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Company

Mark's Club

Position

Director

Index

Cigars

Spear's Black Book

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Consultancy

Asset class

Cigars

Sector focus

Tobacco and Tobacco Products

Profile

Darius Namdar

Description

The lead cigar sommelier of the Birley Clubs has made headlines for winning the annual ‘world cup’ of Havana cigars in Cuba against its local champion. The feat, which took five months to complete, has turned Darius Namdar, the director of Mayfair’s Mark’s Club, into one of 33 cigar masters in the world. The former financier trained in hospitality at The Wolseley, moving to Chiltern Firehouse to become its head maître d’. He opened the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, before becoming director at the Mark’s Club in 2015. Namdar has also been invited to become the cigar sommelier at Annabel’s. The best advice the guru has given an amateur smoker? ‘You don’t smoke the band too.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Cigars

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