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New Regional Bolivar For Europe

David Savona
Posted: February 13, 2014

It’s becoming a busy season for Bolivars. The brand has recently been featured not only as a Casa del Habano exclusive (the Bolivar Libertador), but as three Regional Edition smokes. The most recent incarnation is the Bolivar Poderosos, a Regional Edition smoke made exclusively for Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Bolivar Poderosos (which translates to “powerful” from Spanish) is an extra large figurado, measuring 7 1/8 inches long by 54 ring gauge. The vitola is known as a rodolfo in Cuban cigar factories, and it’s a rarity.

The size was once found on the San Cristobal de La Habana Muralla, a regular production cigar that has been discontinued, it was also used on the limited edition Bolivar Gran Belicoso, which was the 2010 Habanos Collection, the limited-edition cigar sold in boxes that resemble books. (A slightly shorter version of this shape can be found on the Cohiba Piramides Extra, a cigar measuring 6 5/16 inches long by 54 ring.)

The Bolivar Poderosos come 25 to the box, in 8-9-8 packaging. In Belgium, they are priced at 505 euros ($690) per box. The secondary band on the cigars reads “Exclusivo Belux,” for Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Comments   3 comment(s)

Mike van Wingerden — Kortenhoef, The Netherlands,  —  February 17, 2014 6:03am ET

A beautiful cigar that can very well benefit tremendously from a little aging.

Chase Zarefoss — hagerstown, Maryland, USA,  —  February 17, 2014 10:07pm ET

I always liked Bolivar, but it has been about 11 years since I have had my hands on a real one.

David Lounsbury February 24, 2014 4:56pm ET

Mike would you happen to know if these cigars are available at Amsterdam Schiphol airport duty free and how much?

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