Burt Reynolds Cigar Award

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Honored Cigar Industry & Celebrities

Photo: Dave Benett

Photo: Dave Benett

Boisdale of Canary Wharf celebrated their highly esteemed annual “Snow Queen Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards Dinner 2015” on December 1. Chat show host Jonathan Ross (pictured with Boisdale founder Ranald Mcdonald on the right) was awarded The Snow Queen Cigar Smoker Of The Year 2015, whilst legendary Hollywood actor and director, Burt Reynolds scooped the Snow Queen Lifetime Cigar Achievement Award. Tom Parker Bowles presented the star-studded award show sponsored by Snow Queen Vodka and supported by Glenfiddich.

But there were more accolades to award: James Leavey, a regular contributor to Cigar Journal magazine accepted The Snow Queen Cigar Writer of the Year award. 1A St James’s Street was named The Cigar Retailer of the Year and the Garden Room at Lanesborough Hotel was awarded the Cigar Terrace of the Year. The award for Cigar Producer of the Year 
was presented to Habanos S.A. And finally: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Reserva Robusto achieved the prize as Cigar of the Year.


His journalistic career began in 1979 as a freelancer for German-language newspapers in the US, and later for Austrian media including Die Wochenpresse and Das Wirtschaftsblatt. For ten years he also produced programs for over 60 radio stations around the world. In 1994, Reinhold C. Widmayer devoted himself to all things cigar, publishing technical articles in cigar magazines. He began working for Cigar Journal in 2001 and became editor-in-chief in 2005; under his auspices the journal has established itself as the world’s leading cigar magazine.


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