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.
LONG, dark nights mean long, dark cigars. Winter just got a whole lot better. Most of us look into the near future of short days, cold temperatures, blustery winds and rain, rain and more rain with a deep sigh. Hibernation is not an option.
IT’S a funny old business, the cigar one. Sometimes it feels like it’s full of fuddy duddies and that nothing really changes. And at others, it’s possible to feel overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of stuff going on – new lines, new vitolas, new blends, new kit.