New Regional Bolivar For Europe

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.

"Mike would you happen to know if these cigars are available at Amsterdam Schiphol airport duty free and how much? " —February 24, 2014 17:26 PM
"I always liked Bolivar, but it has been about 11 years since I have had my hands on a real one. " —February 17, 2014 22:37 PM
"A beautiful cigar that can very well benefit tremendously from a little aging." —February 17, 2014 06:33 AM