Strength: Medium-Full
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Shapes:BelicosoChurchillGordoRobusto

Saint Luis Rey

Now rolled in Honduras, this old Cuban brand returns once again.

Re-released....again! This exquisite cigar has been around the block and back again and again. After being manufactured in Cuba, then the Dominican Republic, Honduras may have produced the best Saint Luis Rey yet. Using a hefty blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler, this 're-mastered' cigar maintains the rich, full-bodied Saint Luis Rey experience that so many have enjoyed in the past. Wrapped in a thick, oily Nicaraguan leaf, this smooth robust smoke is a delight. Be sure to make some room in your humidor for this cool, slow burning, tasty treat.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Belicoso
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
Belicoso (6.1"x52) BOX OF 25 In Stock$130.00$85.80
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Belicoso
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
5-PACK In Stock$19.00
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Churchill
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
Churchill (7.0"x52) BOX OF 25 In Stock$130.00$85.80
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Churchill
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
5-PACK In Stock$19.00
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
Rothchilde (Robusto) (5.0"x54) BOX OF 50 In Stock$217.50$143.55
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
5-PACK In Stock$16.00
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Gordo
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
Titan (Gordo) (5.5"x60) BOX OF 25 In Stock$136.25$89.93
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Gordo
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
5-PACK In Stock$20.00
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Gordo
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x50) BOX OF 25 In Stock$122.50$80.85
Strength: Medium-Full
Shapes:Gordo
Wrapper:Habano
Origin:Honduras
Filler:Honduran, Nicaraguan
5-PACK In Stock$18.00
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Customer Reviews of “Saint Luis Rey”
“"What a cigar (Saint Luis Rey) unable to put it down, one of my top ten smokes. If your humidor is without, you best get with the program. A very full cigar all the way down to the nub. I can't wait to smoke the other 5 I have aging in the humi. Great job CI with the price #1 in my book of online service".”
DS of Las Vegas, NV
“I smoke the SLR maduro in the robusto size. I judge all other cigars by this brand...including my Cubans. They are just that good. Smooth, robust, rich, aromatic, visually appealing, great smoke. Tight, almost snow white ash. I tear up when I light these sticks...knowing that in less than an hour, my moment of sheer bliss will be over...until I light up the next one!”
TL of Marina del Rey, CA
“This cigar (Saint Luis Rey)packs an excellent robust flavor. It comes with the flavor of a $5.00+ cigar but cost less. It has a good aroma and can be smoked to the nub without burning the tounge or losing its flavor.”
CK of Chesterton, IN
“A classic Nicaraguan flavor (Saint Luis Rey) indeed. I love a good smoke from Nicaragua every time and this one is in my top list. You really can't go wrong with this cigar, it's full flavor and easy draw make it a hit.”
JD of Washington, DC
“I read in Cigar Aficionado that the Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Chuchill was rated at 91, right behind a cigar that cost over three times as much. I couldn't resist seeing what I thought. It is really a great cigar for the money and I can see why they rated it this high. I'll be buying some more for sure. Really smooth and mild. Firm in the hand and burns evenly. And the wood box the selection of 25 came in was a surprise too. Looks really expensive in the presentation. Really a good buy even if it had come in the usual plain plastic bundle. And..... at about $3 a stick, shipping and all, a very good buy.”
RS of Mobile, AL
“All I can say is that I read that the Saint Luis Rey "Belicoso" was a 91 in Cigar Aficianado and after smoking 5 of these bad boys I ordered a box from CI (My first CI purchase!) for $3 apiece including tax, these are the best bang for the buck you can find.....a great burn...a GREAT everything. Can't go wrong with these.”
JP of Milwaukee, WI
“I gotta agree with my neighbor in Milwaukee, these St. Luis Rey's are a premium cigar at a midland price of around $3.00. You won't find a better medium to robust cigar at this price. It is one of my favorite and regular smokes. I've smoked the Rothschilde and the Torpedo--both are excellent. This cigar may just be one of the best kept secrets around.”
RF of Richfield, WI
“I just love the Titan, sized just right for me. Always have them in humidor,They can be hard to find at times in your local shops, but CI always have em.”
JB of Collegeville, PA
“I received 5 sticks yesterday and smoked 3 already. I'm trying to hold out until my next batch arrive. I had wonderful experience with all 3 cigars and I know that within a few weeks it's going be great experience not only a wonderful experience. Very smooth an creamy. They burn very well and draw perfect. I'm not saying these are best smoke in town. Try them you're not going be disappointed and if you are it's just more sticks for me.”
FD of Gardena, CA
“This is a really great smoke, especially for the price. It is worth twice the price!”
CS of Rock Springs, WY
“Well, not a bad smoke. I don't consider them great as there didn't seem to be much in the way of flavor. I will say that the burn is absolutely perfect and there is lots of smoke and the wrapper is thick and oily.”
CS of Rock Springs, WY
“Mellow, spicey, creamy, leather and coffee with cream goodness. Why this cigar doesn't get the good reviews I'll never know. Wait. I know! It seems a lot of people want to smoke cigars that are overly strong. This cigar is mmmmeeelllo, it's like a Leon Redbone cigar if they made one. Hey...there's an idea! Laid back, semi sweet and mellow. That's the way i'd decribe this smoke.”
JS of Arlington, TN
“DAMN NICE CIGAR, DAMN NICE Picked this as my after work smoke and was glad I did. Had no clue where I picked it up or how long it had been sitting in my humidor. I decided to take it to a park and man, from start to finish it was fantastic. I smoked this one right to the nub and was sad to see her go. I recommend this stick to anyone who wants to go to the stronger side, without being overwhelming. I'll be seeking this one at my local cigar shop as early as tomorrow.”
DN of WINNIPEG, MB
“Saint Luis Rey is one of my favorite cigars. I usually smoke the SLR Rothchilde in the Maduro wrapper, but CI doesn't seem to carry those, so I tried out the SLR Rothchilde in the Habano wrapper instead. I was not disappointed in the least. I received my box of 50 SLR Rothchildes and after smoking the first one, I knew that I should start thinking about ordering another box of 50 right away. The SLR smokes well throughout, and definitely holds its flavor all the way down to the nub, although it did get a bit painful near the end when my mustache caught fire. Can't wait to order another box of these little flavor bombs as soon as I make room in my humidor for them. Maybe by then, CI might have these in the Maduro wrapper as well as the Habano.”
MP of SAN ANGELO, TX
“You can't beat this little cigar for the price! It has been my regular smoke for a long time and is always consistent. Thank you!”
BJ of Mount Washington, KY

Saint Luis Rey

Posted by Steve R

Today, I realized I haven’t written a review since October. Amazing, considering I’ve probably smoked about 50 cigars since then. In the words of Nimish, the Prince of Indian Tabac, I am a “slacker.”

About 2 weeks ago, I received an email request to review Saint Luis Rey. Interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever tried the Honduran blend and, since I love doing research in the business, I’ll be more than happy to sample this cigar. Naturally, I chose the Churchill, as this size tends to be the most flavorful vitola with many blends. As the cigar burns, the natural oils of the tobaccos heat up and mingle. The longer the burn, the longer these tasty oils can mingle, often leading towards a more complex cigar.

The dark, leathery Nicaraguan wrapper catches my eye. Relatively smooth, there are some large veins running down the side. She's a nice looking stick. The cap is clipped and I start puffing. Almost instantly, I notice a woody characteristic that dominates. The finish is short, with a little bit of bite left at the front of my palate. The flavor is relatively dry, and medium-bodied in strength from the get-go. About a third of the way through, I begin to pick up an herbal note on the aftertaste. Weird, but short-lived. The end of the cigar is rich, with a light, lingering sweetness. Still, a woody flavor takes priority right down to the nub.

Overall, the cigar was pretty decent. Not overly complex, but not one-dimensional either. The herbal note was a little less than desirable, but the last third made up for this minor hiccup. You may not find this cigar in my regular rotation, but I wouldn’t turn it down given the chance to burn one again.