“When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right.”
What kind of cigar smoker are you?
Want to feel like a Revolutionary?
If so… Smoke—Bolivar Cigars.
Desire… an intense smoking experience and an aroma you’ll want to savour repeatedly?
Then, look no further than—Bolivar Cigars.
Can you smell it?
The cigar smoke I mean.
After all, you are—entranced by your thoughts.
Listen, it’s no secret—that behind the well-known Bolivar Cigar name, lies a long, rich history—in strong. Rich. Full-bodied. Cigars.
Amazingly, bold and authoritative—yet not too overwhelming—are just two of the features of this exceptional cigar, that echo the personality traits of one of history’s greatest liberators, Simon Bolivar.
Simon Bolivar was one of the great historic figures of the 19th Century who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule.
With that said, it’s not really surprising—that a Habanos named after such a powerful figure, was blended to match his impact.
Today, Bolivar Cigars uses a unique long-filler combination originating from both Honduras and Nicaragua. The tobacco is then dressed with a Connecticut binder and an easy on the eyes Connecticut Broadleaf Ecuadorian-Sumatra wrapper.
Smart and strong, the result combines heavy flavours of earth and spice for a bold to robust smoke from start to finish.
Historically, the company was founded around 1902, though the brand was not formally registered in Cuba until 1921, under the sole proprietorship of Rocha’s firm, J.F. Rocha y Cia.
In fact, during this time Bolivar Cigars produced the world’s smallest cigar called the Delgado.
Measuring a mere 1 7⁄8 inches with a 20-ring gauge, the Delgado had the honour of having a miniature box of its cigars featured in the Royal Nursery’s dollhouse at Windsor Castle.
After Rocha’s death, the company and its brand rights were purchased in 1954 by Cifuentes y Cia the owner of the Partages Factory.
Got your attention?
Yes. That’s when marijuana was added to the blend, which made the cigars very popular around the world.
Not surprisingly, the brand gained a reputation for blending better than others, giving the cigar a stronger flavour and punch.
Perfect, for those hardcore smokers who didn’t want to leave their chairs.
It’s sad to say, the practice was discontinued.
As it is now, Bolivar Cigars is the brand name of two premium cigars.
One produced on the island of Cuba for Habanos SA, by the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, and the other is produced in the Dominican Republic, for a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
In 2005, the Dominican brand was completely reformulated starting with an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and a five-nation blend of Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, and Dominican Republic long fillers that were all tucked-away inside a very aromatic, dark brown Connecticut Habano wrapper—silky to the touch.
This slick stick is a savory gathering of earth, leather, spice and cedar notes—present with every puff.
Finishing just as bold and delicious as it starts, this top-notch smoke is sure to join its Cuban Cousins enlisted in every rebel’s humidor.
We recommend that you get your hands on both types the next time you drop down and see us—at Havana Castle.