Upcoming – Cuban cigars & Caribbean Rum at the Bluebird

It’s that time of year again. That’s right, it’s time for the Bluebird’s summertime cigar extravaganza! Last year, Penny, manager of the Wine Cellar at the Bluebird put on a fantastic evening of fine aged Cognac and Cuban cigars (read about last year’s event here). It was held in the lovely patio of the Bluebird restaurant and was a great success and a lot of fun! This year, Penny has pulled out all the stops and is featuring Caribbean rum along with one of my favourite cigars, the Partagas series D no. 2. The event will kick off with a rum cocktail on arrival followed by a tasting of 4 premium rums: Chairman’s Reserve Golden Rum from St. Lucia, one of the leading golden rum distillers from the Windward Island of St.Lucia, the distillery was founded in 1932 by the Barnard family. It’s a double distilled pot still and column still rum for a refined and smooth lash… Elements 8 Rum is another St. Lucian, this one made up of 8 distinct elements blended together to create this super premium rum from a family that’s been producing rum for over 120 years. Trois Rivieres Rum, this one hails from the nearby island of Matinique, this is a smooth, fruity rum aged in oak barrels, sounds promising! And lastly, the Diplomatico Rum, a slight change of place for this one,whilst we’re still in the Caribbean, we’ve now moved onto Venezuela which is known for their quality rums. This one comes from Destilerias Unidas which has been producing top of the line rum for 45 years. All the rums will be paired with Galler ‘Elements’ Chocolates which are exceptional Belgium choccies developed by Jean Galler and his team of chocolatiers. We’ll also be able to puff on a freshly rolled Partagas throughout the evening. Light snacks will also be included, which you’ll be able to munch on whilst watching the live demonstration of the fine art of cigar rolling. So, 5 rums, fine chocolates, one Cuban cigar and light...

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Upcoming Bluebird Cigar and Cognac Tasting

The Bluebird Wineshop in Chelsea had become one of my favourites because of their great winetastings and Penny Johns, the manager has come up with a great list of tastings for the Autumn. This Wednesday, Sept 10th, she is hosting a Fine Cognac and Cigar tasting in the courtyard of the Bluebird Restaurant. Amanda Laden from Delamain Cognac will be on hand to conduct a blind tasting of 3 premier cognacs along with Dan Pink from Hunters and Frankau, cigar importers, who will talk us through the cigars. Dan is also bringing along a cigar roller for a brief demonstration. It should be a fun and informative evening. Tickets are still available click here for more information. I love a good Cuban cigar, I got a nice box of Montecristos in duty-free last weekend coming back from Spain, so I can’t wait for this tasting. The following week, Finca Sophenia of Argentina will be giving a tasting of their range on Friday, 19th of Sept. Monday, 22nd Sept. sees the Vidal Winery, located in Marlborough, NZ on hand and the very next day, 23 Sept. Cillar de Cillos from Ribera del Duero, Spain, will be tasting through their latest offerings and may even have a few surprise vintages to taste. For more information visit Penny, either in person – if you’re here in London, or at the Bluebird wineshop website. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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