A Dinner Among Friends, Part 4: The Smoke
The Guest List
For “The Smoke,” Andrew Luff, watch collector, long-time cigar smoker, and Watchonista CEO, wraps up the dinner with panache by finding the perfect cigar to match the after-dinner wine that lasts as long as our lively discussion.
Andrew Luff and I have shared many an evening smoking cigars after impassioned debates, and I thought he would be the perfect candidate to select the best after-dinner cigar for our gathering. And I was right because he chose a Cuban cigar that is not the easiest to get your hands on: the Trinidad Fundadores.
Measuring 7 ½” by 40 gauge, these renowned cigars, called Laguito Especial, were among Fidel Castro’s favorites. So much so that for decades he gave them out as diplomatic gifts and were the official cigar of Cuban embassies.
(Photography by Pierre Vogel. Video by Johan Corminboeuf)