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Puros Indios Viejo

A golden oldie.

When it comes to post-SCHIP-era monster deals on long-filler handmades, this one is a candidate for Cigarzilla. With prices that range from $34.99 - $49.99, Puros Indios Viejo feels like the good old days. Fittingly, Viejo means "old" in Spanish....and these puppies are literally just that. Featuring aging you simply can’t buy - these sticks were resting in Rolando Reyes’ aging rooms in Danli for, according to PI president Carlos Diez, "literally 6 years." The blend is composed of top-grade Sumatra wrappers and lush Jamastran long-leaf fillers. So why did Puros Indios release the hounds all at once? To beat the April 1, 2009 SCHIP cigar tax deadline, Rolando wanted to get every cigar in his factory on a boat to America (insert Neil Diamond music here) by March. You and me, well son, we’ll enjoy the benefits of this exodus....at least for a while.

Look, I know guys are split 50/50 on Puros Indios: some love them, some don’t. But if you’re in the first camp, jump on this now because for one, the price is shaq diesel and for two, the age on this cigar delivers an unmatched experience that’s at once bold and elegant. A medium bodied handmade with an earthy core complemented by a pleasant touch of sweetness. Smooth from beginning to end, given the quality and flavor coupled with the ridiculously low price makes Puros Indios Viejo yet another CI no-brainer deal.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Bronco Natural + Xikar Lighter (Gordo) (6.5"x56) BDL OF 20 In Stock $184.00 $44.99
Corona Maduro + Xikar Lighter (6.5"x46) BDL OF 20 Out of Stock $157.00 $34.99    
Corona Natural + Xikar Lighter (6.5"x46) BDL OF 20 In Stock $157.00 $34.99
Double Toro Natural + Xikar Lighter (Gordo) (6.0"x60) BDL OF 20 In Stock $190.00 $49.99
Robusto Natural + Xikar Lighter (5.0"x50) BDL OF 20 In Stock $146.00 $34.99
Toro Natural + Xikar Lighter (6.0"x53) BDL OF 20 In Stock $165.00 $39.99
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Customer Reviews of “Puros Indios Viejo”
A very fine mellow Churchill. Lasted through a long walk in the park and a perfect compliment to an espresso afterwards. Enjoyable all the way down to finger-burning level.
GP of Minneapolis, MN
You talk about deals! I'm one of the biggest deal hunters on the face of the earth! If it's cheap and above all a tasty smoke then you can bet that I'm trying to get dibbs on it. I've tried just about all of Rolando's line of bargain priced beauties and Puros Indios Viejo is by far my favorite! I can't believe how smooth this cigar is! Not to mention the taste! Now I've tried some premium and super premium smokes and let me tell you these babies come close if not go toe to toe with the best of them. WOWWWZAAA!
AC of Los Angeles, CA
This is a wonderful example of a well made, good tasting cigar that is affordable enough to smoke on a regular basis. I don't have any cigar smoking buddies to impress with outragously priced cigars, I smoke what I like, and this is definately one of my regulars!
WS of marion, NC
I'm one of those cigar smokers in the first camp: I think Don Rolando practically walks on water. This cigar is a lovely thing with a pleasant pre-light aroma and a lot of excellent flavour. What does it taste like? A good cigar, that's what it tastes like. At any price this is an excellent choice. CI makes it simple for us....
MC of MLeesburg, VA
I like all the Puros Indios cigars, but this one is fast becoming my favorite. Even though it is a budget priced cigar, it compares favorably to some more expensive offerings from Puros Indios...I like this one because it has a more...well, "earthy" quality to it. What I imagine American cigars were like in the 19th century right down to the rough construction and clouds of white smoke! Can't go wrong buying a bundle or two at these prices.
DH of Silver Spring, MD
I like all the Puros Indios cigars, but this one is fast becoming my favorite. Even though it is a budget priced cigar, it compares favorably to some more expensive offerings from Puros Indios...I like this one because it has a more...well, old fashioned "earthy" quality to it. What I imagine American cigars were like in the 19th century right down to the rough construction and clouds of white smoke! Can't go wrong buying a bundle or two at these prices.
DH of Silver Spring, MD
I used to want to be a rock star. But now that I smoke the PI Viejos I'm too relaxed to bother.
ST of Hayfork, CA
I remember smoking these at an event a couple years ago and they were darn tasty then too!! I hesitate in writing this review because it will only encourage purchases, thus deminishing supply. Long ashes!
SR of Dunedin, FL
Absolutely the best cigar for your money. Rolando Reyes does not know how to make a bad cigar.
GH of Evansville, IN
So many cigars taste alike and are not memorable. These are unique, and I like them. Yes, the burn isn't always great as the construction is questionable at times, but the flavor is great and nothing in this price range is as enjoyable as these.
RH of Spokane, WA
Medium and smooth all the way to the nub. Lots of flavor, well made. Great smoke for the money.
JS of Lincolnton, NC
This is a dang good cigar, got 2 in a sampler that had many of the other cheapie brands, and this one stands at the top. While some of the others wasn't shabby you could still tell you where smoking a cheap cigar, wheather it was in the feel, or the flavor. These however feel like any other premium, and have a taste all their own. Mild and buttery smooth these are, and I'm sure glad I tried them cause I'm actually craving a cheap cigar, and thats just dandy...
RT of Norwood, OH
I got some of these on sale not long ago and the flavor is GREAT for the price the only issue I have is that the construction is lacking in several areas. I have had several start to unravel after about 20 minutes of smoking and the draw is so loose sometimes its almost unsmokeable. I have a fix for the loose draw, I use the smallest gauged punch cutter I own and that has helped alot. These are really good for the price.
JK of Coffeyville, KS
I bought a bundle of 20 Toro Maduros at a very low price from CI. Had not tried the Maduros until the order arrived and was extremely pleased with them. In fact, several of them had bloom upon arrival, which means they had been aged perfectly. This is something that Puros Indios Viejo does very well - aging their cigars! For less than $2 a stick I would highly recommend this purchase.
RW of Atlanta, GA
I don't really agree with most who have reviewed this cigar. I bought a bundle of these trusting the reviews but they did not live up to the expectations. They are a little too earthy, a couple burned very hot. Not pleased.
ZB of Boston, MA
I've tried these in three sizes and have ordered 8 to 10 bundles. For my tastes, the toro is the best. This cigar has an almost effortless draw and the construction is consistent. I have more expensive cigars in my humi but this one doesn't take a back seat to any of them with regard to taste. PLUS, they are excellent right off the truck.
JR of Gulf Coast, AL
I was looking for an everyday cigar when I happened upon these. Suffice to say I am very pleased with this cigar. It's consistent with it's flavors and ran smooth to the very end. Alas, I am no longer looking for an everyday cigar.
RA of LAs Vegas, NV
Wow, got this in the brown bag sampler, just lit it up...stunning! Its not the prettiest girl at the prom but boy it has a great burn,smell(cuban smell) and is rich and full flavor in the mouth. I cannot belive the price. Buy 2 bundles and enjoy.
EL of Redwood City, CA
Ordered 6 x 52 Toro Madoro. I think this would be a good cigar while riding a lawn tractor, fishing trips, golf outings, etc... A better cigar in this price range would be the Bahia Toro Madoro.
MB of East Greenbush, NY
I had this one sitting in my humi for a month. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical. Glad I waited since it came "out-the-box" soft and supple- in perfect condition. My only 'constructive criticism' is that it burned a bit fast and uneven: took me half the time to smoke as other sticks and I was constantly having to ash, which was a bit annoying. All in all, though, this is a quality, soft 'gar offering tons of thick white smoke and a pleasant taste throughout. A great pick for parties, the beach, boardwalks/theme parks, etc. This is one you'll smoke right to the nub!
FS of Orlando, FL
Very Nice!! An effortless draw with a cool burn right down to the nub. My wife made the comment that it didn't 'burn' her nose. She wants these as regular smokes for her to enjoy with me. I loved the flavors that were not overwhelming yet enough to enjoy a mild smoke. Only down side is that it doesn't last as long as some. I will most definately make these a main stay!
DM of Cincinnati, OH
Wife picked up a bundle of the Media Coronas for me at just a dollar a stick on sale. I mean for this price not such a huge gamble so, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. They are GREAT! Yes, there are a few construction issues here and there but so are there with cigars costing 10 times as much. Starting off mild but quickly deepening to a medium body as you get into the 2nd third, these smokes are extremely satisfying. Decent draw with a good amount of smoke. Wonderful flavor: a little earthy, leathery, quite yummy. I should have begged her to buy 2 or 3 bundles for this price! I see why they were voted No.17 by Cigar Aficionado in 2006. Holy Crap! A top 25 rated cigar for just a buck a stick...I have to go to Confession for stealing :) Been dealing with CI for a few months and could not be happier with their service! This is where you wanna get your smokes, man! ...and on the 7th day Don Pepin said "Go on, take a break, I got it from here"
MF of Lancaster, PA
Nice smooth smoke. Got it in the brown bag special, great deal. I gave it a good 7+/10 overall, with a nice earthy texture, and a bit of sharp 'mocha/java' flavoring. great down to the nub. It gives you a nice smooth smoke with lots of great flavoring. The ash was a little flaky and it burned just a bit uneven but nothing that an novice smoker can't easily keep lit or burning smooth. I was really surprised when I tasted this one, I wasn't expecting it's subtle flavors.
CC of College Station, TX
I tried the Toro Maduros. They have a decent burn, and a pretty easy draw. They tend to stay cool pretty close to the nub. To me, the taste is kind of one dimensional, but I do like it for a good "yard gar." I will order more of these.
JN of Coldspring, TX
awesome cigar!!! On my 2nd bundle of toro maduros and I'm sold. C.I. is the only ones i've found that carry P.I. for anywhere close to this price. Only problem- like them so much that can't even smoke my "premium" cigars w/o wishing it was a Puros Indios Viejo.
DM of Goshen, IN
Nice easy burn, good draw, creamy smoke about ahhhh an hour smoke, pleasant, nice aroma, not to strong. constructing at the tip of the cigar was flaky but may have been because of shipping.
VM of Verona, WI
These cigars start out earthy with pepper and leather and end creamy with still a peppery note. Lacking in depth flavor I feel they need to sit and marry in the humidor. However I finished the first right out of the bundle satisfied. Quite an unique cigar with lots of smoke and for the price I feel they are they best bundle of cigars yet, competing with other top quality cigars. Like their cousins, Cuban Aliados, they are hard to describe but somehow enjoyable. I will buy these again and I prefer medium to full flavor.
PW of Charlestown, RI
Just came in from enjoying a toro maduro. Overall it was a good experience, my first with this brand. Wrapper quality was questionable and I had to cut a little extra so it didn't unwrap in my mouth. (Maybe an inch worth?) Other than that it was quite pleasant. A mild smoke with a good burn. Had about a 2" long ash till it fell. Not my first choice in a cigar by any means, but nor would it be the last.
AB of Saint Cloud, FL
Smoked this one in churchill size on the way to work this morning. I received this in a sampler and after a week in the humidity it tastes great. Its not spectacular symphony of flavors that will knock your socks off or anything but it is a good and pleasant smoke. I could see this being a good everyday mellow smoke for me. It is definitely worth giving a try especially at this price point.
JM of Opelika, AL
Good smoke. Great value. Med-full flavor. Med strength. Could be smoked daily, but also good enough to be enjoyed as a treat. Yeah, you could spend $6 on a better smoke, but these are plenty good.
TI of Tempe, AZ
As my interest of cigars have been growing I have decided to help others pick the right cigar for them by rating every one in my collection. These are my opinions and are not meant to be taken too critically. Scale 1-5 Wrapper: (3) Decent I suppose Taste: (3) What you would expect Burn: (3) Pretty decent burn Feeling: (3) Ahhh, lifes good A perfect 3! Aka, a all around good cigar, nothing really special about it, but no real flaws!
RM of Norristown, PA
I got a purios indios viejo in the brown bag sampler. Great draw and even burn. Nice spicy bite and lots of smoke. Will order more.
JT of Benton, AR
I will just say you get what you pay for on this one. Very happy with my purchases from CI but this cigar really has no taste. Hope they get better with time.
TM of Fort Worth, TX
Grabbed a bundle on the weekly special. Just arrived and burned my first one. Very smooth enjoyable smoke at a steal of a price. I prefer a med to full smoke and this was definitely on the low end of the medium scale but a nice draw and lots of smoke. Good to the end. Will be back.
KW of Broken Arrow, OK
A stalwart in my boxes. You can't go wrong here. Great blend, construction and aging for this price. Long live Rolando Reyes !!!
GC of Euclid, OH
I dont know what you guys are talking about. I definately prefer the private stock after trying that. I regret buying the puros.
KG of APO, AE
Picked up some of these "natural" wrapper sticks on sale the other week. The wrappers were about 1/2 a shade of green away from being Candela, and tasted like it. If that's what you like, great! I was hoping for a little more body.
AS of Greensboro, NC
Cigars can be an expensive lifestyle. For us guys on a budget I think this is the best cigar you can buy for the money. As a matter of fact I think it is better than most cigars that are priced two or three times more. I recommend it as an everyday cigar. Try the Viejos Double Toro.
PG of FRESNO, CA
Received a bundle today of natural robustos, great smoke.
RJ of BENICIA, CA
A great tasting cigar, not a bad deal for a bundle. Downside - This cigar burns uneven and I've been told its due to the hand roll. This has happened with a number of different orders of these Indios Puros, I've watched friends have the same problem during their smoke and I have to admit its a bit of a deal breaker for me.
JR of Jamaica, NY
Stumbled onto the Puros Indios Viejo in a sampler and was surprised at how good they were. Then I bought a mazo of twenty Coronas for $35 that came with a torch lighter worth twenty bucks. Deal of the century. I can't remember when a better cigar was available for less. These are already a staple in my humidor. They are a "celebration day" smoke at an everyday price. You can afford to hand these out, but you won't want to. When I am trying a new cigar, I compare it for quality and value to this one. None have come all that close. I like to hand one of these to my $10 per stick boutique smoking buddies at the cigar shop and ask them how the Puros Indios stack up. Surprising well. Three mazos of twenty purchased so far and no duds in the lot. They compare well to the moderately priced Oliva Series G maduro in flavor profile at a fraction of the cost.
CB of Murfreesboro, TN
Smoking one right now as I write! If you're a regular cigar smoker on a budget, the Viejo has it all. Great taste and not too strong throughout, burns well at a nice price. My neighbor even enjoys the smell! It also does well on a golf course. You won't freak out if you lose it in the leaves b/c you can fire up a new one. Enjoy!
TD of BROOKEVILLE, MD
Awesome cigar from the first toasting stage!! The cedar, tobacco and vanilla cream soda flavors just overwhelm and linger down to the nub. The whole bundle performed just a great and on many, the ash held for almost 3 inches before breaking off. Wow!! I knew Rolando was good, but this goes beyond the call of duty. Will definitely be a staple of my humidor from now on.
AL of RICHMOND, CA
Fantastic medium-bodied cigar! Puros Indios provides a smooth, creamy, almost vanilla, type finish on the palate. Great smoke for the price!
GG of BELLINGHAM, WA
I couldn't wait for the Puros Indios cigars to be delivered. It is a budget priced cigar so my expectations were not very high. It starts off a little green, but after a while mellows right out. I am sure it will improve as it ages in my humidor. It compares favorably with many of the more expensive cigars. I would rank them in the top 10 of cigars out there. Try them. I guarantee you will not regret it especially if CI continues to offer them at a bargain price!
RS of Kitty Hawk, NC
I didn't like these at first, but after a month in the humidor I warmed up to them. I now smoke these after work to unwind. They last me a good hour and provide nice flavor to a cup of strong coffee although the smoke is too harsh for my lungs and I find myself having to wave my hands to clear the smoke from my face. Decent cigars at a really great value.
JB of Fredericksburg, VA
I bought a bundle of the Bronco Natural on a weekly special WOW what deal! after a cpl months rest theses are awesome tasty cigars, smooth, good construction a real pleasure to smoke.
JA of BROWNVILLE, NE
OMG, I am brand new to cigars in everyway with the small exception of the gift cigar every once in a while. I got the Gurkha sample bag and have smoked the "Beauty" first for all of the good reviews. Although the Beauty was good, dare I say not where near as good as these steals. Its not to weak yet not to strong. I wil for sure be buying as many as I can before they are all gone. Thanks CI. :-)
KR of Cincinnati, OH
The staff review hit it right on the head.......bitter, tasty, bitter, tasty....all the way through. Smoked it 1 day after receiving a five pack. Gonna let em sit for a while in the humi and see what happens. Construction, on the other hand was flawless. Razor sharp burn, tight ash held on for almost 2 inches. No attention needed whatsoever.
RZ of Barto, PA
I was fishing on the North Platte two days ago with my 3 rather large nephews. Halfway down the river I pulled out some robustos and passed them around. Overheard another boat full of fishermen remark, "Those cigars smell awesome!" These are great cigars- my taste buds aren't anywhere near as sensitive as the staff dude who thinks these babies turn bitter and then turn back again- I have never noticed ANY bitterness in these, and I always smoke them until my fingers burn. Will definitely order more.
JC of CASPER, WY
Great eveyday cigar. Just wish they stayed in stock.
DE of ROSEVILLE, CA

Puros Indios Viejo

Posted by Brock
There are numerous reasons why I like and dislike cigars. Taste, construction, appearance, duration of the smoke, volume of smoke and many other factors determine whether I describe a cigar as a gem or a vomit-inducing turd. Because I grew up in an era where babysitting equated to sitting a little one in front of a Sega or Playstation, I find it difficult to pay much attention. As a result, when it comes to cigars, I cannot have me a stogie that keeps the same flavor from start to finish. That normally is described as “consistency,” but I describe that as “boring”.

Hence, my rant brings me to the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro, a cigar that DOES NOT make my Top 10 nor my Top 100. It’s a cigar that could possibly make samplers titled “Two-buck Chucks”, “Poor Man’s Dessert,” maybe even “Dog Food Frenzy.” With that said, it’s NOT that bad to me! Let’s dive into this menagerie that is the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro so I can let you know why I like it.

Aesthetically, this is kind of like that ugly girl that sits at the front of the classroom but still lets you copy her homework. Not beautiful in a sense, but because of her personality she’s very tolerable. Pre-light, the Viejo has the slightest aroma of basement (certainly not a bad thing) with filler tobaccos hailing from Reyes’ country of Honduras. A natural and maduro Sumatra wrapper is offered on the Viejo, but good luck determining the difference. However, what the Viejo lacks in construction and appearance it makes up for in 5 different size offerings. Because each size tastes fairly similar to me, I will simply rate the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro as a whole, versus an individual size.

The Viejo is fairly light in the hand with a slightly spongy texture. It’s not a real densely packed smoke which provides for a nice rustling of filler tobaccos when the cigar is rolled between the thumb and forefinger (commonly known as the pinch test). The wrapper leaf contains a slight oiliness which gives the cigar a dull shine but also contributes to the suitable construction.

I’m surprised as I light up this ‘gar…a semi-sweet taste, a considerable spice and a plume of white smoke right from the jump. Through the first quarter-inch, I’m exceptionally surprised at the quality of the Viejo. The draw is above par-for-the-course and at this point I’m somewhat taken back at how much I’m enjoying a cigar which, sad to say, I made prior judgments.

But just when I’m about to chalk this one up as a win, disaster strikes and I catch notes of singed cedar and tumbleweed.   Bitterness surrounds the top of my palate about half-an-inch into the cigar and, unfortunately, my preconceived notions of a bargain cigar were proving wry.

This certainly wasn’t an epic failure of a cigar but the urge to put it down was great.   Hence, the very millisecond I had made my decision to abandon my Viejo something happened that tickled my fancy; the cigar regained its original taste! Seriously, it went from tasty, to brackish, to tasty again! Then after a few puffs, the deliciousness turned into bitterness. Suddenly thereafter, it was flavorsome again!!! What the hell is going on!?!?!

This is where the part about a cigar keeping my attention comes in: Combine the good with the bad…and this cigar had me fully entertained! The beginning, middle and finish were back-forth, back-forth, back-forth. Like stated before, not a bad thing if it’s not boring!

Overall, I WOULD smoke this cigar again and I DO suggest this cigar to customers at the CI Super-Store if I feel it will fit their flavor profile. Medium-bodied, fairly flavorful and VERY eventful!

My expert thought for the day: “While reading this, if you pronounced the word ‘Viejo’ as ‘Vee-ay-hoes’ in your head, you’re on the right track. If you’re pronouncing it ‘Vee-joe’s’, you apparently opted to take German as a second language in high school.”
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