Casa Havaneza, one of the oldest and most emblematic Habanos Specialist tobacco shops globally, celebrated its 158th Anniversary on April 21, 2022. This celebration took place in Lisbon, Portugal’s “Club – Monsanto Secret Spot” space.
For the occasion, Empor, S.A. Exclusive Distributor of Habanos, S.A. in the territory, organized a commemorative dinner attended by its most loyal clients and was attended by the Her Excellency Ambassador of Cuba, Mrs. Yusmari Díaz, among other personalities and friends of Casa Havaneza.
Casa Havaneza, known as the oldest tobacco shop in Lisbon, was created in 1864, and there are vintage advertisements that assure that it had been open since 1855. Empor, S.A. has four Casas Havaneza, three of them in the city of Lisbon and one in the city of Porto.
With this event, tribute was paid to the successful history of Casa Havaneza, and to its clients who, during all these years, chose this “Casa” as their favorite space to share and enjoy the best Habanos and other luxury items.
A magnificent pairing between Habanos, rums, whiskeys, Mojitos, and high-quality wines, was enjoyed by more than 100 fans.
After the Welcome cocktail, the participants had the opportunity to taste the last three Regional Editions of Habanos for Portugal: Juan López Chiado – Regional Edition 2014, Bolívar Lusíadas – Regional Edition 2017 and San Cristóbal de La Habana Saudade – Regional Edition 2020. with the wines Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita Rosé 2021, Morgado Santa Catarina Branco 2019 and Casa Ferreirinha Castas Escondidas 2018.
The dinner took place in a very pleasant atmosphere, in which joy and enthusiasm took over all those present, enlivened by a Cuban musical duo.
The dinner ended with an anniversary cake and glasses of Champagne Taittinger, offering a very emotional toast to the 158 years of Casa Havaneza, much success, and prosperity for all its work team who are committed every day to making Casa Havaneza a space of excellence.
To finish, the attendees tasted a unique selection of spirits such as Sandeman Tawny 20 years, Benriach Single Malt 12 Years, Aguardiente Casa Ferreirinha, and Havana Club Selección de Maestros.
The fans were also able to participate in a raffle in which the lucky ones received prizes offered by EMPOR S.A. and its collaborators SOGRAPE, Delta Q, SEL Salsicharia Estremocense, and Pernod Ricard.