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Derby Day Fundraiser – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Saturday, May 6 from 3 to 8 pm
63 Gansevoort Street, New York

Ladies dust off your hats and get your party dresses on. Men, the bow ties are coming out!
Come join the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on May 6 for the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party at 63 Gansevoort. The fun begins at 3 PM kicking off with 2 hours of Processco, Vodka Drinks, and a speciality cocktail, light bites and desserts. Mint juleps will be available from the bar!

Hamptons Cigar Manufactury and Museum is proud to be our sponsor with Cigars available for purchase that will support our charity!

We will have the big screen set up so you can watch the premiere race as if it was live, a betting station where you can win prizes, and a few surprises!

Get your ticket early for just $45.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

An “Enigma” Sunday – Relax with A Cigar

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Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 3 to 6 pm
Trunk Club, 457 Madison Ave

Come to smoke the “Enigma” Segar from Sag Harbor Cigars. If you are a newcomer we will help you acquire a taste of cigars starting with this mild to medium cigar. If you are seasoned you can just enjoy this premium cigar with new friends or you can relax by yourself with coffee or a beverage from the bar/restaurant.

This is a very chill and relaxed atmosphere in a very plush courtyard outdoor setting. Casual attire. Come learn about our Hamptons Cigars, our 90 acre tobacco farm and tours in Dominican Republic, and some exciting news we have to share about our upcoming launch of the “Hamptons Havana” and other cigars from Cuba!

Pet-friendly! Bring your dog!

For more info click here.

Sir Gar Bar Cigar Launch

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June 24 from 8 pm
Sir Gar Bar, 42-31 162 St, Flushing

The Enigma Segar from Hamptons Cigar Manufactory and Museum will be launched at this great spot in Flushing, with special prizes, food, and beverages for attendees.

Sir Gar bar is a favorite for Cigar smoking needs. Backyard for BbQs with a projection screen for Sports etc… Lots of flat screens indoors in the lounge area … Everything is new and fresh from the humidor a to the leather seats! Even equipped with a massage chair that is killer!

For more info visit http://hamptonscigarmanufactory.com/

 

Rooftop Cigar Party

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Thursday, June 23 from 7 to 10 pm
Rooftop Cigars, 50 W 33rd St, New York

Ticket includes:
General admission
Complimentary snacks
Sponsored Cocktail: Glenmorangie signet
Sponsored Cigar: Enigma Segar from Hamptons Cigar Manufactory and Museum

This is a private event and must be 21+to enter.

Join us for an intimate get together with cigar and scotch enthusiasts, taking place on a beautiful private rooftop. Escape your everyday worries and just kick back and relax.

Customers are allowed to bring their own cigars

Dress code: Business casual. No shorts/t-shirts please.

More info: https://www.rooftopcigars.com/

 

Ray’s Cigar Bar

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Ray’s Bar
62nd Floor, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The bar has been moved to the other side which is great for service and now it’s open for amazing view. The cocktails list is impressive too.

All cocktails are unique, their own recipes. They make them from heart and need a bit more time to prepare the great drinks for you.

Good news for early birds they have happy hour from 8 to 10.

Saturday ladies night no happy hour.

See more here.

Party Pics: Diademas Cigar Party

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Care for a extremely rare $600 stogie on your way to the next best thing?

You’ll find it, among other cigar rituals, at the most posh address for the discerning aficionado:

The Diademas Cigar Lounge at the H-Hotel in Dubai.

Named after an extremely rare, and sought after Cuban blend, The Diademas Cigar, the lounge is the newest addition to the burgeoning cigar scene in Dubai.

However, be forewarned, this Lounge is not for a beginner or a cigar wanna-be.

But first more about the Diademas, as explained to us by the F&B Manager of the H Hotel, Matthew Randall:

“Wrapped in the trappings of heraldry, a Diademas cigar comes individually coated in their own aluminum armour. Some seek these cigar simply for their knightly guise but the Diademas are an enticing Figurado with a complex and multi faceted smoke,” he says.

“The blend of the bunch stabs out herbaceous tendencies and then parries these with slashes of mocha, coffee and caramel,” adds the suave Brit. “Tending to the Diademas bawdy variations in the burn will take advanced smoking skill so make sure you know how refined your skills are!

The cigars are no longer in smoking circulation and hence rare. Randall picked up a few on one of his many business jaunts and the moment he saw them he knew he had hit a pot of gold and endless cigar destiny. He bought as many he could lay his hands on and they are now displayed for sale with pride at the Lounge.

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If you would like to smoke one of his very few Diademas’ (pictured here) it will put you back a mere $600USD.

And last week, to celebrate the lounge and post-Holiday stress, his bar manager, the effable Vasco Edgar (seen in the pictures cocktailing) invited a group of cigar aficionados to a cigar party replete with a cigar roller (a female one at that!) at a prix-fixe bash featuring libations and a hand rolled Cuban.

There are many cigar lounges in Dubai but none that takes itself more seriously than this one. The pace is relaxed, but the attention to detail, quite unimaginably, is right down to the the last puff.

There are no “cigar sommeliers” or bartenders or servers with a Cuban degree and recitation here, but a staff of two extremely dedicated, and vigilant, Vasco and Mahesh, that work in tandem like a chef and his lieutenants except nobody is barking orders.

The focus, unlike other cigar venues in Dubai, is not to rush you a bar tab billed to your room, but rather let the smoke take you places you have been before and want to return over and over again.

The Lounge plans to open a members club with regular events and parties so that once the ash is settled you are ready to puff away to glory, so let cigar bygones be bygones and enjoy your next stogie here.

Vasco and Mahesh will be there when you cross the cigar shores.

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Party Pics: The Good Life

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VIRTUOZITY HOSTED AN EVENING of cigars at the trendy, Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge at Le Royal Meridien Hotel. The venue was the perfect location to sit back and relax on its outdoor patio and escape the rush of the bustling city life with a selection of cigars. Guests enjoyed sipping on a range of wines and spirits while enjoying the smooth chill-out beats. The restaurant offered a culinary mix of Mexican cuisine from shrimp ceviche, queso fundido and their signature Maya nachos with guacamole and salsa dips, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Guests were offered two cigars, a Por Larranaga regional edition (Asia Pacific) and a Bolivar Belicosos Finos. The Por Larranaga Robusto is hand-made in Cuba and was released in 2007. It measures 124 x 20mm and has a shiny, oily natural brown wrapper with small veins. Pre-light, the cigar has notes of spice with hints of sugar detected. Once lit, the first draw is flavourless but soon it has a combination of spice and sweetness. Flavours of caramel, honey and black pepper start to form but change at the second third. The sweetness remains but flavours of cedar start to emerge. The last third becomes quite heavy as the sweetness is overtaken by earth and wood.

The second cigar was a handmade Cuban Bolivar Belicosos Finos. A classic torpedo, this cigar is known for its full-bodied mix of flavours and it is known in Cuba as a campana in cigar factories. It has a plump 52 ring gauge with a well-detailed band which is removed easily. The wrapper was a shiny chocolate brown and it had a solid construction. The pre-light draw was nothing special but once lit flavours of wood and roasted spice came through. The second third was thick and creamy with hazelnut while the last third became extremely powerful and strong. To celebrate Virtuozity’s fifth anniversary guests were treated to champagne, the Glen Grant 1992 Cellar Reserve and the Glen Grant 10. The delightful canapés and drinks complemented these cigars perfectly. Al Nabooda Automobiles displayed one of their cars, the Panamera 4s Executive for all to see. After a wonderful evening guests were treated to gift bags from the sponsor of the evening, Porsche Dubai and the partner, Perfume Holding. Ladies walked away with a bottle of La Perla perfume while men were treated to the Ducati fragrance.

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Ultimate Cigar Book

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SEND THE HOLIDAY SEASON UP IN CIGAR SMOKE

Don’t Give Him a Tie He’ll Never Wear—The Newest Edition of The Ultimate Cigar Book Unveils a 150-Year-Old Holiday Tradition That Will Last All Year

Ever since the 1850s, when cigars became popular in America, they have been associated with the holidays—a time for relaxing and rejoicing with friends. And what better way to celebrate than with a hand-rolled stogie and a favorite libation? It calms the nerves, aids digestion, and stimulates conversation.

“A single cigar makes a perfect stocking stuffer, and a gaily wrapped box of cigars under the tree is the adult equivalent of getting an electric train set when you were a boy,” says Richard Carleton Hacker, author of the new fourth edition of The Ultimate Cigar Book (Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN 978-1-63220-657-2; ON SALE NOW).

Because cigars were originally reserved for the wealthy, they became a symbol of success and have since evolved into the perfect Yuletide gift for men (and women) from all walks of life.

“You don’t have to be a millionaire to feel like one, when you’re smoking a premium cigar,” says Hacker.

The Ultimate Cigar Book describes virtually every cigar in the world and is full of facts and trivia, such as Thomas R. Marshall’s famous quote, “What this country really needs is a good five cent cigar,” or Mark Twain’s proclamation that “If I can’t smoke in Heaven, then I shall not go!” The book also compares Cuban cigars with those from other countries, including the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and answers a multitude of questions encompassing cigar history, making, and storage. Keep the band on or take it off? Can you humidify a cigar that has dried out? How do you clip and light a cigar? All are answered in The Ultimate Cigar Book. There is even a chapter on pairing cigars with single malts, bourbons, and cognacs.

Indeed, The Ultimate Cigar Book is the ultimate gift for the ultimate cigar smoker this holiday season.

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