Cigars are damn-good celebratory companions, ready to congratulate you on a promotion, hole-in-one, or the birth of your first child. Now it’s time to return the favor, and celebrate the cigar; more specifically give a nod to the highly coveted Cuban cigar for its expanded legal status here in the states by rounding up the classiest cigar lounges around the globe.
The Obama administration’s relaxed restrictions on the Cuban embargo means Americans can fill their suitcases with as many cigars (and as much rum) as they’d like, so long as they’re bringing the goods back for personal use. Plus, you can bring Cuban cigars home from any country where they’re sold. As an ode to the Cuban, here’s a handful of solid places to smoke one—aside from the obvious choice that is your favorite leather chair, accompanied by a good scotch.
The Classiest Cigar Lounges to Smoke Your Stash of Cubans
1. The Cigar Terrace, The Wellesley, London, England
This luxury London hotel is worthy of every cigar aficionado’s must-visit list. To get to the remarkable lounge, you’ll first pass the Rolls-Royces parked out front waiting to shuttle guests around the capital city. More impressive, though: The hotel is home to Europe’s largest humidor, stocked with more than $2 million worth of cigars. At the Cigar Terrace, you’ll be in the capable hands of cigar sommelier Giuseppe Ruo, who makes treks to Cuba to source rare and vintage cigars. A cool aside: Artwork in the lounge was painted with tobacco leaves.
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