Simon Chase: The Great Conductor


Mr. Chase has been visiting Cuba for many years, lured above all by its famous habanos. However, this man’s most vital sign is his conduction of the closing-day auction at every year’s festival. And this time around he’s definitely going to be there with the gavel in his hand.

Asked about his ties with both habanos and Cuba, Mr. Chase said he’s very proud of his job, which is related to this vegetal gem and that makes him enjoy every minute of the festivals. He adds that he always meets new people here and finds new occasions to get hooked on habanos, to discover new vitolas that enhance the pleasure of smoking each and every one of them.