To commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Cuba, Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has created a special decorative cigar jar full of 25 Bolivar Distinguidos, a double-tapered cigar measuring 6 3/8 inches by 52 ring.
The size is known as a Romeo in Cuban cigar factories and is otherwise only offered as a Cuaba Distinguido within the regular cigar production portfolio.
Though the 50-year anniversary technically took place in 2010, the cigar jar was unveiled a week ago at a release party held in Hong Kong’s Cohiba Atmosphere, P&L Club.
“We had the Cuban General Consul from Guangzhou, China come down to Hong Kong and officiate the launch of this China edition Bolivar cigar,” said Audrey Choong, marketing director for Pacific Cigar Ltd., which distributes Cuban cigars to the Asia Pacific region.
The jar is made of bone China and is printed with the 50th Anniversary statement, the flags of both China and Cuba, the Bolivar brand art and a tiger symbol, as 2010 was the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese horoscope.
Only 2,010 numbered jars have been created, 400 of which are allotted to Hong Kong. It retails for HK$8,000 per jar, which is about $1,030 or $41 per smoke.