Ep. 0001: Hamlet Paredes on success in Cuban cigars and starting over in the land of the free

Hamlet Paredes smokes a 25th Year outside Burn, Rocky Patel's Naples, Florida cigar bar.

Hamlet Paredes smokes a 25th Year outside Burn, Rocky Patel's Naples, Florida cigar bar.

In this first episode of the Cigar Snob podcast, we head to Naples, Florida for an interview with Hamlet Paredes, the blender behind Rocky Patel products like Tabaquero and Hamlet 25th Year.

Hamlet told us all about how he got into the cigar world, why he ended up a globetrotter representing the Cuban cigar monopoly, and how that experience led to his leaving Cuba to make cigars with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars.