Bolívar Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings

Introduction

Bolívar is a pre-revolution brand, established in 1902 by the Rocha Cuban Cigar Company. Named after the legendary Simón Bolívar, the military leader of Venezuela who went on to lead Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador to independence.

The Bolívar brand is known for it's full bodied, robust flavours. Among the Bolívar flavour porfolio is leather, coffee, vanilla, earth & espresso.

Name: Bolívar
Year Founded: 1902
Strength: Full
Filler Used: Long
Flavour Profile: Earthy
Information last updated on Thursday, 1st January 1970.

Regular Production

Discontinued

Limited Production

Regional Edition

Special Releases

Current Production

Bolívar Belicosos Finos

Not as strong or as spicy as the Partagás Serie P No. 2, I find the Bolívar Belicosos Finos a suave Cigar. The typical Bolívar flavours are there, but they're not as punchy as some other vitolas in the brand.

Bolívar Belicosos Finos

The Belicosos Finos comes in both a slide lid box and dress box of twenty five. The Slide Lid Box is slightly more harder to find, but worth the search if you intend to age the Cigars.

Cigar Name: Belicosos Finos
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Campanas
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 140mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Sunday, 25th October 2015.
A dress box of the Bolívar Belicosos Finos. A slide lid box of the Bolívar Belicosos Finos.

Bolívar Coronas Gigantes

The largest current product Bolívar.
Bolívar Coronas Gigantes

One of the strongest Cigars within the Churchill vitola, only the Romeo Y Julieta Churchill comes close.

Cigar Name: Coronas Gigantes
Size: Churchill
Factory Vitola: Julieta No. 2
Ring Gauge: 47
Length (mm): 178mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Tuesday, 6th January 2015.

Bolívar Coronas Junior

The shortest Cigar in the Bolivar portfolio, the Coronas Junior measures in at 110mm and 42 ring gauge.

Bolívar Coronas Junior
Cigar Name: Coronas Junior
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Minutos
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 110mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
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Bolívar Petit Coronas

Along with the Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas, my favourite 'go to' Cigar of this size. Possibly one of the strongest vitolas available in terms of flavour in the Bolívar range, the Petit Corona has strong notes of leather, spice and espresso. The cabinet of fifty are highly recommended if you can source yourself a box.

Bolívar Petit Coronas
Cigar Name: Petit Coronas
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014.
Bolívar Petit Corona Cabinet of 50 Dress box containing twenty five Bolívar Petit Coronas.

Bolívar Royal Coronas

Pretty much every review of the Bolívar Royal Coronas I have read or watched online has been a positive one. I'm glad to announce that over the last few years, the Royal Coronas has not let me down.

Bolívar Royal Coronas

The Royal Coronas was voted Cigar Aficionado's Cigar of the Year for 2007, that prompted many aficionado's to revisit this once overlooked Cigar.

Cigar Name: Royal Coronas
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 1973
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Tubos No. 1

I've always found the Bolivar Tubos No. 1 good value when it comes to strength. This Corona sized Cigar gives plenty of flavour.

Bolívar Tubos No. 1
Cigar Name: Tubos No. 1
Size: Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 142mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Tubos No. 2

Bolívar Tubos No. 2
Cigar Name: Tubos No. 2
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Tubos No. 3

Bolívar Tubos No. 3
Cigar Name: Tubos No. 3
Size: Small Panatels
Factory Vitola: Placeras
Ring Gauge: 34
Length (mm): 125mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Discontinued

Bolívar Bonitas

Cigar Name: Bonitas
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Londres
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 126mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Coronas Extras

One of the best Cigars in the Bolívar range, the Coronas Extras will be sadly missed as it was announced it would be discontinued in 2012. My favourite Cigar in the Bolívar range. The flavour profile, the Corona Gorda size & the construction is top notch.

Cigar Name: Coronas Extras
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas Gordas
Ring Gauge: 46
Length (mm): 143mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Discontinued Year: 2012
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 50
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Discontinued Year: 2009
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Inmensas

Cigar Name: Inmensas
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Dalias
Ring Gauge: 43
Length (mm): 170mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Lonsdale

Cigar Name: Lonsdale
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Cervantes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 165mm

Status: Officially Discontinued.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Discontinued Year: 2002
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Limited Edition

Bolívar Petit Belicosos

Cigar Name: Petit Belicosos
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2009
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Super Coronas

Bolívar Super Coronas

Released on the first week of October 2014 in the United Kingdom, the Bolívar Super Coronas come in semi boite nature boxes of twenty five. The second time that the Bolívar has been selected for an Edicion Limitada, after the Bolívar Petit Belicosos in 2009.

Cigar Name: Super Coronas
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 3
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 4th March 2015.

Hunters & Frankau Promotional Images

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Regional Edition

Bolívar Colosales - German flag German Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Colosales
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2006
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 50
Launch Year: 2006
Number Produced: 1200
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Libertadores - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Libertadores
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2006
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2006
Number Produced: 2400
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Simones - Canadian flag Canadian Regional Edition

The Bolivar Simones was re-released as a 2008 Regional Edition. (That is why there is no 2008 Regional Edition for Canada on this list)

Cigar Name: Simones
Size: Corona Extra
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 4
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2007
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 50
Launch Year: 2007
Number Produced: 1200
Notes: Unavailable until 2009.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar Armonías - Chinese flag Chinese Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Armonías
Size: Double Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Salomón
Ring Gauge: 57
Length (mm): 184mm
Year Released: 2008
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Special Packaging Containing Eight Cigars of 8
Launch Year: 2008
Number Produced: 2008
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Legendarios - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Legendarios
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2008
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Number Produced: 2430
Information last updated on Wednesday, 9th July 2014.

Bolívar Petit Libertador - French flag French Regional Edition

The Bolivar Petit Libertador is one of the best French Regional Editions from the last few years. Noted for it's Bolivar-esque flavours, the Petit Libertador is a sort after short Cigar.

Bolivar Petit Libertador
Cigar Name: Petit Libertador
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2008
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Number Produced: 2800
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar 5at Avenida - German flag German Regional Edition

Cigar Name: 5at Avenida
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Nro. 109
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 184mm
Year Released: 2009
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 20
Launch Year: 2009
Number Produced: 600
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Especiales No. 2 - German flag German Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Especiales No. 2
Size: Long Palatela
Factory Vitola: Delicados
Ring Gauge: 38
Length (mm): 192mm
Year Released: 2009
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box Bundle of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Number Produced: 2400
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Bolívar Especiales No. 2 A closeup of the head of the Bolívar Especiales No. 2

Bolívar Fabulosos - Benelux flag Benelux Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Fabulosos
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm
Year Released: 2009
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2009
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar 108 - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

Named to commemorate the 108 year anniversary of the creation of the Bolívar brand.

One of the best Regional Editions to have been released. Typical Bolívar like flavours. The Cigar draws perfectly with a razor sharp burn.

Cigar Name: 108
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas Gordas
Ring Gauge: 46
Length (mm): 143mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2010
Number Produced: 4000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Bolívar B-2 - Canadian flag Canadian Regional Edition

Cigar Name: B-2
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2010
Number Produced: 1000
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar 681 - Bulgraian flag Bulgraian Regional Edition

Cigar Name: 681
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Sobresalientes
Ring Gauge: 53
Length (mm): 153mm
Year Released: 2011
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Británicas - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Released in May 2012, the Bolívar Británicas is one of two 2011 Regional Editions for the United Kingdom. The first Regional Edition to have the Gran Bretana adorning the second band in place of Reino Unido.

Bolívar Británicas - 2011 Great Britain Regional Edition

Intended to be a forty six ring gauge as opposed to forty eight, the Británicas is named after the size and shape of this perfecto shaped Cigar.

Opinions of the Bolívar Británicas have been favourable to date (June 2012). Some people have had burn issues, however the three I have smoked so far have burned just fine.

Cigar Name: Británicas
Size: Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Británicas Extra
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 137mm
Year Released: 2012
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 3000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Bolívar Británicas - Closeup of five Two boxes of the Bolívar Británicas An open box of Bolívar Británicas A closed box of Bolívar Británicas

Bolívar Distinguidos - Chinese flag Chinese Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Distinguidos
Size: Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Romeo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 162mm
Year Released: 2011
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Porcelain Jar of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Number Produced: 2010
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Bolívar Poderosos - Belgium and Luxembourg flag Belgium and Luxembourg Regional Edition

A Cigar Aficionado news story first published on the 11th July 2013 revealed that a large figurado sized Bolívar would be released for the Belgium & Luxembourg regional market sometime in 2013. News was a little thin on the ground, as the only other information that was supplied that the vitola of this yet named Cigar would be the Rodolfo.

Fast forward to November, where the Luxembourg La Casa Del Habano revealed that the Cigar would be called the Poderosos and will come housed in 8-9-8 boxes of twenty five. This will be the first time that a Regional Edition release will come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Interestingly, a few months before, 5th Avenue, the German Distributor announced that they intended to release a Regional Edition to come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Looks like the Belgium and Luxemburg distributor beat them to it!

The La Casa Del Habano Knokke stated that the Poderosos will be available on sale from the 1st December. However, as of yet, the release date seems to be around the 5th or 6th of December. Both Luxembourg and Knokke La Casa Del Habano currently retail boxes of Poderosos for €505 each.

The Rodolfo vitola is usually reserved for special releases, for example the Coleccion Bolívar 2010 and the La Casa del Habanos San Cristóbal Muralla release from 2006. The Rodolfo measures in at 54 ring gauge by 18 centimetres.

Other than the name, the Bolívar Poderosos does not share any similarities as the 2009 Swiss Regional Edition, the Punch Poderosos.

Cigar Name: Poderosos
Size: Double Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Rodolfo
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 180mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Varnished Box - 8-9-8 of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Saturday, 31st January 2015.

The La Casa del Habano in Luxembourg were the first retailer to release images of the Pedorosos:

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Bolívar Presidente - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

The Bolívar Presidente was released at the tail end of 2013. Five thousand boxes were produced in all, each containing ten cigars.

Cigar Name: Presidente
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Wednesday, 19th February 2014.
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Bolívar Redentores - Brazilian flag Brazilian Regional Edition

The Bolívar Redentores will be the first ever Brazilian Regional Edition Release. Not much is known regarding this release as of yet, although it is reputed that this Cigar will have a fifty ring gauge and will be 124mm in length.

Cigar Name: Redentores
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 3rd March 2015.

Here are the first known images of the Bolívar Redentores, courtesy of Oliver.

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Images courtesy of Conexão Tabaco .

Bolívar Bosphorus - Turkish flag Turkish Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Bosphorus
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature Box of 25
Launch Year: 2014
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Edición Regional 2015

Bolívar Belgravia - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Bolívar Belgravia.

The Bolívar Belgravia was first unveiled at the Hunters & Frankau Summer Party that took part at Belgrave Square in London on June 19th. This event also included the official launch of the Error: Cigar Not Found.

Cigar Name: Belgravia
Size: Montesco
Factory Vitola: Montesco
Ring Gauge: 55
Length (mm): 130mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Saturday, 2nd January 2016.

Edición Regional 2016

Bolívar Byblos - Lebanon flag Lebanon Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Byblos
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2016
Status: Announced, not yet available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 3rd January 2016.

Bolívar Emarati

Cigar Name: Emarati
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Announced, not yet available.
Information last updated on Thursday, 1st January 1970.

Bolívar Tesoro - German flag German Regional Edition

Due to be released on the week starting February 13th 2017, the Bolívar Tesoro is a Salomón sized cigar, that is due to be limited to 6000 boxes of 10 cigars. It is expected the pricing to be set at €22.50 per cigar.

This is the second 2016 Regional Edition to be named Tesoro, after the Saint Luis Rey Tesoros that was released only a week before this Regional Edition.

Cigar Name: Tesoro
Size: Double Perfecto
Factory Vitola: Salomón
Ring Gauge: 57
Length (mm): 184mm
Year Released: 2016
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2017
Number Produced: 6000
Information last updated on Saturday, 11th February 2017.

Special Releases

Bolívar Gold Medal

One of the most desired cigar collectables today, the original release of the Bolívar Gold Medal was a pre-revolution release that was discontinued in 1992.

Cigar Name: Gold Medal
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Cervantes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 165mm
Year Released: 2007
Status: Officially Discontinued.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2007
Discontinued Year: 2011
Notes: The first release of this Cigar was discontinued in 1992. It would be fifteen years before Habanos SA resumes production.
Information last updated on Thursday, 30th October 2014.

Bolívar Libertadores

The Bolívar Libertadores is a re-release of the 2006 Regional Edition release for France. Released in October 2013, the Libertadores comes in a box of ten, with the papeleta styling reminicent of the Bolívar Británicas.

Cigar Name: Libertadores
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Information last updated on Thursday, 8th May 2014.
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