Once again a new world record has been set, this time at the Nordic leg of the CSWC, where contestants try to make their Cuban cigars last as long as possible.
Following the record that was set at the Swedish leg of the CSWC the event in Tallinn drew in a competitive crowd from different parts of the world, with Oleg Pedan from Russia setting the new WR with a cigar smoking time of 2 hours 47 minutes 45 seconds with second place going to Alexander Shagai and third place to Sergei Galevskii, both also from Russia.
The new record holder was elated with his victory and said:
“I came to the Tallinn Fine Spirits & Cigar Weekend with a good feeling and I hoped to improve on my previous best result. Breaking the slow cigar smoking world record came as a surprise to me, but I am extremely happy that I have once again succeeded. The competition cigar was a bit strange at the beginning, but as the time went by, the cigar went better and so did the time.”
Oleg is no stranger to victory in the competition. Last year he won in the slow cigar smoking world championships in Croatia, having achieved the best result at the Tallinn qualification tournament prior to that, with a time of 1 hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds. He has been touted as one to look out for in the future, with Tullio Liblik, Tallinn Cigar Club president and organizer of the Tallinn Fine Spirits & Cigar Weekend saying:
“We can say that Oleg Pedan, who has been smoking cigars for only the last two years, is a true rising star in the cigar smoking world, and I am pleased the conditions in Tallinn allowed a new world record to be set. As the organiser of the event, I am happy with this year’s results, because the Estonian slow cigar smoking competition, which has been organised for four years in a row, attracts both enthusiasts and serious aficionados as well as those who do not measure time in the competition, but simply enjoy good company.”
Visit Havana House and grab some Cuban cigars and practice your slow smoking skills this weekend.
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