If you follow the Cuban cigar industry, you've heard of Hamlet Paredes. For those who haven't: Hamlet, a star roller for Habanos S.A., in both the old Romeo y Julieta and Partagas factories, has spent the past few years traveling the world to host rolling events where he would craft custom blends using only the finest Cuban tobaccos. These blends have been chased worldwide and it's safe to say that there's more than just a cult following for Hamlet because his cigars are nothing short of absolute perfection.
And, he's now ours! After deciding to leave Cuba he came to the US and began working at Rocky's BURN cigar bar in Naples, FL. It didn't take long until he was rolling around on Rocky's piles of tobacco (we envision him diving in a la Scrooge McDuck and his money pit) with thoughts towards blending a new cigar, this time with non-Cuban tobaccos that he had never before had a chance to work with. Using a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Brazilian and Mexican binders and Nicaraguan fillers, Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes is a cigar unlike anything that has come from Rocky Patel and one which we are thrilled to carry. We don't think it's hyperbole to say that this is the best cigar to ever come from the Patel label... 'Nuff said!