Food & Drink Awards 2018

Page 58 LUX 2018 Food & Drink Awards The Pipe shop is Edinburgh’s oldest family ran tobacconist. Have recognised this renowned establishment in our prestigious Food & Drink Awards we profile it to find out more and learn the secrets behind its success. Pipe Shop & Little Havana Cigar Store Best Tobacco Epicurean Retailer - Edinburgh Based at the bottom of Leith Walk, the Pipe Shop has been open since 1957 and to this day has one of the best selections of pipes and tobacco ranges in the United Kingdom. Although postal restrictions do not allow the firm to send tobacco products outside the U.K, the team can deliver to any U.K address within two days of receiving an order either through its website or over the phone. Clients can create an account on the shop’s website and brows a previous order and also call the shop’s knowledgeable staff for advice on similar blends and products. The shop offers an extensive range of smoking papers and accessories unmatched by anywhere in Edinburgh. Another feature that the team pride themselves on is the full-size walk in humidor. An extensive range of Cuban and New World cigars line the shelves and are kept at a constant 72% humidity, ensuring the cigars are in flawless condition. Customers relish being able to enter the humidor with one of the shop’s sales assistants and take their time to find out about the many lines that the team are versed in. In today’s market, an ever-growing range for New World Cigars have the most varied blends on the market, consistently rolled to perfection to prevent disappointment from plugged cigar. (a cigar that has been rolled too tight). To support clients in this area, the Pipe Shop has Box and Pocket Humidors which add a touch of class to any living space allowing clients to keep their cigars at optimum condition for any special occasion. The team even offer to prepare their cigar to smoke by using a cigar punch or cutter if the customer does not have one at hand. Ultimately, at the Pipe Shop guests can take step back in time and visit one of the last standing, proper Scottish Tobacconists. Thanks to its recently released website the shop looks set to enjoy many more years of success. Company: Pipe Shop & Little Havana Cigar Store Contact: Ruth Mackenzie Address: 92 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB, UK Phone: 0131 553 3561 Pipe Shop & Little Havana Cigar Store