Introduced in 1914 and rolled with genuine Cuban tobacco leaves, this legendary little gem was the pick of the litter, especially at a nickel a piece. The good news is that the brand is back! With a new blend, a 93-rating, and a Top 25 appearance under its belt, El Baton is beginning the assent again.
El Baton is a Nicaraguan puro being offered by J.C. Newman. Complex and full in body, this cigar features carefully selected long-fillers harvested from the highly fertile soils of Nicaragua. It’s bold and potent, featuring generous notes of nuts, coffee, spice, raisins, and sweetness. Well-made, and steeped in tradition, this is one handmade you won’t want to miss.
I picked up a double toro at my local shop and let it rest in my humi for a few months. I keep it at a solid 65%. This was the first cigar in quite some time that I had to take my lighter to while smoking. I had to touch it up four or five times. Other than that inconvenience, it was a good cigar. Tasted great with lots of smoke. I will definitely try another one and hope for a better burn next time.