Photography by Nic Wing
Londonist often likes to take a small dram to accompany a fine Cuban cigar. So, we were delighted to find that both can now be sourced in this hitherto barren quarter of the metropolis.
Robert Graham’s new cigar store is compact but perfectly packed with cigars and rare whiskies. Here you will find numerous rare whiskies. At the back of the store is a small but perfectly stocked walk in humidor containing a range of cigars that defies the limits of space. A few lucky regular customers have access to locked ‘keeps’ which means that they can keep their prized boxes of cigars in perfect condition allowing them to pop in to collect a few when they fancy. Good cigars mature like fine wine and will continue to do so for many years. Londonist is currently enjoying some fine Cuban Trinindad Fundadores which are now 12 years old.
Further expansion is planned with the next door shop having been recently purchased. There are tables and chairs outside; so having made your way out of the cigar dessert of the northern reaches of the city, it’s a great place to rest with your freshly purchased stogie.
Whisky and Cigars by Robert Graham is located at 4 Broadwell Parade, Broadhurst Gardens (NW6 3BQ). Visit the shop online at www.whisky-cigars.co.uk.
By Nic Wing