You might have noticed that several lines are out of stock on our website. We really apologise for this. We are in extraordinary times right now and are having difficulty in getting the stock ready and shipped over.
Boutique Smokes was Mike’s creation but he didn’t do it all alone. He chose Joe Berg, owner of Prod Designs to collaborate with on the website and brand design. Here's a bit more about the team behind the scenes at Boutique Smokes
With the current situation with Covid-19, we at Boutique Smokes have stepped up our hygiene practises whilst processing your orders for your safety and well being. Hands are regularly washed with antibacterial soap and hand sanitiser plus gloves are worn.
“Winner winner chicken dinner! Our 150th order competition has been won by Dan of Gillingham. He wins our all-in-one sampler pack (9 cigars) + 60gm 69% Boveda pack + Kafie 1901 sampler box (7 cigars) worth a whopping £115!
Thank you all so much for the support and great reviews we've received since launching. To say thanks we're going to run a competition where the person who makes our 150th order will receive a very special prize
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I'm Mike Choi, and I'd like to welcome you to Boutique Smokes, the UK centre for boutique cigar brands. What I set out to create with Boutique Smokes, is a personally curated selection of new boutique brands to the UK cigar smoker, that I put my reputation behind.