May 11, 2018
Sigari Maja is another classy cigar house Tallinn really has a knack for these. This one is located in a restored 16th-century building right on the main square, so easy to find for even the most spatially challenged of tourists. It looks tiny from the outside but inside is more spacious: enter the lounge and you’re hit by the rich aroma of the Davidoff’s they specialise in (it is actually sometimes referred to as Davidoff Sigari Maja or Davidoff Cigar House, which can confuse the unwary). The décor is part gentleman’s club, part aristocratic retreat: think lots of brick and stone, stuffed armchairs and a real working fireplace, all old school quiet elegance this is a venue that whispers its charms conspiratorially, confident there is no need for it to shout. Clientele tend to be wealthy politicians and bankers in Armani suits, sitting back on plush couches and Chesterfields talking business over brandy. (Note: the venue has an over 21 only policy, not that you’re likely to see anyone in there who needs to show ID, as it tends to unsurprisingly attract an older crowd. It’s also worth looking smart: rock up in your jeans and a backpack and you’ll feel extremely out of place). The shop section is open during the day and provides all the good things money can buy. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable without being intimidating, and are happy to advise the novice on what they should try , making the place a must visit for cigar lovers. Can we tempt you with a Cognac, anyone?