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Cynthia Gonzalez

CCST- Founder Puerto Rico Cigar Festival

Cynthia smoked her 1st Cigar when she turned 21 years old. This was a moment she had been waiting for since she was 8 years old when she first experienced and appreciated the beauty of a cigar aroma. It wasn't until she was 47 that she started learning more on cigars and exploring the cigar world. At 48 she dove into it completely when she visited Casa de Montecristo Old San Juan PR for the first time. Cynthia is BarSmarts certified by Pernord Ricard, and was was the host of "Coctails and Spirits" podcast called "Hostess with the Mostest" from April 2020 till February 2021. She is also the Brand Ambassador for General Distributing Co which distributes for Altadis U.S.A. in Puerto Rico.

Her unending love for Cigars and her passion for distilled spirits and cocktails has now come full circle. Cynthia continues experiencing life in the cigar world; her journey and story is still evolving.

Cynthia is a contributor writer for Latino Aficionado Magazine, and is the proud organizer and Founder of the Puerto Rico Cigar Festival.

Founder of Mujeres y Humos SOTL of PR in which organizes events to promote sisterhood, support and Empowerment, thru education and cigar cocktail pairing experiences.

Cynthia Gonzalez
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