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Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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Cuba: Into the ancient valley of tobacco Minas De Matahambre  Cuba

Cuba: Into the ancient valley of tobacco

"Date un toque," says Benito in typically charismatic style as he pours us both a shot of local rum, "kill the rat!" - which I take to mean 'hair of the dog' or similar.

I take mine neat like Benito and the clear liquid is surprisingly smooth and soothing, while others prefer a shot of the farm's other product, coffee. Mix the two and you have a 'carajillo' (goddam!)

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