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Company

Slow Burning

Position

Director

Index

Cigars

Spear's Black Book

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Consultancy

Asset class

Cigars

Client types

HNW

Sector focus

Tobacco and Tobacco Products

Profile

Paola Paolillo

Description

Paola Paolillo is the first woman recognised as a Master of Havana Cigars in the UK, and she has run lounges in prestige locations such as Corinthia Hotel, The Hari Hotel and The Club at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square. She founded Slow Burning as a consultancy for cigar-orientated events and masterclasses aimed at HNWs and corporate clients. Recalling her first venture into the world of cigars, when she took a position at No. Ten Manchester Street, she told cigar specialists Hunters & Frankau: ‘At the beginning I was scared even to go inside the humidor.’ Trying an El Rey del Mundo Chiox de L’Epoque UK Regional Edition 2009 was ‘love at first puff’ for Paolillo, and it’s still her favourite cigar.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Cigars

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