If you haven’t heard the name Hamlet Paredes there’s a very good chance you’ve never been to Cuba. A well known and regarded Torcedor in the Cuban cigar market, Hamlet left and came to the US with his family in November.
He started by working at the Rocky Patel Burn lounge in Florida. Now he has a new cigar line coming out in September called the Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes.
You can check out my interview with him here:
Here Hamlet has been rolling oversized Culebras all day long.
This is the rolling table set up in the Rocky Patel booth. He was surrounded by mesmerized people from open to close every day.
Here’s a shot of Hamlet’s favorite vitola, the Salomon.
The Tabaquero has a Nicaraguan filler with half a Mata Fina Brazilian binder, and the other half Mexican binder, with a Mexican San Andreas wrapper.
It will be available as a Robusto, Corona, Robusto Grande, Toro and a Salomon.
Look for the Tabaquero in stores in September!
Here’s a video of Hamlet rolling a pipe cigar at the booth. Unfortunately we didn’t have audio for this segment but you should enjoy his technique.