Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Seed
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Cigar Strength: Full-Bodied
El Baton is one of J. C. Newman’s vintage brands made by founder, J. C. Newman, back in 1914. This nickel cigar (not anymore!) was originally hand rolled in a Cleveland, Ohio factory with Cuban tobacco. Although it was popular for many years, the onset of machine-made cigars caused El Baton to disappear from the marketplace in the 1920’s.
In 2008, J. C.’s grandsons, Eric and Bobby Newman, re-launched the brand as the company’s first Nicaraguan cigar. The cigar was terrific, but the packaging, frankly, sucked, and the cigar never made it.
El Baton has just been relaunched and the cigar is still terrific (better packaging, too!) Made in Nicaragua, the filler and binder leaves are grown in the most fertile areas of Nicaragua, providing for an intense, smooth, and hearty smoke with a little spice. The Ecuadorian Havana seed wrapper perfectly compliments the Nicaraguan tobaccos and gives the cigar a perfect balance. The room note is rich and aromatic. You know that you’re smoking a special cigar.
El Baton’s return has been met with rave reviews, high ratings, and acclaim from cigar enthusiasts. Don’t miss this beautiful smoke from the oldest family-owned business in the industry.