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Rumours from Havana: Romeo Grand Churchill is currently being rolled at El Laguito. 

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75 to 80 (of these behemoths) a day? All I can see is "wow"! 😲

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I have a nice box of MUO Monte 4 that I believe you said were from El Laguito. Very consistent and nicely rolled.....so far.

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They're from the 2018 festival. 450 humidors of 100. If a single roller is doing 75 per day, for a total of 4500 cigars... well... they have a full-time job for the next two years on this one.

The press release at the time had them at a slightly more palatable 56 x 190.

 

http://www.habanos.com/en/noticias/la-celebracion-de-su-20-aniversario-marca-el-intermedio-del-festival-del-habano/

 

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Would Winston dig the 58 RG?  That’s huge man!  I ate my words big time with the Mag 56 though.  With any luck I won’t get to try these and be tempted!

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Ughhh why 58 ring gauge....I don't want to smoke a salami ...hmm salami ...time for a snack 

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I wonder how many of these Melon will take home for himself... time to go to cuba in search of Melon

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Maybe so, nice story and nickname.

But I have seen these being rolled and stored at another factory only and never heard of them being anywhere near El Laguito.

Great cigar and a dream to smoke.

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1 hour ago, nino said:

Maybe so, nice story and nickname.

But I have seen these being rolled and stored at another factory only and never heard of them being anywhere near El Laguito.

Great cigar and a dream to smoke.

Possibly Nino.

Source from a mutual friend there yesterday ;)

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55 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

Possibly Nino.

Source from a mutual friend there yesterday ;)

Rob,

Just checking with "Deep Throat" at EL myself - will confirm as I get the facts on the story :whisper:

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9 minutes ago, nino said:

Just checking with "Deep Throat" at EL myself

Wow, not only are the cigars getting pornographic...........but the nicknames of the people making them too!? 

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60-85 - is standard factory norm for working day of roller in similar format.

At the same time, Grand Churchills does not require the skill of the highest category roller.

 

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Deep Throat confirms your story @Elpresidente

Gran Churchill was transferred to El Laguito for rolling like a month ago.

And I would think that for this Vitola, like for similar exclusive ones like the Roques etc., they would use Cat 9 rollers like "Melon"...

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With a name like Melon you know he's got to be bald. Or he has a huge gut.  He rolls them on his stomach. 😁

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41 minutes ago, bundwallah said:

With a name like Melon you know he's got to be bald. Or he has a huge gut.  He rolls them on his stomach. 😁

Or maybe he looks like Rodney Dangerfield.

 

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Rob...the ones that I have are 7 1/2 X 56, I don't think they are anywhere close to a 58RG. John

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Absolute brutal size. Sucks they're making such fancy cigars in such awful vitolas. 

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He rolls them on his stomach.

I remember an anecdote:
- Waiter! Why do I have hair in the cutlet.
"You see, sir, we have the best cook in town, but he's one-armed-he makes cutlets on his chest, and his chest is hairy...
Wild laughter of the client is distributed:
- I can't even imagine what is he using for filling with mincmeat inside the pepper!

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9 hours ago, nino said:

Rob,

Just checking with "Deep Throat" at EL myself - will confirm as I get the facts on the story :whisper:

:thumbsup:

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3 hours ago, JohnnyO said:

Rob...the ones that I have are 7 1/2 X 56, I don't think they are anywhere close to a 58RG. John

He may have had a slip of the thumb.

That's why it's called "Rumours" :rotfl:

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21 hours ago, El Presidente said:

:ph34r:

Romeo Grand Churchill is currently being rolled at El Laguito. 

58 X 192

The single roller is nicknamed Melon and he is knocking out 75-80 per day. 

 

etc155-38-2.jpg

Can confirm to be true. Here is a pic of them:

 

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