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    As you might have guessed I’m in Andorra skiing with my daughter these days.

    Before we dig into the cigars, be adviced that SPANISH regulation say you can bring 75 sticks into Spain from Andorra, - I haven’t yet crossed back into Spain, but I believe customs to be quite fierce.

    There are 4 “major” shops in La Vella: 2 Cigarshops, 1 la Casa Del habano and les 1000 Pipes. Furthermore there are two shops in Pas de la Casa on the French border, 1 Cigarshop and I can’t remeber the second one, this second one also has a shop in Encamp.

    So here are a few facts of the moment, that of course may change from day to day:

    Cubans are the cheapest outside of Cuba, period
    The shops are all pretty small, but have good regular stock
    Regular stock is there in abundance, even 50 cabs
    Cohiba is there in abundance, and they just got loaded with huge Siglo VI 2018 stock
    EL’s are scarce- no Talismans, Soberanos, and even La Trovas (LCDH)
    LCDH’s, hmm the regulars, but as I said no La Trovas, no Escogidos etc.
    NO RE’s from outside Andorra
    Quite a lot of Andorran RE stock. Most are still here in abundance - some as you know has 3-5 years on them
    No vintage stock (to my knowledge) I didn’t check every box, but I asked all over and the answer was a shake of the head
    There are a few caves in some of the big duty free stores, but they didn’t have much, but you might be lucky
    @PeeJay, a LOT OF Opux X and special collection boxes too

    Tip: if you want to come to shop only for cigars and more than 75 sticks/person, book a small place to stay in Seu d’Urgell and go back and forth as many times as you want - you can shop the whole bugger load in la Vella in the morning and have it all stored in the shop and go back and forth -I’d say you could do 4 trips in a day. Good luck hauling

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    Great review Henrik....pretty much the same when I was there two years ago. The place had been picked clean.

    I was there about 6 years ago and the streets were paved with gold...books, rare humidors (Montecristo, Cohiba), RA898, Bolivar Lonsdales, Partagas Lonsdales, RyJ PoW, 50 cabinets ...all of them !

    Still, it's a great place to visit and the prices! Oy, Oy, oy

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    Hmmm...easyjet to Andorra? Or maybe a road trip.
    David

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    Once you've assembled your stash in Seu d’Urgell, don't you then have an issue Spain to UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybaldy View Post
    Once you've assembled your stash in Seu d’Urgell, don't you then have an issue Spain to UK?
    Not unless Britain has left the EU in the mean time I guess .

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    Ah, the EU. I remember that thing. Didn't it have a song contest or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by puff o'wind View Post
    Ah, the EU. I remember that thing. Didn't it have a song contest or something?
    What the one with Israel and Australia in it?
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    I think I may finally have this CAD under control...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ha_banos View Post
    What the one with Israel and Australia in it?
    The EU with Australia in it might have made it fun!

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    Bit late on this one but out of interest how do prices compare rough percentage on Cuba prices or off UK retail?

    I guess that varies massively but this seems interesting and I like the occasional trip to Barcelona so why not hop across!

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    Well the UK is just criminal. A bit like petrol. An amazing situation...petrol flows from holes in the ground and cigars grow on trees*...so the UK adds an eye watering tax. What next, light, air, bedrooms,?

    * Yes, yes i know...
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