Hunters & Frankau have welcomed the first Cuban cigar roller of 2012 to the UK.
Señora Dilia Hernandez arrived in the country on the 8th May and is scheduled to attend various events and Habanos Specialists across Britain until her return to Cuba at the end of July.
Señora Hernandez has achieved the highest grade of torcedor (cigar roller), within the Cuban industry structure, it means she is capable of crafting any size or shape cigar within the Habanos S. A. portfolio.
She began her career in the cigar industry 20 years ago and has risen to the position of“Despalillo Chief” within the H. Upmann factory. It is within this part of the factory that wrapper leaves are stripped of their central vein and classified by their colour, size and quality before being passed on to the rollers. Naturally this position demands acute attention to detail, an in-depth knowledge of quality control requirements with a keen appreciation of the inherent qualities of Cuban tobacco.
Come down and visit Sautters to watch her roll genuine Cuban cigars and have the chance to purchase one for yourself. There will be a second roller arriving shortly after Dilia’s tour ends.