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Olifant Corona Panatella Vintage - 10 cigars

This shortfiller is produced in cigar factory De Olifant in the Netherlands. The cigarmodel is a panatella. The cigar has a length of 13 centimetres and a diameter of 14 millimetres. The filler is a melange from Java, Sumatra, Cuba and Brasil. The binder is from Java and the wrapper leaf is vintage Sumatran sand-leaf that has matured for at least seven years. The smoking duration of this cigar is 45 minutes. You can buy this cigars in a box of 10 cigars. This cigar is a limited edition.

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The Netherlands have always been very involved in the tobacco industry.

Knowledge about tobacco is acquired during the colonial period in Indonesia. Especially Sumatra and Java have built a rich history with the knowledge and skills of the Dutch and deliver excellent tobacco. Also in production area Netherlands is a major global player.

In 1826 was launched from the city of Kampen, a true cigar production. With the success several more cities became involved in the cigar production and the cigar production flourished to great heights.

Because of new technological developments, the production mechanized and refined by big industry. Some small manufacturers kept producing cigars in more traditional way's, by hand or on semi-automatic machines.

The structure of a Traditional Dutch Quality Cigar.
A traditional Dutch quality cigar consists of three main components.
1. Wrapper leave
2. Binder
3. Short cut filler

Shortfiller description:

The typical Dutch cigar (shortfiller) distinguishes itself from other cigars as the filler is made of a blend of tobaccos from Indonesia, Brazil and Cuba.

Traditional short-filler cigars consist of a melange of chopped tobacco leaves inside, surrounded by a binder where eventually a wrapper is wrapped around. This particular method of manufacture, makes it possible that there are up to 20 different types of tobacco to be united in a cigar. The blend is made with care so that the cigar will obtain its delicate flavor. Each different type of tobacco takes a liking with it, which can range from strong to sweet or fresh.
Cigar factory "De Olifant"
Tobacco Manufacturer Henk van der Sluis dreamed of cigar production was quantitatively small but great quality. Due to its large experience in the industry he had been his own idea about what the quality should be. he could end up in a number of buildings on Front Street in camps the opportunity to realize his dream. At the first address was the widow H. Meulenkamp built tabakskerverij. Besides building Henk van der Sluis took the old but functioning machines and began the cigar production called "De Olifant". An industrial museum up and running ... with art! A place to enjoy. In the Cigar Factory De Olifant you will find a maze of work and storage rooms; constructed of wood, unplastered walls and stone floors of clinkers, tiles, floor tiles and parts of the attic trusses date from the late Middle Ages. The crooked walls, old brick floors and the wooden decking of Sigarenfabriek the Elephant are permeated with the smell of tobacco and cedar. Already since 1832 in this monumental factory manufactured tobacco. For a long time the factory was mainly a museum-like character, but there is plenty of production again since the mid 80s of last century. Using traditional machines of which the oldest dates back to some pre-war machines are also being modernized in 1888. Since 2009. Walking along the attractive rooms and tobacco-filled spaces is clear that the cigars Elephant are produced with great care and passion. Whether it's the way melangeren or the method of production and packaging, quality is decisive. Joyful collaborators are in love with "their" factory. They "run" an established production cigars per year divided among several models and limited editions. To this day, the company keeps on developing and range extended annually. In 2003 a completely new branch of products welcomed in the building: The Unicorn Coffee and Tea. Elephant is committed to maintain the charming, cultural and historical heritage. This results in an attendance of 10,000 people per year who come see the unique characteristic plant. The municipalities of Zwolle and Kampen worshiped the elephant with the "Heritage Prize" in 2010. Sigarenfabriek Elephant was on May 21 2012 "Entrepreneur of the Year" proclaimed.

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