September marked the 200th Independence Anniversary of Honduras and Central America, so we hosted a ‘Dos Cientos’ event to celebrate. We enjoyed a unique selection of Honduran and Nicaraguan cigars supplied by Tor Imports to mark the occasion. The event took place on the evening of Tuesday, 21st September, in Windsor.
We were honoured to have the Ambassador of Honduras, H.E. Iván Romero Martínez, Dean of the Latin American Diplomatic Corps, join us for the event.
As well as sampling some of the finest Honduran and Nicaraguan cigars, we indulged in a selection of rum and coffee, which pairs impeccably with the tastes of Central American smokes.
What Did We Smoke?
A special occasion calls for a special cigar, and we certainly picked out some of the best! We started with the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill, which was awarded 1st place in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2011.
This cigar was followed by the Drew Estate Undercrown Sungrown Robusto, which was fantastic to smoke alongside a spectacular glass of Flor de Caña Rum 12yrs, and award-winning Honduran speciality coffee.
Independence of Honduras
This event was to commemorate the independence of Honduras, which occurred on 15th September 1821.
Prior to their independence, Honduras had been colonised by Spain in 1524 and were part of the Spanish Captaincy General of Guatemala, which controlled Central America. On September 15th 1821, “The Act of Independence of Central America” was signed in Guatemala City.
In 1838, the modern state of Honduras was formed.
It was fantastic to celebrate this remarkable milestone in the fascinating history of Honduras, a country with an identity forged over thousands of years of settlement, conquest, federations, empires, and republics. Today, it is an extraordinary, multi-ethnic, multilingual, and multicultural melting pot.
Shaped by an astounding geography and lush nature and inhabited by a vivacious blend of Native Americans, Spanish, British, African, and other Europeans, who have lived and mixed together for centuries, all contributing to one of the most welcoming, colourful and joyous cultural tapestries on earth.