Why La Casa Del Habano Knutsford is a Must-Visit for Cigar Aficionados

I recently found myself back at La Casa Del Habano in Knutsford, and let me tell you, the second visit was every bit as satisfying as the first. My initial trek to this cigar haven was in 2019, and it left quite an impression. From the wide selection of authentic Cuban cigars to the expert advice from the staff, it’s no wonder I was eager to return.

For those who might not be familiar, La Casa Del Habano (LCDH) is a global chain specializing in Cuban cigars. These stores are authorised by Habanos and have the benefit of being able to stock LCDH cigars.

LCDH Edition cigars are exclusive Cuban cigars sold only at La Casa del Habano (LCDH) stores, a franchise with 140 locations worldwide. These cigars feature unique blends and shapes, distinguished by a secondary red band with the Casa del Habano logo. They come from top Cuban brands like Partagas, Ramon Allones, and Romeo y Julieta, and are released annually to LCDH stores.

The Atmosphere

From the outside, La Casa del Habano in Knutsford appears modest in size—a small storefront that belies the richness of the experience within. As you step through the door, you’re greeted at the front desk by Andrew, the store manager, whose expertise instantly sets the tone for what’s to come. Around this area, you’ll find a diverse selection of pipe tobacco, cigarillos, and an extensive range of spirits.

But that’s just the beginning. Venture a bit further, and you’ll enter the walk-in humidor—a veritable sanctuary for any cigar lover. Nestled behind this humidor is another hidden gem: Andrew’s curated collection of rare and vintage wines. If wine is your thing, this is where you can select something truly exceptional.

For my latest visit, though, I was there for the cigars. The one that caught my eye this time was the Ramon Allones Superiores, part of the exclusive LCDH Edition range.

Now, let’s talk about the crown jewel of the store: the upstairs sampling lounge. Imagine walking into a space that feels more like a cozy living room than a commercial establishment. With its fully carpeted floors, warm decor, and an abundance of natural light streaming through the windows, it’s a space designed for savouring and relaxation. If you prefer a more subdued atmosphere, blinds are available to dim the natural light.

As you ascend the stairs to this inviting space, your attention is immediately drawn to a massive cabinet on the right-hand wall. It’s stocked with an impressive array of high-end, rare, and vintage spirits. This isn’t just a lounge for sampling cigars; it’s also a haven for spirit aficionados.

Whether you’re here to enjoy a cigar, like the LCDH Editions, or simply to soak in the comforting ambiance, the sampling lounge offers a level of comfort and luxury that truly sets this Knutsford store apart. It’s not just a store; it’s an experience—one I highly recommend to anyone passionate about cigars or spirits.

The Service

If you’re looking for knowledgeable and attentive service, La Casa del Habano in Knutsford doesn’t disappoint. The staff here are well-versed in the world of cigars and are eager to assist, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned smoker. After helping you make your selection, their attentiveness continues in the upstairs sampling lounge, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
What stands out is the genuine interest the staff have in helping you get the most out of your visit. From recommendations to answering questions, their approach is both helpful and unobtrusive. In short, the team at this Knutsford location contributes to a satisfying and informative experience without the unnecessary frills.

The Humidor

The walk-in humidor at La Casa del Habano in Knutsford is a highlight of the store, notable for both its size and the range of cigars it offers. As you’d expect from an LCDH store, there’s a good variety of LCDH Edition cigars. However, what makes this place exceptional is the availability of Cuban cigars that have been hard to find or out of stock for years. Notable examples include limited editions like the 2015 Ramon Allones and the Partagas Lusitanias, as well as a range of Cuaba cigars.

What’s particularly noteworthy is the fullness of the shelves. Stock levels are an important factor in stores like this, especially those specializing in Cuban cigars. In the past, there’s been concern about the availability of particular brands and editions, often due to export limitations or high demand. Seeing the shelves so well-stocked not only assures you of the breadth of options but also indicates a well-managed inventory. It’s a sign that you’re likely to find something special, whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or someone new to the world of cigars.

Address:
10 Minshull St,
Knutsford
WA16 6HG

Hours:
Monday – 10 am–6 pm
Tuesday – 10 am–6 pm
Wednesday – 10 am–6 pm
Thursday – 10 am–6 pm
Friday – 10 am–6 pm
Saturday – 10 am–6 pm
Sunday – Closed

Phone: 01565 650280

Website: https://www.lcdhcigars.uk/

 

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