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    See a lot of mention on here and to be honest donít really understand how these work.
    Can you enlighten me ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by pigpen View Post
    See a lot of mention on here and to be honest donít really understand how these work.
    Can you enlighten me ??


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    It just means a roll made by a non factory based roller. In Cuba virtually every lcdh has their own one or two rollers in house making sticks to sell.

    What would you like to know?


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    Most of the hotels in Havana have resident rollers who roll to request for customers, these are custom rolls. The good ones will roll any vitola the customer requires which is why you get everything from the extreme to clones of popular ones. Most of the rollers become reknowned and their produce usually carries their name such as Alex Glez, La China and Papo St Luis.
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    Wow, I had wondered how people seem to know them by just their first names.
    So you can specify the vitola, but how do you know about the quality of the tobacco used ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pigpen View Post
    Wow, I had wondered how people seem to know them by just their first names.
    So you can specify the vitola, but how do you know about the quality of the tobacco used ?


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    You know it will be Cuban but beyond that I don't know but their reputation hangs on the quality of their cigars so I would expect it to be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigpen View Post
    Wow, I had wondered how people seem to know them by just their first names.
    So you can specify the vitola, but how do you know about the quality of the tobacco used ?


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    Itís all to do with their reputation I guess not having a brand behind them, but I suspect we know as much about the tobacco quality as we do anything coming out of Cuba! But Iíve never heard any bad reviews of the well known rollers at least.

    Plus theyíre great to try fresh in Cuba


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    borrowed from some friends down under.... the source was a list produced by Matteo Speranza for Cigar Inspector and notes added by a moderator from that forum called Bundwallah

    its a few years old so no doubt there are some errors...


    • Alejandro Gonzalez Arias || Hotel Comodoro Cigar Shop at 3ra Ave. & Calle 84, Playa || Replaced Santos. Word is good on his sticks.
    • Leopoldina Gutierrez aka 'La China' || Partagas LCDH at Calle Industria #520, Centro Habana || Great personality, excellent roller. Get whatever you can. She can't roll as much as she used to.
    • Yolanda Medina || Hotel Melia Habana LCDH at 3ra Ave. between Calle 76 & 80, Playa || Classy lady. Piramides are her signature roll. Blends are on the sweet side.
    • Maria || Quinta y 16 LCDH at 5ta Ave. and Calle 16, Miramar || Unknown to me.
    • Amaury, and Reynol || Club Havana LCDH at 5ta Ave. between Calle 188-192, Playa || Worth the visit for his Monsdales alone. His new Robusto Largo is also a winner.
    • Reynaldo Gonzalez & Jorge || Conde de Villanueva LCDH at Mercaderes #202 corner of Lamparilla, Habana Vieja || Another master roller. Known for rolling monster sized cigars. Full bodied blends.
    • Juanita Ramos Guerra || Hotel Melia Cohiba LCDH, at Paseo Ave. between Calle 1 & 3, Vedado || Ask about her Elefantes. Short, chubby cigars, packed with flavour.
    • Milagro Morales || Hotel Nacional LCDH at Calle 21 & O, Vedado || Unknown to me, but a stop for a smoke here is a must.
    • Arnaldo Alfonso Ibanez || Hotel Palco LCDH at 146 Ave. between Calle 11 & 13, Playa|| Great old guy. Can do it all. I like his shaggy foot Lanceros myself.
    • Cueto || El Morro Castle. La Habana del Este, Havana, Cuba || Roller of the world's longest cigar (268.4 ft Guinness record).
    Last edited by Emaresee; 09-10-2019 at 08:37 AM.
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    i took a fancy to the idea of getting costom rolls when i firt joined the forum, 18 months down the line and im still none the wiser as to where they can be bought other than cuba, of course. I think i would rather spend my hard earned on branded. Unless they come recommended or im in cuba and have time to sample some then get an order in!

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    If in Cuba and youíre a cigar lover it should definitely be part of your trip to experience them though. Itís great being able to chat and watch as they roll your smokes and then can smoke straight away. Plus they tend to be very well priced for the standard Vitolaís at least.

    Theyíre a lot more strict with what you can leave the country though unbanded


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    Quote Originally Posted by puropunch View Post
    i took a fancy to the idea of getting costom rolls when i firt joined the forum, 18 months down the line and im still none the wiser as to where they can be bought other than cuba, of course. I think i would rather spend my hard earned on branded. Unless they come recommended or im in cuba and have time to sample some then get an order in!
    The best source was the Facebook groups before they banned tobacco sales.
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