Luxury Cigar Boutique The Index launches in Brisbane, Australia

The Index, billed as an invitation to revel in the finest moments life has to offer, opened their Brisbane-based physical atelier and online e-commerce platform in mid-December. Founders Glenn Mackay and Hollie Taylor launched The Index as a sophisticated homage to the art of cigar appreciation.

“The Index exists as a point of convergence for old-world glamour and contemporary luxury, as a means of redefining the market perception of cigar retail, distribution, and aging,” Mackay explains. Offering its discerning clientele an experience like no other, 500 to 700 different cigars and accessories sourced from Cuba, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, and Costa Rica will be featured.

“There is nothing in Australia that caters to the premium cigar market in this manner,” says Mackay. “The Index is crafted to be an intentional departure from the traditional industry aesthetic, with a focus on rare and ultra-rare products and an unparalleled commitment to aging.”

For VIP clients, The Index’s Collection X provides exclusive access to some of the world’s rarest and most exquisite cigars. Accessible by invitation only, Collection X features a curated assortment of Mackay’s personal collection housed in the brand’s custom-crafted walk-in humidor.

“As one of eight exclusive distribution partners for the esteemed luxury humidor craftsman Daniel Marshall, The Index maintains a rigorous standard of excellence across each of our products and resting environments,” says Mackay.


Shop 1, 57-59 Rosemount Terrace
4030 Windsor


Samuel Spurr has been Cigar Journal’s Asia-Pacific contributor since his first feature on the Australian cigar scene in 2006. Regularly writing, Tweeting, and Instagramming about cigars, he’s recognized in Australia as a cigar authority and frequently hosts cigar master classes.


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