The global Whisky event Whisky Live comes to Thailand this week on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February at the Renaissance Hotel in Bangkok.
Bertie Cigars in Hong Kong recently celebrated 2020 and the Lunar New Year with an event featuring fantastic cigars, drinks, food, and great camaraderie.
“It was a fun event, in line with Bertie’s usual style of fantastic cigars, delicious drinks, beautiful food, lots of laughs, old and new friendships, and a lucky draw,” said Eric Piras, founder of Bertie Cigars.
Guests enjoyed a range of cigars including Ashton VSG Robusto, Joya Black Robusto, Flor de Selva ‘Year of the Pig’ Toro, and Partagas Serie D No. 4, with numerous bottles of Joseph Drouhin Chablis, Billecart Salmon Champagne, Château Siaurac, and Antica Fratta.
In his welcome speech, Piras thanked guests for their support since opening in early 2019. “Feel free and at home in Bertie, your second office! In 2020 we will continue to host tasting events, Cigraal Academy masterclasses and lively Latino nights. The team and I wish you a Kung Hei Fat Choy and Happy New Year 2020.”
In March, Bertie Cigars celebrates its first anniversary and will be announcing their celebration very soon. “We will celebrate our 1st year anniversary and I am looking forward to have you all for a BIG party,” said Piras.
Event photos: https://cigraal.smugmug.com/Bertie-New-Year-VIP-event/
On 8 January, the first Habanos Specialist store in Hanoi, Vietnam was officially opened. Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador in Vietnam, Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Dag Holmboe, Pacific Cigar Company CEO, and business and media VIPs attended the opening event and had the opportunity to experience the art of pairing premium whisky and Cuban cigars.
In the twenty years since Macau’s return to China in 1999, China has undergone tremendous changes, and Macau has also achieved rapid economic and social development. To commemorate this historical moment, Great Wall Cigars released commemorative “Miracle” cigars at the rooftop garden of the Rocks Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau in January.
Davidoff has expanded operations in Hong Kong with a new flagship store at The Peninsula. The new 1,070 sq.ft store and lounge on the mezzanine floor of the historical building in Kowloon is 76% bigger than the original ground floor location and is complete with a larger cigar lounge which can accommodate 20 guests.
Astute local connoisseurs and Mainland Chinese buyers keep this global cigar city buzzing.
Cigar Emperor, a tobacco import company, led by owner and CEO Dr Matthew T. Nekvapil from headquarters in Malaysia, has recently expanded into the Thai market and will be focusing in this market on non-Cuban cigars.
With a Davidoff Year Of The Rat in hand, Cigar Journal’s Samuel Spurr discussed the Chinese cigar market with Beat Hauenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Oettinger Davidoff AG, during the International Cigar Expo (ICE) in Shenzhen, China.
The gleaming city of Shenzhen hosted the inaugural International Cigar Expo 2019 (ICE) from 21-22 November, organised by China Tobacco. Over 4000 members of China’s cigar industry, from executives to retailers and cigar lounge owners attended the non-trading event.
A new era of Cuban cigar culture integration in Vietnam began on 11 November with grand opening of the first official Habanos Specialist store located in the center of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Davidoff recently expanded operations in Hong Kong with the opening of a new flagship store in luxury shopping destination The Landmark. The new 580 sq.ft store is 61% bigger than
the original 355 sq.ft store which was located within the same premises.
Fans of Cuban Regional Edition cigars will appreciate the Humidor Del Mundo recently launched by Pacific Cigar Company, Habanos s.a.’s official Asia-Pacific distributor. The humidor is a unique limited-edition project containing cigars from the first six years of Habanos s.a.’s Regional Edition collection. Limited to ten humidors, each Humidor Del Mundo is valued at HKD…