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El Baton

El Baton....the original nickel stick.

​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.

El Baton's well-earned 93-rating notes, "The cigar is big on flavor, leaving bold impressions of coffee, spice and raisins on the palate... it's back and probably better than ever." 

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (5.0"x56)
Box of 25 In Stock $181.25
save $18.2610% off
Belicoso (5.0"x56)
Pack of 5 In Stock $34.50
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 25 Only 5 Left $201.25
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Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $38.00
Double Torpedo (6.2"x56)
Box of 25 In Stock $188.75
save $18.7610% off
Double Torpedo (6.2"x56)
Pack of 5 In Stock $36.00
Robusto (5.0"x54)
Box of 25 In Stock $176.25
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Robusto (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $33.50
Overall Rating 4.54 out of 5 Based on 13 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “El Baton”

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El Baton
For the price great cigar. Will be ordering more in the future to keep in my rotation.
5 out of 5
The Best Nico Puro I have smoked.
Medium full strength with just enough spice to make it interesting. Full flavor and smokable to the nub.
1 out of 5
Just a bad taste!
I don’t know how people like this cigar. It is a horrible tasting stick to me. I’m surprised that it’s a Nicaragua, because most cigars I tasted from there was good.
4 out of 5
El Baton
Good evening stick! I enjoyed this with a fine fermented beverage on my back porch, along with some internet surfing. Recommended.
5 out of 5
jc newman
great smoke, thanks
5 out of 5
El Baton Double Toro
Great cigar. Ordering more as you read this.
5 out of 5
Hard To Find Cigars
I'm a big fan of the Baton. It is one of those cigars that fiy in under the radar. At the moment CI is one of the few places where I can find this excellent cigar. I am a first time on line buyer and was happy with the speed of delivery and the condition of the cigars. Excellent. Kudos to CI.
5 out of 5
Wonderful smoke!
This stick is great. It starts out peppery for the first half inch then settles down nicely. It then develops into a rich creamy smoke with notes of dried fruit , nuts and toast. Very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Excellent prices, good follow-through. Cigars International is great to deal with!
5 out of 5
Rich Full Sweetness
This is one of the finest and enjoyable smokes in my rotation. With a dark rich flavor that melds a perfect strain of sweetness this full taste cigar is easy for everyday enjoyment. You get a full smooth flavor that ignites your palate with the true enjoyment of fine tobacco leaves. Grown to perfection and aged properly the roller must have been in heaven handling this fine cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Deal
Great Deal and promot delivery
5 out of 5
Keep these coming
This one is everything you're looking for. Gobs of creamy smoke. Hits the CI description on the head. Strong, white ash. Perfect burn and draw. These flavors astound. Made my top 5...
4 out of 5
Uneven burn
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.
Customer Testimonials
Wow! What an absolute amazing cigar! I can only describe this smoke as a delicious 1.5 hour journey. On the light my mouth was embraced by a mellow coating of sweet caramel like taste. On the exhale a woody like taste erupted on the tip of my tongue. This lasted throughout the first third with hints of spice throughout. On the second third the sweetness took a back seat, though its presence could still be noticed, and the spice took over the mouth with the woody cedar still on the tip of the tongue. Finally on the last third the sweetness returned and the spice moved to the tip of the tongue and lingered for a while. Occasionally I would get a roasted coffee in the aftertaste. If these flavors appeal to you than you will thoroughly enjoy this smoke. My local cigar bar is running a buy 3 get 1 free special and I plan on taking full advantage of that.
Ordered a five pack on a whim and I would say these are a decent cigar. Some of the wrappers were damaged (not sure how because CI is usually good about packing orders), but CI was very quick to handle the matter so thanks CI! I think the cigars are as advertised in flavor and overall a good smoke in the medium range.
My co-worker likes to herf, so I traded a Gurkha Beauty for an el baton belicoso. The el baton was absolutely dynamite..first third: toasted foot and behold, a nice spicy flavor magnified on the retro hale...second third: mellowed out to a smooth wonderful flavour...returning to spicy for first half of final third. Finishing mellow & mild to the nub. Very good cigar. Buy some, toast em, & smoke em. You will like this cigar. Even burn, no relights; satisfying first draw to finish.
Yes, Yes!! El Baton is freaky Good. My 6/60 was all I didn't expect. Closer to full than medium. Lots of beautiful tasty smoke. I smoke a lot of good cigars, this one has become one of my favorites. Will absolutely buy again. Construction was on, burn even. And I'm not a big fan of 60 rings, however this one has got a great feel. The end will warm a bit (last inch) not enough for me to abandon. Enjoyed it all!! Thanks Again CI
Received this cigar as gift, now I am going over to the CI Downtown Store to haggle with Kevin over a price for a box...make our best offer.
I bought this from a discount bin at my local cigar shop; It became my favorite cigar. Oily, rich, creamy flavor and a burn that is perfect from start to finish. When my shop stopped carrying this I went on a quest to find something similar, and it proved to be difficult. I still keep coming back to this cigar. For fans of Brickhouse and Punch, give this beauty a try.