Cigar & Spirits: Should I Decant Wine & Spirits?

Should I Decant Wine & Spirits? There’s nothing better than an evening of good company, good conversations, and of course, good whisky and a cigar. The question is: how do you serve your whisky? We don’t mean neat or on the rocks, as that is the preference of the drinker. We are talking decanters. Are they…

Why choose cigars for a Christmas gift?

Why choose cigars for a Christmas gift? No, this is not a trick question! If you know someone who loves the occasional or frequent cigar, you just can’t go wrong with cigars as a Christmas gift. Any cigar lover will tell you there is no such thing as too many cigars; provided they have somewhere…

2016 Sporting & Social Events Calendar

An endless list of summer events where it’s just as important who to be seen with as to actually have fun and enjoy your cigars. From mass spectator events to music festivals, London will host a wealth of major events over the coming year and beyond. The list below shows all the major events currently…

What makes Cuban cigars so great?

So what makes Cubans some of the finest cigars in the world? “If you’re interested in cigars, we’re already friends” says James Suckling, Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s Man in Havana. He’s an American based in Italy who has been coming to Cuba since 1992 and agreed to dispense some advice on a recent visit. We’re sitting in…

Top Selling Cuban Cigars by Brand

Here are our top-selling Cuban cigars by brand. With over 16 years of trading we know continuity in quality, the wonderful flavours and character as well as a minimum ageing of eighteen months, keeps our customers returning. It’s said that every hand-rolled Cuban cigar goes through at least 222 different stages before it is ready to…

Dalmore Whisky & How to taste whisky by a Master Distiller

How to taste whisky by Richard Paterson, Master Distiller for The Dalmore. The Dalmore Whisky The high production capacity of the distillery has resulted in a variety of official bottlings from which whisky enthusiasts can choose. The distillery’s most typical bottling is the 12 year-old, although they also produce a 15 year-old, an 18 year-old,…

The Origins of Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado is the worlds best selling  magazine that is dedicated to the world of cigars. Published since September 1992, the magazine is known for its articles about different brands of cigars worldwide, and for the celebrities that have appeared on its cover. It is also noted for its opposition to the Cuban embargo. The…

How to Re-use a Vintage Humidor

Have you ever been tempted to buy a vintage humidor on Ebay, but were concerned about how effective it would be?   There were no cheap imports from China, these were all made by English craftsmen and the equivalent today would cost you thousands of pounds from companies like David Linley. You still need to…

How to Clean a Cigar Cutter

As you continue to clip your cigars with the same cigar cutter, after a while you may notice one or all of the following: The caps are beginning to shred instead of slicing-off cleanly The cutter doesn’t open and close as smoothly as it used to The cutter is starting to build up some brownish…

MONTECRISTO: 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBA’S BEST-SELLING BRAND

Students of the origins of Havana cigar brands will know that one aspect of Montecristo which originally made it stand out from its competitors was that it came in just five sizes named numerically, as opposed to using the customary flowery Spanish titles. These were the No. 1 (a Cervantes), the No. 2 (a Piramide),…