On October 5th, 2018, for the first time on the Black Sea coast, the annual festival of Habanos Enthusiasts in Russia took place. This edition, as announced, was dedicated to the new Línea 1935 of the Montecristo brand.
For this 11th Habanos Day, Top Cigars Corporation, chosen the city of Sochi as the venue for the event, and the Bosco Riviera restaurant, located in the historic building of the maritime station, of this beautiful city.
Around 160 guests from the smoking clubs of the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Saratov, Chelyabinsk and Sochi itself, gathered in a warm afternoon in this magnificent architectural monument.
Upon arrival, the guests were welcomed with a cocktail, accompanied by the classic Habano, Montecristo No.4, and traditional Cuban music, performed by the D’Cuba group.
This year, as an exceptional way, the attendees had the opportunity to appreciate the art of making a Habano through the more than 14 years of experience cigar roller Iyala Pren González, from El Laguito factory.
The event was concluded with a Gala Dinner, with excellent food and a wonderful entertainment program which included a raffle for prizes, and could tasted the Habanos of Linea 1935 from Montecristo brand in its three vitolas: Maltés, Dumas and Leyenda.
A group of clients were also awared in different categories:
Best Habanos Specialist “Taste of Life” Cigar and Alcohol Show in Moscow.
Best Habanos Point: “Tobacco World” Company.
Best wholesaler: Company “Malecón”.
Best Habanos Lounge: the Chelyabinsk Smokers’ Lounge “Aroma de Cuba”.
Andrei Yumatov, owner of the Sherlton chain of stores in Volgograd, received the prestigious title of “Habanos Ambassador”, for his personal initiative and his great efforts, in the creation of the Habanos Expert Contest in Russia.