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Cigar Cafe

Cigar Cafe

NICK HAMMOND delves deep to tell us what he feels is missing from London’s wonderful cigar store jigsaw puzzle…

Sautter Cigar Library – Handrolled Series

Sautter Cigar Library - Handrolled Series

I RECKON the Newman family are quite possibly the nicest in the cigar industry. And trust me, there are some very nice people working in cigars. There’ll be a chapter on their incredible story in my next book; Around The World in 80 Cigars – There And Back Again, and I was lucky to spend time in remarkable Ybor City, Florida, where they are based, exploring with them the history of cigars that is the only reason the town exists in the first place.

Nick Hammond’s Book Backer Event

Nick Hammond's Book Backer Event

THE first face-to-face gathering of supporters of Nick Hammond’s Around the World in 80 Cigars – There And Back Again book project took place last week at Sautter of Knightsbridge.

Around The World in 80 Cigars There and Back Again

Around The World in 80 Cigars There and Back Again

IT’S back! The sequel to the world’s favourite cigar-laden travelogue is finally here! The brand-new sequel to the world’s best-selling cigar travelogue, Around The World in 80 Cigars – The Travels of An Epicure, is slated for publication in late 2023.



I LOVE travel, but boy; it’s good to be home. I’m back at Hammond Towers after a whistlestop tour, taking in five countries in 10 days, albeit most of them only stopovers on the way to somewhere else.

LD on Nick’s Book

LD on Nick's Book

IN my opinion, there are cigar books and then there’s Around The World in 80 Cigars. I must have read it half a dozen times or more, but the stories within remaining as fresh as the day they were printed, and it never fails to make me chuckle. I reckon Sautter has sold more copies than any other store in the world, and it shows no signs of stopping. In my own words, it’s off the clock.

The next cab off the rank

The next cab off the rank...

IT’S easy to become blasé about the next cigar ‘cab off the rank.’ It used to be an unusual occurrence that a new Cuban cigar came to the market. Anything new caused much excitement among cigar lovers and we eagerly awaited the chance to try something different and out of the ordinary.

Keep On Truckin’

Keep On Truckin'

So how are you faring, Sautter family? We are neck-deep in lockdown and with little sign yet of any glimmer of light at the end of a very dark, very dangerous tunnel.