THE ensuing days blur into a momentous series of experiences; intertwined and overlaid in a long, hot mirage of wonder.
OUR Top 5 cigars, recommended by our Sautter Family! Our next top 5 cigar recommendation comes from long esteemed cigar lover and Sautter Friend Kelly Cates.
When does the scaremongering end and the truth begin? Should we laugh off this latest attack on our mortality, maintain decent hygiene as a matter of course and get on with our lives, or lock the doors, hunker down with a good supply of food and medicines and twitch the net curtain while riding things out?
I went to the theatre in town the other night. First time for far too long. I took my daughters and it was such a trauma organizing us all to be there at the right time, with tickets, in one piece, I began to wonder what on earth I had been thinking about. I felt punch drunk by mid-afternoon.
There’s something about the first faltering steps of Spring that set the heart soaring. The long, dark, night is coming to an end. There’s a bluish tint to the dawn, which means that although the halcyon days of hazy, lazy Summer afternoons is not close yet, it’s becoming more of a reality day by day.
The art of handrolling cigars is one that’s easy to become blasé about. Once you’ve been around the cigar world for a while, you will get the privilege of seeing rollers quite regularly. While the travelling Havana expert roller itinerary, which used to see the best rollers from the city’s factories come over to regularly to showcase their talents in the UK, has been defunct for several years, if you’re lucky enough to hit the Cuban cigar shops, you’ll come across a roller soon enough.
It could be entitled ‘All You Ever Wanted To Know About Cigars, But Were Afraid To Ask.’ It isn’t. It’s just called Cigar Training. But Sautter is the only retailer in the UK which offers it. And it’s a great way to learn about cigars.
If you’re a regular at Sautter, you’ll probably understand that thinner is not always a winner here.
Most of our regulars – and El Jeffe himself, of course – favour large cigars. In some cases, very large cigars. As an example, take a look at our sneak peek video of the monster Super Mario; a 60 Ring Gauge by 101mm titan (it’s rolled exclusively for us in Cuba) on the Sautter YouTube channel.