Thursday, July 21, 2011

07/19 - Mind the gap


Welcome to London.... and don't forget: Mind the gap! The typical announcement you hear at the train stations and down in the Tube....

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Mind the gap

I went to London for business but luckily also had the chance to meet with Ajay from the LCdH London at the evening before... I arrived at the Park Hotel around 8 pm where Ajay picked me up a lil bit later and took me to a really good Indian restaurant.

The Park Hotel, Teddington

The Park Hotel, Teddington

If you're in Teddington and you want good Indian food, you've to go there: http://www.premrestaurant.co.uk/

We'd a lot of different stuff... lamb, chicken... some Cobra beer... it was delicious....

Cheers


After this pleasant and extended dinner we moved on to Ajay's shop which is just across the street... it looks like many other shops, with all different stuff, also some you wouldn't expect in a cigar shop... but if you go downstairs and he shows you what's in the lockers... OMG!!

La Casa del Habano London

View in the shop

View in the shop


 Ajay with an old tobacco container

Some Portmann Jars


After the lil introduction of the shop we went downstairs to the lounge to relax and chat while smokin a good cigar...

Good cigar is some kinda understatement for that what followed then.

Don Candido Seleccion Suprema No. 506

Don Candido Seleccion Suprema No. 506

Don Candido Seleccion Suprema No. 506

Ajay grabbed a box of Don Candido Seleccion Suprema No. 506 and offered me to take one. Oh man.... what a great cigar.... this taste was mindblowing and definetly hard to put into words. Even after the spicey meal it was like an explosion at the taste buds and covered the palate with a very pleasant taste...

While we smoked Ajay opened some of the lockers and showed me the boxes... I felt like a lil kid in Toys'R'us... if there is a cigar heaven, maybe it's here...

RyJ Tubo No. 2 from the late 50s

RyJ Tubo No. 2 from the late 50s

 ERdM Elegantes Claro Claro, Pre-Embargo

ERdM Elegantes from the 70s

Don Alfredo Seleccion Suprema No. 52

Don Alfredo Seleccion Suprema No. 52

Some old Upmans in a 50ct Cabinett

Ajay, thanks a lot for your generosity... it was a great evening that I really enjoyed.


2 comments:

  1. some incredible cigars there mate, if I'm ever in London I know where my first stop will be ! thanks for the write up Heiko.

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  2. Ajay's collection is really crazy... and he's a very nice guy... if you are in London it's definetly a MUST to visit him...

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