The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Dinner and Vintage Cigar Auction 2013

The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Dinner and Vintage Cigar Auction 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30pm

Non members £250; Members £199 (Boisdale members please email Susanna Palmer to purchase tickets)

Bringing together cigar aficionados and celebrity cigar smokers from around the world, The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Dinner, founded by Boisdale, will be held in the lavish surroundings of Boisdale Canary Wharf on 19th November 2013.

Accompanied by some of the most highly regarded vintage wines and spirits, the inaugural event will celebrate the culture and heritage of the exquisite tobacco product over a jubilant banquet and vintage cigar auction.

The evening will recognise various aspects of the cigar world, with awards categories including cigar producers, retailers, cigar terraces and writers, culminating in The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year. This will be presented to a high profile individual with a complete passion for the pure enjoyment of cigar smoking, and a persona that exudes the stature, refinement and elegance of the great hand-rolled cigar. The celebrity winner will receive a humidor of rare cigars, and a beautiful JEANRICHARD wristwatch with a value of £15,000.


Devils on horseback, age prunes, Ayrshire bacon

Crostini of artichokes, salsa verde & pecorino shavings (v)

Atlantic prawn cocktail, soft quail’s egg

Fuente Opus X Cigar

Belvedere Vodka Martinis

Krug Grand Cuvee and Dom Perignon 2003


Diver caught Isle of Mull scallop, lobster & avocado ceviche, lime cured hand-reared, salmon, pickled cucumber, wild flowers

Los Vascos Chardonnay 2011, Colchagua Valley, Chile, Domaines Baron de Rothschild Lafite

Roast dry aged fillet of Aberdeenshire Angus beef, pithier of Claret braised oxtail, foraged mushroom & wood sorrel sauce, braised red cabbage, horseradish & apples, pureed potatoes 

Mouton Cadet Anniversary 2010, A.C Bordeaux,
Domaines Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Selection of Farmhouse British Cheese, home pickled walnuts, fresh pear & oatcakes

Blason de L’Evengile 2010, Pomerol
Domaines Baron de Rothschild Lafite

Coffee & petit fours

Fuente Opus X Cigar

Hennessy XO

Glenmorangie Lasanta