Cuban Roller Makes Longest Cigar
Fifth Guinness Record For Cigar RollerNovember 25, 2011. Jose Castelar Cairo is not new to Guinness World Records having won four prior awards. The Cuban roller known as Cueto, has rolled a record setting cigar of 81.80 meters. At 268 feet 4 inches the cigar is nearly the length of a football field.
This attempt eclipses the previous record of 148 feet 9 inches set in 2009.
Cueto, 67, has set the record four previous times and feels it is a matter of national pride for Cuba, producer of the world's finest cigars, to keep it.
"It has to be in Cuba always because Cuba is where the best tobacco in the world is," he said.
Cueto, who has been rolling cigars since age 5, started work on the current cigar on April 25 and had help from several assistants.
The length of the cigar was verified by Rhys Patrick of the British embassy in Havana and accpeted by Guinness Book of World Reoords this past week.