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GQ Tobaccos

As many of you now i know i have left Gauntleys of Nottingham and setup my own online tobacco store. GQ Tobaccos specialising in Artisan Pipes, Boutique Tobaccos and Sublime Snuffs. I have learnt most of skills and through working in the shop, which i started 9 years ago, has taught me a lot about

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Drew Estate – Liga Privada “Dirty Rat”

This was gifted to me a year ago by Jack, a great guy and fellow YouTube Pipe & Cigar presenter. We did a little trade of some rare stuff and this was one in the package(watch the YABO), we have similar tastes, so the trade was easy and very enjoyable. It has been sat in

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Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture

When the Dunhill range was re-released a few years ago many have asked for more to come back. We got the nightcap back and soon we will see Elizabethan Mixture on Tobacconist Gantries very soon. I have managed to get my hands of a tin from a contact somewhere in Europe (no i wont say

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2012 Christmas Spice

It’s here! This year’s hand-blended Christmas Spice pipe tobacco is packed full of mixed/mulled fruits, traditional spices and a good helping of dark rum. For Christmas 2012 I have created something slightly new but still based on the previous incarnations (thanks in part to the short supply of the Kretek leaf). The tobacco blend is

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My Top 7 Cigars of 2012

Every year I have the opportunity and good fortune to taste hundreds of different cigars in order to make my selection for Gauntleys. As the festive season approaches and, as much for my own amusement as anything else, I have selected my top seven. It was going to be six but I just couldn’t bring

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Alec Bradly – Black Market Robusto

Opening Comments – These are soon to be imported to the UK and we first saw these at the 2012 AITS Trade Show. With only one box of these in the country I was lucky enough to get me some of these to try, by pleading and having a good friend leaving the industry who some

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Padron Family Reserve No.85 Robusto (Maduro)

Opening Comments – Gifted to me by TheGreekOne1969 (Jack). Have been trying to find the right time to try this one and being on holiday I figured this should be the first smoke I have, so at 11am its cigar and Rum & Coke time. Brand – Padron Range – Family 85 Reserve (No. 017196) Vitola

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Cuba Smoking Diary – Day 2

Our first full day in Havana we spent out seeing the sites, tasting the drinks, buying the cigars and i brought a fair amount of cigars too. Below is a large selection of the photos and videos i shot on the day.

Cuba Smoking Diary – Day 3

Well the first proper day stated a little early, after a long flight and my first experience at drinking that much rum. So i was a little groggy to say the least when my alarm started blaring out. I soon realised it was a good thing and soon got my ass ready, after shooting the

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Partagas Serie C No3 (2012 Limited Edition)

I love the fact that Partagas is a popular brand to make limited editions of and this years looks very promising. This years Partagas is another recreation of one of the old 1930′s serie A,B,C or D. Since the start of the Edicion Limitada at the turn of the millenium, the whole Serie D range

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