Importers & Distributors of the Finest Cigars
The Higher Certificate, developed by Hunters & Frankau, represents the most extensive & prestigious qualification within the UK Habanos market.
Adam Lajca
13th February 2015
Place of Work:
The Corinthia, London
Contact Details:

Whitehall Place



Telephone Number:
020 7321 3118
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 favorite 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.
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