UK RE’s…bring ’em on Baby!

Is it the weekend again? Good grief last week flew by or perhaps it was me flying all over my empire that made the week go so fast:-)

My travels included a visit to our associates in Dublin, The Decent Cigar Emporium,undoubtedly the best Havana cigar merchant in Ireland. The owner Guy Hancock always seems to have some interesting/unusual cigars in his selection ( largest selection in Ireland ) and we enjoyed a few of the Baltic regional edition El Rey Del Mundo Vikingos which were simply incredible smokes.

Decent Cigar Emporium
46 Grafton Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (1) 671 6451
Fax: +353 (1) 671 6451

Lunch was at Georges Bistro which has onw of the the best smoking terrace areas I have ever seen. Heated,waterproof ( although it was in fact a glorious sunny day) and comfortable this is a must visit for anyone wanting to have a nice cigar in Dublin. Oh…and the food,wine and service were also first rate. I think we will be planning a group herf there is Autumn as they have a lovely hotel attached as well :

Georges Wine Bar and Bistro
29 South Frederick Street Dublin 2 Dublin City
Tel:+353 (0)1 679 7000

Also visited my shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh and sampled some of our Robert Graham whisky with my partner Ron ( I know it’s a tough job!) whilst rummaging around my humidor where I was delighted to find a little stash of Monte sublimes and Monte D’s as well as a few other gems 🙂 My manager Fraser tells me our luxury food range is now so successful he is adding a whole load of new products in the next month…yum !

Mishie has timed her holiday to perfection and whilst she will be sunning herself in Barbados, Hunters and Frankau will be finally releasing the UK regional editions or at least we are fairly certain the Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 leaving me to deal with 15,000 clients chasing very few available boxes !…have a great vacation Michelle!

Check out the full details here Only 1210 boxes made. I reckon I could sell all 1210 boxes to just one or two clients…and they know who they are! So get your pre order in fast if you want to be assured of allocation!

If you want to know what the original Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 looked like,here’s a box (full of course) in our museum on which the new UK regional has been based. Please,please no more emails as to what the identity of “Ming” of the “Ming collection” is and no I can confirm I am not Ming! For fans of Top Gear like me, I can only tell you that Ming is a bit like The Stig ! …so no one will ever know his identity ….except me 🙂

I am still mortified that the original UK regional Ramon Allones Belicosos have sold out. This was my favourite cigar and Hunters even kindly allowed me to commission 2 master cases ( 64 boxes ) of an “Orchant Seleccion” version. Perhaps the Ramons were just withdrawn in readiness for the new UK regionals launch ? ;-)….of course we will never know. If you want a treat,I have a few Orchant Seleccion singles available here

Next weeks travels take me to my La Casa del Habano in Hamburg where we have a dinner herf to attend …all welcome!

Have a lovely weekend

Peaceful puffing


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