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Bolivar

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Rich in history and flavor, the Bolivar Dominican cigar!

If you desire a cigar that is fuller in strength, look no further than Bolivar. Behind the well-known Bolivar cigar brand name lies a long, rich history in premium cigars dating back to 1901. Bold and authoritative yet not overwhelming are characteristics of the exceptional handmade that mimic those of one of history’s greatest liberators, Simon Bolivar. The dark, reddish-hued ligero wrapper from Honduras combines with a long-leaf blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and two different types of Nicaraguan fillers. 

The result in these robust Bolivar cigars is a smooth profile with a slight sweetness on the aftertaste. Ideal for an end of the night indulgence before you hit the hay. As one of the best cigars out there, Get your Bolivar box of 25 while they’re still on the shelves. 

Viva Bolivar!

Bolivar received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "A rich brown wrapper. This cigar burns and draws well, with creamy, slightly sweet flavors. A well-made cigar." 

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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto Crystal 2005 (5.5"x50)
New
Pack of 5
In Stock
$57.45
| save $9.46 16% off
$47.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto Crystal (tubos) (5.5"x50)
Box of 8
Backordered
$91.92
| save $31.93 35% off
$59.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x49)
Box of 25
In Stock
$312.25
| save $109.26 35% off
$202.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x49)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$62.45
| save $17.20 28% off
$45.25
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gigante (6.0"x60)
Box of 25
In Stock
$319.75
| save $112.76 35% off
$206.99
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gigante (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$63.95
| save $10.96 17% off
$52.99
Profile
Shape
Gigante
Wrapper
Ligero
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Dominican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.65 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 60 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "Bolivar"
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5 out of 5
Excellent smoke it last a longtime. Tightly wrapped and a great draw
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5 out of 5
My favorite
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4 out of 5
Tasty smoke… The construction is good, it tends to burn a little unevenly… but still solid.
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5 out of 5
I picked these in a Motherlode sampler recently and I'm smoking my second one. It's superb! It deserves more than a 90 rating IMHO. The burn is even and it doesn't go out on me. The flavor is exquisite and the retrohale very smooth. It leaves a nice aftertaste. I'm glad I added them to my Motherlode!
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4 out of 5
Smooth, well constructed and long lasting. Will buy again.
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5 out of 5
This cigar has restored my faith in Churchills again. I think it smokes a tad stronger than the medium body billing, and the construction is excellent. Wonderful pulls of smoke, and this may be my favorite cigar at the moment, with some recency bias.
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5 out of 5
Nice smooth smoke
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5 out of 5
One of my favs. These are sorely underrated and proof, IMO, that the 800lb gorilla of producers can make great sticks. Advertising is mini mail, taste is major. Closest thing to a mid-priced Cuban I’ve had.
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5 out of 5
I have enjoyed this smoke, full of flavor.
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5 out of 5
My favorite cigar period!
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5 out of 5
Excellent, Most people buy by name and don't know how good is this cigar.
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5 out of 5
Bolivar is, in my opinion, the most underrated premium cigar on the market. Only Padron can hold a candle to Bolivar. Great cigar at a reasonable price!!
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5 out of 5
Order was expedited quicker than I expected. Made it in time for Christmas.
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5 out of 5
My favorite cigar !!!!
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5 out of 5
This cigar seduced me with its looks, I admit, but I really enjoyed smoking it. Not overly strong and packed with great flavor, with excellent draw and burn.
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4 out of 5
Bolivar brand is somewhat difficult to find and also enjoyed their product for years… Saw these and picked up more for nostalgia sake…however they didn’t disappoint. Very well constructed and can appreciate the glass tube for a ready to smoke stick…flavor was uniform stick to stick with hint of sweetness when first lit. If you want something different with a strong but tempered smoke…give these a shot!
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5 out of 5
I have always been a fan of Bolivar. Nice dark wrappers, medium body, slightly on the more flavorful side. Always a nice even burn/draw and thick clouds of smoke. Definitely a go to in my book.
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5 out of 5
My special occasion smoke.. love them
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4 out of 5
Good amount of smoke, burns well, holds a short ash before falling.
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5 out of 5
Excellent
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4 out of 5
Love it ..every thing is good need more Cubans
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5 out of 5
Amazing! Perfect smoke. Flavor is nice and light, a very easy and enjoyable smoke. Came well packaged and perfect condition!
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5 out of 5
Really nice to smoke, especially with cognac.
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5 out of 5
Love smoke great flavor, outstanding draw. Great on the golf course
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5 out of 5
As good as it gets
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5 out of 5
Surprisingly good rich in flavor, dark like a maduro cigar with a creamy slight sweetness. I think I found one of the best cigars out there. Burns and draws well.
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5 out of 5
Outstanding.
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5 out of 5
What a surprise. This is the real deal. No, it’s not the Cuban Bolivar, but you wouldn’t know it by taste. This is without a doubt in the top 5 cigars I have ever had, including Cubans. It’s dark, the most perfectly hand rolled cigar ever. Draw is perfect every time. The flavor is awesome, with notes of chocolate, spice, leather, earth, and much more. Great to the very end. You’ll want to smoke them down to the last little nub. Price is great for what you get. I’ve smoked dozens of different cigars from CI’s big list. This is the one I’ve been looking for for years. Viva Bolivar!
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5 out of 5
Pretty much my favorite cigar.
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5 out of 5
Lots of flavor. Easy draw. Just a real pleasure to smoke.
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5 out of 5
Superb cigar! burns great! I wish I bought more!
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5 out of 5
It's my go-to cigar.
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5 out of 5
Very smooth. Full flavored easy draw
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5 out of 5
Although it’s nothing like a Cuban bolivar, it is very good. It is very dark and oily, and beautiful construction. It has A very earthy, oak like, and unsweetened dark chocolate flavor. Not unlike a partagas black label. Love it
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5 out of 5
good flavor and taste great, smokes well.
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4 out of 5
Bolivard
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4 out of 5
Unlit the cigar has the Aromas of eucalyptus , loam and forest floor. When lit the flavors of the Aromas continue combined with burning Hickory. The construction of the cigar is extremely good. It burns very evenly, somewhat of a feat given the size of it.
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5 out of 5
This year marked the 10th Holy Smoke at Enders Island. An event created by Father Tom, Ed McCabe myself drew 135 people at our Reserva I and this year we had 436! At the Reserva X I introduced the Enders Island Cigar Club, a pre-event for 15 at which I served The Star of the Show. This Bolivar knocked people’s socks off, and at an event where the Cigar Sponsor brought in 5 different premium cigars there were people that were not “in the club” wanting to buy them from me. A new favorite among the group. Outstanding.
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5 out of 5
Arrive timely, great service, and an excellent cigar!
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5 out of 5
Best cigars ever!! My favorite cigars of all time
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4 out of 5
The overall construction was good but a bit tight on the draw.
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5 out of 5
This cigar is terrific, but i am a big Bolivar fan.
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5 out of 5
These are fine cigars at a reasonable price. I like that they are packed in the glass tubes. Always a smooth, even-burning smoke right down to the end.
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5 out of 5
I cannot say enough about all of the bolivar cigars, always a favorite of mine, never miss a beat on them. Continual even smoke throughout, great flavor, burns slow and holds everything you would want in a heater ! A must have.
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5 out of 5
Really enjoy these - a great smoke from start to finish!
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1 out of 5
Far, far from its Cuban namesake. I found it to be somewhat bitter and tasted of immature tobacco. The overall construction was good but a bit tight on the draw. Unlike a quality cigar I found there to be thick, hard leaf stems throughout that caused visible bumps on the surface, like warts on a pickle. Don't think I would smoke another one if it was given to me. I've had better bundle/discount cigars
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4 out of 5
Nice consistent flavor. Kind of a rough feel but great savory scent to them. Really liked them. Some burned a bit off. But always a great CI deal!
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4 out of 5
Great puro...too bad 8 tubo boxes are not available. It always on my humidor right by my la gloria cubana black serie .
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4 out of 5
all is good no biggy, Thanks Cigar International.
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3 out of 5
Not as good as the price indicates. Uneven burning, definitely mild.
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Steve R

Bolivar 2005

Steve R
When I received word of a new Bolivar being released, I grew a little antsy. Wrapped in an oily ligero wrapper and touted as a full-bodied, full-flavored blend that’s bold and aggressive, I figured it had to be good. Of course, I instantly hoped the new blend would resemble its older brother from The Island – an assertive, robust, heady smoke that pops with flavorful goodness – wouldn’t that be nice?

My first sample was at the RTDA in New Orleans. After stopping by the Cusano booth for breakfast (in the form of a c10 Crown Corona), I felt I was ready to tackle the new Bolivar 2005. And so, we met with Marky-Mark, our favorite rep from General Cigar to have a sit down while burning through a sample or two. By looks alone, this new cigar could make a newbie run and hide. Dark, thick-ring, straight-barrel parejos adorn with the legendary Bolivar name. You instantly think you’re about to take a puff off the action end of a loaded shotgun. But fear not, this dog’s bite is not nearly as loud as its bark. While the flavor is nice, woody and sweet on the aftertaste, the smoke itself is a lot tamer than expected. A medium-bodied cigar from start to finish. No explosive introductions. No gradual buildup in intensity. No grand finale. I left my first sample in the ashtray feeling cheated and unfulfilled.

Fortunately, now that I know what to expect out of this cigar, I’ve come to enjoy it more. The construction is nice, delivering a solid performance with every burn, and the Nicaraguan and Dominican blend of long-fillers present a well-balanced, pleasant flavor that just about anybody can appreciate. It’s medium in strength and a super-slow-burner, making for a long-lasting experience. Unfortunately, it’s not the Bolivar I had hoped for. Maybe I just expect too much.