Smoking Club Reception

Thursday 25th April 2013

For the third year, British American Tobacco hosted the Membership Committee's Spring Smoking Club event at Globe House, in Temple Place, London. It has always been great fun but this year we were blessed with wonderful weather, making the allure of the smoking terrace even greater than usual. Kingsley Wheaton, British American Tobacco's Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director welcomed us warmly, pointing out that the Group's performance is driven by its ability to meet the needs of its share of the adult smokers around the world, of whom there are over a billion.

Simon Chase of Hunters & Frankau then introduced us most eloquently to the cigar he had chosen for the evening before the team from Whyte and Mackay explained quite how well the Malt Whisky they had selected would complement it. This proved most happily to be the case and the Livery Company's Membership Committee, ably led by Roger Brookes, puffed and partied well into the evening with their guests. Apart from British American Tobacco, there were representatives from Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, the Society of Young Freemen and Women in Tobacco. The Master Painter Stainer, Adlerman Gordon Haines, was a most welcome guest of Immediate Past Master, Fiona Adler.