Cigars, Havana Cigar Festival

2015 Havana Cigar Festival: Day I Video

The first day of the 2015 Havana Cigar Festival took off a with a press conference at the Palacio de las Convenciones in Havana, where Habanos’ business development vice-president Javier Terrés Ercilla and commercial vice-president Jorge Luis Fernández Maique commented on the new releases as well as the company’s relevant commercial information. In the early afternoon, Habanos co-presidents Inocente Nuñez and Luis Sanchéz-Harguindey Pardo de Vera initiated the commercial section of the event.

The day ended with the inaugural party that took place in the trendy Antiguo Almacén de Tabaco y Madera, an old warehouse and symbol of Havana’s industrial heritage located in the port of Havana that has recently been restored and turned into a microbrewery. The evening was dedicated to the Romeo y Julieta brand and to the release of the Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009. Guests had the chance to enjoy traditional Cuban food as well as various musical numbers outdoors while overlooking the spectacular view of Havana’s bay. The night culminated with a rocking performance by award winning musician Descemer Bueno.

Don’t forget to check out this post, which includes three tasting notes, on the best new releases we smoked in the 2015 Habanos’ Cigar Festival.