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Bolivar Britanicas Exclusivo Gran Bretaña 2012 Release - Box of 10

€600.88 $708.90 £550.00

Spice

Pepper, cinnamon, ginger, herbs

Aged Scotch whisky is often much softer and easier on the palate than its alcohol strength would imply. So much so, in fact, that sometimes you need something to liven things up a bit. Luckily, a good number of single malts possess lively spicy flavours, some of them in great enough quantities to challenge tequila (naming no names). Others are a little more restrained, but still with the warming tingle of Christmas pudding and mulled wine.

A lengthy maturation, particularly in a large cask (e.g. ex-sherry), generally means more oxygen is allowed into the cask to react with the spirit and develop more complex flavours. These may include spicy flavours - lignin compounds break down over time, releasing more intense spicy notes into the spirit, while the high acidity and relatively low alcohol content of sherry often serve to bring out spicier notes from the cask wood. Clove and cinnamon flavours often derive from eugenols produced via toasting - that is, firing the wood of the casks over a medium heat for anything between 15 to 45 minutes (to be contrasted with charring, where the wood is fired for a very short time over a much hotter flame). Some of the most intense spicy flavours come not from the cask at all, but from the still: a lighter spirit (such as that produced in a tall still) will often have more kick than something more rounded.

Spicy characteristics are generally used to complement other strong flavours, such as dried fruit (e.g. Aberlour) or peat (Ardbeg), but the style is probably best showcased by the expansive and varied Highland region. Highland malts generally eschew excessive subtlety for bold and full flavours, and so often showcase strongly spicy styles. The best examples by far are in the Northern Highlands: Glenmorangie has a light spice that is perhaps better described as herbal; but a small distance to the north, Clynelish and Old Pulteney provide a salty, firey yet still sweet style that prickles all over the palate. Their eastern counterparts, such as Glen Garioch or Glendronach, retain a gingery warmth that it is not so much restorative as elixir.

The strength and spark of such potions pairs very well with similarly lively cigars: Partagas is an obvious match, as is Ramon Allones; but the peppery notes of a Cohiba or Bolivar will also go very well.

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Bolivar Britanicas Exclusivo Gran Bretaña 2012 Release - Box of 10

Limited edition aged Cuban cigars, 2011 vintage released 2012. Cigars...read more

Tasting Notes

The Bolivar Británicas has a rich Cuban nuttiness, with creaminess and hints of cocoa, earth and an acidic citrus. 

Packaging: Box of 10
Strength: Full
Flavour: Full
Length: 5 3/8" 
Ring Gauge: 48

With richness that comes through in the flavour from the blend grown in the 'Vuelta Abajo' zone, which is the main source of tobacco for Habanos and the only zone in Cuba that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, filler and binders.

Making Bolivar one of the most sought after brand amongst experienced Smokers

 

Product Info

Bolivar Britanicas Exclusivo Gran Bretaña 2012 Release - Box of 10

Limited edition aged Cuban cigars, 2011 vintage released 2012. Cigars are made from specially selected tobacco leaves that have all been aged for a minimum of two years.



Product Brand

The Bolivar Brand was created in 1902 and is perhaps no surprise that this Habano cigar brand is named after such a powerful historic figure, Simon Bolivar. Bolivar blend of full bodied tobacco to match his might. 

Bolivar is among the strongest and full flavoured of Cuban cigars. 

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