St James’s Street has long been one of the most prestigious destinations for cigar lovers from across the globe. Furthermore, with its world famous tobacconists, clubs, hotels and bars, not to mention tailors, wine merchants, restaurants, hat makers, hairdressers as well as pretty much anything a gentleman of certain expectations may require, St James’s holds a long and well deserved reputation for taste and discretion.
Although several of the shops date back over 100 years, it is the re-launch of 1A St James’s that has been causing a stir most recently.
Located on the corner of St James’s Street and Pall Mall, 1A is situated in what used to be the Cocoa Tree Gentlemen’s Club. Within impeccable modern surroundings they offer a wide selection of cigars, including many rare classics, housed in a bespoke walk-in humidor, a sampling lounge, private keeps, a master blending room as well as a well balanced range of smoking accessories.
Robert Emery leads the team at 1A St James’s. He says that “1A St James’s offers a refreshing change from the traditional tobacconist and cigar retail specialist; we know that many people who have recently discovered a love for cigars are looking for a different style of service. They want to be able to walk in, relax and feel confident that they are getting the benefit of real expertise and established heritage, in a welcoming and informal environment combined with a modern yet refined setting”.
There are also plans to host regular sampling events in the store where cigars will be paired with rare premium drinks or with cocktails created exclusively by a mixologist. When these events are confirmed they will be listed on the events pages of this site.
We wish 1A St James a very warm welcome back to the world of fine cigars.