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What is Dokha Tobacco?

Dokha Arabic Tobacco

Something we’ve recently added to our offering here at Havana House is Dokha, an Arabic tobacco that is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. There are a number of reasons for its popularity which we’ll explore in this article in more detail, however, in short it offers a more intense smoking experience – perhaps something […]

What to Wear for New Years

Man with beard wearing suit

The Christmas and new year period can often cause stress and pressure, often unnecessarily, over the smallest of things. Whether it’s buying last minute gifts for people or trying to cram in visits to family and friends in an impossibly small time frame, worrying about what we’re wearing sits pretty near the bottom of the […]

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Party with glasses of beer

Something of an age-old tradition, celebration of the new year is something that everyone treats differently and has different opinions of. At its simplest, it’s a chance to celebrate the good times of the past year and look forward to the opportunities that the forthcoming year will bring. If you’re planning on seeing in the […]

Macallan Valerio Adami Becomes Most Expensive Whisky in the World

A bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 year old has become the most expensive whisky in the world. The bottle was sold at a Bonhams auction in Edinburgh on the 3rd October for a staggering £848,750, breaking the world record for the most spent on a bottle of whisky! Distilled in 1926 and bottled […]

Meet One of the Most Expensive Cigar Brands in the World

If you’ve been following our blog, you may have seen us discussing the Top 11 Most Expensive Cigars in the world. Gurkha was featured twice on the list, with their Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve coming in at number 8, and the Gurkha Black Dragon ranking in fifth position. What we didn’t mention was their exclusive […]

Perfecting Your Cocktail and Cigar Pairings

When it comes to alcohol and cigars, even the most seasoned cigar aficionado and spirit buffs can find themselves in a bit of trouble when it comes to finding the perfect drink and cigar pairings. We take a look at how to pair cigars based on our ability to pick out complex flavours with our […]

A Whisky Inspired Fashion Line Is Launching

A Scottish distillery is launching a fashion line, inspired by the whisky it produces. BenRiach, a Speyside distillery who are known for their adventurous approaches to whisky making, will be working hand in hand with Scottish designer Kestin Hare to form a series of apparel inspired by the distillery, scotch and the Speyside landscape.

Cigar Smoking World Championship

For months, cigar lovers have been puffing away around the world to win themselves the chance to compete in the ultimate smoking showdown; the Cigar Smoking World Championship. Qualifying rounds have taken place everywhere from Canada to Thailand, in preparation for the grand finale which is being held later this year in Split, Croatia between […]

Better Late than Never: The Mombacho Cosecha 2013 is Here

The much-anticipated Mombacho Cosecha 2013

Cigar aficionados from around the world will be pleased to hear that, after a lengthy delay, the much-anticipated Mombacho Cosecha 2013 has finally been released and will soon be available in cigar shops across the globe.

How to Smoke a Cigar: The Essential Cigar Etiquette Guide

A pair of cigars from Havana House

If you are going to become an aficionado, then it’s essential that you know the basics as far as etiquette is concerned. It’s the norm, and certainly expected in most lounges around the world that these timeless sets of unwritten rules should be adhered to if you are to become a fine stogie representative.