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Armando Risoto begins his week at Havana House

Armando Risoto, the ‘Torcedor’ who is currently in the UK for three months, began his week of demonstrating the fine art of rolling cigars at Havana House in Windsor this morning. Armando is from the Partagas factory in Havana, where he has been for 9 years now working his way up to Grade 9, which […]

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Featured Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Area, the Coq d’Argent Restaurant, London

Situated in the heart of the City of London, with rooftop views over the square mile from its location at the top of James Stirling’s No 1 Poultry building, the Coq d’Argent restaurant is this months featured Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Area. The restaurant offers fine French cuisine accompanied by an excellent wine list, but the […]

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The origin of the Churchill Cigar

You would imagine that the day when the word Churchill entered the language of cigars to describe the size we all know is well documented. It is not. Instead there are countless legends, rumours and hypotheses not only about the origins of the size name but also about what cigars Winston Churchill actually smoked particularly […]

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Hunters & Frankau collaborate with British designers Linley to create exciting Humidor project

When the opportunity arose to work with the highly respected company Linley on a project to create a limited series of unusual and unique humidors inspired by Cuban cigars and their history – naturally we took it. Linley has a long established reputation for creating beautiful one-off pieces using rare and delicate woods from around […]

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Guantanamera Minutos – Now available in the UK

The Minutos is the latest cigar from the Guantanamera range to be introduced into the UK. The cigar measures 4 3/8” x 42 ring gauge and is presented pre-cut in a tube.   Made entirely with tobacco grown in the Vuelta Arriba region of Cuba and rolled in the ICT factory in Havana, the cigar joins the […]

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Remaining tour dates for Cigar Roller Armando Risoto

Armando Risoto, a Grade 9 Torcedor from the Partagas factory in Havana, has been in the UK since May touring various Specialist in Havanas demonstrating his Cigar Rolling skills.   Armando has been to a variety of places during his time here, from the Royal Bath & West show in Somerset to the plush St […]

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New Members club opens its doors in the heart of London..

Opening this month, Eight Members Club is a stunning two-floor rooftop club in the heart of the city of London minutes from Liverpool Street Station.   It is spread over 9000 sq.ft and features two terraces, the top floor terrace having its own dedicated Cigar Smoking area complete with a floor standing humidor, holding many […]

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Montecristo OPEN range now available in the UK

The new ‘OPEN’ range from the worlds best selling brand, Montecristo, is now available in all specialists and retailers throughout the UK. Montecristo is the best-known Habanos brand throughout the world. It also boasts the world’s most popular individual hand-made cigar size: the No. 4, which provides the benchmark taste for most smokers of Habanos. […]

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Cuban Cigar Walk, London

When Nic Wing of Cities in Sound was researching an Audio Guide around London’s historic cigar stores, one of his first points of reference was an article; London’s Hallowed Havana Haunts, written by Simon Chase of Hunters and Frankau.   Since Simon wrote his original article, stores have relocated and mighty figures from the London […]

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Cigar and Rum Tasting at the Bluebird, Chelsea.

We are delighted to invite you to an evening of Cigar and Rum tasting in the courtyard of the Bluebird Restaurant in Chelsea, London, on the evening of Monday 20th July.   A rum cocktail will greet you on arrival before a total of Four different rums will be available to taste along with a […]

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Summer Cigar Party

*** SOLD OUT ***We are once again pleased to announce details of our Summer Cigar Party, taking place on the Tuesday 16th June at Devonshire Terrace, London. For full details please see below and for ticket enquiries please call Dawn on 020 7471 8400 or email Dawn@cigars.co.uk.   ‘A warm summer’s evening in London, the soft […]

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How the embargo began by Pierre Salinger

With Obama-inspired speculation mounting about a possible end to the Cuban-American Trade Embargo, it is interesting to hear from a man who was present forty-seven years ago when it was first signed. Back then the late Pierre Salinger was press secretary to President John F (Jack) Kennedy. One morning in February 1962 he was chosen […]

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