Several of the best places to purchase authentic Cuban cigars are the Mayfair London.
Mitchell Orchant, managing director of C.Gars, Ltd, one of the biggest distributors of Cuban cigars in England, confirms this and also questions the freshness of certain cigars, i.e. whether they were matured enough before distribution. As a general guideline, after you’ve safely brought your Cuban cigars home, store them in your humidor for at least a month or two to allow them to completely develop the flavours that have made Havana renowned. Keeping this in mind, here are some suggestions for your next international cigar shopping excursion. So, Spoil the one you love (or treat yourself) this season with a trip to one of Mayfair’s cigar shops, where you’re sure to find the perfect gift.
Alfie Turmeaus Tobacconist.
This family-run business is the second oldest Havana Cigar merchant in the UK. First opened its doors in Liverpool in 1817 before opening its Mayfair branch. The easy-to-navigate shop specialises in Cuban cigars, and you’ll find all your favourite brands here. Why not head for the indoor smoking lounge, you can enjoy a coffee and sample a cigar before you make your choices.
Luxurious gift cigar boxes.
The shop’s focus has always been on quality and you’ll find luxurious gift presentation boxes alongside limited edition humidors. They also single and small packs for the budget-conscious. There’s also a wide range of rolling tobaccos, cigar cutters, pipes, ashtrays and other smoking accessories to choose from. You can be sure to leave with everything you came for. The shop is open 7 days a week with late night opening on Thursday and Friday.
Sautter Cigars on Mount Street is one of Mayfair’s hidden gems, stocking many well-known cigar brands and smoking accessories. The shop is probably best known for its connection with Winston Churchill, who lived above the premises from 1900-1905. With a walk-in humidor and vintage cinema seats where you can relax and sample a cigar before you buy. This tiny, family-run shop is filled with friendly staff who will be happy to offer you expert advice.