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5th Gothenburg Cigar Festival

5th Gothenburg Cigar Festival

In August this year, around 200 people attended the 5th Gothenburg Cigar Festival on the island of Hisingen. Beside the presentations, the area outside the nightclub invited people to simply hang out, smoke cigars and meet up with like-minded people.

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Complex Sherry: Ximénez-Spínola Very Old Pedro Ximenez D.O.

Who needs a dessert? This complex single variety sherry brings with it everything you need – aromas of a luxurious plum juice, harmonious fruity acidity and dark chocolate. And with it, an Aniversario No. 1 by Schuster ensures an exciting expansion of the range of aromas.

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H. Upmann Factory: Two Giants under a Roof

The building is enormous, but, because the street is narrow and densely built-up, at first glance it appears humbler than it really is. The factory, located at Calle Amistad No. 407 and 409, between Calle Dragones and Calle Barcelona, is rather nondescript and can be hard to find.

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Surprising: Blaauwklippen Potstilled Brandy

The surprise from South Africa. This delicate brandy produces a nose of dried apricots, apricot jam, acacia honey and hints of spice and wood. It goes excellently with an El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, whose mild and spicy, creamy, slightly sweet texture boosts the spirit’s fruity notes.

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Global Gathering: The 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split

Nick Hammond gladly swaps the leaden skies of London to witness the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split. Under a sunsplashed Dalmatian sky, cigar smokers from across the planet gather as one. They came for the competition and they are here to celebrate the brotherhood surrounding the hand-rolled cigar.

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