Around the World in 80 Cigars Book by Nick Hammond


Nick Hammond has travelled the world over the last 25 years, writing for publications such as Country Life, The Daily Telegraph, FT How To Spend It, Cigar Journal, Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, Fieldsports, The Resident and dozens more across the globe. Writing on luxury and travel, food, drink, hotels and cigars, he also spent several years as a newspaper reporter and was the inaugural winner of the Spectator Cigar Writer of the Year Award. One of the world’s most respected cigar writers, Nick’s close knowledge of the cigar world has led him to major cigar-making nations such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic and he is the author of Cinco Decadas – the story of Nicaragua’s oldest cigar, commissioned to celebrate 50 years of the Joya de Nicaragua factory. His work is sought after in high-end publications across the world for its evocative imagery, colour and wit.

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Around The World In 80 Cigars – The Travels Of An Epicure is a cigar book like no other.

Renowned auther and cigar writer Nick Hammond is probably well known to you all; he’s been a columnist for Cigar Journal for many years, was the inaugural winner of the Spectator Cigar Writer of the Year Award back in 2013, pens cigar and luxury articles for publications around the world and has long been a supporter of the UK cigar trade in general.

His new book charts a quarter century of his life as a roving reporter; a compendium of weird, wonderful, poignant and poetic stories which will amuse, entertain and inspire. As well as highlighting a host of cigars from every corner of the cigarmaking globe, Hammond takes us on a breathless tour of some of the world’s most amazing people, places and perspectives.

Ever wondered what it’s like to walk through a Bosnian minefield? Play tug of war with a Nile crocodile on the Limpopo River? Dive with Great White Sharks off South Africa, sail in a hot air balloon over Cognac or trek the rainforests of Borneo?

These, and many more remarkable tales, are retold with tongue firmly in cheek and each & every story is trailed by the waft of fine cigar smoke. A must read for the cigar man or woman and a wonderful gift from a thoughtful friend or relative, Around The World In 80 Cigars – The Travels Of An Epicure is a beautifully presented, luxurious hardback journal, featuring stunning original black and white hand drawings from renowned artist Sam Bridge and silk ribbon page marker.

Nick Hammond has pledged ten per cent of the profits from Around The World In 80 Cigars The Travels Of An Epicure to Fe y Alegria in Nicaragua. Faith & Happiness, as it is translated, is a Christian charity working on behalf of underprivileged children. In Nicaragua’s cigar capital of Estel, the charity runs a hugely important school giving local children many of whom may not otherwise stay in education much beyond their 12th birthday the opportunity to continue to study and build a better life for themselves and their families. Tor Imports has similarly agreed to donate £1 for every copy of Around The World In 80 Cigars purchased back to Fe y Alegria.


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