World renowned London cigar store

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

WE stumble, blinking and shivering, into the New Year. The mad scramble and endless ennui of the festive break is already a fading dream. The reality of January is a cold, dark and looong tunnel.

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

I’VE done it. I’ve put on a Christmas song. A rousing live version Come Home For Christmas by Bon Jovi – from the Very Special Christmas Live album – is the first drop of Christmas cheer I’ve allowed to seep into my consciousness this year.

Mexcalito

Mexcalito

THE warmth of good company – plus that from some bonus heat lamps; some excellent appetisers; spirits galore; topped off by a fantastic example of how good Cuban cigarmaking can be when it concentrates.

Larranaga Launch

Larranaga Launch

YOU can’t beat a good, old-fashioned cigar launch night. This particular launch was given a modern twist by those crafty so and sos in the Hunters & Frankau marketing department.

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.