English Market Selection
Masters of Havana Cigars

Masters of Havana Cigars

The Higher Certificate, developed by Hunters & Frankau, represents the most extensive & prestigious qualification within the UK Habanos market.

Luigi Scardi


Davidoff of London

35 St James's Street
St James's

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020 7930 3079 info@davidofflondon.co.uk www.davidofflondon.com

Passed: 13th October 2016

Master of Havana Cigars : Luigi Scardi

What do you enjoy most about working with cigars?

Serving the costumers and help them to choose the perfect cigar.

What first interested you in cigars?

The expression of satisfaction on the face of those who smoke cigars.

Do you remember your first cigar?

Indeed, I'll never forget the unpleasant experience that I had with a Partagas Serie P No.2. Nobody told me it was one of the stronger Cuban cigar and I smoked it with an empty stomach (never make this mistake especially with a strong cigar). But I didn't give up and I started to smoke something smaller and milder and so I accustomed my palate to the flavors and the nicotine.

What is the best piece of advice you have for someone just starting to smoke cigars?

Make sure you have time to smoke a cigar, even if is a Panatela!

What are your favourite three cigars?

Trinidad Reyes with a coffee, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 mostly after lunch and Ramon Allones Specially Selected after dinner

Has becoming a Master in Havana Cigars helped you in your profession?

Indeed, becoming a Master of Habanos helped me to feel more confident with the costumers.

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No.10 Manchester Street

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*There are also a number of Masters of Havana Cigars working in private members clubs that are not listed here.

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