Hi I'm Mike Choi

I've been in the cigar industry for a number of years, working with Cuban and New World Cigars. In that time I've had the opportunity to try thousands of smokes, to really understand what works and what doesn't.

Find out here more about myself and my journey in creating Boutique Smokes

Here at Boutiques Smokes, you'll find my personal hand picked selection of what I've found to be the best Boutique New World cigars from across the world.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do

Our Brands

El Viejo Continente

El Viejo Continente means “The Old Continent” and the brand is owned by Master Blender Daniel Guerrero. Made in Nicaragua, the brand makes cigars that reflect the old world European cigar culture and has created a blend of tobacco that is rich and complex.

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Kafie 1901 Cigars

KAFIE 1901 Cigars was created for those that are looking for that classic, well-aged, flavourful cigar experience. All the tobacco is aged for a minimum of 3 years, and the brand was nominated in the best Honduran Cigars category in the 2019 Cigar Journal awards.

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Skull 77

These are not your typical light flavoured Costa Rican cigars, instead blending tobacco from 4 different countries. The cigars use the same blend for each vitola, and the band for each vitola has a little change to the Skull imagery that makes this brand stand out from the crowd. 

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Brand of the Month - Skull 77

Find out for yourself why we've picked Skull 77 as our brand of the month 

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Cigar of the Month

Our cigar of the month is the Kafie 1901 Cigars San Jeronimo Habano Natural Torpedo

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Every order sent out by Boutique Smokes comes “powered” by a Boveda bag. Boveda is the World leader in 2-way humidity control. We believe in sending the cigars with humidity control, just so the cigars arrive to you in the best condition and are smokeable straightaway.
The difference between Cuban and New World

The difference between Cuban and New World

Why did New World cigars emerge and why are they so different to their Cuban counterparts? The main catalyst was the Cuban Revolution instigated by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in 1960 and the ensuing Cuban Embargo declared by John F. Kennedy in 1962. This not only displaced many cigar producers to Miami and the Dominican Republic as they fled Cuba, but also created a demand for cigars not blocked by the Cuban Embargo.

New to cigars or just to New World cigars?

New to cigars or just to New World cigars?

Let’s start with, what are New World cigars? It’s a very broad and generic term which I call, any cigar brand not made in Cuba. They have been known as “non-Cubans” but, it is a term that I found quite negative and that using this term (subconsciously) made you think of these cigars as a lesser quality product. Instead, think of them as a different cigar proposition.