People Behind the Profile — @cigarlover12

Ibis Lu — or @cigarlover12 as best known on Instagram — has one of the most colorful profiles out there. Ibis is a Certified Bourbon Steward, a Certified Cigar Sommelier. In our eyes, Ibis is super knowledgeable and incredibly bright. Born in Cuba and with really interesting opinions regarding her hometown cigars. We want to thank you Ibis for this interview and for your time.

What motivated you to start producing content for the community?

How is the cigar scene in your country?

Do you prefer having a cigar alone or with others?

We’re going to talk about cigars, no matter their origin. However, we have to ask: Are you more of a Cuban or a non-Cuban cigar person?

Imagine that the embargo on Cuba is lifted. What will happen next?

Tell us more about why you decided to become a Cigar Sommelier.

What did you like more while taking that course?

Tell us about your collection. What does your humidor look like?

You can have as many cigars as you want, forever BUT it always has to be the same. What would you pick?

As a customer, what do you look for in a cigar retailer?

What’s your favorite cigar accessory?

Are you a soft-flame or a torch lighter person?

Enjoying a cigar: inside or outside?

What is your favorite personality in the cigar community and why?

What brand have you never smoked and probably never will?

What are your Top 5 favorite cigars?

  • Plasencia Alma de Fuego
  • Aging Room Quattro
  • Davidoff Nicaragua
  • Padron 50th Anniversary Maduro

A message to the community
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Please note that smoking is bad for your health and we do not encourage it at all. These articles are written to show the differences between cigars and never to influence anyone to start smoking. If you are a cigar smoker, please respect others around you.

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