Introduced in 1901, the powerful flavour of the Bolivar range is almost as widely known as it's namesake, Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), the celebrated Venezuelan warrior who liberated all or part of what today is Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. The cigar brand was developed by the Jose Fernandez Roig, was trademarked in 1921 and was made by J.F. Roig y Cia, until nationalization. This is a full bodied and tasty cigar. For beginners, a heavy cigar like Bolivar is not a good choice. Machine-made varieties are not as strong as hand-rolled ones.