With the traditional tour around the Pinar del Rio plantations, attendees learned about the longstanding tradition on the growth of tobacco that is passed on from one generation to the next.
Following the lead of its mother, Havana’s La Bodeguita del Medio, the emblematic place that put Mojito on the map, the one Ernest Hemingway used to drink there;a new venue has now been born in Budapest, Hungary.
Two outstanding factories within Cuba’s tobacco industry have been in charge of making the new Cohiba Pirámides Extra and the first Reserva for Romeo y Julieta’s emblematic Churchills vitola.
As tradition mandates, festival delegates traveled Tuesday to the land of the world’s finest tobacco. Attendees to the 14th Habano Festival made the most of this Tuesday session.
Both the brand and the factory – an unbreakable unit in the Habano legend – are a genuine promise for those who prefer a distinguished, classic-style Habano.
One of the major highlights during the 13th Habano Festival was the visit to the H. Upmann and Partagas cigar factories, where delegates could take a closer look at the productivity of the industry workers as an outstanding element within the cigar-making process
Every year attendees to the 13th Habano Festival has the opportunity to get in touch with the farming stage of Cuba’s tobacco industry, especially in the Vuelta Abajo region in Pinar del Rio
When it comes to making Habanos, leaves hailing from this region –home to the world’s best black tobacco and the only one which produces all leaves for filler, binder and wrapper- are basically used. And this is owed to the exceptional properties of its soils, special climatic conditions and the deep-rooted planting traditions of its population, which have been handed down from generations to generations.