THIS really does feel like an epiphany for the Cuban cigar industry – indeed for cigar makers and consumers.
FOR someone who has been intimately involved in London’s cigar scene for decades, Magali de la Cruz still shows a remarkable level of enthusiasm for the humble hand-rolled cigar. If you’ve ever been to Sautter of Mount Street, the chances are that you will have met, or at least seen – and more than likely, heard Mags.
LD faced a firing squad last week. Not literally, of course, but it felt a bit like it at times. Mr Davis had been invited to take part in an online debate with other guests from around the cigar world on the merits and otherwise of Cuban and New World cigars.
WELL, that took a while, didn’t it? It seems like a very long time ago indeed that Sautter was happily penning a blog post each week or so and we were all merrily going about our business as we’d always done. And then ominous noises from abroad alerted us to the fact that something seismic was happening. And things have never been quite the same again since.
WHAT will the world look like once we’re out the other side? It’s a huge question. Much has changed on many fronts and that change may continue to be felt even after we’re regained some sense of normality after this extraordinary and prolonged Covid interruption to our lives.
EVEN just a read back through these blogs is a telling comment on our times. The last year has been unlike any that we have ever seen. Every time we thought we had this virus in check, it has come back to bite us and we continue to be controlled by it, rather than getting it under control ourselves.
AS of January 5th, 2021 England has been placed on lockdown. In compliance with government regulations and the law, we aren’t able to serve instore until further notice. We will only be working to process online orders for delivery or on-street collection.
THERE’S light at the end of the tunnel. It’s only a pin prick, and it’s a bloody long tunnel, but there’s daylight ahead and we’re steaming towards it. Sautter recognises this situation has affected everybody, in greater or lesser ways, which is why the avenues and ways of reaching out to Sautter customers is greater than ever before.