Posted on 25th Mar 2020
** Update 1st of April. The website is still operating as normal. Orders may take a little longer to receive as the Royal Mail is experiencing delays or 1 to 2 days in some areas.
Our website is open as normal, we will carry on shipping orders as long as the Royal Mail keep operating and our staff of 3 are healthy. We have extreme hygiene process in place. We would like to wish everyone well in these difficult times. Please be patient if your order is slightly slower than normal or the phone is engaged. Unfortunately our retail stores are currently closed until further notice.
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Brazil for a “Journey of Discovery” and an insight to Ritmeester’s tobacco world!! Ritmeester are behind some of the best miniature cigars on the UK market. You might be familiar with their products such as Royal Dutch Cigarillos, Royal [...]
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