At the time of the smoking ban, most venues opted to close their cigar bars, empty their humidors and quietly forget about the centuries of history that made London the cigar capital of the world outside Havana. Not Ranald Macdonald.
Gestocigars, located in Geneva, Switzerland is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015. A good op portunity to have a look behind the scenes of the Swiss importer company, which has repeatedly garnered attention due to its excellent price-performance ratio.
Enjoying a cigar in Paris is quite an easy task – though the choice of places is limited. But there are more and more locations beyond traditional Cigar Lounges in which one can light up a Puro. Follow us for some fresh air.
Cigar Journal is proud to announce it will co-sponsor the Spectator Cigar Awards of 2014 at Boisdale, London. With both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone rumored to be on the guest list, it should be another sensational night celebrating the art of the cigar.
Since December 2013, the Grand Hotel Park Gstaad, located in the Swiss Alps, has operated a cigar lounge in a class of its own. Even at full occupancy, there are no billows of smoke in this private lounge, elegantly outfitted in the style of a British gentlemen’s club.
At the recent launch party, cocktails created by a drinks mixologist and four different cigars, New World and Cuban, welcomed guests at London’s newest cigar lounge: 1A St James’s – Dunhill’s newly-refurbished flagship store and lounge.
According to Peter Zimmermann, owner of Den anspråkslösa cigarraffären in Malmö, Gothenburg has been at the forefront of the Swedish tobacco market for a long time, but he also says things are changing.
On a visit to Scotland, a cigarlover will discover a welcome retreat, surrounded by wildlife, golf and good times: Aberlady is a quiet seaside village in eastern Scotland; visit it, and you’ll find a place that’s timeless, mesmeric and utterly compelling. Welcome to Ducks at Kilspindie.
Land of Pleasure: Germany. Tolerant laws exist in the federal states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein. Here, smoking is allowed in establishments of up to 75m² as well as in closed side rooms. Wishing you a good smoke on this journey into the upper north!
JJ Fox of St James’s, one of the best known tobacco shops in the world is celebrating its glittering history with a special release of 225 boxes of Padrón cigars.