Cuba can once again lay claim to producing the longest cigar in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The honour went to Jose Castelar Cairo, who was awared the title at a ceremony in Havana.
He has already recieved four similar awards.
'I am happy to receive a fifth prize from Guinness World Records and very proud. I am Cuban, one of the few Cubans that have a record. I think I am the only person with five,' said Cairo.
Officials declared that the cigar measures 81.8 metres.
Dianna Melrose, the UK Ambassador to Cuba, was full of praise for Cairo.
'To win a record once is quite something. To win it five times is truly extraordinary, and its a great tribute to his talent and to the wonderful product he's making, a beautiful Cuban cigar, which is the best in the world. I've been told that by all the connoisseurs, there is no cigar that's better.'said Melrose.
Cairo is confident the title will remain on the Island, saying 'the biggest cigar in the world will always be Cuban'.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Source: Sky News