Bolivar Centenary? Oh yes!

Happy Friday Readers and it certainly has been a happy week for us as we started the week off with a loooong meeting at the UK Havana importers Hunters and Frankau and had a fab time rummaging through their incredible humidor.

We managed to persuade the Hunters team to let us have a stock of the 2002 Bolivar Centenary cigars which was a great surprise as we thought they were sold out long ago but these have been gently maturing since 2002

I remember attending the launch dinner for these cigars back in the days when we could enjoy smoking indoors!

I have smoked my way through quite “ a few” of the Belicosos Finos and contrasted them with 08 BBF’s and they are remarkably great cigars. The effect of age has produced a rich,complex, balanced cigar that is medium strength and full flavour with hints of spice and a sweet creamy character. Perfect construction and a smooth colorado shade wrapper topped off with the extra Centenary band make this an absolute winner. Try them while you can ( or I may smoke them all!) Oh and the Royal Coronas aren’t too shabby either!

Bolivar Centenary specially banded Royal Coronas (25 cigars)
4 7/8″ length and 50 ring gauge

Bolivar Centenary specially banded Royal Coronas
4 7/8″ length and 50 ring gauge

Bolivar Centenary specially banded Belicosos Finos
5 1/2″ length and 52 ring gauge

Bolivar Centenary Double Sampler – 4 cigars
2 each Royal Coronas and Belicosos Finos – total 4 cigars and free delivery

Bolivar Centenary Special Sampler – 10 cigars
This sampler contains five each of the specially made cigars from the Bolivar Centenary Humidor.

Last night I checked out the splendid new cigar terrace at No 10 Manchester street  where my partner and whisky connoisseur Ron Morrison of Robert Graham Ltd  enjoyed Juan Lopez Seleccion Suprema matched with some Alsace followed by a late herf at the Lanesborough Hotel cigar lounge for some Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 matched up with some rather crisp Roederer Champagne. Incredible cigar selection at the Lanesborough and without doubt the most comfortable cigar lounge (so far) in the UK

To finish my week I had a nice surprise when surfing H&F’s website with a couple of great articles about our new shops Good old H&F – great people and the best cigars in the world.

Have a great weekend

Peaceful puffing