Situated on St James’s Street in London, the store was completely re-designed and rebranded as Dunhill Tobacco of London in 2014 to offer a contemporary space to explore tobacco blends and fine cigars.
Commenting on the award, cigar expert Robert Emery who leads the team at 1A St James’s, said: “We were in some highly esteemed company, our fellow nominees represent the very best in cigar retailing in the UK.
“This makes it all the more significant for us that our plans for delivering a different style of service for today’s cigar and tobacco lovers have been appreciated.”
He continued: “1A St James’s offers a refreshing change from the traditional tobacconist and cigar retail specialist: we know that many people who have recently discovered a love for cigars are looking for a different style of service.
“1A St James’s Street sets itself apart as an exclusive location to sample the world’s finest cigars. Rest assured, our customers feel confident that they are getting the benefit of real expertise and established heritage, in a welcoming and informal environment combined with a modern yet refined setting”.
Among the lavish offerings at 1A St James’s are a cigar sampling lounge, a humidor room housing one of London’s finest selections of cigars, a wall of private humidors, a Master Blending room, and a range of quality tobacco accessories.