Bolivar Gran Republica From Honduras On Its Way In June
There’s a new Bolivar brand marching its way to humidors across the United States, and some of the tobacco used in the cigar was grown in countries that Simón Bolivar liberated. Called the Bolivar Gran Republica, this regular-production line is made in Honduras at the HATSA factory and ships to retailers on the first of June.
Covered in an Ecuador Habano wrapper, the rest of the blend consists of a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and filler from Colombia, Brazil and Nicaragua. In a bit of poetic justice, two of those countries—Ecuador and Colombia—were led to independence by Bolivar. But what might be truly liberating about this brand is the price, as all the cigars will retail for less than $10 each. The Gran Republicas come in three sizes: Robusto, measuring 4 1/2 inches by 50 ring gauge; Toro at 6 by 54 and the 6-by-60 Gigante. They retail for $7.99, $8.29 and $8.49 per cigar, respectively. All come in 20-count boxes.
The cigars are billed as having a “bold blend” and are distributed by Forged Cigar Co., a subsidiary of parent company Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
For a vertical brand tasting on the Bolivar Gran Republica, see a future issue of Cigar Insider.