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Bye Bye Berta

Berta Corzo Thorp returned to Cuba on 16th December having conducted an exhibition tour of the UK and Ireland starting in September. Having spent nearly four months over here Berta now returns to her quality control position for Cohiba in the famous El Laguito factory in Havana and can finally escape the British winter.

Her tour encompassed residencies at many of the leading Havana specialists, appearances at private cigar evenings and even featured at the recent Poker Festival in Ireland.

During the tour it is estimated she rolled somewhere in the region of one thousand-five hundred cigars and produced cigars in practically every vitola. She passed comment on her surprise at the high number of people requesting Culebras – perhaps in part due to the publication of her rolling one on this website. To watch her in action click here.

Berta was the second Cuban cigar roller to come to the UK after Armando Risoto’s summer tour and both of them were fantastic ambassadors for their country, their industry and, above all, the art of the cigar roller.

There are plans already in place to bring two more rollers over to the UK next year although dates and schedules are yet to be confirmed.

Berta takes with her our sincere gratitude and best wishes for the future.

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