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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: Philippines.

A: Excellent for short-filler cigars.

Q: Panama.

A: It was a disaster.

Q: Costa Rica.

A: Too small quantities.

Q: Brazil.

A: A very interesting ingredient for premium cigars. It should be below 17 percent of the cigar.

Q: What about shade-grown Dominican wrapper?

A: We at General Cigar wasted a hell of a lot of time. And wish anybody else the best of luck.


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