Forged Cigar Company is releasing a new regular production line under the Bolivar brand called Gran Republica.
The Bolivar brand pays homage to Simon Bolivar, who led the liberation of many countries in South America. The Gran Republica blend features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and fillers from Colombia, Brazil, and Nicaragua. Bolivar led the liberation efforts for two of the countries that have tobacco included in the blend: Ecuador and Colombia.
The cigar comes in three sizes: Robusto (4 1/2 x 50), Toro (6 x 54), and Gigante (6 x 60) – each presented in 20-count boxes. Production comes from the HATSA factory in Honduras.
In a press release, Steve Abbot, director of marketing for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) said, “With Bolivar Gran Republica, we are continuing to build the legacy of this important brand. This is a bold blend for the initiated smoker, one that not only deepens the range of offerings from Bolivar but that also highlights the best of South American tobacco. We’re confident that Gran Republica will be a strong addition to the growing Bolivar portfolio.”
In the past couple of years, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has slowly been revitalizing the Bolivar brand. There was a recent push with the Bolivar Cofradia line. Last year the company released the limited edition Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found.
At a glance, here is a look at the Bolivar Gran Republica.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Brazilian Arapirica
Filler: Colombia, Brazilian, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA)
Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50 (SRP $7.99/cigar)
Toro: 6 x 54 (SRP $8.29/cigar)
Gigante: 6 x 60 (SRP $8.49/cigar)
Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Mark A Peterson
I love the Cofradia 554.
I am pleased to see all of the Colombian tobacco being used (and disclosed) this year. The La Aurora Hors D’age release this year really impressed me. Worth the price on that one.