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A very successful VI Habanos Day in Portugal

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On last November 28th, 2015 the 6th Habanos Day was organized by our exclusive distributor for Habanos, S.A. EMPOR Importacao e Exportacao, S.A. and the Cuban Embassy in Portugal. The 6th Habanos Day took place in the elegant restaurant Espacio Montes Claros Lisbon Secret Spot en Monsanto, Lisbon.

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The event hosted more than 160 people, including experts and amateurs of the best tobacco in the world. The welcome words were done by the Ambassadora of Cuba in Portugal, Mrs. Johana Tablada de la Torre. The event counted with the presence of Mr. Fernando Domínguez, President of Tabacalera, Mr. Javier Terrés de Ercilla, Vice-President of Development of Habanos, S.A. Mr. Pedro Rocha Ramos, General Director of Empor S.A., and other officials of the concerned institutions and companies.

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The 6th Habanos Day was devoted to . Many activities were developed, like, a conference onto new releases from Habanos products of the year, presented by Ms. Mercedes Pérez, Marketing Director of Empor SA, who was accompanied by Mr. David Gois, Product Manager of the company Sogrape who presented the Hine Rare VSOP Cognac.

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The Hine Rare VSOP Cognac was chosen to show an elegant combination with the vitola Chiado 1864, Regional Edition for Portugal the Juan López brand, in a program of extraordinary quality tasting. The tasting was conducted by Mr. Luis Javier Bosch; commercial Director of Empor S.A. The attendees enjoyed the activity very much.

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Other Habanos brands and drinks were tasted during the event. Among them the vitola Sir Winston from H. Upmann brand and whiskies The Glenrothes Vintage 1995, 1998 and 2001 conducted by Mr. Pedro Ramos Rocha, General Director of Empor S.A and Mr. Luis David, Sales Manager of the company Sogrape.

The event ended with the longest ash contest. The participants smoked the special Petit Coronas Especiales of the brand of Partagas, along with Selección de Maestros, Rum of Havana Club and was led by Mr. Gonzalo Villalba, Vice-president of Diadema SPA and Mr. Sergio Valdés, Director Comercial da Havana Club International.

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Other Habanos were produced by two experienced Cuban torcedores accompanied by Vodka Beluga, Mojitos & Daiquiris of Havana Club, Mateus Aragones 2011 and Mateus Rose Sparkling, N3 Gin and Cocktail Vinho do Porto Offley.

On the gala evening, EMPOR Importacao e Exportacao, S.A., exclusive distributor for Habanos, S.A. launched the 80 anniversary vitola for Montecristo brand. The attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner, tasting a Porto Offley 30 years, The Glenrothes Vintage 1988, Havana Club Selección de Maestros and Porto Ferreira Dª Antonia Branco, Quinta dos Carvalhais Encruzado 2014, Quinta dos Carvalhais Alfrocheiro 2012, Quinta dos Carvalhais Touriga Nacional 2012, Quinta dos Carvalhais Reserva Branco 2011.

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It was a special night who attended had the opportunity to taste different brands of Habanos, Montecristo, Partagás, H. Upmann and Juan López along with prestigious drinks and the traditional Cuban music. At the end, was mentioned the several sponsors for the event: Sogrape, Havana Club, Aviworld, Joselito, Guama-Havanatur, Millennium BCP, Iberia, Bell & Ross, Mercado do Queijo, Jaguar, Wine magazine and magazine Mais Alentejo.

For more information about the event please visit: www.habanosday.com

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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.