Congratulations to Lucille Carter of the Churchill Bar & Terrace at the Hyatt Regency, London. She is the most recent person to pass the Higher Certificate and become a Master of Havana Cigars.
Lucille has joined a very exclusive club as she is now just the 25th person to pass this exam, since it was first launched in 2013, and is only the third woman to hold this position.
The Higher Certificate exam is considered to be the most formidable and comprehensive Havana cigar exam in the world. It covers all aspects of the Cuban cigar industry including the cultivation of the world’s finest tobacco, Habanos brands and vast array of vitolas (sizes), as well as cultural and historical topics such as the US Trade Embargo and UK legislation.
Candidates are also expected demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of how to recommend and serve Habanos.
Anyone wearing the sterling silver Master of Havana Cigars badge can be assumed to be among the most expert and knowledgeable people working in the UK Havana cigar scene.
To learn more about the Higher Certificate, please click here.
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