We’ve been thinking about doing it for some time now but it’s always been relegated to the back burner. You know that feeling..?
But at last we’ve decided to stage a cigar soiree, bringing together three local businesses to showcase what a little bit of imagination and in the other two cases at least, talent, can create. Nothing flash, nothing contrived… just a simple event bringing like minded people together on our small rock in the Channel!
We’ve selected three cigars to suit a specified budget, but also that demonstrate you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience premium cigars and learn a little bit about the variety that’s available even at the lower end of the price spectrum. So we’ve chosen a Don Tomas Clasico Corona – still the biggest surprise of my cigar sampling career for it’s mellow nature and great taste, a Drew Estate Liga Privada T52, and a Romeo Y Julieta No.2. A little slice of Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba.
Paired with these we’ve asked James from Aperitif to create a tobacco based cocktail exclusively for the occasion. The recipe is secret, but a key ingredient is a tobacco syrup created from our very own Rum Flake pipe tobacco to give it a smooth and smokey edge. We’ve christened it ‘The Dictator’ – no one does them quite as well as Central America.
And lastly, we’ve located the event at the newest hotel on Guernsey, Hotel Ziggurat. This Moroccan riad style townhouse hotel has a great terrace overlooking Town and the harbour area, perfect for a spot of shisha tasting of cigar sampling!
The only thing we can’t arrange is the weather. October is without doubt a risky month to lay on an outdoor event, but we hope it’s a case of fortune favours the brave…
See you there!