This weekend I'll be taking a short weekend trip to Amsterdam, as part of a stag do. Inbetween all the drinking, debauchery and possible cakes I'll be taking some timeout to visit two Cigar stores in this famous city.
Approximately ten to fifteen minutes from the hotel where I am staying, P.G.C. Hajenius looks to be one elegant place for a Cigar. If you have five minutes to spare, browse their website and take a look at some of the images of their store. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful interior for a good Cigar. Europe's oldest Cigar House, Hajenius was started in 1915.
Davidoff of Geneva
Out of the two Cigar stores, the Davidoff shop is the furthest away from the Hotel, and therefore could be difficult for me to get to during the weekend.
However, if I do get the chance, I will definitely try and fit in a visit, even if it's only for an hour or so.
El Rey de Mundo NL No. 1 - 2011 Netherlands Regional Edition
The other reason I have of visiting at least one of these Cigar stores is to purchase a box of the 2011 Netherlands Regional Edition, the El Rey de Mundo NL No. 1.
Petit Robusto in size, it will be interesting to find out whether this Cigar has any similarities to the 2009 United Kingdom Regional Edition, the Choix de L'Epoque... I'm hoping that the base flavour profile may be similar, but just more refined. I found the UK Regional Edition a little disappointing. Hopefully this one is better.
I'll let you know when I get back from Amsterdam, how it goes, and what Cigars I do decide to buy.