March 2017

  1. Cigar 101: Anatomy of a Cigar

    Cigar 101: Anatomy of a Cigar
    As part of our Cigar 101 series, we’ve already explored several crucial elements of a cigar: flavour, strength and size. The anatomy of a cigar is equally important. Sure, you don’t need to understand its ins and outs in order to fully enjoy a smoke; however, knowledge of a cigar’s components can help you navigate the world of smokes and...
  2. James J Fox Visit Cuba

    James J Fox Visit Cuba
    We thought we'd left the rain far behind in Gatwick, but just caught the tail-end of a heavy downpour which managed to disrupt the opening ceremony of the XIX Habanos Festival. Having cleared passport control and baggage collection in record time, we caught a taxi to our home for the week, a casa situated high above the Malecon with spectacular views, whilst still being a...
  3. Pairing Cigars and Whisky

    Pairing Cigars and Whisky
    Romeo and Juliet. Morecambe and Wise. Batman and Robin. Wine and Cheese. There are some pairings in life that simply make sense. A good glass of whiskey to accompany a long-burning smoke is one of them, as many patrons of JJ Fox will know. There is nothing quite like the relaxed feeling that a cigar in one hand and a...
  4. Montecristo Linea 1935 “Maltes”

    Montecristo Linea 1935 “Maltes”
    Origin: Cuba Vitola: Sobresaliente Dimensions: 6” x 53 ring gauge Strength: 4 out of 5 Enrobed in an oily Colorado, borderline-Maduro wrapper, this cigar presents a surprising complexity upon first puff. Some brown sugar sweetness toward the surface, but much leather, fresh earth and spice are further present to begin with. All in all, actually very similar to the 80th...
  5. The Gentleman’s Guide to 2017 Events

    The Gentleman’s Guide to 2017 Events
    At James J. Fox, we are no strangers to celebration! In fact, we have a jam-packed calendar, full of events that we would love to see you at. However, it is not just the events at our London store that you can get excited about. There are plenty of fun and exciting events up and down the country that would...
  6. Cigar 101: Flavours

    Cigar 101: Flavours
    Our Cigar 101 series aims to be a comprehensive guide to the world of cigars. After discussing the size and strength of cigars (as well as their anatomy), we are now turning our attention to the rich and complex field of cigar flavours. We are not referring to cigars infused with artificial flavour, but the natural taste of a good...

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