The Bolivar brand of cigars was founded by Jose F. Rocha in Great Britain in 1901 but was't registered in Cuba until 1921. Bought by the Cifuentes family in 1954, production was then moved to the Partagas factory in Havana. After the Cuban Revolution, the Cifuentes family fled to the Dominican Republic, where Bolivar cigars are still made today. Bolivar has built a reputation for producing strong Cuban cigars and the Domincan version holds true to that standard. It makes sense that this potent cigar is named after Simon Bolivar (The Bold One), a celebrated Venezuelan revolutionary who liberated his country in the early 1800s.