Length: 5.38" Ring Gauge: 48
Commercial Name: Británicas
Factory Name: Británicas Extra
Dimensions: 5 3/8" (137mm) x 48 ring gauge
Flavour category: Full
Production method: Totally handmade using long filler with all leaves sourced from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba
Presentations: 10-cigar SBN box
In September 2012 we received the first of two new Regional Speciality exclusive to the U.K.originally intended for 2011. The Bolivar Britanicas is 5.38 inches long with a 48 ring gauge and is essentially a " Perfecto" shaped cigar redolent of the former Romeo Y Julietas Celestiales which was discontinued back in 2002.
Bolivar are among the fullest-bodied and richest tasting of all Havanas with a distinctive flavour that is evident not from a predominance of ligero leaf, but because more seco than volado is used in the blend in comparison to, say, Partagas.
I found the cigar to be full flavour and yet not overtly strong with a wider aperture at the foot than is customary for cigars of this type, which makes it easier to light up and get going.
Only 3,000 numbered boxes of 10 cigars have been rolled. Each is adorned with a reprint of a special label, known as a "papeleta", which was last used on Bolivar boxes over forty years ago, to wrap over the side of the box.
This is a real Collectors item which will no doubt sell very quickly ! So place your orders soon so as to avoid disappointment.