Cigar Brand: Bolivar

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Cuban Bolivar is a rich, full strength, powerful, full-bodied and robust tasting hand-rolled cigar that is manufactured from a blend cultivated in Vuelta Abajo region, and is therefore the most preferred Cuban brands amongst cigar smoking connoisseurs. It boasts with an incomparable aroma, flavor and strength. As is the case in all the Bolivar brands you will experience the leathery, chocolate and precious wood aroma. Some are described with an added peppery, yet creamy taste. When lighting the cigars one experiences the aroma of forest bush and precious wood, which then flows into a sophisticated pile of wood, fruit and Middle Eastern spices. Some speculate they experience a coffee flavor with a slight hint of sweetness of caramel  
Cuban Bolivar is a rich, full strength, powerful, full-bodied and robust tasting hand-rolled cigar that is manufactured from a blend cultivated in Vuelta Abajo region, and is therefore the most preferred Cuban brands amongst cigar smoking connoisseurs. It boasts with an incomparable aroma, flavor and strength. As is the case in all the Bolivar brands you will experience the leathery, chocolate and precious wood aroma. Some are described with an added peppery, yet creamy taste. When lighting the cigars one experiences the aroma of forest bush and precious wood, which then flows into a sophisticated pile of wood, fruit and Middle Eastern spices. Some speculate they experience a coffee flavor with a slight hint of sweetness of caramel The name Bolivar is a premium brand cigars. The cigar was named after the Latin American (Venezuelan) revolutionary, Simon Bolivar and founded in early 1900s by Jose F. Rocha. A large variety of Bolivar Cuban cigars available, among others, are: Belicosos Fino, Coronas Junior, Royal Coronas, Petit Coronas Cabinet 50, Coronas Gigantes, and Petit Belicosos LE 2009. The smallest Bolivar cigar produced was known as the Delgado. The cigars contain ligero tobacco, which are the top leaves of the plant which gives it the unique flavor. A cigar has a complex manufacturing process: the tobacco is grown, dried, fermented, blended and then rolled using long leaves in a tubular shape, thereafter they are rolled in what is called a “wrapper”. The wrapper is usually one solid leaf. It is fitting for the Bolivar brand to be made of the tobacco blend as powerful as it is to match the powerful warrior, Simon Bolivar. All this combined elements produce a cigar of which each cigar has its own distinctive texture, aroma and flavor. The word “cigar” is derivative from the Mayan word “sikar”, for which the Spanish word is “cigarro”. The large majority of cigar tobacco is gown in Cuba, but it is grown in other countries. The Cuban brands of cigars are the most popular and best handmade cigars worldwide. Other countries where cigar tobacco is grown are: Mexico, Cameroon, Brazil, Nicaragua, Honduras, Indonesia, Philippines and the United States of America. Bolivar Cuban cigars where firstly introduce in the early 1900 and first made in Cuba for Habanos SA, at the state owned tobacco company. The second brand was made by the General Cigar Company located in the Dominican Republic. It is believed that the J.F. Rocha Cigar Company, founded by Jose F Rocha, only registered the Bolivar brand in la Habana in Cuba (known as Havana) after 1921.The brand was purchased by Cifuentes Y Cia family, after the death of Rocha in 1954. The company was uprooted to the famous Partagas Factory in Havana which is today more commonly known as Francisco Pèrez German Factory and was finally to the Dominican Republic due to nationalization in the 1960. There are now two brands of Bolivar cigars, one manufactured in Cuba and the other in the Dominican Republic. Bolivar cigars achieved popularity and became the foremost export brand worldwide, while under the superb direction of Cifuentas. The Cuban government-owned cigar distributor, Habanos SA made an offer to Altadis in 2002 for a controlling share that brought about several change is the cigar production. Included in these changes it was discussion to eventually turn the various Cuban brand cigars into either all handmade or all machine-made manufacturing line. These versions of Bolivar and Partagas brand were then exported to the U.S. market, which is fortunate due to the Cuban cigar embargo imposed by the United States. Many cigars are these days produced by machines, but there are many that are still hand-rolled which displays a superior standard of excellence. The mass produce products are different, and has caused some controversy, due to chemical alteration, still show resemblance to the Real McCoy cigars and they are subsequently called cigars, compared badly to the superior hand-rolled cigars.