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Q&A: The Silent Legend

An Interview with Alfons Mayer, the globe-travelling tobacco buyer for General Cigar Co.
David Savona
From the Print Edition:
Morgan Freeman, Mar/Apr 2005

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Q: You like candela?

A: It depends how old it is. [Leaves his chair, comes back shortly with two candela cigars with more than 20 years of age.]

Q: Thank you…let's continue. Ecuador?

A: A good replacer for people who need wrappers.

Q: Connecticut broadleaf.

A: Strong and too native. Raw, ordinary, very difficult to have a bundle of cigars made from the same broadleaf.

Q: Dominican olor.

A: Smells like rotten eggs—and I am being nice about it.

Q: Peru.

A: Tumbe doesn't burn so it has to be Terra Poto. Great for short-filler cigars and an insult to premium.

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