Smoking Club – James J Fox, St James’s

Wednesday 1st December 2021

A few hours after Rolf’s birthday lunch, I returned to St James’s for the latest Smoking Club evening, held at James J Fox. This was great fun – organised by Assistant Stephan von Schilling and Rob Fox and run by Rob’s excellent staff. We were presented with a Hoya de Monterrey Double Corona which, at 7 5/8”, is an enormous cigar – far too big for me. We also sampled some Drambuie, both the regular one and a rare and distinctive 15 year-old with a base of Speyside malts. There was a good mixture of old hands, new members of the Company, and a number of potential new recruits, all of whom seemed to be enjoying themselves; a number of our newer friends went out of their way to let me know how much fun they had had and how keen they would be to join us. That, after all, is the purpose of these events, and so congratulations, and thanks, to the Membership Committee.