A fascinating addition to Assouline’s bestselling Ultimate Collection, The Impossible Collection of Cigars envisions the ultimate humidor brimming with the most remarkable cigars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the most prestigious makers. Like the pop of a Champagne cork, the flick of the lighter or the strike of the match and the first draw of smoke are synonymous with celebration, relaxation and camaraderie. A luxurious pause from the surrounding world, an exceptional, hand-rolled cigar has cemented itself as a civilized passion and genteel hobby over the course of centuries.
The Impossible Collection of Cigars is a bid for readers to journey to the fabled Cuban tobacco farms and get up close and personal with the torcedores (master cigar rollers) as they discover the world’s most commendable and coveted cigars. Considering the differences and attributes of cigars like Nicaragua’s Padrón to the Dominican Republic’s Arturo Fuente and Davidoff of Geneva, Honduras’s Rocky Patel to the Bahamas’ Graycliff, and, of course, Cuba’s arsenal of legendary smokes, Sigmond’s is a list any connoisseur could only dream of.
Assouline presents a handcrafted special edition of The Impossible Collection of Cigars. Housed in a lacquer-finished box that holds real accessories to convert the clamshell case of the book into a truly functional humidor, this handcrafted special edition of The Impossible Collection of Cigars, limited to 250 copies, is produced by Compass Box and features hand-tipped cigar bands. A necessity for the most discerning of cigar connoisseurs, each purchase also includes a complimentary black “A” bookstand to display your book, and a humidor accessories pack containing two humidification elements and a hygrometer.
For more than a decade Compass Box has produced exceptional private-label cigar accessories for some of the world’s best-known epicure luxury brands: single-malt Scotch whisky houses Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and The Dalmore; Rémy Cointreau, the maker of Louis XIII Cognac; and boutique cigar makers Rocky Patel, La Palina, and Alec Bradley—among many others. Now, for the first time, Compass Box has put its name on a lacquered, hand-finished humidor for Assouline, to accompany its special limited edition of The Impossible Collection of Cigars.
The non-uniform effect in the middle of the book can be attributed to the handcrafted nature of our Impossible Collection series
Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection
Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.