Vintage, Aged & Rare Cigars
Email cigar expert Mitchell Orchant at [email protected] for a list of our latest vintage stocks or if you wish to have a free valuation on your vintage Havana cigars.
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Check out our Cigar Museum to see some of the aged and rare cigars that have travelled through our humidors
We act for collectors worldwide from the Far East, Middle East, Europe and North America and have assisted in the management and construction of some of the largest collections in the world.
Specialising in Cuban Davidoffs and Dunhills, mature Havanas from the 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's as well as pre embargo Cubans if we don't have it we can probably source the cigar of your dreams for you.
We are aggressive buyers of vintage Havana cigars and our offers cannot be beaten by anyone in the UK cigar trade. We gladly work on a commission basis for clients. Please email for full details to [email protected]
We have an enormous network of buyers and sellers worldwide who are always interested in swaps/trading hence our inventory is ever changing. We also hold bi-annual Vintage Cigar Auctions and run an Online Auction Website which operates throughout the year.
A small selection of aged cigars appears on our website online store but if you are interested in anything in particular just email us your requirements.
Aged Havanas have proved to be a lucrative investment over the last 20 years if you read the market correctly. Many of my clients habitually purchase two boxes of the same rare cigar...one to collect and one to smoke. Increases in value has often meant that the box for collecting has increased to the extent that the box for smoking ends up costing nothing.
I can't think of many rare cigars that have not passed through our humidor over the last decade including Dunhill Cabinetta and most other Cuban Dunhill that were made, Flor de Cano Short Churchills. Every single Davidoff vitola that was ever made, limited edition humidors such as Cubatobacco 1492, Habanos 1994, Partagas 150, 155 and 157th and 165th Anniversary, Cohiba humidors and jars, Upmann glass office jars, pre embargo cigars even Cubans back from the 1930's!
I always try to sell singles as well as full boxes and cabinets so clients don't have to invest a great deal to try the cigar before committing to a full cabinet. I am also happy to custom build aged sampler packs to a client's flavour profile or budget.
I'm often asked "Is an aged cigar better than a recent production or mature Havana?" The answer is that smoking aged Havanas is an acquired taste. In most cases an aged cigar will taste completely different to the equivalent recent production cigar.
This is due to the effect of slow maturing/time on the cigar. A well stored Havana cigar will age and mature in a similar fashion to a fine wine. Over the first year to three years the nicotine and youthful character of the blend disappear naturally and the cigars will mellow in strength whilst retaining the general flavour characteristics as the blend settles down to show its full potential.
Slowing down the maturing process is the key to successful ageing and lower temperatures and humidity levels are required.
The excellent book "An Illustrated History of Post revolution Havana Cigars" is the best reference available with good descriptions and photographs of almost every Havana cigar commercially produced since the revolution. I remember spending a lot of time with the author discussing aged and rare Havanas as well as trying out too many too remember with him on my trip to Hong Kong in 2000.
The book was a best seller for C.Gars Ltd and we are very grateful to the author for raising the awareness of aged and rare Havana cigars in the marketplace.
If you are interested in selling a single cigar or a complete collection we would be more than happy to provide a free valuation service and appropriate advice, simply email us at [email protected]
Havana Cigar Specialist and
Managing Director of C.Gars Ltd
I wrote this blog on this Cuba cigar topic a few years ago for JamesSuckling.com and it still holds true. The bottom line is that Cuban cigars can be bought like fine wines, following the vintage or date on the bottle (wines) or box (cigars).
Of course, there is a big difference between wine and cigars. The date on a bottle of wine is when the grapes were harvested, while the date on a box of cigars is when the smokes were placed in the box. Cuban cigars are made from a blend of tobacco leaves from different harvests, or cosechas. It’s more like non-vintage Champagne or Cognac blends. (Forgive me if I am writing the obvious!)
Just check out the bottom of a box of Cuban cigars. There are three letters indicating the factory, and then below are three letters for the month and two for the year. (Check out photo of Montecristo Petit Edmundos box above.)
I believe that one can buy Cuban cigars according to the box date. So here is my cigar vintage chart in order of preference:
A word of caution. Don’t touch any cigars from the end of 1998 to 2001. Many of these cigars had construction problems as well as bad tobacco blending. A new generation of factory workers came on board at that time, and many didn’t know how to make cigars. Moreover, policies were initiated to make large quantities of cigars and the blends were not correct.
Luckily, the above is all in the past. I think that the current years of cigars are some of the best ever. Plantations are growing better tobacco. Factory workers have more experience, and quality control in general is much better.
– James Suckling, Publisher and Editor of HavanaInsider.com
If you’re in the market for Cuban Davidoffs, Cuban Dunhills, pre-Embargo Havanas or any other holy grail cigar, your chance to buy one of those “unicorns” is coming next week.
On Tuesday, London retailer and cigar auction house C.Gars Ltd. will be closing its 500-lot auction of limited editions, rare releases and vintage Cuban cigars. The auction is currently live, and bidding has already started.
A box of Davidoff Dom Pérignons from the 1980s like this can pull in anywhere from £8,000 to £12,000.
The featured cigars are quite impressive, but like most vintage Cubans, they won’t come cheap. A 20-count box of Cuban Davidoff 80th Aniversarios from 1986, which are huge cigars nearly nine inches long, includes a wooden cigar tube signed by Zino Davidoff. That lot is estimated to go for between £20,000 and £25,000 (about $27,500 to $34,377).
From 1988, a full box of 25 Davidoff Dom Perignons, one of the world’s most sought-after, aged Churchills, is expected to fetch anywhere from £8,000 to £12,000 (around $11,000 to $16,500) while a lot consisting of a single tubed Dunhill Estupendo from the 1980s, perhaps the most coveted Churchill in the world, should command a price in the neighborhood of £500 to £700—that’s about $687 to $962 for one cigar.
The Ramon Allones Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 humidor contains 100 Regional Edition Ramon Allones cigars alongside a limited-edition bottle of Havana Club Cuban rum.
Not all the lots are from the last century. More recent cigars include a box of Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reservas, which came out in 2009; a Ramon Allones 225 Anniversary humidor from 2015; and an H. Upmann humidor from 2004 for the brand’s 160th anniversary.
This is the 39th cigar auction by C.Gars since the auction department was established in 2009.
At lunchtime, a laboratory assistant came and said that they would change my closet, so I had to go to. The treatment room and wait for orders there. I went, no longer feeling myself, neither a man nor a cow. In the procedural room, they put me to bed again, took tests, asked stupid questions.
Cuban cigars vintage
An end to suffering. And he took a step. cold water swallowed him, Vladimir opened his eyes and saw a bewitching emerald world. Flocks of outlandish fish swam in front of him and.Opening a Pre Embargo 1958 Box of Cigars
I would like to highlight the bras that I purchased. They came with cups that were comfortable enough for a beginner woman. Having bought all this, I went home, shopping in a more intimate setting.
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I am happy to welcome such a rare beauty on board. My brigantine is at your service. "A prince, a real prince. " The girl smiled coquettishly, looking up at a manly tanned face with a neat goatee.