La Casa del Habano Owner/Director
La Casa del Habano here in Grand
Cayman is organized and conducted by part Owner and Director Velerio Carnale.
Originally from Italy, the "long
time" resident in Grand Cayman has spend immense amounts of time
visiting Cuba, educating himself in the true art of the Cuban
Valerio's passion for cigars is
an understatement. He is regarded as by fellow
collectors and cigar experts as "the words most
renowned collector in the tobacco world." His collection
of coffers includes a 1904 cedar box of the Eden de Banches y
Lopez brand; there are only two in the world, one in
Vienna Cigar Museum and the one he holds.
possesses very rare types of habanos, including a 1954
Partagas visible immenso. A humidor from the 150th
anniversary of Partagas, two coffers of 1996 Salomon
no.2, four coffers of Salomon no.2, commercialized
under the Cuaba brand which hit the market in the year
2000 but is already a collector's piece. Each of the
coffers can hold 44 puros.
But his outmost
satisfaction comes from smoking a cigar on the Malecon, sitting
in his 1948 Windsor Chrysler. This beautiful automobile
even comes with it's own built in humidor!
Widely known world wide for his
extensive knowledge of this artistic Cuban product, Valerio's
knowledge in the Cigar Industry is unmatched. He spends
many weeks at a time traveling in Cuba attending cigar
conferences, meetings and auctions.
Valerio also spends and equal
through out Europe lecturing cigar seminars, educating cigar
aficionados and seeking out rare aged cigars and collector grade
Valerio's extensive collections
of cigars and automobiles in Cuba has drown attention to his
passion by many publications and relative books in the world of
cigars. You can find him published in most cigar history
and relevancy manuals.
Of course you can find Valerio
here in Grand Cayman where his wife and son also reside.
Helping clients and educating the public with the fascinating
history of the cigar etiquette.
"Meeting Valerio Carnale, a
unique collector of the Americas, is like approaching the sanctuary of
a Buddhist monk in which the myrrh and incense have been exchanged for
coffee and a Havana cigar." 'From seeds to
ashes' by Claudio Izquierdo Funcia/Jukka Olavi Svahn
Purchase the book while visiting La Casa