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!
Wonderful notes of walnut with fruity notes and subtle salty tones first rise from the glass. Combined with a Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2, astonishing notes of orange peel and bergamot can be detected. With an Ashton VSG Belicoso one immediately thinks of cream caramel.
On Friday after Christmas, Simon Chase found himself in St. James’s Street, where on the corner lies Davidoff of London. Usually he would have called in advance to see who was in, so imagine his delight when he found Edward Sahakian, the proprietor, and his son Eddie there to greet him. For the next hour and a half he enjoyed a discussion on the state of the cigar world, which he shall treasure for a long time.
Spirit of coffee with a rum base – the rum serves magnificently to enhance the classic coffee aromas. With its cookie-like notes of Speculoos biscuits, caramel and some nutmeg, the spirit interplays ideally with a Cedros Deluxe by My Father.
In the Edición Regional 2013 tasting we rated the following cigars: Ramon Allones Petit Allones, La Flor de Cano Gran Cano, La Flor de Cano Grandiosos, Bolivar Presidentes, Ramón Allones Specially Selected Robusto Corto, Ramon Allones Sidón, Por Larrañaga Secretos, Quai d’Orsay Royal, Bolivar Rodolfo, El Rey del Mundo Infantes, Rafael Golzalez Petit Piramides.
Every year the members of our tasting panel blind-taste hundreds of cigars. At the end of the year we take time to look back and compare the best of the cigars once again. The Top 25 are our absolute favourites from the 2013 tastings.
Daniel Marshall has been successful in the humidor business since 1982, and embodies the lustrous pioneering spirit that surrounds the American dream. In 1995 he got into the cigar business.
If these walls could only talk, what stories they would tell! Over the years, the legendary Empresa de Tabaco Torcido José Martí manufacture produced many beloved cigar labels such as Byron, Particulares and Montecristo.
This edition shows a completely different sensory side to the distillery. Roasted nuts, vanilla, a touch of wood and remarkably light floral aromas greet the nose. The complimentary smoky bundle of aromas is guaranteed in a Villiger Talanga Corona.
Why would anyone be prepared to spend this much money on a cigar, particularly when it is over 50 years old? Is there any way that such extravagance could be justified? The venue was the outdoor cigar terrace at Boisdale’s Restaurant in London’s Belgravia district. The event was the third auction of aged and vintage cigars organised by C.Gars Ltd.
A true Marvel – over the last 15 years, the now 80-year-old Arnaldo Bichot has shaped the brand Partagás. The Partagás Lusitanias Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007 is his masterpiece.
Brazilian tobacco is well loved around the world. Just when it seemed like there was no more room in the market for a new Brazilian cigar, Lorenzo Orsi decided to take his passion for Brazil and cigars and created a new Brazilian cigar.