Previous Records

The followings are the present record holder & previous placed in the Guinness Book of Worlds Records...



November 21, 1994 - Madrid, Spain - the first attempt in record to make a odd size cigar, was Antonio Ravelo Villanueva, a cuban cigar maker living in Spain since 1971. He set the record with a cigar 2.35 meters (7 feet and 8 inches).


June 7, 1995 - Manuel Guzman, 70, a former university professor who began making cigars as a youth, got to work after hearing that a cigar made in Madrid, Spain, had set a record length of 2.35 meters (slightly over 7 feet, 8 inches). After five days of rolling, cutting and shaping, Guzman now claims a new record -- a cigar stretching 2.9 meters (9 feet, 6 inches). His cigar was on display at Havana's Cigar Museum.


Dec. 1st.1997 - William Collejo how recently (1996) rolled the world's longest cigar measuring 3.4 meters, it will have a place in the Guinness book of World records. Collejo, 66, made the amazing cigar in only four days in the Mario Alarcon Tobacco Factory in eastern Granma province(Cuba). And with his 50 years of experience in the art of cigar making, Collejo reiterated that the cigar was made with the utmost quality, like all the cigars the master cigar-maker rolls.


Feb. 2000 -Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto) get a new record with a cigar measuring 11.04 meters in Havana, Cuba Expo.


Nov. 2003 - HAVANA, CUBA (CNN) -Jose Castelar Cairo, he broke his own record with a cigar 14.86 meters long, and obtained the Guinness Worlds Record title.


February 2004 - HAVANA, CUBA (CNN) Jose Castelar Cairo, learned in early 2004 when his cigar was officially recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest cigar ever hand rolled. A cigar roller from Havana, Cairo made the record books by rolling the cigar to an ending length of 14.86 meters. With this achievement, he broke his own previously held records.But his lengthy creation is for viewing, not smoking. It's on display at Havana's Cigar Museum.


January, 2005 - Patricio Peña rolled the cigar -- measuring 62 feet, five inches (19.03 meters) -- at a vegetable market in Puerto Rico's capital in January and it has been hanging there in a plastic case ever since with a sign declaring it the world's longest. The sign doesn't lie, now that London-based Guinness sent him confirmation.


April 6, 2005 - Jose Castelar (Cuba) hand-rolled a cigar measuring 20.41m (66ft. 11.8 in) long at the Havana's Convention Centre, Havana, Cuba. Renowned Cuban cigar roller, Jose Castelar, has received a certificate recognizing a Guinness record for the longest cigar in the world, at 66ft. 11.8 inches (20.41m). He had previously established two marks in the famous record book when he rolled a 11.04 meters Havana cigar in 2000. Later, in 2003, he broke his own record with a cigar 14.86 meters long. Cueto established his latest record last year, during the Habano Festival that takes place every year in the Cuban capital.


November 18, 2006 - (Tampa, Florida USA) The longest hand made cigar measured 101 feet (30.78 meters) long was made by Wallace Reyes (USA), during the "Cigar Heritage Festival" in Tampa,on 18 November 2006. First time in the U.S.A.

The master cigar maker of Tampa received the Guinness title after assembling the "Longest Cigar in the World", in front of hundreds of people in the festival. The cigar weight 53.8, and was made with selected tobacco leafs from Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador with a cost in materials of over $3,500.00 US dollars. During the assembling of the cigar, Mr. Reyes was assisted by his wife Margarita, and around 14 specially train team of volunteers. Present in the event was the Major of Tampa, Hon. Pam Aorio, Arturo Fuentes, Sr., and many other city officials.

Also present assisting Mr. Arturo Fuentes, Jr. was the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce President Tom Keating and officer Dean Uno, Master Patrol Officer of the Tampa Police Department, they served as judges and witnesses. On December 18th of 2006 Guinness confirm the new world record.

At the end, took 76 hours and 36 minutes of work and (15 days),and also at the present time is the most expensive single cigar ever made $ 5,100.00 (US dollars), and a new world record.


February 15, 2007
- The longest cigar measures 41.2 m (135 ft 2 in) and was hand-rolled by Patricio Peña (Puerto Rico) and his team from Don Ray Cigars in Fort Buchanan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It took three days to the dominican cigar maker, resident in Puerto Rico, and his team to get the new record.


May 9, 2008 - HAVANA - With music, dancing and rum, Cubans celebrated on Friday the likely return of a record they consider rightfully theirs -- the world's longest cigar, to Mr. Jose Castelar.

At just over 148 feet 9 inches, the thick stogie stretched like a long brown snake through a room and out its front and back windows at El Morro, the old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay.

British diplomat Chris Stimpson made the official measurement, which he said would be sent to the Guinness World Records in London for confirmation. His six-day-long project, completed with several assistants, eclipsed the previous record of 135 feet (41 meters), held by Patricio Pena of Puerto Rico.


November 21, 2009 - (Tampa, Florida USA) A New Guinness World Record was established today with a cigar that measured 196' feet 3 3/8"inches (59.82meters) during the "Cigar Heritage Festival" 11th Edition. The masters cigar makers Wallace & Margarita Reyes with a support team of 98 volunteers that assisted to create the amazing cigar that weight 112 pounds. The cigar was made with selected 5 years vintage tobacco leafs from Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. The attempt was monitor by a Guinness World Record Adjudicator, Mr. Stuart Claxton, which after confirmed the length measurements of the cigar, presented the Reyes' with the Guinness Certificate for the new record in front of exited crowd that wait for the final results. This is the second title for Mr. Reyes, that in 2006 obtained the world record when he completed a 101 feet cigar. This time the cigar took a total of 112 hour for completion. Mrs. Margarita J. Reyes, became the first woman master cigar maker to be part in the world record for this category of the "World's Longest Cigar".


May 3, 2011 - (Havana, Cuba) - The longest cigar measured 81.80 m (268 ft 4 in) and was made by Jose Castelar Cueto (Cuba) at the La Triada shop at Parque Morro-Cabaña in Havanna, Cuba, on May 3rd 2011. Mr. Cueto started to make the cigar on 25 April 2011, but only finished in the evening of May 2nd. The cigar was officially measured on the following day, and weeks later was recognized as an official present world record.


The cigar makers above mention (4), based on their experience, and achievements in benefit of the international cigar industry are consider Grand Masters Cigar Makers.


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