Cuban cigar roller sets new guinness world-record
- Submitted by: manso
- Travel and Tourism
- 05 / 03 / 2011
Guantanamo (Solvision).- Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto) set a new Guinness World Record at noon this Tuesday, with a giant 70-meter long habano to be exihibited during the International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2011, at the Morro-Cabaña fortresses.
This unique habano, which goes through 12 vaults in Pavilion A of the ancient colonial fortress ––today World Heritage Site––, is undoubtedly the longest cigar in the planet, and therefore, it should be included in the Guinness World Records.
This Cuban cigar roller, best known as Cueto, has achieved another four Guinness records: 11,04 m. in 2001, 14,86 m. in 2003, 20.41 m in 2005, and 45,38 m in 2008.
Last April 25, Cueto began to roll this entirely handmade Premium cigar using aromatic leaves from the westernmost Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, provided by tobacco farmer Hector Luis Prieto.
Prieto received the Habano Man Award in 2007, making him the youngest ever with this distintion, and is an excellent tobacco farmer form the municipality of San Juan y Martinez, in Vueltabajo, where the best tobacco in the planet is grown.
Cueto applied the same rolling techniques he uses for regular cigars so that if cut in several pieces cigar lovers be able to enjoy it.
This adventure required huge efforts form Cueto (67), who devoted many hours to achieve it, convinced that the “Guinness of the largest habano in the planet should always belong to Cuba”.
This event was sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, the Caracol Retail Store Chain, and the British embassy in Havana, who verified in situ the execution and magnitude of this giant cigar, testimony that will be included in the request for he inclusion of this habano in the Guinness World Records.