HOLY SMOKE – AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL CIGAR BOUTIQUE MAKES €379,000 SALE
Someone must really love smoking as a passenger has just spent €379,000 on a unique humidor and some Cuban cigars at the Exqusite boutique at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
More specifically they have paid the money for a unique Cohiba 50 Aniversario Humidor and its accompanying cigars after a visit to the high end spirits and cigar boutique shop and certified “Habanos Specialist” at Amsterdam Schiphol.
The outlet is operated by Schiphol Airport Retail, a joint venture between Gebr Heinemann and the Royal Schiphol Group.
According to Schiphol Airport Retailo, the humidor is a special edition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Cohiba; a unique and unrepeatable series of just 50 humidors with 50 Habanos each, all individually numbered.
The vitola Cohiba 50 Aniversario (60 ring gauge x 178 mm length) is the first in the Habanos portfolio with a 60 ring gauge, especially designed for the 50th anniversary celebration.
In this No.10 humidor, all 50 cigars are numbered from 451 to 500. This edition is presented in an exclusive luxury cabinet, lined in authentic Cuban tobacco leaves covered in 24-carat gold.
The case is made of different precious woods, including Makassar ebony, sycamore and Guarea Cedrata or Scented Guarea.
The humidor also includes a range of accessories inside designed for the occasion, including a travel humidor for five Habanos, a handmade leather cigar case and an ashtray made with the same marquetry technique as used on the exterior and finished in fine Armenian obsidian.
The cabinet also contains a device that allows its owner to follow the temperature and humidity conditions in the humidor directly on their smartphone or tablet.
“All these details make this cabinet humidor a real piece of art, memorable and unique, for the brand’s most exclusive enthusiasts,” enthuses Simon Asmus, managing director of Schiphol Airport Retail.
“Our customers know they can rely on the Exquisite store as a destination for the discovery of the world’s best and rarest cigars. The sale of the Cohiba 50 Aniversario Humidor underlines this fact.”
Rüdiger Stelkens, director for purchasing, liquor, tobacco, confectionery and fine food at Gebr Heinemann, adds: “The humidor represents a perfect example of creating a powerful product that promotes innovation, luxury and distinctiveness in the travel retail environment.”