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Habanos S.A. presents in Bulgaria and as a world first San Cristobal de La Habana Prado

  • San Cristobal de la Habana Prado will be showcased by Kaliman Caribe Ltd. on 4th October at the Boyana Presidence, in Sofia, Bulgaria 
  • The new vitola is an exclusive product for Las Casas del Habano and Habanos Specialists

, through its exclusive distributor for Bulgaria and other regions, Kaliman Caribe Ltd, launches its world preview of the new Prado (ring gauge 50 x 127 mm length), of the San Cristóbal de la Habana brand. A vitola that takes the name from one of Havana’s most famous streets “Paseo del Prado” and that is released in the brand’s classic 10-unit regular box.

The presentation of the San Cristóbal de la Habana Prado is scheduled for 4th October in Sofia (Bulgaria), at the legendary and impressive Boyana Presidence. Throughout the evening, aficionados of the world’s best tobacco will be able to taste this new , as well as enjoy other experiences designed to stimulate their senses: a selection of gourmet products from several Premium brands, an exciting show, with music, dancing, famous artists, etc.

The new vitola owes its name to the emblematic Paseo del Prado, the avenue that best preserves and tells the story of Cuba’s rich architectural history

Prado vitola extends the San Cristóbal de la Habana portfolio, whose vitolas are made “con – Totally by Hand with Long Filler” – by expert Cuban cigar rollers with filler and binder leaves from the finest tobacco plantations in *. This Habano is distinguished for the soft to medium flavour of its blend.

The San Cristóbal de la Habana brand was sold for the first time in 1999 with a range of 4 vitolas, whose names correspond to the city’s fortresses, built between the 16th and 19th Centuries by the Spaniards to defend the main square from likely attacks: El Morro, La Fuerza, La Punta and El Príncipe.

The launched product is designed exclusively for and Habanos Specialists stores. This small detail is inscribed on the elegant and shiny band of this fabulous Habano.

La Casa del Habano is an international network of franchised stores that specialise in selling Habanos and where the most discerning smokers can enjoy the universe that surround these renowned cigars. These exclusive Habano boutiques stand out for their outstanding personalized service, advising consumers according to their preferences. On the other hand, the Habanos Specialists stores are retailers that receive this distinction from Habanos, S.A. distributors across the different markets, contributing towards spreading the Habano culture and that of its famous brands.

Kaliman Caribe is the exclusive Habanos distributor for – Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. Ten Casas del Habano and two Cohiba Atmosphere lounges operate in this region.

*Protected Appellations of Origin

The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
A word with many meanings. In Cuba it refers to the size and shape of a cigar (vitola de galera factory name, vitola de salida market name) and also to a particular size of cigar in an individual packing. In Spain it means a cigar band or ring (vitolfilia cigar band collecting). To some it has an almost spiritual meaning encapsulating every aspect of their cigar of choice.
The official Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular areas of the island that are also protected as Denominations of Origin. In English the word translates as Havanas, which are widely considered to be the best cigars in the world.
Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".
Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
La Casa del Habano is the name of a network of retail cigar stores franchised by Habanos s.a. There are over 140 La Casa del Habano stores throughout the world on five continents. A full list can be found on the franchise's global website at www.lacasadelhabano.com