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post #11 of 21 Old 08-17-2019, 02:02 PM
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Watch out for "warm beer......they like their beer at tepid temps....blecccchhh! Who likes warm beer for Gods sake?
"Cellar cool" temps enhance the taste of good beers like they proudly produce in Europe, as opposed to the BudMillerCoors horsepi$z we have here which you must drink with frozen taste buds or you'll be sorry.

Besides imported beers, there are some very good domestic craft beers, have been for decades. You know, the ones you WANT to taste.
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"celler cool" is also around 50° despite common misconceptions.

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"Cellar cool" temps enhance the taste of good beers like they proudly produce in Europe, as opposed to the BudMillerCoors horsepi$z we have here which you must drink with frozen taste buds or you'll be sorry.

Besides imported beers, there are some very good domestic craft beers, have been for decades. You know, the ones you WANT to taste.
So far I tried a few local beers and not impressed. But Even though Englishmen do like to drink beer I think the best beers are from other European countries like Germany, Belgium, etc
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So far I visited 3 places in London that cell cigars: James J Fox in Harrod’s and Sautter cigars in the same vicinity and Ritz cigar lounge

James Fox is an excellent store. Very modern looking.Selection of ccs is amazing, service is also top notch but pricing is not for the timid!!! What really stands out about them is their ventilation system in the lounge. It’s a one of a kind system made in Switzerland if I remember correctly. It has a million little air vents in the floor that somehow circulate the air in a way that is almost magical. If you are smoking a cigar and someone is about a foot from you they will not smell anything at all. Also you can spend a whole day in that lounge (which is quite small) and your clothes will smell of what ever they smelled when you walked in and not a pick up any odors at all.

Sautter has a decent selection but not on a level of James Fox. Atmosphere is much more classical in a London type of way. They do have a few regional and Reserva items in stock but you need to ask as not everything is on display. They also have a custom blend that is made specifically for them by a Cuban master roller

Ritz lounge is for anyone who wants to go back in time and pretend that they are Sir Churchill for a few hours. You are treated like royalty or at least a high ranking aristocrat and the whole place has a feel of a high end social club, and since pricing is not even displayed my guess is you need a fat stack. Selection is limited and very high end. They also have a few blends that are made specifically for them and come in their own humidor that is impeccably crafted and decorated.

Tomorrow I hope to visit the original James J Fox - which I am told is like a cigar museum, Davidoff and Dunhill which are all conveniently located within 100 or so feet of each other on St James street
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So far I tried a few local beers and not impressed. But Even though Englishmen do like to drink beer I think the best beers are from other European countries like Germany, Belgium, etc
Some truth there, especially about the Belgian and German beers.
But you should really try some of the better British beers and not just what everyone is drinking. And if you can find it, DO try McEwan's Scottish (or Scotch) ale. I assume they still brew it--used to be my fave until they quit importing it into the USA. Too alcohol strong for our delicate little sensibilities, maybe. 8% ABV is all, so maybe it just got unprofitable to import here.

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Final day in London allowed me to visit 2 of the best cigar establishments on this trip.

Dunhill shop on st James street was just ok - so I will leave it that

Davidoff was amazing: great selection some of the more rare ccs that you can find including Cohiba grand reservas. Of course the pricing is very high. Service is unbelievable so I highly recommend at least a visit there.

The last stop was the best. Original James Fox store has a royal family endorsement for a very good reason. It has been there for quite a long time has an amazing selection and a beautiful lounge where you get complimentary coffee service to enjoy your cigars. And perhaps the crown jewel of the store is its cigar museum on the lower level complete with centuries old cigar exhibits complete with the chair which belonged in its lounge specifically mean for Sir Churchill himself.

Once again service is awesome and selection is unbelievable : ex they have grand reservas, some of the rarest ccs you can think off including Davidoff dom Perignon from 1970s

Honestly I was lost for words.

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