Status Bolívar is a current pre-revolution brand, established in 1902. It is classed by Habanos SA as a multi-local brand, and 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.
Releases Current production consists of six handmade cigars. Special packs of some standard cigars were available pre-1960 until the 1980s. Bolívar cigars were included in the 1999 release of the Siglo XXI Humidor. Special releases commenced in 2002.
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.
Released circa-1969, this is the same cigar as the Prince Charles. The two were sold simultaneously for five years with the Royal Corona in 25s and the Prince Charles in 50s. Between the 1980s and 1993, this cigar was sold in the UK as "Amado Selección E".
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.
Belicosos Finos - a standard production sizeBolívar Tubos No.1 - a standard production sizeBonitas - a standard production sizeCoronas Extra - a standard production sizeCoronas Gigantes - a standard production sizeCoronas Junior - a standard production sizeGold Medal - a reinstated production sizeInmensas - a standard production sizePetit Coronas - a standard production sizeRoyal Coronas - a standard production sizeCoronas Gigantes
Numbered Special Humidor of 2000 cigars comprising 20 brands (21 made).
A 1999 release. 1999-01-01
Free-standing electronic (temperature & humidity controlled) humidor made to commemorate the Millennium. It contains 20 brands and 2,000 cigars.
Standard bands B & C with a La Casa del Habano band.
Dress Box of 10 cigars in gold foil
A 2007 release. 2007-01-01
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.