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Day four consisted of a journey over to General Cigar factory and specifically to learn about the upcoming release from La Gloria Cubana. It was a wonderful morning hanging out with the General Cigar team and hearing about all the exciting things coming down the pipeline.

This afternoon I participated in my first cigar smoking competition for the Cigar Smoking World Championship. There are numerous rules but among the many are that you can only use two matches to light your cigar, and you can’t let the ash drop for the first 40 minutes or you get penalized. I thought I would last for 10 minutes at best, but I made it 48 minutes and in the top 16. It was quite the experience and I’ll be writing more about this competition in the coming weeks.

The White Party followed and it’s always so cool seeing a sea of white but man, there was so many people and it got a bit crowded. But the food was delicious and the friends numerous so overall it was a great night.

Here’s some photos from today and yes, they are completely unedited.

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Yuri Guillen, operation manager at General Cigars, posing next to a Spanish press at the La Gloria Cubana section of the factory.
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La Gloria Cubana rolling room
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The General Cigar tour
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Cigar Smoking World Championship founder Marco Bilic and last year’s world championship winner from Germany.
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Winning takes patience and determination
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The room of champions…or one
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Getting some tips
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Cigar Smoking Championship
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The Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración where the dinner was held.
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What greeted us at the White Dinner
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One of the items to be auctioned off tomorrow

For a recap of last year’s festival, check out this video:

For more, check out our full guide to ProCigar, and check out our recaps of day one, two, three, and five.

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