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Magellan Dominicans

Super mild & well-aged....this one’s a winner.

If you’re a regular Montecristo or Ashton smoker, or otherwise just enjoy mild, mellow cigars, Magellan might be right up your alley. To many, it’s a comparably mild, pleasant and smooth Dominican handmade. So instead of shelling out 100+ bucks per box, you can smoke these instead and pay well under $1 apiece. Hoooah! I think that’s why many of my customers call it the “poor man’s Montecristo.”

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Corona (5.0"x42) 100 CIGARS In Stock $150.00 $69.00
50 CIGARS In Stock $75.00 $39.00
Corona Maduro (5.0"x42) 100 CIGARS PRE-ORDER $150.00 $69.00
50 CIGARS PRE-ORDER $75.00 $39.00
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Customer Reviews of “Magellan Dominicans”
Got two more bundles and they are great short smokes as always. I too got a Palma Real in there!
DC of Beaufort, SC
great cigar for the money. i'm amazed at the price, but 1 out of every 5 or 6 is a train wreck (tight wrap and tobacco "veins" make the draw impossible) and can't be smoked.....irrelevant at these prices. it's better than several other brands at $3 a stick. just toss the bad ones and move on.....
SL of Los Angeles, CA
I just got this in the mail today, and my first impression was "wow they're tiny". I think the ring size on mine was closer to 32.
EP of Vancouver, WA
I'm really impressed with these little guys, especially for the price. As far as I can tell, all of mine in the 4 bundles received are consistent in size. There is some variation in wrapper color, and they sure ain't the prettiest girls at the prom. But who cares? All draw very well and are the perfect size and strength for my 20 minute morning commute. Taste is clean, creamy, mild and they go great with a cup o' joe. I SERIOUSLY hope CI continues to offer these, especially at prices like this. I can stuff my large 'daily smokes' humidor for peanuts.
DC of Beaufort, SC
I smoke these on a pretty regular basis, maybe switching to the Principe every other order. I love these cigars! For a cheap bastard like me, and with no guts for anything heavier, these guys are perfect. Also, just like TQ, I also ended up with some Palma Reals mixed in, 2 in each bundle last order. I notice that size Palma isn't available here but I'm ordering some Palma Lonsdales now. Anyway, these Magellans are an excellent smoke at an unbelievably excellent price.
TE of Hollywood, FL
I'm normally a macanudo smoker but I've always been on the lookout for a cheaper smoke. Once I saw magellans (Magellan Dominicans) in the catalog I said "what the heck, lets try it". I am very pleased.
EH of Inkster, MI
Perfect bargain buster smoke (Magellan Dominicans). Mellow smooth a great smoke anytime for the price you can't beat it.
TW of Hammond, IN
Very nice inexpensive mild smoke (Magellan Dominicans). I just measured one at 4.7" x 34 gauge so it's nowhere near advertised size. Definitely worth the price in my book; perfect for my 15-minute morning commute.
SH of Westerville, OH
While Macanudos are my favorite, I can't afford them!! Tried the Magellan Dominicans, and even my wife tends to smoke one once in a while!!! An everyday smoke that you can afford AND enjoy.
DK of Mt. Holly Springs, PA
WOW!!!!!!! these little gems are perfect out of the box. Smooth and mild at a great price. I have tried the Brocatus, Reserve 1876, Liga IVA,and Cuban Delights. Best smoke for the Money!!!
RC of Fort Worth, TX
Are they 42 ring size or 38. I really could not care less. The flavor and draw are the two most important factors of ANY cigar, and these (Magellan Dominicans) get a positive rating on both. Great golf course smoke and probably my favorite 'cheapy' that I have tried.
WF of Memphis, TN
More like a coronita than a corona (Magellan Dominicans). I was surprised how small they are (thinner than advertised). Light is body, with just a little "edge" (Cool the edge by leaving them in your humidor for several days - if not weeks - and keep the humidity higher than 70%: Putting a soda cap full of extra water in your humidor should do the trick.) Even burn. OK draw. I wouldn't call it a Macanudo sub, though. Buy the 100 deal and split it with a couple of friends. Not great, but a good value.
DM of San Antonio, TX
A good value and a decent smoke (Magellan Dominicans). Magellan fits the bill for a mild daytime break smoke. Not terribly complex or deep, but still rewarding. I was disappointed with the size. I would judge it to be a "petit" carona . . . still, an excellent value and enjoyable smoke.
BD of Alexandria, VA
These (Magellan Dominicans) are great! Honestly, I was not expecting much for the price, and I was VERY surprised at how good these little smokes are. The wrappers ain't the prettiest, but they are tasty little cigars. A definite humidor stuffer.
MG of Kalamazoo, MI
First of all, the shipment arrived in 2 days! I was pleasantly surprised. The cigar (Magellan Dominicans) is a great smoke, but it is a 38 ring and not 42 as advertised. I would recommend it for short smokes.
RB of Leitchfield, KY
These little ones are great (Magellan Dominicans). It's smaller than it says on web but it sure worth the money. For 50cents, it is wonderful for short time break and good for my budget.Keep the good work CI.
CL of Seattle, WA
These are very good (Magellan Dominicans). I bought them for a yardgar and they do not disapoint. Give them a few months in the humidor and they really mellow out. Great with a Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat Beer!
JK of Terre Haute, IN
WOW! Magellan Dominicans are a great smoke.... I received my shipment and lit one up that evening while speaking to a buddy on the phone... I told him how great of a small cigar it is so many times that he finally said "I know, I know, you have said that two minutes ago, and four minutes ago and eight minutes ago..." It was so great, I lit another right away and had two back to back! The draw was perfect, the construction was pretty good. And the Flavor, AWWW the flavor, I cant describe it that well, but it is the flavor in a small cigar I have been searchin years for. Has little woody undertones and does not get harsh or bitter towards the nub. I will be ordering MANY more of these. For those of you who have been on the fence about these, go ahead and order 50, then smoke one and kick yourself in the arse for not getting the 100 deal! Cant go wrong...
SH of Alexandria, VA
Great size not like some of those kielbasa ringed ones, ata price ya can't beat. Lots of people must be smoking them...since the price just got kicked up.
RW of Crown Point, IN
Magellan Dominicans are now my go to cigar when I want a real cigar but do not have the time or environment to enjoy a good sit down cigar. These cigars are great. The flavor is superb, the draw perfect, the burn even and the ash is perfect. These cigars will always have a spot in my 500 capacity humidor designated for my cheapies. They were slightly under a 38 ring gauge which is a little disappointing. However for the price you cannot go wrong with these. These are cheaper than drug store cigars that contain homogenized binders and chemicals out the wazoo. I have found my go to cigar after collecting more than 200 cigar bands and trail and error. Thanks C.I.!
KG of Dugspur, VA
I first tried this brand about 10 years ago, and I never found it again until I saw them in a recent CI catalog. Shocked at the price, I quickly picked up a double bundle. At less than a buck a stick, you absolutely can not go wrong!! The overall quality is fantastic for the price. The flavor is peppery with nice thick smoke at first, and then mild all the way through with a very pleasant aroma. This cigar doesn't have a gritty aftertaste like most inexpensive cigars, so you can easily smoke two or three in a single sitting. Although consistency is not 100%, these are great for when you want to conserve your more expensive sticks, and still enjoy a good smoke. Whether you smoke them behind the lawn mower, walking the dog, or after a nice dinner, these cigars should be in your humidor!! Thanks, CI!!
DP of Atlanta, GA
My wife likes these gems, every so often you will get a shorty or two in the batch. Good buy tho!
SO of Rolla, MO
Very surprising! Echoing the majority of other reviews, Magellan Dominicans are a nice mild and tasty smoke. I look forward to smoking these and they have quickly become my go to daily stick. Another gem which has found a permanent place in my humidor. Thank you CI for the super deal. May they always be in stock.
JG of Kent, WA
These are a nice, mild cigar at a GREAT price. I've recently started infusing them and they go from nice to superb! My first efforts were with Capt. Morgan. I'm currently waiting for my batch of J. D. Tennessee Honey to mature. Thank you, CI Nation, for an affordable, everyday cigar.
AR of Boone, IA
Given some time you can't beat them. Let them sit in the humidor for awhile, otherwise they can taste a little green. Once they hit their peak they become a good mild smoke. Haven't found anything that comes close for the price.
JS of Lincolnton, NC
Okay, my previous comment isn't too far below, but I am now down to just 26 Magellan's, after having ordered 100 a while back. BUY THESE IF YOU WANT A GREAT INEXPENSIVE EVERY DAY CIGAR! They hit the spot with the morning cup of coffee, have a great taste, and burn very well. You can't beat this.
RT of Machesney Park, IL
Perfect for a 15 minute smoke break. I've smoked half a bundle and not a damaged wrapper or tight draw yet.
TH of Thomasville, GA
A very simple, but superlative, "WOOOOWWWW" will suffice.
TR of ForLexington, KY
This cigar's filler is loose, and therefore burns quickly which imparts some harshness. On the other hand, you get what you pay for and for less than a buck a stick they are OK - somewhat reminiscent of Macanudo.
MW of Stamford, CT
I was at the Superstore last week and grabbed a bundle of these. These little devils are great when you don`t have a lot of time to smoke . Good tasting cigar for the price. I even got to taste Palma Real with the deal. Try them. You won`t be dissappointed. GREAT little cigar!
RM of Phila, PA
This is a decent cigar. At less than a buck a piece my expectations weren't very high but they are a good value. They're a little grassy at the start but a lot of mild smoke throughout and a decent finish. Planing on handing them out for an event and I think they will go over rather well.
PF of Brick, NJ
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Yes, they aren't pretty. Yes, they're not always consistent in size. Could they use some rest in the humidor? Heck, most cigars do better after some time in one. But these are some tasty little treats! Now if they just made this same cigar in a lancero length, I could spend an hour enjoying them, instead of just 20 minutes. Another C.I. hidden gem!
RC of Windsor, MO
I am really surprised by this cigar. While I expected a bland cheapo that I will be handing out in the dozens, I was surprised to find that what I got was something absolutely different. Now this cigar packs some real flavors here. Citrus, menthol, some wood. It's really surprising coming from such a cheap short filler stick. I would say this cigar is really much more complex than what it was supposed to be. Do yourself a favor and grab a bundle. And if you don't like it, you haven't payed much anyway.
MU of Seaside Heights, NJ
I just received my first shipment of the Magellan Dominicans, and I'm pretty impressed. First, the construction is overall pretty good. So far I haven't noticed any soft spots or bad wrappers. The two I've had so far draw perfectly and burn evenly. The flavor so far is pretty decent for a cheap smoke, and those that are in my humidor should just get better. The cigars that I received were a 38 or 40 ring size, and are perfect for a short smoke--say 30 minutes or so. Only one other cigar company I've dealt with has an all natural cigar of this size for close to the price with names like "Green Label", "Gold Label", etc. The last batch of those I tried were horrible--smelling of ammonia and a third of them wouldn't even allow the wrapper and binder to burn. For an inexpensive bundle, CI has the best deal around.
BS of Shelby Gap, KY
Supertramp's staff review is dead on. Like him I feel a little weird saying I like these but I do. This is a nice tasty, well built little guy that makes for a perfect short smoke. After lunch. Any time you have 20 minutes to kill For <50 cents a piece there's is absolutely no down side. I have found I've actually developed a mild craving for these things and look forward to burning several a week as in between smokes. This cigar fills a niche and I expect I'll always have a bundle stashed to grab when the time is right. RJ
RJ of Haslet, TX
They are very good and I have been buying them regularly for about 2 years now. I smoke them at work, on my breaks, at home, and just about everywhere I go. Thanks CI for the 2Fer deal.
TA of Hayward, CA
wow! heres one ive bet you never heard before. ive been smoking for over 30 years and this never happened before! i opened up the bundle and there were 2 Palma Real in side! same size and color. im guessing thier made in the same factory. aside from that i concur with the rest of the reviews, a good little smoke. if you consider the cost, a great little smoke! and like Arnald said "I'll be back!"
TQ of Hawley, PA
these are a nice mild smoke for the price especially after a few days in a humi. i bought a 2-fer of palma reals also and these are definitely more flavorful, albeit still nothing to brag about. these will smoke tastily for 20 or more minutes but can be harsh if smoked too fast. a better buy is the helix remix in the tins which are smaller but offer as much smoke time and taste superb
JN of Lebanon, OH
Delicious, smooth smoke ... smoked to a nub without harshness! Mild, but flavorful. Good for 30-40 minutes, plumped up nice in the humi. Only wish they came in a variety of sizes. I will be buying more!
SC of Lacey, WA
I just received a 2 bundles of 25 of these, as soon as I got them I opened the package and took one out to smoke put the rest in the humi. And I must admit for being such a cheap smoke they really surprised me. Very smooth and mellow, great on taste and relatively even burn for the most part. I really cannot put how good it was into words for the price. I just smoked a premium before it and had this after and it was a great follow up cigar. I fully intend on making this my everyday smoker. As well as I plan on keeping these in stock constantly. Thanks for the great smokes CI!!!!
DC of Troy, OH
Have smoked Magellan's for near 10 years. Yep, the price has gone up. Still a great buy. I date them as I get them. Found a bundle that got lost in my humidor of 1500 cigars, 3 years old, still smoked great. Time to buy more.
Got a two-fer and about 15 sticks into them, they work of my purpose, and that is for the time I just don't want to sit too long or have to think about my smoke. I would say the general burn is good, about half of them are drama free and the other have need a little attention with a couple that are throwaways. Not much in the flavor department though which is okay because they are so small I don't get board with it before its about time to toss it. So, with that said I enjoy Principle's more, more flavor, similar price and a little less drama.
At 59 cents each these are an absolute treasure. I tried them because they were inexpensive. I will reorder them because they are damned tasty. Punch . Don't cut unless you want a chew with your smoke. No the color od the wrapper isn't always the same on each, And, no these aren't super premiums. But, for the price they are excellent. The four fer price makes them that much better.
AS of Humbird, WI
I like em for a quicky and you don't want to half burn a better cigar. I'm amazed they actually get a little flavor in these small cigars, they are too small to blend much. I will buy again and again. good for: Short lunch time, puttering around after work waiting for the wife to get home. washing the car any small short job or honey-do. If im going to be out of the house for more than 5 minutes, I'll burn one of these. Id estimate maybe 5 % have some little issue and maybe 1 percent are not smoke-able. Who cares????
I've smoked hundreds of these and they've proved to be a consistently good smoke. Not a great smoke but exceptional for the price!
LT of Westerville, OH
These are my short go to smokes,great taste with a peppery finish. I like full flavor gars and these hit the spot had 150 of em so far with only 1 rolled loose. Hey for the price ya cant beat them. I will always have at least 25 on hand
AD of Callensburg, PA
Not bad if they stay lit. Threw a few out for being unable to keep torched up. Good for a quick smoke though, will buy again.
Are these guys a Macanudo or Monte Cristo? No. Can I detect nuances of walnut, jelly beans & liquorice? H*** No! But are they are a really nice 30+ minute mellow tasting stick with a pleasant after taste? Yes!!! I've been smoking these for several years now and will continue to do so as my daily drive time smoke. What the crap light up several back to back on the deck for that matter; you can't go wrong.
ZR of Mechanicsville, VA
For the price these are hard to beat. As they sat in my humidor for a while they got better and better, with the occasional black sheep in the flock popping up every now and then. For a quick smoke not too bad. However do not expect hints of nutmeg, coffee or fairy farts. When I finish all 50 of these I will purchase more for my quick smokes or for friends who are not interested in quality cigars.
I would give 3 of 5 stars. Not an everyday smoke, but definitely something to keep in the humidor when you are running short on time and need a short smoke. One of the biggest, and most consistent issues was that unless you cut them really shallow, you will have problems with the wrapper unwrapping. Once you get used to how they need to be cut, then they are great if you need a holdover cigar between orders.
GG of Aliso Viejo, CA
I just received my first order of 50 Magellan Dominicans yesterday and had to try one. The cigars looked and felt quite good and the one I smoked was good. The cigar is no La Flor Dominicana, but at less than $.80 each this is a real great buy. Recommended!
FH of Saint Augustine, FL
Now I enjoy this cigar, trust me....The price and taste make it an excellent every day cigar. Just for your info however, the last batch I got wasn't quite up to par. I will continue to order them.
RL of North East, PA
Wasn't too happy with the last order. Uneven burn. Unraveling of the wrapper. A few even had green mold on them. May have to look else wear of a daily yard-gar.
Great short smokes, especially for the price. They've got a unique flavor and almost always have a perfect draw. Great for after a meal or when you want a small cigar that's better than chopped filler but isn't a premium.
JK of Ambridge, PA
These were not quite what I was expecting. But, they were plentiful enough to get me closer to the shipping date for my usual brand coming. At first, they were pretty nice. But as I went deeper into the bundle...My thought was looking at the calendar, awaiting the future shipment date. So, after perhaps 10...I was distracted.
AB of Oklahoma City, OK

Magellan Dominicans

Posted by Jeff K

It almost feels a little weird to say this, but I actually like Magellan Dominicans.

If you had told me that I would actually enjoy a 55-cent, mixed filler, small corona that comes wrapped in a map (yes, a freaking map), I would have told you that you were crazy. But the truth is, Magellans are pretty good....actually better than a bunch of brands that cost a whole lot more.

When I first came on board at CI, I couldn’t believe how well they sold. Magellan easily ranks as one of our top-selling bundles and they’ve held that spot for years. At a glance, this brand looks like a turd. There’s even a note in the description that says the ring gauge is “sometimes as low as 38 and sometimes up to 44.” So my mind says - if the manufacturer can’t even get the size right, this cigar has to taste horrid. But the truth is, it doesn’t. Not one bit. I’ve burned through quite a few bundles to date and I’ve honestly enjoyed them. Don’t get me wrong; Magellan Dominicans won’t be winning any awards. But for a short smoke with smooth, decent flavor at a throwaway price, Magellan is a perfect fit. Great for 20-minute car rides, dog walks, or a post lunch break snack. 

Made with a somewhat decent looking Connecticut wrapper and a mellow blend of Dominican mixed-filler tobaccos, Magellan is mild and smooth. This is actually one of the only cigars that I punch (I normally use a guillotine). The reason being, if you cut too much, you’ll get some loose tobacco pieces in your mouth. But a small punch or a really shallow cut gets the job done with no mess. Overall, they burn well, draw well and are consistently tasty. They’re mild, but not bland – creamy and smooth, with notes of cedar, pepper and a slight sweetness on the finish.

If you don’t like mild, hate small cigars or otherwise, maybe Magellan isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for a something that burns well and tastes pretty good for just a few cents more than a postage stamp, give Magellan Dominicans a whirl.