly think of!’

Remember my advice – smoke less – but smoke the best

Have a smokey weekend 

Peaceful puffing


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