English Market Selection
Masters of Havana Cigars

Masters of Havana Cigars

The Higher Certificate, developed by Hunters & Frankau, represents the most extensive & prestigious qualification within the UK Habanos market.

Adam Lajca


The Corinthia, London

Whitehall Place

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020 7321 3118 adam.lajca@corinthia.com www.corinthia.com

Passed: 13th February 2015

Master of Havana Cigars : Adam Lajca

What do you enjoy most about working with cigars?

Atmosphere and fact that cigars can bring people together regardless of their religions, race, status or the different points of view they may have. Knowing that it is hand crafted product which needs lots of skills and patience to be made.

What first interested you in cigars?

Firstly, it was curiosity how cigars are made, from planting seeds to resting in the box. There after pure pleasure of smoking hand crafted product, its aroma, construction and appearance.

Do you remember your first cigar?

It was San Cristobal de La Habana La Fuerza on my first visit to Cuba in 2006.

What is the best piece of advice you have for someone just starting to smoke cigars?

Try to estimate how much time you have to smoke and choose the right size. Try as many different vitolas as you can, start with light flavour cigars first. If you have the opportunity, try aged cigars. Take your time while you smoking, relax, enjoy.

What are your favourite three cigars?

San Cristobal de la Habana Torreon Cohiba Behike 52 Partagas Selección Privada 2014 Edicion Limitada

Has becoming a Master in Havana Cigars helped you in your profession?

Becoming a Master of Havana Cigars is a great privilege. You meet wonderful people, you share with them your knowledge and passion for cigars. You are aware you know a lot but you still want to extend your expertise.

Meet the Masters

Claudio Chesini

Claudio Chesini

No.10 Manchester Street

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Calum Conn

Calum Conn

La Casa del Habano (Chester)

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Maurizio Zatti

Maurizio Zatti

No.10 Manchester Street

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*There are also a number of Masters of Havana Cigars working in private members clubs that are not listed here.

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