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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
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Bachelor’s Lounge, The Resort’s Very Own Speakeasy Cigar Lounge, Offers $2,000 cigar, “His Majesty’s Reserve”
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – August 31, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has partnered with Fumar Cigars, the industry leader in legendary cigar programs, to feature the most expensive cigar in the world, His Majesty’s Reserve Gurkha, at the premier on-property cigar speakeasy, Bachelors Lounge. His Majesty’s Reserve is a rare and special cigar famous for not only its unique taste, but its stately price of $2,000 per cigar.
Made in the Dominican Republic, His Majesty’s Reserve cigars are aged tobacco leaves rolled into a fine cigar before adding a full shot of 40-year-old Louis XIII Remy Martin Cognac into each of the luxurious smokes. The blend is comprised of an 18-year Connecticut Maduro wrapper with 12-year-old Dominican binder and fillers. Kaizad Hansotia, the founder of Gurkha Cigars, encased it in the best glass tube he could find and sealed it with rich green wax, making it the world’s most expensive cigar. The amazing aromas, as well as the taste of the cigar, are something not to be forgotten.
Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch can enjoy His Majesty’s Reserve cigar experience in the comfort of the resort’s very own Rocky Mountain speakeasy, Bachelors Lounge. A private indoor/outdoor lounge, exclusive to Founders Club members and guests of the resort, Bachelors Lounge provides the ultimate escape to relax and unwind with the finest of company and enjoy imported cigars along with signature spirits and a Sommelier-crafted wine list from around the world. Founders Club members can enjoy exclusive access to the Bachelors Lounge Cigar Concierge and Beverage Experts daily, along with receiving a humidor personally engraved for display in the cigar cave located adjacent to the entrance.
“We are very fortunate to have such a famous and rare cigar in our exclusive selection,” says Alexandra Kaplan, Bachelors Lounge Concierge. “300 boxes were made in 1999 and Bachelors Lounge has been given the privilege to hold the last of the original blend.”
In addition to a selection of fine imported cigars, a hookah experience with loose tobacco in seasonal flavors can be enjoyed. New to the menu, guests can also enjoy an innovative ‘Vaportini,’ Bachelors Lounge’s revolutionary twist on the classic Martini cocktail, allowing guests to consume the alcohol vapor through a straw. Bachelors Lounge also offers seasonal programming and classes such as the popular “Sip and Smoke Series” and “Après Beer and Cheese Class.”
Bachelors Lounge accommodates year-round seating in a warm, relaxed setting. Outside seating provides stunning vistas and views of the surrounding mountains and forest, while inside guests may warm themselves by the modern gas fireplace. The sleek, contemporary indoor lounge with modern fireplace lets guests experience handcrafted cocktails, signature spirits and light dining, and an outdoor covered and heated area serves as a smoking lounge around a fireplace.