THE SPECTATOR CIGAR SMOKER OF THE YEAR & VINTAGE CIGAR AUCTION

THE SPECTATOR CIGAR SMOKER OF THE YEAR 2013 & VINTAGE CIGAR AUCTION
Founded by Boisdale, hosted by Andrew Neil on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, E14 4QT

Dress: Lounge Suit/Cocktail
Auction: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Reception: 7:15pm
Dinner: 8:00pm


Tickets for the whole event plus a catalogue.
Tickets for the Pre-Auction, Auction and catalogue.



Nominees

CIGAR SMOKER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Alan Greenspan
Jeremy Irons
Johnny Vaughan
Jonathan Ross
Julian Dicks
Marc Sinden
Mark Price
Michael Grade
Michael Lington
Richard Young
Simon Le Bon
Sir David Tang
Stephen Evans
Sylvester Stallone

CIGAR PRODUCER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Regius Cigars
Fuente Cigars
Inka Secret Blend Cigars
Alec Bradley Cigars
Davidoff Cigars
Torano Cigars
Habanos Cigars

CIGAR WRITER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Nick Hammond
James Leavey
Will Lyons
Bill Knott
Nick Foulkes
Nic Wing
James Suckling

CIGAR RETAILER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Davidoff of St James's
Robert Graham, West Hampstead
Tom Toms Belgravia
Segar and Snuff Parlous, Coven Garden
Alfred Dunhill
Alfie Turmeaus

CIGAR TERRACE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

The Garden Room at The Lanesborough
Royal Horseguards hotel
The Kempinski Stafford
Madison Roof Top Grill and Bar
Corinthia
The Wellesley
Belgraves Hotel
Banyan on the Thames
The Hyatt Regency
Zafferano Ristorante
Hush
Ten Manchester Street
Eight Club

Bringing together cigar aficionados and celebrity cigar smokers from around the world, The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Dinner, founded by Boisdale, will be held in the lavish surroundings of Boisdale Canary Wharf on 19th November 2013.

Accompanied by some of the most highly regarded vintage wines and spirits, the inaugural event will celebrate the culture and heritage of the exquisite tobacco product over a jubilant banquet and vintage cigar auction.

The evening will recognise various aspects of the cigar world, with awards categories including cigar producers, retailers, cigar terraces and writers, culminating in The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year. This will be presented to a high profile individual with a complete passion for the pure enjoyment of cigar smoking, and a persona that exudes the stature, refinement and elegance of the great hand-rolled cigar. The celebrity winner will receive a humidor of rare cigars, and a beautiful JEANRICHARD wristwatch with a value of £15,000.

JEANRICHARD wristwatch THE CIGAR & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION

Devils on horseback, age prunes, Ayrshire bacon

Crostini of artichokes, salsa verde & pecorino shavings (v)

Atlantic prawn cocktail, soft quail’s egg

Fuente Opus X Cigar

Belvedere Vodka Martinis

Krug Grand Cuvee and Dom Perignon 2003

THE SPECTATOR CIGAR SMOKER OF THE YEAR DINNER 2013

Diver caught Isle of Mull scallop, lobster & avocado ceviche lime cured hand-reared salmon, pickled cucumber, wild flowers

Los Vascos Chardonnay 2011, Colchagua Valley, Chile,

Domaines Baron de Rothschild Lafite

Roast dry aged fillet of Aberdeenshire Angus beef Pithier of Claret braised oxtail, foraged mushroom & wood sorrel sauce Braised red cabbage, horseradish & apples, pureed potatoes

Mouton Cadet Anniversary 2010, A.C Bordeaux,

Aged, Rare & Vintage Cuban cigar lotsDomaines Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Selection of Farmhouse British Cheese home pickled walnuts, fresh pear, & oatcakes

Blason de L’Evengile 2010, Pomerol

Domaines Baron de Rothschild Lafite

Coffee & petit fours

Fuente Opus X Cigar

Hennessey XO

Glenmorangie Lesante

Tickets usually priced £250 (including VAT)

Our Ticket Price: £199 (including VAT)


For a private table the minimum is ten guests. Groups of nine or under will be placed on tables with other guests. Tables of 10- 14 guests can be purchased at £199 per person. Please contact Susanna Palmer - events@boisdale.co.uk (t: 020 7259 1253) for further information on group bookings.

5.00 - 7.00pm Cigar Auction: On the night, Boisdale will play host to one of the greatest cigar auctions ever seen, underpinning London’s position as the capital of luxury and sophistication. Specialist cigar merchant Mitchell Orchant of C.Gars Ltd has sourced an unrivalled selection of pre-embargo Havanas, Limited Edition Cubans, much sought-after Davidoff and Dunhill cigars, as well as a vast number of collectible Habanos humidors. International cigar collectors will able to place bids online from 15th October at www.cigarauctions.co.uk.
Tickets for just the Auction (as well as pre-auction and a catalogue) can be puchased here - Ticket Price £20

7.15 - 8.00pm Reception: Following the auction guests will gather on Boisdale’s covered and heated terrace for a tasting of Krug Grand Cuvee and Dom Perignon Champagnes, to find the ultimate aperitif partner for the distinguished Fuente Opus X cigar.

8.00pm Dinner: During the awards ceremony, guests will enjoy wines from Domaines Baron de Rothschild, and be treated to a sumptuous dinner of expertly sourced Hebridean shellfish and Aberdeenshire Beef Fillet that Boisdale is famed for. The dinner will end with the rare opportunity to taste Hennessey XO and Glenmorangie Lasanta with a Fuente Opus X A. Anejo (maduro wrapper) cigar, to determine whether malt whisky or Cognac is the definitive digestif for this exquisite cigar. We will also be enjoying Fuente Short story and Fuente Rosado Magnum R cigars throughout the evening.