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Annual Habanos Nights of Kaliman Caribe in Armenia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Kosovo

Over the years, Habanos Nights – the special night dedicated to Cuban cigars – has become firmly established as a long-awaited event for all enthusiasts. The annual events never fail to gather most dedicated aficionados to the considered best tobacco in the world and are now an inspiring meeting place for all those who share a passion for outstanding Habanos, select drinks and gourmet culture.

2019 offered several such nights to Habanos aficionados in all countries where Kaliman Caribe has an exclusive distributor.

The thirteenth annual Habanos Night in Bulgaria welcomed more than 500 guests at the prestigious National Palace of Culture. The night was dedicated to Trinidad and the presentation of two new that have been added to the portfolio – Trinidad Esmeralda & Trinidad Media Luna.

The decors in the hall recreated the style of the colonial town, with videos and images of a traditional street and other thematic scenes streaming on a large screen, including a miniature model of a cigar-making operation where the Master Torcedor demonstrated her art before the guests. The highlight of the evening was the wonderful performance of a music band from Cuba, which contribute the fans of the event with the vivacious authenticity of the Cuban spirit.

In Armenia, the event was hosted by . Under the rhythms of Cuban music and live demonstrations by a Master Torcedor the guests enjoyed an exquisite cocktail reception, celebrating Habanos. The selfie mirror added entertainment value, with many guests taking the opportunity to snap fun photographs.

Another traditional Habanos Night took place in Albania. At the luxury Sheraton Hotel, the guests had the opportunity to enjoy live demonstrations of Cuban cigar making and take a closer look at the three vitolas: Partagás Serie D No 4, Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill and Montecristo Edmundo. The evening passed in amiable spirit with an array of traditional Cuban cocktails, select wines and rums. The live acoustic guitar performance uplifted the festive spirit all around.

Habanos Nights in Macedonia and Kosovo added sparkle to the festivities, with two events that afforded local aficionados the opportunity to attend special dinners.

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.
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.
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