Status Bolívar is a current pre-revolution brand, established in 1902 by José Fernández Rocha. It is classed by Habanos S.A. as being in their Value category of Portfolio brands. Under the old system it was considered a multi-local brand. It has a minor market share.
Generally The range comprises full strength cigars using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region. There is a non-Cuban brand of the same name.
History In 1954, following the death of José Fernández Rocha, the Cifuentes family purchased the Bolivar and La Gloria Cubana brands from the Rocha family. Production of Bolivar cigars was then moved to the Partagás factory. Not all Bolivar cigars are made at the Partagás factory these days, but Partagás remains the primary factory for the Bolivar brand.
Standard Band A Pre-1960s to c2002 -- Discontinued Bolívar text is in Serif script. - Embossed.
Standard Band B c2002 to late 2009 -- Discontinued Bolivar text is in Sans-serif script. New crisp embossing die.
Standard Band C For Special Releases 2006 on -- Current For Standard Releases late 2009 on -- Current Cuba added below Habana. Embossed.
Standard Band D - For Slender Ring Cigars c2009 on -- Current No "Habana Cuba" text. Embossed.
Dress Box of 25 cigars (released 1969). Dress Box of 10 cigars in aluminium tubes (released 2009).
A c1969 release. 1969-01-01Current.
The is the same cigar as the Prince Charles. The two were sold simultaneously (with the Prince Charles in 50s and the Royal Coronas in 25s) for a few years, before the Prince Charles was discontinued. Between the 1980s and 1993, this cigar was sold in the UK as "Amado Selección E".
Standard bands B & C with a La Casa del Habano band.
Dress Box of 10 cigars in gold foil.
A 2007 release. 2007-01-01Discontinued 2011.
Re-release of a standard production cigar that was discontinued in 1992. There was also another limited release of these cigars produced for Germany in 2004. The texture of the gold foil used on these cigars changed circa-2009.
BrownLa Casa del Habano Exclusivo release of Cuban cigars.
The is the same cigar as the Royal Coronas (released circa-1969). The two were sold simultaneously (with the Prince Charles in 50s and the Royal Coronas in 25s) for a few years, before the Prince Charles was discontinued.
Standard band C, with Regional Edition band for France (Francia).
Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (3,000 made, released 2006). Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (4,000 made, released 2007). Numbered Dress Box of 25 cigars (1,200 made, released 2006). Numbered Dress Box of 25 cigars (2,400 made, released 2007).
A 2006 release. 2006-01-01
Initially released in 2006, then re-released in 2007. In 2013, the cigar entered semi-regular production as a La Casa del Habano exclusive release.
BrownEdición Regional Francia release of Cuban cigars.