Thursday, 26 September 2013

No. Ten Manchester Street opens Cigars at No. Ten

While waiting to travel to London myself next time, i am pleased to share some great information on the new cigar shop and indoor tasting room at hotel No. Ten Manchester street:

No. Ten Manchester Street, a boutique hotel just off Marylebone High Street, is pleased to announce the opening of their new cigar shop and indoor tasting room, Cigars at No. Ten, just in time for the onset of the Autumn chill.

Combined with No. Ten Manchester Street’s awning-covered, heated Cigar Terrace or COSA (cosy, outdoor smoking area), Cigars at No. Ten is conveniently placed to sample and purchase cigars whilst the intimate Tasting Room, inspired by the old Havana streets of Cuba, is also ideal for guests and cigar enthusiasts to unwind and indulge in their favorite passion. Cigar concierge, Maurizio Zatti will help guests select their cigar and match their drink to suit.

Cigar shop customers and guests are allowed to sample full cigars, which change in flavour and depth throughout smoking, before making a purchase. Cigars at No. Ten houses one of London’s finest selections of cigars supplied by Hunters&Frankau and stored in a magnificent bespoke floor-to-ceiling humidor. The selection includes both Cuban and New World offerings including Punch serie D'oro No2 Limited Edition 2013 and Montecristo 520 Limited Edition 2013.  The hotly anticipated La Flor De Cano Gran Cano will also be available from the 17 October following a special presentation by Hunters&Frankau and further events are planned with Hunters&Frankau and additional partners including Hennessey cognac.

Cigars at No. Ten
Open from 12pm - 1am for non-hotel residents and is open 24/7 for hotel residents.
The private Cigar Terrace is open from 12pm – 9pm.  I 020 7317 5928


Sunday, 22 September 2013

World of Cigars Charity Cigar Sales 2013

Time to make room in the humidor for new things, so...

World of Cigars is now offering all excess stash up for charity sale! 

Few basic things:
  1. Seller (me) is a private person. (all taxes and duties with initial purcahse have been paid by me)
  2. This campaign is in any way NOT related to any company or organization 
  3. The charity sales will be open for at least 2 months
  4. All "orders" through
  5. Paypal preferred - depending on location
  6. All cigars available will be listed in my Humidor page HERE (click link - list updated weekly)
  7. Prices are estimated lower than retail price
  8. All money gained will go to charity (TBD, most likely the new Helsinki Children's Hospital)
  9. The amount gained will be reported frequently on
  10. Any donations (in form of cigars or other items for sale) are welcome. Please contact me through email
  11. All cigars have been stored in a cabinet humidor in controlled environment
  12. Estimated shipping and handling has to be paid by the buyer
  13. All cigars will be shipped in ziplock bags
  14. I will not take responsibility of shipments lost, cigars damaged, duties or taxes, only sending the Cigars through mail to a defined address
  15. All inquiries, feedback and questions should be addressed to
  16. Enjoy!

Just in: Cohiba Behike BHK 56

I just had to share this.

A couple of days back i received this gorgeous box in the mail. As i have not written a review on these before, i thing one of these will have to face the burden to be analyzed. I will keep you updated.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

World of Cigars special discount at

My friends at have created an exclusive discount for my readers. They are offering 5% off  your first purchase with a discount code


I also recommend international customers to create an account and login, as the prices shown without login are higher. Click through the logo and start shopping!


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Review - Screwpop punch cutter

I got this cool little tool for review a while back, but unfortunately have not had the time to post anything. The Screwpop punch cigar cutter is a decent little cutter combined with a crown cap opener and lock to clip on your keys. It is lightweight, compact and looks great. Only thing i would have done differently, would been a bit sharper cutting edge on the punch. Nevertheless, a cool little thing to carry around or as a present to a cigar enthusiast. Well done. 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Guest Post: Gifting Cigars - A Non Traditional Gift

I am pleased to present a guest post from Luzzie Normand. She is a cigar enthusiast and freelance blogger. When she isn't blogging, Luzzie enjoys writing her own serial comic books and slinging ink at tattoo shops.

Gifting Cigars: A Non Traditional Gift

Often times, picking out a gift for that special someone can be a daunting task.  There are tons of things that need to be considered and one misstep can result in some pretty awkward and drawn out, “no, I really like it…”.  To avoid scenarios such as these you’ll probably want to steer clear of more traditional gift giving follies such as clothing or even the dreaded gift-card.  Getting that perfected gift for that perfect man in your life should be a reflection on what you think of him.  Cigars have long been associated with class, sophistication and like wine; there is a lot that goes into distinguishing the different tastes and aromas that can be present in a stick.  For the man who appears to have everything they need, follow some of these simple steps to selecting one of the most unique gifts you can give, the cigar

Narrowing it Down

For the newer cigar smoker your emphasis should be on variety and not specifics.  Instead of getting a box of one variety of cigars choose instead to pick out a couple of different varieties letting them discover which ones are best suited for their palate.  This can be accomplished a number of ways but most easily through a sampler pack.  Depending on the manufacturer you can usually get about five to eight different varieties of cigars in a sampler pack.  These small packs are a great way to turn on the beginner cigar enthusiast to the world and culture of cigars.

If you are getting a gift for someone who is a little more sophisticated in nature and you want to impress them even further with some cigars that are a little more specific, consider a box of top brand cigars. Nothing too strong or heavy but definitely chose a brand that will be at once recognized for its prestige or excellence in the industry.  A good choice might be something by Macanudo, particularly their Macanudo Maduro Crystal.  These stogies come encased in crystal tube to preserve their freshness.  They offer up a sweet to mild smoke so you don’t have to worry about alienating any tastes buds.  At about $40 bucks a box these cigars exude a certain amount of elegance all while remaining pretty accessible.

Accompanying the Cigar

When gifting a cigar, don’t just stop at the stogie, there are a number of other things that you should also incorporate into the package such as a quality humidor and a nice cigar cutter and perhaps even a butane lighter (you should never light a cigar with a your average run of the mill lighter or a sulfur based match as these methods can impart chemicals on to the cigar and alter the smoking experience).
Humidors are small to medium sized rectangular boxes that keep cigars and tobacco at the appropriate temperature through an airtight locking mechanism.  These can be purchases separately and often in conjunction with a set of cigars so keep your eye open for a great paired deal.

You might also want to consider getting a cigar cutter for your special someone.  These are also fairly inexpensive but are essential to getting the cigar in perfect smoking shape.  There are a couple different varieties of cutters out on the market today.  From cutters that resemble scissors to the more sophisticated cigar punchers there is quite the gamut of variety when choosing the best cutter for the job, lucky for you, one of the best cutters (the double bladed variety) is only a few bucks and can be picked up at any good cigar shop.

For the literary buffs in your life you might also want to accompany the cigar with one of the great books on the subject that are out on the market today.  While there are literally hundreds of different titles to choose from, I recommend the Cigar Companion by Marvin Shanken or even the aptly titled, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cigars 2nd Edition by Tad Gage.

If you have any other questions about securing one of the most unique gifts around I would be more than happy to answer them in the comment section below or you can email me directly at  Happy puffing!