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Huge victory for Solano, who again smoked impressive time, and with it he deserved 

title of the first Dominican republic CSWC Champion

Photos by: Jean Pierre Estevez


Rafael Cesar Solano Portorreal  achieved grand and historical victory - victory for the first ever Dominican Republic 

CSWC Champion

CSWC Dominican Republic made it all the way to the end, and it now has its first national champion. On August 9th, at Cabinet Tabaco Boutique, the best 8 Dominican slow smokers who deserved to be on the Dominican Republic final were gathered. In beautiful cigar lounge and bar, they seated opposite each other in that final slowest race for DR for season 2022. Out of 8 competitors for the Final 3 were women. Some special guests as Angel Garcia, owner of Cigarro Dominicano Magazine.

The Dominican Republic season was one of the best debutantes seasons ever, thanks to Danays Leon's incredible professionalism and energy. She is simply brilliant, and she and her teammates Ana Camilia BesuLeon and Dorin Potolinca made the CSWC season a resounding success.- Marko Bilic, CSWC Founder


DR Champion in action


Beautiful constructed competition cigars

As previously stated, the best Dominican slow smokers competed against each other in the final Dominican slow smoking race, with some favorites already present. As the race began, thrilled spectators cheered on the competitors, and the competition atmosphere reached new heights. Rafael Cesar Solano Portorreal won the race with 1:50:21 and no penalties, David Fernandez de Leon, a Cuban Habanos Sommelier and entrepreneur living in the Dominican Republic, came in second with 1:36:00 and no penalties, and Yaskania Abud came in third with 1:30:38 and no penalties. Rafael deserved that fantastic victory and the title of DR Champion. He is also one of the world's top 20 slow smokers for season 2020


3 amazing woman was competing on the DR Final


Danayas Leon - CSWC star

The CSWC DR 2022 was organized by Sperlinga Tasting Tours & Events. The official sponsor was Oliver & Oliver Rums who offered Prizes for the winners and all competitors, and a Punta Cana Esplendido Rum Tasting session for all participants besides cocktails and rum. Our appreciation to the company Mel Caribe, distributor of Rocky Patel in DR for the support and for opening the doors of Cabinet Tobacco Boutique for celebrating this event. Special thanks to Cubana Grill the new Cuban restaurant in Santiago de los Caballeros restaurant and its owner Rolando Diego Velazquez for the wonderful Cuban  appetizers enjoyed by all.


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