Two products bound together by their origins, related to lands and traditions of their own, come together during the festival in search of the perfect match.
Born in the tobacco plantations of Vuelta Abajo and the fertile lands of Alto Duero, both Habanos and Oporto come together in this Festival edition to close an alliance that held its first round in the city of Oporto, Portugal, in November 2011.
The grand finale –scheduled for Thursday- will officially seal the much-anticipated alliance and people will get to know what the perfect match between these two products really is.
Founded in 1966 to be given as gifts to the greatest friends of the island nation and its Revolution, the brand’s mystic halo accrued as it hit the markets in 1982 and people learned it had been a creation of Commander Fidel Castro. The oldest employees at the El Laguito factory remember the times when they saw the leader puffing on the blends of Cohiba vitolas during his years as a smoker, or just picking up a handful of cigars for a good comrade of cause somewhere around the world.
This is the most emblematic reference when it comes to Habanos, a brand that has been singled out for the many trends and preferences it has set in the realm of Premium cigars since its big break in the market back in 1982, with its different lines, vitolas and Special Editions – considered legit trendsetters today.
The introduction in the Cuban market of the Habanos Añejados or Vintage Habanos by Habanos S.A. during the 21st Meeting of Partagas Friends –organized by the Partagas House, one of the most emblematic facilities of its kind- was highly acclaimed by smokers, connoisseurs and lovers of habanos.
Celebrated cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto) has just received his fifth Guinness World Record following his making in May of a humongous 81.80-meter-long habano, the longest in the whole wide world.
Faithful to its tradition of creating products aimed at meeting not only the most general preferences of cigar smokers, but also products specifically thought out for certain markets, Habanos S.A. has launched three new regional editions for Mexico, Bulgaria and the Netherlands.
Habano lovers from around the world will soon reach out for two upcoming exclusives thought out just for the Casa del Habano franchise network and its more than 130 stores around the globe.
From Feb. 27 thru March 2, 2012, Cuba will once again become the scene of choice for the largest international gathering dedicated to lovers of the world’s finest cigar: the habano.
On February 27th till March 2nd, 2012, Cuba, once more, will be the venue of the largest international gathering of enthusiasts of the best cigar in the world: the Habano. In this occasion, the event will pay special tribute to the Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta, two of the most prestigious Habanos brands.
The participants, coming from more than 60 different countries, will have the pleasure of enjoying in exclusive the new vitolas to be launched by Habanos, S.A. in 2012, and of discovering the roots and secrets of centuries-long tradition. Habanos S.A. invites you to enjoy a week of pleasure and delight among the friends who have one thing in common: the passion for Habanos.