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17th Habanos Festival From February 23rd to 27th, 2015

Here it is again and for it’s 17th edition in La Habana, Cuba, the Mecca of Cigar! Here’s a glimpse of  what’s scheduled for your delectable pleasure!

Full and detailed program to be posted here in the next few weeks.

 

La Forteresse Morro vue du Malecone Photo:Courtoisie de Habanos S.A.

Forteresse Morro viewed from the  Malecone blvd. on opening (Montecristo) night of the 15th Habanos Festival.
Photo: Courtesy of Habanos S.A.

 

17th Habanos Festival
From February 23rd to 27th, 2015

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From February 23rd to February 27th, 2015, Cuba will welcome a new edition of the Habanos Festival; the most prestigious international event dedicated to Premium Cigars and where meets annually all enthusiasts of the best tobacco of the world: the Habano.

During the event, several Habanos brands will be honored and particularly two of the well-known ones: Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo.

Last year, more than 2,200 visitors attended the Trade Fair, along with 60 exhibitors from 7 countries, which confirms the relevance, favorable reception and success, resulting an ideal framework for technical and commercial exchanges among businessmen, manufacturers and suppliers from the world of tobacco.

The participants in this 17th Habanos Festival, including international personalities, will enjoy again the pleasure of tasting, in exclusive, some of the new vitolas to be launched by Habanos s.a in 2015 and will have the possibility to discover or rediscover the roots and the secrets of Cuba’s century old tobacco growing tradition in the island.

Habanos SA. invites you to enjoy a delightful week among friends and aficionados that have one thing in common: the passion for Habanos.

The program of 2015 Habanos Festival keeps up its traditional activities during this unforgettable week:

  • Welcoming Night (Cocktail)

  • Visits to the best tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Río

  • Evening to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of La Casa del Habano (Dinner)

  • Visits to emblematic Habanos Factories

  • Trade Fair

  • International Seminar

  • International Habanosommelier Contest

  • Gala Evening (Dinner)

The opening of the event will take place on February 23rd, 2015 with the inauguration of the Trade Fair at the Palacio de Convenciones.

This first day of the Festival will close with the Welcome Evening at the Wood and Tobacco Warehouse located in the area of the Port of La Habana, where the participants will have the privilege to attend both the launching of the Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 and the exclusive performance of Cuban artists of acknowledged national and international prestige. The nominations to the Habanos Award of the Year in the different categories will also be announced during the evening.

The International Seminar will present once more interesting conferences on diverse topics related to the world of Habanos, including alliances and matchings of Habanos with drinks and products of excellence of the gastronomy, as well as the wines of the prestigious  Appellation of Origin from Chianti in Italy, master classes, cigar tastings and for the second time the contest to get the longest ash –enthusiastically received in its first edition in 2014 – among other themes of interest for all Habanos unconditional aficionados.

On February 25th a very special Dinner will be organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the concept “La Casa del Habano” and its more than 146 exclusive and prestigious Habanos outlets throughout the world.

And finally, on February 27th, with the usual Gala dinner the Festival, will be closed paying tribute this year to one of the well-known Habanos brands: Montecristo and its special 80th Anniversary vitola, ending with the traditional Humidor Auction, whose proceeds are annually destined to the Cuban Public Health System.

The TABACUBA Entrepreneurial Group and Habanos s.a. will be honored with your presence.

Walfrido Hernández Mesa Luis Sánchez-Harguindey  Pardo de Vera
Presidents of the Organizing Committee

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Spanish, English, French, German and Russian

Visiting a Casa de Tabacos in Pinar del Rio , Cuba while attending the Habanos Festival 15th in Feb 2013

Visiting a Casa de Tabacos in Pinar del Rio , Cuba while attending the Habanos Festival 15th in Feb 2013

The cigar event every Aficionado should attend once in his life time.

 

Happy Smoke!

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Publié par le 12 décembre 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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Partagás Serie E No.1now in Stores

Partagas El Libro Serie E No 1 cigar box

The latest Colleción Habanos has arrived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The 6 7/10 (170mm) x 54 double robusto is the 12th release in the « Book »series, which packs 20 limited edition cigars inside a box that looks like a book. As a matter of fact, this book really exists. This cigar box was made after the »Partagas El Libro » book in order to underline and thank the author for the tremendous work that took years in the making, author, historian and collector Amir Saaroni from Toronto, Canada. Colleción Habanos has always been, with the Partagás limited to 2,000 units, and only offered to La Casa del Habano stores. The vitola chosen for each year has always been unique to the brand, not offered as a regular production size, and by-in-large, the vitolas have been quite large by Cuban standards. For those interested, the exclusivity and packaging do not come cheap, pricing in Germany is €1140, while the Partagás Serie E No. 1 will retail for CHF 1350 in Switzerland, around $1,400 in Canada. While Habanos S.A. has announced the 2014 Colleción Habanos release, the Partagás is actually the second of the series to debut this year

The 6 7/10 (170mm) x 54 double robusto is the 12th release in the series, which packs 20 limited edition cigars inside a box that looks like a book. Colleción Habanos has always been, with the Partagás limited to 2,000 units, and only offered to La Casa del Habano stores. The vitola chosen for each year has always been unique to the brand, not offered as a regular production size, and by-in-large, the vitolas have been quite large by Cuban standards.

Here, an interview given by author Amir Saarony to Simon Robillard from La Casa Del Habano in Montreal days from the release of the « Partagas El Libro » book.

Again, congratulations to Amir Saarony for such dedication in the making of this beautiful book and to Habanos S.A. and the « Real Fabrica de Tabacos » Partagas for this very kind initiative.

You can also order the book at this adress :  www.oldcubancigarstuff.com

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Publié par le 25 octobre 2014 dans Actualité, English

 

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