THE annual cigar shindig in the industrial town of Dortmund is finished. The booths are dismantled, the ashtrays are emptied. Vape companies pack away their gaudy, Disney-coloured show posters; attractive young models put away their lycra hotpants for another year.
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.
Cigar-loving explorer, NICK HAMMOND, has another slew of cigar-scented stories for you. In a sequel to his best-selling travelogue, Around the World in 80 Cigars: The Travels of An Epicure, Nick will take you on another series of adventures across the globe.
AN INFECTIOUS Cuban lilt, fine Champagne, incredible pieces of art, the first presentation of some stunning spirits – and yes, of course, a humidor of hand-rolled cigars.
Sautter launches new collaboration with international drinks specialist, artist and global photographer
A STUNNING collection of four new Sautter exclusive bottlings is set to launch this week with an auspicious gallery gathering in London. The ‘Holy Trinity’ collaboration is between, Sautter, Italian-based, international spirits specialists, Samaroli, and renowned global artist, Christian Develter. Featuring stunning labels from Develter’s inspired portfolio and showcasing incredible expressions of both rum […]
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.
IT’S always a joy when someone comes into the cigar world with a fresh perspective. It’s such a traditional industry – the bulk of the growing and processing of tobacco hasn’t changed a jot for centuries – that sometimes it can feel a little tired and repetitive in the way it deals with things. Things like communicating with its ultimate customers, for example.
I HAVE attended and hosted hundreds of cigar events over the years, and many of these were notched up during the dreaded lockdown when we discovered the benefits of communal online get-togethers for the first time.