The cigar was rolled by Cuban cigar roller, Jose “Cueto” Castelar.
Castelar beat his own record on Friday for the world’s longest hand rolled cigar.
He created a 90-metre specimen in honour of former leader Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, which fell on Saturday, August 13.
Jose “Cueto” Castelar made the cigar over a two week period, helped by dozens of local workers.
The 90-meter long cigar was created in honor of the 90th birthday of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
Castelar’s cigar won him his sixth Guinness World Record on Friday with this largest cigar measuring 90 meters.
The cigar was created on the eve of former president and leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro’s birthday.
Worlds Longest Cigar To Honor Castro
Speaking after finishing wrapping up the cigar in his workshop in Havana, Jose Castelar said:
“The cigar is 90 meters long, in commemoration of the 90 years of our commander
“The best cigar in the world is Cuban, and I think the biggest cigar should be in Cuba.”
Jose Castelar, known as “Cueto,” is a famous cigar maker in Cuba, who has been fabricating one of Cuba’s signature products since he was 14.
Castelar already owns five Guinness World Records for the largest cigars. In 2001, he created a cigar that measured 11 meters, two years later he produced one at 14.86 meters.
By 2005, he finished a 20.41 meter-long cigar, and four years after that he made a 45.38 meter-long cigar. His latest world record had been a 81.80 meter cigar in 2011.
The 75-year-old artisan said it took him 10 days in which he put in 12 hour shifts on each day to finish the cigar.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, commonly known as Fidel Castro, born on August 13, 1926 marked his 90th birthday on August 13 2016.
Castro is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.