Cuban cigar and whisky tasting in aid of Lepra Boisdale of Belgravia – Monday 20th March 2017 at 6.30pm
This is a free event to Members in support of Lepra and their life changing work.
Romeo Y Julieta Wide Churchill cigar The Romeo y Julieta marque was established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. The brand is the Spanish name for Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Between 1885 and 1900, the brand won numerous awards at different tasting exhibitions (as still evidenced by the gold medals on the brand's logo). However, the brand truly bloomed after it was acquired by Jose "Pepin" Rodriguez Fernandez, former head of the Cabañas factory in Havana, and his firm, Rodríguez, Argüelles y Cia, in 1903. Being a very cosmopolitan man, Rodriguez constantly travelled across Europe and the Americas, actively promoting his brand, and entering his horse, the aptly named Julieta, in racing events across the world. As a result of his salesmanship, the brand became exceptionally popular around the world among wealthy customers, many of whom demanded personalized bands for their cigars. At its height, as many as 2000 personalized cigar bands were produced for customers.The flagship vitola of the brand is named in his honor, a long 7" by 47 ring gauge cigar known as the Churchill.
The Whisky - Amrut Indian Whiskey
Amrut Single Malt
Amrut Peated Single Malt
Production of alcoholic beverages is an ancient industry in India with a history that runs nearly parallel to the history of the nation itself. Formal recognition of it as an industry came in the mid-19th century during the British Raj. Amrut Distilleries Private Ltd is among the proud pioneers of the industry in independent India, having commenced operations in 1948, that is, just after Independence. From modest beginnings as a small blending and bottling unit under their late founder, Shri Radhakrishna Jagdale, Amrut Distilleries has, in the decades since, seen quantum improvements in the art of distillation of high quality malt and grape brandies.
Each day more than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment for leprosy – over 50 will be children. However, millions more are living undiagnosed with the disease today, leading to increasing damage the longer it’s left. Leprosy attacks and damages the nerves, causing people to lose the functionality in their hands and feet, and can eventually lead to blindness. But there is a cure. Through early diagnosis, education and support, Lepra’s purpose is to enable children, women and men affected by leprosy to take back control of their lives and overcome the poverty and prejudice disease brings. Lepra is a UK-based international charity working to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique. With increased awareness and support, Lepra can reach more people and achieve the global goal to beat leprosy. World Leprosy Day is 29th January.
Find out how you can help to raise awareness here.
ALL MONEY RAISED VIA TICKETS WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARITY. WE WILL ALSO BE TAKING DONATIONS ON THE NIGHT FOR THIS VERY WORTHWHILE CHARITY