Bolivar Cigars
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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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Churchill (7.0"x49)
Box of 25In Stock$249.75
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Churchill (7.0"x49)
Pack of 5In Stock$49.95
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Gigante (6.0"x60)
Box of 25Backordered$257.25
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Gigante (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5In Stock$51.45
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Robusto Crystal (tubos) (5.5"x50)
Box of 8Only 3 Left$71.92
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Overall Rating4.53 out of 5 Based on 34 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Bolivar”

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The ONE !!!
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!
5 out of 5
Pretty much my favorite cigar.
Pretty much my favorite cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Lots of flavor. Easy draw. Just a real pleasure to smoke.
5 out of 5
Superb cigar! burns great! I wish I bought more!
Superb cigar! burns great! I wish I bought more!
5 out of 5
It's my go-to cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very smooth. Full flavored easy draw
5 out of 5
Black and beautiful
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
5 out of 5
good cigar
good flavor and taste great, smokes well.
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Bolivar Gianti
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.
5 out of 5
The Star of the Show
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.
5 out of 5
Arrive timely, great service, and
Arrive timely, great service, and an excellent cigar!
5 out of 5
Best cigars ever!! My favorite cigars of all time
4 out of 5
Bolivar Robusto Crystal (tubos)
The overall construction was good but a bit tight on the draw.
5 out of 5
This cigar is terrific, but i am a big Bolivar fan.
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.
5 out of 5
Bolivar always a favorite.
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.
5 out of 5
A Great Cigar
Really enjoy these - a great smoke from start to finish!
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
4 out of 5
Well worth it
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!
4 out of 5
Bolivar still a hero
Great puro...too bad 8 tubo boxes are not available. It always on my humidor right by my la gloria cubana black serie .
4 out of 5
Cool and alright
all is good no biggy, Thanks Cigar International.
3 out of 5
Not as good as the
Not as good as the price indicates. Uneven burning, definitely mild.
5 out of 5
..i will order again as soon they are available.
wow what a cigar !!
4 out of 5
Bolivar gigante..
Wow..what a tasty cigar..beautiful color..i will order again.
3 out of 5
decent cigar
Not bad, a bit too long for my tastes but decent flavor. The draw can be a bit tight, burn was good.
5 out of 5
Highly satisfied
No problems. Quick and easier offering experience; fast delivery of quality products. I'm certainly buying my cigars here again!!!
5 out of 5
I Love This Cigar
One of my favorites. Well constructed, smooth draw, good smoke and tasty. This one should be in your humidor.
5 out of 5
MHS from the home of cigars in Tampa
Every time I smoke a Bolivar I wonder why I smoke anything else. The Bolivar Robusto Crystal is exactly what a cigar should taste and smell like. Smooth, rich and alluring, it is a must try by all cigar enthusiasts.
5 out of 5
Bolivar cigars
I enjoyed the Bolivar cigars. They have a great flavor without being overpowering. I would recommend this cigar to others.
4 out of 5
Welcome Back Bolivar
Used to love the Cuban Bolivar's - the domestic version, not so much. Happened across the re-branded version at a cigar bar in PDX recently (it was one of the few decently priced offerings) and was surprised by the smooth, even burning smoke. So much in fact, that I bought a box. The box didn't disappoint and I was able to impress some of my cigar smoking friends with the redeaux. On my list of favorites now.
5 out of 5
Bolivar Churchill
good smoke.
5 out of 5
Just Good Tobacco Flavor!!
This is not an over- blended, boutique cigar. All Honduran tobacco, nice looking, good construction, good burn and medium draw. You can nub it but you have to take it easy at the end. This cigar could be included in a 10 cigar sampler with: Relic (great), Sancho Panza, San Lotano Habano (not oval) and CAO Extreme. Good tobacco flavor for tobacco lovers!!
Customer Testimonials
This is my favorite cigar. They are a little hard to find in cigar stores in my area so I was happy to find that CI carried them. I first found these by the smell of someone smoking one outside of a restaurant in Annapolis Maryland City Dock. I checked out the label and found them at the local cigar store right there. Great taste and aroma, even burn Just fantastic. I can't tell you how many times I have had the same experience, men and women both come up to me and say, " that is a great smelling cigar. What is that?"
DC of Crofton, MD
purchased a box of 25......I've always loved the Bolivar brand.....Unfortunately, of the three I've burned, all three have been plugged and I've had to cut about 2 inches to get them to draw.....WOW.....what a disappointment!!!!
MF of Huntington Beach, CA
Really an outstanding taste I'm back to get me another box. This is a great stick to have with a tangy drink such as whiskey sour.
Year after year this is just one of my favorite cigars! It is just a winner! Full flavor and yet does it with finesse and they get even better when aged.
SB of Merced, CA
This is a first class cigar full of rich tobacco tase that is smooth as silk. It reminds me of a Cuban Cohiba Siglo VI in many ways, which go for over $500.00 dollars a box. In addition, the Bolivar has a slow burn time so make sure you allow yourself an hour after putting a burn on it. The cigar is a very satisfying smoke, and each puff is enjoyed from start to finish. After trying the 5 pack, this will be purchased by the box on a future order, added into my rotation. I stongly believe it is worth the purchase of a 5 pack to find out for yourself the quality construction, and very enjoyable cigar.
DM of Taylor, MI
No, I'm not a paid spokes-person for Bolivar, just a person who purchased a 5 pack of these on a hunch. For me, the gut feeling of buying these was a huge payoff in smoking pleasure. The burn was even all the way down, with volumes of smoke. In addition, it was an hour later before the cigar began to burn my fingers. I've only smoke one out of the 5 pack, and maybe the other 4 will give me problems as stated in a few other reviews. Nevertheless, as it stands right now this was a very satisfying, medium body, with each puff of smoke remaining smooth. If the ones I have left smoke anything like this one, there will be a box ordered in the future, and added with my rotation. My suggestion is to give the Bolivar a try and you be the judge. I ordered the Churchhills, which was just right for my taste and length of smoking time.
DM of Taylor, MI
Nice box but I don't care too much for plastic tubes. This would be prefect for a huge humidor for display. I only smoke one so far so I really don't remember the outcome but it was a good smoking experience.
FD of Gardena, CA
The Dominican (Bolivar) has always been a favorite of mine. Lovely to look at, to smell...good draw, firm ash, even burn and great flavour. I always keep a few of these in the box.
MC of M Leesburg, VA
I thought id throw my 2 cents worth in reguarding the 2005 (Bolivar) today just happened to be a very warm day here in the midwest so after work I went out on my deck and fired up 5.5 50 tubos i purchased from CI, now while i agree thar the cuban Bolivar is a thing of beauty! I still think it's 2005 cousin is a pretty decent smoke I have lit up 4 of the 8 pack I bought and so far so good,,, nice even burn, good draw, a hint of sweet spice with a nutty tone, nothing fancy with a decent aroma I pulled it pretty far down and even twords the end very satisfying for a before dinner smoke.
JR of Parkville, MO
I'm beginning to think the previous tasters that have posted reviews of this cigar are working for Bolivar. I'm a big fan of dark, oily, luscious smokes, and the Bolivar's look great. I have tried three times to smoke these sticks and I'm consistently let down by the uneven burn, hard draw and muddled taste. I've built them up to friends and handed a few out, and they came back to me and thought I was off my rocker stating that they were good. It's not just me folks, these are not the stogies for you. 5 Vegas "A", Gurkha Expedition, Montecristo Media Noche, Ashton Maduro and CAO maduro fit my taste when it comes to darker wrappers. Save your time and money and go for one of those! Long live CI and f*$# the anti-smoking police!
DV of Middle Village, NY
I am curious now about what Steve O thought about this stick. The Cuban Bolivar is a rare love for me, this has smoothness to it. It has a very fragrant bouquet and for the smoothness, packs a bit of a wallop. I just picked more up earlier today. A very civil stick, a nice dark oily ligero wrapper with a complex draw. My rate this stick: 87
CS of Southern, CA
I recently enjoyed Bolivar Lonsdale. Draw was a little tight to begin with, but it opened up as I smoked past an inch. The cigar tasted slightly of chocolate and had some woody undertones, first bit was a bit harsh, however it mellowed out as it burned. This is a good cigar enjoyed on a full stomach. Overall a good cigar with a fantastic full taste.
EW of Grand Rapids, MI
Bolivar...EXXXXCellente! I just got back from Bahia de Los Angeles (LA BAy to you GRingos) where 11 guys and my self fished and smoked our asses off. I brought the Gurka X fuerte and some little Brazilia's and a friend of mine brought the Big ol' Vegas 5 mouth full of chocolate. Note, when traveling 8 hour to a fishing camp in Mexico, don't leave the Xfuertes in the bag in back off the truck. The wrappers came apart but the damn thing was still good!!! There's almost nothing better than sitting by the beatiful Sea of Cortez with an excellent cigar, unlimted supply of Tecate, and listening to the funniest stories you would never tell within earshot of the wife and kids.
JG of Chula Vista, CA
This is not a carbon copy of the Cuban original (Bolivar). The cigar looks formidable, but suffers from a slightly uneven, warm burn that is nonetheless slow and steady; the ash is firm and medium to dark grey. The cigar is complex, has a medium body with wood, toast, cocoa and sweet flavors throughout. A little aging improves it quite a bit.
JF of Columbus, OH
Smoked 2 so far (Bolivar '05) and am reminded of the Gurka Expedition (which is also a good smoke at a good price)
BR of Bayside, NY
Just tried a Bolivar '05...had added a five pack of them as an "afterthought" to an order of some of my CI favorites (Sherpas, La Estrella Cubana-Rosados, La Gloria Cubanas, Don Rafaels..)what a surprise...robust,complex, relaxing, but not "asskicking" strong...A new favorite...Love the variety of product available in five packs at CI...I'm always trying something new...and in this case found a brand new favorite..Bolivar '05..Thanks CI!!!
TC of Horn Lake, MS
Picked these (Bolivar '05) up as a friend was mentioning what an enjoyable smoke the Bolivar cubans he had, had been. We fired up a couple of the Churchills on our "smoke" night. His smile was enough to see that they fond memories were returning. A great looking cigar, well made. The full bodied clouds of smoke swirled around us as we considered that the Cubans don't have the market cornered on fine smokes. A fabulous cigar. Full-flavored, full-bodied, well made, terrific draw. Definitely a great choice for the humidor.
RB of Alpena, MI
So far i have tasted this (Bolivar '05) twice and was convinced that i need to buy a box of these sticks.
TG of Kingsburg, CA
These (Bolivar ''05) are great. What would you compare this too ??
WS of Kings, CA
nice even burn / firm ash / nice draw /good to the last inch / great med bodied cigar / GOT TO SAY THUMBS UP /GREAT BUY (Bolivar ''05)
DB of West Redding, CT

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.