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Jonathan Ross Crowned Snow Queen Cigar Smoker Of The Year 2015

Posted on Dec 2, 2015
Jonathan Ross Crowned Snow Queen Cigar Smoker Of The Year 2015

Tues­day 1st Decem­ber saw Bois­dale of Canary Wharf hon­our both cig­ar afi­ciona­dos and celebri­ty cig­ar smok­ers from around the world at the high­ly esteemed Snow Queen Cig­ar Smok­er of the Year Awards Din­ner 2015.

Jonathan Ross was award­ed the ulti­mate recog­ni­tion of the night and was announced as The Snow Queen Cig­ar Smok­er Of The Year 2015, whilst leg­endary Hol­ly­wood actor and direc­tor, Burt Reynolds scooped the Snow Queen Life­time Cig­ar Achieve­ment Award.

The glam­orous evening, host­ed by Tom Park­er Bowles, saw the great and the good from tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ters through to politi­cians attend the cel­e­bra­tions, with guests includ­ing: Jonathan Ross and son Har­vey Kir­by, Burt Reynolds, Nan­cy Del­l’Ol­lio, Marc Sin­den, Andrew Neil, Julian Dicks and Cuban Ambas­sador, Her Excel­len­cy, Mrs Tere­si­ta de Jesús Vicente Sotolongo.

Before announc­ing the ulti­mate win­ners, Tom Park­er Bowles pub­licly con­test­ed last year’s run­ner up, Kelsey Gram­mer’s claim that his moth­er, the Duchess of Corn­wall had pinched his behind. Tom pro­claimed that the Duchess had said it to be a load of rub­bish” when he con­front­ed her, a con­ver­sa­tion he left open for Kelsey to dis­pute next year…

Jonathan was seen enjoy­ing cig­ars with Bois­dale own­er and awards founder, Ranald Mac­don­ald and host Tom Park­er Bowles, all eager­ly await­ing the arrival of their self-pro­fessed hero Burt Reynolds, who arrived just in time for din­ner to par­take in a live auc­tion in aid of the UK Youth Charity.

Ross and Reynolds went head to head in a stand off bid, ignit­ing the fire for guests to reach into their pock­ets and donate to the cel­e­brat­ed cause in time for Christ­mas. Mark Thom­son, UK Ambas­sador for Glen­fid­dich, host­ed the auc­tion, where lots includ­ed rare whiskies, expe­ri­ences and cigars.

As Burt Reynolds accept­ed his award, he recog­nised pre­vi­ous win­ner Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger’s achieve­ments, but quipped that he felt more recog­nised as a Hol­ly­wood peer as The Gove­na­tor has nev­er been nom­i­nat­ed for an Acad­e­my Award, unlike himself.

As well as being crowned the The Snow Queen Cig­ar Smok­er Of The Year 2015, Jonathan Ross also received a humi­dor of rare cig­ars, and a num­ber of stun­ning gifts from MON­TE­GRAP­PA, includ­ing wrist­watch, cuf­flinks and foun­tain pen.

Guest’s enjoyed a sump­tu­ous din­ner of expert­ly sourced Hebridean shell­fish and Aberdeen Angus Beef Fil­let, of which Bois­dale is famed for. Fol­low­ing din­ner, guests returned to Boisdale’s famous smok­ing ter­race to enjoy cig­ars per­fect­ly paired with the award win­ning Glen­fid­dich 15 and 21 Year Old Malt Whiskies, accom­pa­nied by the Cuban All Stars, who per­formed music from the Bue­na Vista Social Club songbook.

You can view images from the event by click­ing on this link.