Author Nick Hammond

Cigar Editor; Nick likes nothing more than enjoying fine cigars from around the globe; he’s quite partial to Scotch, wine and great food too, and has been known to mix all four indiscriminately. Nick, alias Monty Cristo, selflessly researches rare and aged Havanas, so you don’t have to.

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On a mission to find the residence of choice in Mayfair, Cigar Editor Nick Hammond strides manfully to the eponymous May Fair Hotel…

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The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire is so vast that I actually discovered faults in my footwear while negotiating its cavernous interior…

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“It springs, I feel, from a youth spent being forced to go to Scout camp.” Canvas, tent pegs, cold, wind, rain. Nick Hammond explains why camping really gets his goat…

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Cigar Editor Nick Hammond continues his series taking a closer look at New World cigars. In this article, he speaks to Jon Huber, co-creator of boutique specialists, Crowned Heads…

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Cigar Editor Nick Hammond discovers the perfect ‘nightcap’, employs his very own cigar butler and stumbles across the ideal aide memoire for the forgetful cigarophile in your life…

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‘You see, my dear, it’s all about the little grey cells,’ I say smugly, tapping my head with a wise forefinger and reaching to twirl my moustache…Nick Hammond arouses his inner Poirot on a visit to Knightsbridge newcomer, The Wellesley.

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Sometimes you visit a place that just speaks to you. It fits you like a glove. Every nuance, every little touch and gesture sounds a chord…

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“When it comes to cigars, the world is neatly cleaved in two. Forget the different regions, the different soils, the climates and the countries. You either smoke Cubans or Non-Cubans.” Behold the New World cigars…

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“I’ve always wondered what it felt like in ‘the old days’ when you climbed saddle-sore and weary from your steed, desperate to get out of the biting cold and into somewhere warm and cheery for a few hours…” Nick Hammond goes camping. Well, nearly…

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