Another trip to London, another stop to the Dunhill Tobacconist at the corner of St. James and Pall Mall. The shop, which opened just a little over a year ago, has a beautiful and somewhat modern humidor and wall of cigar lockers along with a world class selection of cigars. On my last visit, I tried… Read more »
Sometimes a cigar calls for a drink that keeps you warm: cognac, port, espresso. And on warm days, you might prefer a cigar-friendly drink to keep you cool like a Cuba Libre or a Cigar Lover’s “Martini.” Indeed, at some point in history, a brave soul tried combining cognac and port into a single cocktail. Our recipe:… Read more »
If you’re a cigar lover like me, you’ll probably never forget where you were, or what you were doing, when you first laid eyes on my inaugural ashtray design. Simple. Purposeful. Built-in “social” integration. How could no one have already thought of it? I don’t know. A crystal ashtray for a single cigar that features an accurate,… Read more »
A very special and rare cigar has arrived to Wingtip: the Davidoff Royal Salomones. Historically, it has only been sold through Davidoff’s own stores, but with our large Davidoff presence in the store, and the budding business we’re doing with them through our partner, Telford’s of Mill Valley, we have a box of 50 available… Read more »
Nat Sherman’s Director of Premium Cigar Sales, Ike Karipides, was kind enough to stop by the Wingtip club this past Friday for an informal tasting. Here are a few of our notes and photographs, recorded by Wingtip Store Assistant Tim Niven:
Next Friday, January 31st, from 4–7:30pm Nat Sherman’s West Coast Representative, Ike Karipides, will lead a tasting of two Nat Sherman cigars, the Timeless and the Sterling. The event will be held in WIngtip’s cigar lounge. It is free and open to the public–with an RSVP.
At the corner of St. James and Pall Mall lies the newly refurbished Dunhill London Limited Tobacco shop. By “newly refurbished” I mean it soft opened in December of 2013, I’m visiting in late January, and the formal grand opening is later this month. While the location has been a tobacco shop since 1907, it… Read more »
Too much and too little to write about tonight. Too little in that half my day was spent walking across London to pick up a huge box of Scotch for a good customer that can’t be shipped into the U.S. so I am effectively his Whisky Mule; too much in that my evening was filled… Read more »
Not that I had any doubts prior to this trip, but London really is the best shopping for men in the world. New York is great, but it doesn’t hold a candle to London. I’d have made the declaration after Day 1, but Day 4 certainly solidified it. The morning started with breakfast at the Connaught Hotel which was great, as it should be for what they charge (bacon, eggs, coffee, juice, pastries, classical music was $50). I chose it because the hotel looked as Old School as Old School gets (it was; I loved it), and it was two blocks from my appointment at Alfred Dunhill’s Bourdon Home.
Day 3 started with a longing for bacon & eggs, but only time for a croissant and coffee while walking a couple miles across London to Two Temple Place for an appointment with Alfred Dunhill. The setting, described as “one of London’s hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment,” was stunning, and appropriate for showcasing Dunhill’s broad array of products.