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Partagás Serie E No.1now in Stores

Partagas El Libro Serie E No 1 cigar box

The latest Colleción Habanos has arrived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The 6 7/10 (170mm) x 54 double robusto is the 12th release in the « Book »series, which packs 20 limited edition cigars inside a box that looks like a book. As a matter of fact, this book really exists. This cigar box was made after the »Partagas El Libro » book in order to underline and thank the author for the tremendous work that took years in the making, author, historian and collector Amir Saaroni from Toronto, Canada. Colleción Habanos has always been, with the Partagás limited to 2,000 units, and only offered to La Casa del Habano stores. The vitola chosen for each year has always been unique to the brand, not offered as a regular production size, and by-in-large, the vitolas have been quite large by Cuban standards. For those interested, the exclusivity and packaging do not come cheap, pricing in Germany is €1140, while the Partagás Serie E No. 1 will retail for CHF 1350 in Switzerland, around $1,400 in Canada. While Habanos S.A. has announced the 2014 Colleción Habanos release, the Partagás is actually the second of the series to debut this year

The 6 7/10 (170mm) x 54 double robusto is the 12th release in the series, which packs 20 limited edition cigars inside a box that looks like a book. Colleción Habanos has always been, with the Partagás limited to 2,000 units, and only offered to La Casa del Habano stores. The vitola chosen for each year has always been unique to the brand, not offered as a regular production size, and by-in-large, the vitolas have been quite large by Cuban standards.

Here, an interview given by author Amir Saarony to Simon Robillard from La Casa Del Habano in Montreal days from the release of the « Partagas El Libro » book.

Again, congratulations to Amir Saarony for such dedication in the making of this beautiful book and to Habanos S.A. and the « Real Fabrica de Tabacos » Partagas for this very kind initiative.

You can also order the book at this adress :  www.oldcubancigarstuff.com

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 25 octobre 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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Recent new arrival from Nyon and Geneva, Switzerland

Maison-mère Davidoff située au Rue de Rive 2, 1204 Genève, Switzerland +41 22 310 90 41

Maison-mère Davidoff située au Rue de Rive 2, 1204 Genève, Suisse
+41 22 310 90 41

Recent new arrival from Nyon and Geneva, from Tabac La Couronne in Nyon and from the flagship Davidoff store in Geneva.

Arrivage de Suisse

First, from the Davidoff  store, my dear wife selected upon certain special requests from me and appropriate suggestions from the courteous and knowledgeable personnel, the all new Davidoff Nicaragua Diademas, shown here in on the left side of the above picture in it’s elegant 4 units box, two Flor de Selva El Galan (upper left side), four Bolivar Bellicoso Finos (down centre), one Hoyo de Monterrey Grand Epicure Edicion Limitada 2013 (right centre) and four Davidoff Puro d’Oro Magnificos (centre far right). Can’t wait to try those Diademas!

 

Tabac La Couronne 34 rue de Rive 1260 Nyon Suisse +41 (0) 22 361 16 53

Tabac La Couronne 34 rue de Rive 1260 Nyon Suisse +41 (0) 22 361 16 53

 

Then she kindly paid a visit to Tabac La Couronne à Nyon (a very nice and quiet little town located 30 km from Geneva on the north side of Lake Léman) where again were selected and suggested a few interesting cigars like this La Couronne Gran Reserva Robusto (upper right, brown and black leafy band), one Muchacha Pittbull Nicaragua (upper right, blue ribbon), one La Flor Dominicana Factory Press Limitado (centre left) and one Bolivar Presidente Edicion Limitada Suissa 2013 (down centre).

And finally this book:, « CIGARE ». Edited in 2012 by Éditions Fertilys, www.leseditionsfertilys.com. Authors: Alexis Aazam Zanganeh, Patrice Engelberts, Davolo Steiner, Philippe Jeanne & davidh. ISBN 978-2-8399-0947-1

Livre "CIGARE" édité aux Éditions Fertilys, www.leseditionsfertilys.com. Auteurs: Alexis Aazam Zanganeh, Patrice Engelberts Davolo Steiner, Philippe Jeanne & davidh.

Livre « CIGARE » édité aux Éditions Fertilys, www.leseditionsfertilys.com. Auteurs: Alexis Aazam Zanganeh, Patrice Engelberts, Davolo Steiner, Philippe Jeanne & davidh.

A huge book measuring 30,5 x 30,5cm by 3cm thick and weighing 1,762 gr.. More than 150 pages of pure litterary pleasure, illustrated with beautiful images and photo-montages, comments by authors, philosophers, chroniquers all presented here on the highest quality paper. The world of cigars viewed from « Addiction to Zino » in a total and complete different way, light years away from the usual cigar Glossary. Artistic, meditative, sometimes as volatile as cigar smoke swirling in the air or as caustic as a vitola butt just extinguished, this book written in french deserves to be called a « Work of Art ». Here, Bob Dylan is cited within one or a few pages away from Aristote, Victor Hugo, Sacha Guitry, Shakespeare, Serge Gainsbourg, Alexandre Dumas, George Sand, Voltaire and a myriad of other diverse and brilliant authors, musicians, philosophers, writers etc. Each letter of the alphabet has it’s theme word or more: from Addiction to Power to Death, Love. Cigar, Sex, Trinity, Civilisation, Aestetic,  Unattendency, Intimacy, Passion, Rock, Cuba etc from which all texts, citations, photo-montages, images are melted together to form a single « painting » or collage for each one of these words. Simply gorgeous and magnificent. A must have for all beautiful and artistic book collector. Congratulations to it’s authors! The absolute pairing? Reading this book while smoking your best vitola!

Thanks to my wife who shares with patience and altruism my passion for the Cigar.

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 17 octobre 2014 dans English

 

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Where to buy your cigars in Boston

Boston! Friendly and most welcoming city, mixing tradition and history with modernity!

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In a recent but too short visit to the cradle of the american revolution, I happened to visit a few cigar friendly places.

Here’s what I found:

First, in the up north Italian district called « Little Italy », on Hanover Street,

I discovered a nice cigar bar and lounge called Stanza dei Sigari.

292 Hanover Street, Boston, Ma 02113 Tel: 617-227-0295. www.stanzadeisigari.com

Stanza dei Sigari, Boston

Stanza dei Sigari, Boston

The place is busy from opening to closing with people

from all walks of life who come for a moment of relaxation

while enjoying a cocktail and a cigar. The personnel is

knowledgeable, smiling and those girls will ask you

questions about your tastes before offering you what

they think you will like. In terms of choices, the cars

contains around 50 vitolas ranging from $12., up to $35.or so.

Personnally I enjoyed an Arturo Fuente Hemmingway

cigar that was excellent, coupled with a coffee Martini that was also very goodI must say.

Very good pairing according to me.The humidor is stocked with more products than those offered on the cigar card

but it is not the widest choice I’ve seen in a Lounge bar. The cocktail and Martini list is excellent.Service is excellent

and cigarette smoking is allowed too. No expresso coffee machine in the place though. Strange in an Italian bar!

A good place to either watch some sports with friends or spend time enjoying life more quietly with people

you like around a good vitola.

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I also managed to find one of the oldest B&M Cigar and Pipe Tobacconnist in America.

L.J. Peretti Co Inc., 2 1/2 Park Square Boston Mass 02116 Tel: (617) 482-0218 www.ljperetti.com 

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Established in 1870, this cigar and pipe shop imposes respect and shows lots of tradition. With its yellowished walls,

you can tell it’s history in the making. Hanging on those walls are ancient posters, photos of celebrities who visited

the shop back then and all sorts of old and new smoking accessories for cigar and pipe smoking.

Just open the door and you are kind of sucked in a big time warp. Once inside, the personnel is handsome,

specialized and very knowledgeable. They are willing to spend all the time you need to help you make your selection

with friendly advices and support. You can also, in case you know what yo want, go from one humidor to another and grab,

check smell ant touch your upcoming purchase since, besides the closed humidors, the whole place is humidified.

And yes, you can smoke inside! As for the cigar choice, it is wide and on the more classical brands side of things.

The do carry some new releases but few of that more flashy stuff that’s on the market these days as well as older vitolas

and a rarities. Accordingly, you will also find all other cigar accessories needed for the enjoyment of your favorite vitola.

And they ship all over the world including Canada where they ship regularly. Just ask Tom! Prices are very affordable and competitive. I do definitely recommend L.J Perretti co.to all serious cigars and pipe smokers.

Here’s the selection I made and brought back home:

CIgares achetés chez L.J Peretti à Boston

CIgares bought at L. J. Peretti co. in Boston: Davidoff(Nicaragua), La Aroma de Cuba(Marquis), Arturo Fuente,

Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Jamie Garcia, Epernay Illusione, Hoyo de Monterry(US)Dark Sumatra, Juan Lopez,

Asylum, Partagas(US)1845, E.P. Carillo Short Run Serie 2013, L’Atelier, Quesada 40th Anniversary, Camacho,

The Foundry Element serie(Carbon), Saint Luis Rey box Natural & Maduro.

Happy smoke!

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Publié par le 5 juillet 2014 dans English

 

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“The World of The Habano” Book

 Already available in Spanish and English, “The World of The Habano” Book Hits the Stands in German, French, Dutch and Italian. (Text reproduced here taken from the Habanos SA web site).

I do personnally recommend this book for it’s coverage  of the cuban cigar industry. Very complete with lots of photos etc (view more content below).

Soon available in a book store near you.

 

As a must-have text for Habano specialists and enthusiasts, and for those that have recently became attracted by that world, for people that loves culture and tradition, The World of The Habano has been distributed both in Spanish and English languages, but also in German, French, Dutch and Italian.

 

The handbook didactically expresses the main principles of Cuba’s 27 Totally-Rolled-by-Hand brands, by following the requirements established by the Regulating Council of Protected Denomination of Origin (DOP is the Spanish acronym) of  Habanos.

 

The book was launched within the framework of 2012 Havana International Fair with its Spanish and English versions and now, in 2014, it has been translated into another four languages.

 

First, its content includes a tour through the Habano making process, from the harvesting stage in the prestigious Vuelta Abajo, the finest tobacco region on Earth, to the “Totally-Rolled-by-Hand” process in Cuba’s historic factories, elements that make Habano stand out because of its exclusiveness.

 

It pages describe over 500 manual processes that are applied to the tobacco leaf until it becomes a Habano.

 

Furthermore, the book includes a section on the present 27 Habano brands, from the mystical Cohiba to historical Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and Partagás, as well as other prestigious Habanos brands such as Trinidad, San Cristóbal de La Habana and H.Upmann.

 

There are other interesting and original sections on this essential text, which tackle the aging of tobacco leaves before they are turned into Habanos, as well as the aging of Habanos as such after they have been made.

 

There are some chapters devoted to the exclusive Habano Festival, which takes place every year in Cuba, and the information related to the best sales outlets around the world, such as La Casa del Habano stores and Especialistas en Habanos.

 

Every book includes a multimedia CD that gives readers the possibility to check the contents of The World of The Habano in digital format and it also provides a dynamic and comfortable search engine to gain access to the updated Complete Guide on marketed Habanos.

 

As a new element, the CD includes a link to the website http://www.archivohabanos.com/index.php/es/ where several Habano-related videos can be downloaded.

 

“The World of The Habano”, a material backed up by the Regulating Council of Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P)* Habanos will soon be available in several countries.

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 4 juillet 2014 dans English

 

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Dégustation du 7 Juin 2014. Last night’s smoking and pairing.

Bolivar Libertador et  Glenmorangie Highland single malt 18 years Scotch Whisky

Bolivar Libertador et Glenmorangie Highland single malt 18 years Scotch Whisky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La dégustation d’hier soir, un Bolivar Libertador (Esclusivo La Casa del Habano),(puissant, arômes de bois précieux) accompagné d’un Glenmorangie Highland single malt 18 years Scotch Whisky (vanille, amendes fruits secs et noisettes). L’accord parfait? Fort possible. En tout cas, excellent à mon goût.

L'accord parfait?

L’accord parfait?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night’s smoking and pairing. Bolivar Libertador (Esclusivo La Casa del Habano) (spicy, wooden aromas and full bodied) with a Glenmorangie Highland single malt 18 years Scotch Whisky (vanilla, almonds, dried fruits ans nuts). The perfect pairing? Very close if not for me.

Bonne dégustation! Happy smoke!

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Publié par le 8 juin 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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Cigar season on the patio now opened!

At last! Cigar smoking on the patio season now opened in Québec city! Opened that one with a tasty Sancho Panza Belicoso!

At last! Cigar smoking on the patio season now opened in Québec city!
Opened that one with a tasty Sancho Panza Belicoso!

At last! Cigar smoking on the patio season now opened in Québec city!
Opened that one with a tasty Sancho Panza Belicoso!

Have a good one!

Happy smoke!

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Publié par le 7 mai 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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FDA ANNOUNCES REGULATIONS PLANS, PREMIUM CIGARS MIGHT RECEIVE EXEMPTION

 
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Publié par le 24 avril 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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20,000 clics/hits

Le cap des 20,000 visites est maintenant franchi pour www.cigaresdr.com. Merci de votre confiance!

The 20,000 hit mark has been reached for www.cigaresdr.com. Thanks for your support!

Enseigne d'un petit détaillant de tabac dans la Vieille Havane, La Havane, Cuba

Enseigne d’un petit détaillant de tabac dans la Vieille Havane, La Havane, Cuba

 

 

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Publié par le 4 décembre 2013 dans Actualité, English

 

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Where to buy your cigar accessories in Canada

Full line of Xikar, Stinky, Boveda, Cigar Oasis, Hydra, Lotus, Palio, Cigar Caddy, Nibo accessories just to name a few are in stock and ready to ship.

Partagas book

If you need more infos, Louis Batonyi, the kindly and very serviceable owner will try in any way he can in order to provide you the best infos on the product you may be looking for or on any other matter of interest.

Stinky Auto Ashtray

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 10 novembre 2013 dans English

 

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Partagas The Book/El Libro (english)

Partagas The Book/El Libro plus a few extras from 2006 sent  over to me. These will be excellent for sure Thanks Louis!

Partagas The Book/El Libro plus a few extras from 2006 sent over to me. These will provide me excellent « smoking support » for my reading and be delicious that’s for sure. Thanks Louis!

FInally got my copy of the new Partagas book « Partagas, The Book/El Libro ». Thanks to Louis Batonyi from Canada Humidor (www.canadahumidor.com) whose site is the only « place » you can get this book in the Quebec city area. Canada Humidor also provides at very good and competitive prices a complete line of smoking accessories and is the exclusive dealer for Canada of the very efficient and performing Adorini Humidors. Delivery is within ten working days and the packaging is flawless. Mine got in one day prior to the date mentionned on the Canada Post tracking slip.

Partagas The Book/El Libro

Partagas The Book/El Libro

At $130.00(Tx and transportation fees included), I personnally find this price very reasonnable. Besides, proceeds from the book will generate a donnation to the Cuban Tobacco Museum in Havana to aid further researches.

Partagas The Book/El Libro

Partagas The Book/El Libro

Written by Amir Saarony a Toronto based author and publisher, Partagas The Book/El Libro wheighs over 270 pages of gorgeous photos, articles and archives, some of them being exclusive to this book, and content related to the fascinating story of Jaime Partagas, founder in 1845 of the Partagas Real Fabrica de Tabacos in Havana Cuba. A trip in time that explores the history of Cuba‘s cigar industry as well as the Cuban history itself during the 19th and 20th centuries . All printed on high quality gloss paper. A must have for every real cigar aficionado of this world. Can’t wait to dive into this one.

Partagas, Le Livre, le Cigare, son Cendrier acoompagnés de leur feuilles de tabac et parcelle de sol recueillie à Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Partagas, the Book, a Serie E No 2 Cigar and it’s ashtray displayed here on my personal humidor with a few tobacco leaves and soil from Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Thanks again to Canada Humidor and Louis Batonyi in offering us such quality products and keep up the good work!

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 15 septembre 2013 dans English

 

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