Havana city is preparing to welcome Cigar Aficionados from all over the world in its 19th Habanos Festival, which will be held from the 27th of February 2017 till the 3rd of March of the same year.
As usual, the event will include some regular necessary activities as mentioned on the official website:
“Welcome Evening, Visit to the Best Tobacco Plantations in Vuelta Abajo Zone, visit to the Emblematic Habanos Factories, Trade Fair and Seminars, International Habanosommelier Contest, Cigar Rolling Master Class, Gala Dinner and Humidors Auction.”
However, Cohiba brand will be a strong player in this year’s event as it shall introduce 3 new series to celebrate its 50 Anniversary (actually was in 2016):
– The Cohiba Majestuosos,
– The Cohiba 50 Anniversario,
– The Cohiba Medio Siglo. (Follow our blog for a good introduction of these 3 series)
Habana Club will host the welcome evening where H. Upmann will launch the Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011.
The Habanos Festival is considered an important date for all Cigar Lovers, especially the Cuban Cigars’ lovers. It usually shed some light on new development in the current year, display new launches regarding products and specialties, and will allow the participants to taste them exclusively at the event.
In addition to the Cohiba above mentioned, The H. Upmann brand will present its first Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011; Montecristo will show the new product line into its portfolio, to become the brand’s most premium and exclusive line. The Quai D’Orsay brand is also launching a new design and presenting two new vitolas.
“Attendees at the XIX Habanos Festival will enjoy a comprehensive five-day program to find out about the origin, production and various aspects concerning the culture of Habanos. This will be a week entirely devoted to the knowledge and enjoyment of the Habanos, and a meeting point between the Habanos and the most exclusive products in the world” as mentioned by the organizers of the event.
Participants will benefit from tours in the best land for growing tobacco in the world “Vuelta Abajo” and “Pinar del Rio”, as well as an introduction to La Corona and H.Upmann factories, which produced the biggest launches this year. Other events might include some international music and Cuban food and beverages evenings.
Not to forget the traditional internarional Habanosommelier contest, where international aficionados will compete and get the opportunity to receive prestigious award.