Up Up Up!

Looks like prices are going up on most cigars from late next week as most of the importers and distributors in the UK have now put their prices up following the budget as well as overdue wholesale price increases caused by the slide in the value of Sterling over the last 8 months. So now would be a good time to top up your humidors.

Our London walk in humidor has now doubled in size to cope with our unprecedented growth this year. We may well have the largest stocks of Havana cigars (and others) in the UK. If not,we are certainly not far off. We also have more client lockers available for clients who wish to “lay down” a stock and ensure that it is correctly looked after. Laura will put some photos on the news page today or tomorrow so you can feast your eyes!

We welcome clients to our offices by appointment and if you are interested in vintage Havanas and Cuban cigar related antiques,our museum has the most mouth-watering collection in the world ! Of course you are welcome to sample cigars whilst you browse around and we always suggest that a good cigars should be accompanied by a (complimentary) splendid and exclusive Robert Graham Ltd single malt http://www.whisky-cigars.co.uk/robert-graham-whisky-c-255.html

Oliva and Nub cigars are now being rolled out ( pardon the pun!) in our cigar stores and online stores over the next week and they are well worth a try. Great quality and excellent value…in fact they are seriously good value for a hand made premium long filler cigar

Nub range http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=nub

Nub sampler http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/cigar-sampler-cigars-p-6686.html

Oliva range http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/nicaraguan-cigars-oliva-cigars-serie-c-317_102_380_275.html

Mish and I were invited by Oliva Cigars to an excellent dinner at Boisdale http://www.boisdale.co.uk/belgravia/ last night where we had great pleasure sampling some of the range 🙂 Cigar journalist Colin Ganley took some photos of the evening and I will pop them on the website as soon as he emails them over

Brian Shapiro from Oliva cigars at Boisdales

Oliva cigars are being imported into the UK by Tor Imports who are now owned by the JJ Fox group who in turn own the oldest and most beautiful cigar shop in the UK ( in London St James’s) Always worth a visit if you are in London.

Tuesday 16th June is the date for the 2009 Hunters & Frankau Summer Cigar Party. It will take place from 6.30pm to 9pm at Devonshire Terrace, a new venue for us in the heart of the City of London.ÂŁ65 a ticket inc VAT. Email Mish if you want to reserve. sales@cgarsltd.co.uk

Hope to see many friends there.

Well that just about wraps up this month which has been our busiest since December! There may be a recession out there but a good cigar will give you an hour or more de-stressing time:-)

Peaceful puffing