Bolívar Poderosos, 2013 Belgium and Luxembourg Regional Edition, Cuban Cigar Information
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.
The La Casa del Habano in Luxembourg were the first retailer to release images of the Pedorosos:
La Casa Del Habano Knokke & Gent Bolívar Poderosos Jar
The La Casa Del Habanos in Knokke & Gent in Belgium have in the past commissioned special, limited edition jars for sale exclusively in their stores. To coincide with the release of the Bolívar Poderosos, both stores have made available a limited production run of one hundred jars depicting a portrait of Simón Bolívar. Each jar will contain twenty five Poderosos.
Each jar retails for €750 each. More information can be found on the La Casa Del Habano Knokke website.