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Red Lion Cheroots

A bold return.

From the late 19th century through the early 20th, Red Lion, PA was among the largest cigar-producing towns in the country, with 30 factories producing millions of cigars. Among their most heralded brands was their namesake, Red Lion, and now it’s back with plenty of old-time charm. Don’t be fooled by their small size, this handmade cheroot combines Pennsylvania Broadleaf and Kentucky fire-cured tobaccos to create a hearty, robust profile filled with spicy, smoky-sweet flavors. 

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Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Red Lion Cheroots (Cigarillos) (5.0"x34)
Box of 60 In Stock $95.00
save $45.0147% off
$49.99
Overall Rating 3.05 out of 5 Based on 230 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Red Lion Cheroots”

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5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Love the flavor, love the vintage look, makes me think I’m Clint Eastwood when I’m smoking one! Lol.
5 out of 5
Nice and mild
Very good tasting cigar
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
A good little cigar that is worth the money. Surprisingly good.
5 out of 5
Great Company Great Deals
These Red Lion's are terrific. Just right size for me. Taste even better will but again.
4 out of 5
Good short trip smoke
I love these little cigars during times when I am on a quick trip downtown. The ate full bodied enough without bringing me to my knees. Just an all around nice 15 minute smoke
3 out of 5
I want my Bandito sweet
I want my Bandito sweet and mild !
2 out of 5
Its ok
It wasn't the best little cigar I have tried but it was ok. Some are really hard to keep lit I'm constantly delighting them I thought they would be better.
4 out of 5
positive review
They are a consistent smoke from beginning to end.
2 out of 5
Uneven burn.
Uneven burn.
1 out of 5
not good
they would not stay lit. When they did they burnt very hot. It took too much effort.
5 out of 5
Cheroots
Liked these small cigars, will order more.
5 out of 5
Kentucky Cheroot
Great smoke. Great taste. Very happy with this little cigar. It's a great 15 - 20 minute smoke, worth every cent.
1 out of 5
Bad cigar
I will not buy again, hard to smoke
1 out of 5
DO NOT BUY!
These cheroots are down right terrible, they’re individually wrapped and have no consistency what so ever, some are fatter, softer, and burn horribly others are ok. Would recommend Avanti’s Kentucky Cheroots over these as they are all the same size and I have a neet trick where I cut them in half for the perfect quick smoke break.
3 out of 5
inconsistant quality
The cigar was very inconsistent with quality of the packing of the filler . Some were fine, other so loosely filled that burning was uneven as was the taste.
2 out of 5
Waste of money
I've been smoking cigars for 20 plus years. I'm always looking for something different, especially small and for just working around the garage. These things are horrible. They are described as sweet flavor...NOPE like dirt harsh from the first draw and get worse as they burn...
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Very soft taste witch is good
1 out of 5
Terrible Smoke
Don't waste your money. Hard to stay lit and burns from the inside. These are the type smokes you give to the guy you really can't stand...
1 out of 5
Don't do it!
These were horrible. I could not get a single cigar to stay lit. Do not waste your money!
1 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
only 1 out of 5 can be smoked. really poorly made.
1 out of 5
rdl
hard to keep lit not good smoke harsh draw constantly goes out
2 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Nice taste, but horrible draw. Cant stay lit. One can use a box of matches to keep one cheroot lit the entire time.
1 out of 5
Red lion
To me these were a little to harsh I sent them back. .
4 out of 5
Great price
Great everyday cigar! Smoothie tasty smoke.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
My husband calls these his taisty treats. He smokes these when he doesn't have time for a full cigar. When he shares one woth friends they always want to know where to get some. He replies Cigars International of course.
1 out of 5
Dull
Bland tasting and not worth the money
2 out of 5
They are on the harsh
They are on the harsh side.
5 out of 5
RED LION
It's my 3rd box & they're great
3 out of 5
Red Lion
Not quite what I was expecting, still not a bad cigar.
2 out of 5
Red Lion
The size of these cigars is just right for my needs. The pack is inconsistant, causing you to have to really work at keeping some of them lit. Flavor is a little bland, to my taste.
3 out of 5
Red Lion smokes
Wrap is inconsistent, some loose wrapping which burned unevenly when smoked.
4 out of 5
Very good
Very good
3 out of 5
Honestly
Bad burn but has a good taste!
1 out of 5
Worst I have smoked!
Bitter, loose tobacco, burns uneven, probably will trash the remaining 40+!!!
5 out of 5
great smokefor the price+
great smokefor the price+
3 out of 5
MEH
cheap is good but wrap is so tough and they burn so poorly its a work out to smoke, I'll finish them but will test another next time.
1 out of 5
Save your money.....
These are some rough looking beauties and that's about the nicest thing I can say about them. If you can ever keep the,m lit, the taste is pretty bad, but just keeping them lit is a real issue. And when they are lit, they burn uneven with usually the inside burning before the outside which makes it a hot smoke. There are much better smokes out there for sure, even the new Swisher Sweets Double Rum Outbacks, which I can't stand because now they feel like smoking a cigarette....
3 out of 5
Great for cutting back ...
I tried a box because they look spaghetti western cool, and they are cheap. I'm not saying that Red Lions are all that bad, I'm just saying I didn't smoke as often :)
5 out of 5
Not the best....
These little smokes are a nice size....but thats about the only nice thing I can say about them. Even though I like rough looking smokes, these don't disappoint. However, they are impossible to stay lit, and they have a pretty bad taste. Reminds me of smoking through an old pair of gym socks. I decided rather than send them back, I would try to infuse a handful with some bourbon flavoring. If that doesn't improve them, they will go in the drawer marked "last resort"....
1 out of 5
No More Lions
I thought I would try these because they were cheap, and as a cat lover, I liked the lion motif. I found the packaging very attractive when I opened the box. They didn't taste bad, but burn very poorly. You have to constantly keep them stoked-up because they'll go right out, and you'll find yourself relighting. They also don't burn evenly, and quite often the inner tobacco burns leaving the outside unburnt which I found to be quite annoying. I'd like to return the remaining cigars, but I'd still like to keep the box.
5 out of 5
looking 4 a new smoke
wow love these smokes my new everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Quick and easy
Good for the price. Roughly rolled, but a good 10 minute smoke. If you're not looking for anything fancy, these work. If you want something better, look into cao or acid cigarillos. Or some of the many non flavoreds. Just to clarify, these ARE NOT flavored.
3 out of 5
Cheehoo for Cheroots
An easy everyday cigar after work whether with a beer or stiff drink while you’re winding down. I usually start with a Cheroot just to get that “fix” then move on to something that’ll work with the moment I choose create for the evening.
4 out of 5
To dry.
Aer not the best.
2 out of 5
Don’t think I would buy them again
They have a good taste but didn't burn all that well. Out of the first ten I burned only one burned smooth. Gave some to my father to try and he said the same thing.
1 out of 5
Avoid at any cost
These things are awful. Filler burns sometimes and the binder stays unlit. Can't even tell how far down you've smoked. I cannot recommend these to anyone.
3 out of 5
Bland
Not that they are horrible, just not my thing. Constantly having to relight. Basically just not my type of smoke
5 out of 5
5 stars!
Hazzle free, strong smoke. Good for stressful days!
5 out of 5
10 min. break cigar!
Ideal cigars for a 10 min break at work. It´s like an Espresso, Small but fiesty!
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots.
A friend of mine gave me one of these little devils. Liked them so much that I had to order a whole box of 60. Good cigar while you´re working the fields
5 out of 5
Cheap and reliable
This is a true everyday smoke. I put them in my humidor and started smoking right away.
5 out of 5
Good little cigars
These go in the humidor right next to my Bandidos. Guys complaining that they don't stay lit are just upset about having to dig through their purse for a lighter.
5 out of 5
Candy!
Loved these!
5 out of 5
Red Lion
Great cheroots! Great taste! Old fashioned great cigar.
5 out of 5
Good smoke, great price
These cheroots are perfect for a short smoke, but last longer than the smaller cheroots. They are mild, yet flavorful.
5 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
Love’em !
5 out of 5
Nice Little Devil!
My friend just gave me one of these little devils, loved the size and the strength!
5 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
The best thing about this order is the box.the cigars were poorly made all had a different draw and would not stay lit and the taste was not very good. You get what you pay for
2 out of 5
Hard Smoke
Difficult to keep lit need to constantly pull on it.
3 out of 5
Sour
I'm sure some people like this type of tabaco and I'm not saying is bad tabaco but it burns all crazy and taste terrible. Enjoy
5 out of 5
Cheap and great smoke!
What a nice smoke! Awesome cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Liked them
Liked them
5 out of 5
Happy with them
Makes for a good quick smoke.
5 out of 5
A bit bland, ole Shenandoah
A bit bland, ole Shenandoah is better.
2 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots: Recent shipment
I have had several boxes of these jerky tasting "rough and tumbles". They were always a primitive smoke with an old fashioned taste. A reminder of Marsh Wheelings and similar local smokes from PA back in the day. This particular box was poorly constructed and burns terribly uneven. Have to keep lighting them. They are strong enough without having to relight and make the smoke hotter than it has to be. I could not complain at all about previous shipments.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
I like to keep small quick smokes for when I'm doing lawn work or golfing. I recently tried Red Lion Cheroots after a bad batch of my usual work smokes. It took a while to get used to them and keep them burning, but after I did I found them to be a good, tasty replacement...and very reasonably priced. I'll be getting another batch soon.
5 out of 5
Love them
Love them
2 out of 5
RED LION CHEROOTS
THE LITTLE CIGAR IS TOO HARD TO KEEP BURNING AND TOO STRONG.
5 out of 5
FAST EFFECIENT SERVICE
FAST EFFECIENT SERVICE
2 out of 5
Cheroots
I wasted my money. They don't burn consistantly, go out constantly and require relight. Once they do get about half done the heat when you draw is awful
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Just what I was looking for in a shorter timed smoke. Kind of mild and a change from the full-bodied cigars I normally smoke. I'm able to carry these anywhere and that's another plus . I plan on buying more cigars from cigar international in the future. My thanks
2 out of 5
Kimba
Bought these for a friend and they are not smokeable they fall apart won't stay lit all around not a good purchase
1 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Never again. Wrapper won't burn. The filler burns through the middle, leaving a charred tube sticking out to the end where the cigar was first lit. I know I get what I pay for ... and I'm cheap. But some of CI's other inexpensive lines are much better, like the Wilde Cigar Panatela.
3 out of 5
Burn is good, Flavor is rough! Perfect for Humidor Rest!
Stayed lit, perfect size for that 15 minute smoke. Flavor is pretty rough though. I have great humidors though. I plan to leave this sit for about 6 months. Say, about end of November they should have drawn in some great flavor and be perfect for that cup of coffee.
1 out of 5
wrappers
wrappers will not burn. horrible stuff.
1 out of 5
DO NOT BUY THESE
Should have listened to bad reviews. I'm very easy going and like cheroot cigars. But the RED LION cheroots are the worst I've ever tried. they do not stay lit, burn very uneven, most all have pin holes so you can't draw on them! Taste bad. But the banditos sold by CI. Much better and very few problems! WARNING....STOP....,DO NOT BUY Red Lion Cheroots. I MADE A BIG MISTAKE! Please do not make the same mistake!
4 out of 5
Flavor so rich
The burn isn't even but dam that flavor is nice! These are perfect for me. Affordable, great taste and the size if perfect for my liking. Ordering again and again.
4 out of 5
Not that bad
Not to bad. They burned ok. I had no issue keeping them lit. I had them on a camping trip. They were gone in 3 days. Everyone thought they were ok.
4 out of 5
Not that bad.
They are tasty. I didn't have any issue keeping them lit. They burned ok. I took them camping with me on Friday and they were gone by Sunday.
1 out of 5
Nasty tasting, poorly manufactured, bad burning
Wish I'd checked out the reviews before buying a box of these. Bad idea. Bad idea. I was looking for a short smoke at a cheap price. These are nasty! Can't keep 'em lit. Never seen a cigar "tunnel burn" like a number of these did. Had to work too hard at smoking these things. Look somewhere else if you're looking for a small cigar.
1 out of 5
Nasty!
There is only one word for these: NASTY!!! I've smoke a half dozen in the last few days. They taste like burned match heads. They refuse to stay lit. They don't even chew well. I'd return them, but they don't even rate that hassle! They are simply horrible. Do NOT buy these, unless your tongue is burned and you have no taste buds left at all. 'Nuf said!
5 out of 5
Great Value
Red Lion Cheroots have a great flavor for a very inexpensive price.
1 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Decent taste. Impossible to keep lit. Disappointed. Keep some in your humidor to give to the guy who keeps mooching your smokes. Bet he stops.
1 out of 5
Not too good
They may be priced well; but not done well. the product does not stay lit, it burns very irregular when it is lit, tastes like someone swept the floor and made a cheroot, very bitter; think of something else to spend your money on...
3 out of 5
Pass the lighter, will ya?
Taste OK; actually pretty good. Good smoke for a cold day. However, they are tough to keep lit. And they aren't made in PA, but the DR. What gives?
1 out of 5
Customer
Worst cigar I have ever bought. All of the cigars I have purchased from CI have been great . These are horrible tasting, burn horrible, wrapper doesn't burn, but filler does until it finally makes its way thru the wrapper, can easily burn your fingers.
1 out of 5
Not good
Could not not be more disappointed in a cigar. The taste wasn't very good and only 1 in 10 are able to be smoked because of horrible rolling. I will never buy these again and would recommend you find something better.
3 out of 5
JerryT
A good size for cold weather. Only real complaint is there are too many leakers making it had to smoke.
2 out of 5
Red lion
Does not burn good. Won't stay lit. Taste is old like. Would not recommend them.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
I like them,good smoke.
3 out of 5
Okay, but not a bargain
These cheroots have a nice flavor, but half way through them they become harsh and unpleasant to smoke. If you are interested in a quick smoke and not to worried about tossing out most of the cigar, these are okay and cheap enough not to worry about it. I have read that some folks cut them in half and smoke a half at a time. I haven’t tried that, but sounds like a good idea. I had hoped to buy 5 to sample them. Now I have 55 and am not too enthusiastic about smoking them. That’s probably the worst of the deal.
3 out of 5
Pretty good little smoke.
Most were very good. Some of them the wrapper would not burn just the filler. It got a little irritating.
5 out of 5
chew on em first
These are great cheap cigars if you chew on them first. They don't burn well at all straight out of the box. But if you chew on them a while, then bite the soggy part off and then light em, they burn much better. Nice smoke around a campfire on a fall night.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
This is the first time I've tried a cheroot. These are tasteful and very e.njoyable. Just enough cigar for a quick break
1 out of 5
Cheroots
the cigar had a good taste but they had a hard time staying lit very disappointing.
4 out of 5
Smoke Em Like Clint
Very nice quality cigar, well made with a tight roll. Great for a quick smoke on way to work, or to just enjoy at the end of work with with an adult beverage. Will buy again.
2 out of 5
Good Enough to give away...
I ended up taking these to a picnic just to give them away. They didn't stay lit to be a good "working out in the yard" cigar. They constantly need to be puffed on to keep going. Probably won't ever buy again
2 out of 5
Returning
Had one. Didn't enjoy it. Harsh flavor. Will return.
4 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
I am a beginner cigar smoker and have found myself choosing one of these tasty little things over most cigars I have been trying. Wish they made them in a bigger ring size. Great smoke.
4 out of 5
Great little smoke...
Good 10 - 15 minute smoke that tastes good...
2 out of 5
This is my second batch.
This is my second batch. Tastes like paint and super strong! Very disappointed
1 out of 5
Not for me!
flimsy, squishy with no body. Actually first time I EVER returned cigars.
3 out of 5
A Fist Full of Cheroots
I bought a box of Red Lions after watching an Eastwood spaghetti-western marathon. They are strong and do require constant attention to remain lit. I had three out of the sixty that burned down the center and was not able to smoke them. All in all they're not bad, but as many others have said, the milder Bandidos are a better smoke.
4 out of 5
Great short smoke!
If you like a short, fast flavorful smoke, these are a very good choice.
3 out of 5
Just okay
A little harsh, most burn unevenly.
1 out of 5
Taste like you smoking paper
Taste like you smoking paper
5 out of 5
Perfect Gift
I bought these as a gift. They absolutely loved them!
5 out of 5
very fine smoke 4 the
very fine smoke 4 the coin.
2 out of 5
I found that they were
I found that they were tough to draw as if they were impacted.I will go with the Bandito s next time
1 out of 5
Don't do it
terrible little cigars. they are harsh and don't stay lit.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Great short smoke, spent a lot of time working in Western Kentucky. Smoked the local ones which smoke and taste like these. Reminds me of the good O;e days, but sort of an acquired taste.
5 out of 5
Oh So Tasty
I read all the negative comments and almost didn't buy them. What a mistake that would have been. Yes, I have run across a couple that had a split or wrapper issue but nothing that made me toss that particular smoke out. I smoke them slow and enjoy the rich nutty flavor of each puff. I will be buying more.
4 out of 5
Not banditos, but good
Since banditos were on back order I ordered the red lions. Definitely one of the better cheroots I've had but not as good a smoke as the banditos
5 out of 5
RED LION CHEROOT STOGIES
These stories are AWSOME...FULL OF FLAVOR...NICE BOX AND NICE PRICE...WILL BUY ANOTHER BOX SOON.
3 out of 5
Poor construction, taste great!
It's a shame they're so poorly constructed. Everything everybody says about them being hard to light and keep lit is true. Also about burning down the center. They taste great, really great, I love the flavor. But their poor construction takes away most of the pleasure of smoking them.
5 out of 5
Good price for size.
Great taste, however, terribly uneven burn and goes out immediately if you are not continuously puffing.
5 out of 5
Good service - good cigars
Enjoying them everyday.
1 out of 5
Don't taste too bad...
Don't taste too bad, but keep your fire handy 'cuz these loosely packed sticks sure do need re-lighting!
1 out of 5
Very disappointed. Almost impossible to keep lit. Somebody should slap me if I even think of buying them again.
Very disappointed. Almost impossible to keep lit. Somebody should slap me if I even think of buying them again.
1 out of 5
Bandito's they are not
They cause more irritation then enjoyment. Relighting them every other puff pisses me off. I will simply order twice my normal Bandito order so backorders are not a problem.
3 out of 5
The Red LIon Cheroots: A Roaring Good Deal!
Pretty good cheroots. I keep these on hand to give to friends who bug me for a cigar. A nice causal smoke. The price and volume of the Red Lions make this box a real deal!
1 out of 5
Not Good
Parodies taste way better
5 out of 5
Exactly as described
Very tasty and fun little smokes. Each are individually wrapped and arrive boxed. Very satisfied
1 out of 5
Unfortunately Disapointed
I thought these looked good in the ad. I usually don’t have an issue with uneven wrapping, but these have so many holes in the wrapper they are difficult to draw and keep lit. I have had to relight about half of them at least six to ten times. I absolutely won’t order them again.
2 out of 5
not worth the money
most of the cigars wouldn't burn or burned down the center. I think out of 2 boxes about a dozen burned right. I know I wouldn't recommend them
5 out of 5
Great cigar, great price.
I read many reviews saying they won't stay lit. Not my case at all. As any cigar, if you leave it for a period of time they all go out. If you want a good smoked cured cigar, buy a box. Not many cigar choices to choose from if you like them smoke cured.
1 out of 5
Very disappointed
The only good thing I can say about these cigars is that they have a nice flavor. They were hard to keep lit, they constantly developed runners or hot spot burn throughs. I tried smoking 13 of these cigars and I was only able to smoke 1 without any problems. The special offer was great, but the product didn't live up to the hype.
5 out of 5
Great buy for a tasty cheroot
Red Lion Cheroots are not only a great deal, but they are very tasty and perfect for a quick smoke.
5 out of 5
Hello. Yup I did get a box of the red lion. I won't do that again. They won't stay lit! And more often than not they suck air. The only reason I ordered them is because you back ordered the banditoes. MY FAVORITE. It would be nice if there were another (go to) similar to the banditoes. Thanks. ronjbarry@gmail.com
Hello. Yup I did get a box of the red lion. I won't do that again. They won't stay lit! And more often than not they suck air. The only reason I ordered them is because you back ordered the banditoes. MY FAVORITE. It would be nice if there were another (go to) similar to the banditoes. Thanks. ronjbarry@gmail.com
1 out of 5
Wasted My Money
I would rate them a zero if I could. I bought them because the Kentucky Cheroots were backordered. They won't stay lit unless you continually draw on them and are therefore real harsh. I won't buy these again. I didn't expect greatness just a decent smoke.
1 out of 5
One star on cheeroots
Very harsh and didn't burn well like they were old or that's the way they are didn't taste any smoke flavor I know they were cheap but backwoods tasted better
1 out of 5
Not a fan!
I bought these when the Bandidos were backordered. I wish I hadn't. It seems every other cigar is rolled way to tight. Some so tight they wont draw at all. Others are like pulling from a very thick milk shake. The ones that are not to tight light well but do not stay lit. They "tunnel" down the center of the cigar and the outside wrapper never burns. As for taste I'm not a fan either. I know taste is subjective but I think they are somewhat harsh and leave a bad after taste. I will stick with the Bandidos. They are a very pleasant good tasting cigar.
4 out of 5
Good smoke. Bold flavor.
I waited to do a review until after smoking several of these. All around it is what I expected. These are a good little smoke. No problems staying lit and do not smoke hot. I take a puff every 30 seconds or so. Good bold flavor. Tastes great with a cup of coffee. I will order more in the future.
3 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots --You've Got to Light Them
These little cigars look much like the ones Clint Eastwood smoked in his "Dollars" movies. And now I know why he kept relighting them. While they are flavorful little smokes with plenty of zip, they tend to burn down the middle without taking the wrapper with the burn. I think it may be that they are wrapped a little loose.
2 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
I should have heeded other reviews, these are really not good.
1 out of 5
Treeroots
They should be called treeroots, it would be like smoking a treeroot. Can't keep them lit, they're were many that were porous, just drawing air from the leaky sidess, or difficulty in drawing air, being so tight!
4 out of 5
Enjoying them. Just right for
Enjoying them. Just right for a 20 min. Smoke
3 out of 5
Good flavor. Does not burn
Good flavor. Does not burn well, constantly relight the cigar! Frustrating, must been all the left overs packed into a binder! Talk about not wasting! Well I wasted my money on poor quality control!
1 out of 5
Not happy
I took about 15 of them to work. I handed them out and everyone had the same problem. Very hard to stay lit. If you were not constantly smoking it it went out. So like the title of this post not happy.
5 out of 5
Redlion cheroots
Good smoke lite smooth excellent price buying more
1 out of 5
Terrible
Poor burn (canoe and tunnel). Bad taste. Not worth it.
5 out of 5
They get better with every box I buy
I wrote a stingingly bad review back in March or April but am amending that today. I tried another box and the rolling quality was much better, then another box and even better, 2 more boxes on order. I love the sweet spice pepper kick these little things have !!!
4 out of 5
Decent cigar
I tried these because my favorites...Bandidos...we're not available. I just ordered my second box and may stick with them. They are a good, short smoke
1 out of 5
Believe the reviews
I read the reviews on these cheroots but thought I'd give them a try. Well I was disappointed just like so many others. They won't stay lit and either burn on one side or you have to draw on them so much the smoke is unpleasant. The ones that did stay lit were good, I had half in the humidor and half were not but there was no difference. I won't get these again.
1 out of 5
Never again
Nastiest cigars i ever smoked. Threw over 30 away
4 out of 5
Great value!
We wanted a short smoke for Friday nights. Thes Cheroots are just right, and at a very reasonable price.
3 out of 5
cherroots
not a bad smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
Red lion cheroots roar
The red lion cheroots had a great taste and flavor. They are a good smoke to have when you just want a 20 min break.
4 out of 5
Good enough...But...
I buy these often. Once in awhile I'll get a box of these that aren't that great , the cigars in those boxes have no flavor and unravel a lot and burn inconsistently. But more often than not most boxes I have ordered had great flavor although they still burn inconsistently and go out a few times. I would buy these again and continue to do so knowing I might get another bad box. Worth checking out but keep in mind your first experience with these may be bad.
2 out of 5
Not worth the money
Not my idea of a cheroot. Loosely packed to the point that some of them almost fall apart. Very inconsistent from one to another. I will NOT buy them again.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
love them slow burning long lasting mini cigars ,they stay lit and very gratifying , price is right
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
The Red Lion Cheroots are a nice, smooth, short smoke for those of us who may not always have the time it takes to enjoy a Churchill. The price is fantastic, and I always get my orders by the projected date.
2 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
This cigar had an odd burning. Hard to keep lite. It had a strange after taste. I did not like it.
4 out of 5
Red Lion
The perfect little kick around cigar with a nice smokey flavor. Multiple re-re-lights are needed but that is part of the charm of this type of cigar.
4 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
I see a lot of people who were unimpressd with these smokes. Yes they have a somewhat rudimentary wrinkled wrapper and smell like they have been sitting in an ashtray but I attribute that to the fire curing. I like them and have had no trouble keeping them lit or any problems with burn. They have a very nice flavor, about a medium strength. I will buy more.
5 out of 5
ugly duck
great flavor great price give this ugly duck a try you'll be glad you did
5 out of 5
Could be better
I have had 15 out of this box, none have stayed lighted for more than a few draws. They are relit at least 3 times before I throw it away. They may be very old.
5 out of 5
good cigars
taste good good price
1 out of 5
Get your Clint Eastwood on ...
These cigars caught my attention for their looks -- I was interested more or less in a gag cigar. The Cheroots look fabulous, and make your "Clint Eastwood" moves come true ... Make My Day! But cigars? They're horrible. The wrap seems to have openings where air comes in and prevents a draw. I clip it back until it seems to draw well. The taste really isn't too bad, sort of an earthy, leathery taste -- once you get it going. Some are better than others. Do'ya feel lucky? Well, do'ya? :-)
4 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Good, quick smoke with mild flavor
1 out of 5
Little on the strong side
Little on the strong side and don't burn well wouldnt buy them again!
4 out of 5
JB EB OB
I like the Cheroots... They have a little kick, burn slow and taste fine. Price is reasonable .. Just sit back and enjoy one ...Life's too short.
5 out of 5
cheroots gift
Bought these cigars as a birthday gift for my son. He likes cheroots because they are small and he can finish quickly. He said he likes the Red Lion, although it is a little stronger than he usually smokes.
3 out of 5
Decent little stick
They are great for chewing on but, a lot of them burn unevenly
3 out of 5
Great Taste when you find one you can smoke...
I absolutely love the flavor, but like so many of the previous reviews say, there are so many that don't smoke worth a darn, I'd say maybe as high as 3 out of 5. When I do get one to smoke well, the flavor is one of my absolute favorites. But just so darn disappointing that so many are such crappers that you can't get a decent smoke out of them. It's a shame, if they had the quality of a Parodi or DeNobilli I'd pay twice the price for them, but alas, the don't come near those others in quality.
1 out of 5
Larry D
would not recommend these to anyone! they are nasty!!
5 out of 5
Some cigars had cracks and
Some cigars had cracks and would not able to be smoked
4 out of 5
JB EB OB
This is the Clint Eastwood cigar. They burn well and have a little kick, I enjoy them.
4 out of 5
Hint of a pleasant BBQ taste
Red Lion Cheroots taste good, however, not seldom they let you down with tight draw.
1 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
liked nothing at all about them to tight no draw through half of them away.....
1 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
My husband got these and they are horrible.. They don't stay lit. Would not recommend.
3 out of 5
RED LION CHEROOTS
NOT A BAD SMOKE, ALTHOUGH SHORT LIVED AND TOUGH TO KEEP LITE.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
One of the most poorly made cigars I have ever encountered. The wrapper unwinds as soon as you light the cigar and sends burning chards into your lap or shirt. Very bitter taste. Will never buy again.
5 out of 5
Excellent little smoke.
A small cigar with lots of flavor. These should be produced in a larger size also. I just ordered my third box.
1 out of 5
no more
No real flavor. Badly rolled. Loose with cracks and holes that make for continued relighting.
1 out of 5
could be alot better
These cigars taste very good but none of them smoke good probably 20 out of 60 smoked good the rest i just chewed on for a bit then threw them out the filler is not tight enough to get a decent draw.
1 out of 5
No Good
Got these to smoke through lean times (most of us have them once in a while) but these things don’t stay lit AT ALL. Worse than keeping a pipe lit. Don’t waste your money. It’s not CI’s fault.
5 out of 5
Great Little Smoke
Tons of flavor in a small package. Once in a while, there is a mishap due to the cigar not being rolled as well as it should be and consequently doesn't draw very well. Luckily, this is few and far between. I have been ordering these little treasures for some time now and they never disappoint!
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
This lil guy has great flavor. Just remember to keep a lighter handy. You will have to relight this baby a few times, but the flavor more than makes up for this hiccup in construction. Great smoke for when you are running short on time. Light up sit back and relax.
4 out of 5
Great Tasting Short Smoker!!!
This is my first one out of the box after sitting in the humi for a couple of months. Great little smoke with wonderful flavor from the Kentucky fire-cured tobaccos, that gradually increased in flavor and spiciness towards the end. Really did not want it to nub out. May have to order another box come 2016 to start the New Year out right!
3 out of 5
good cheapie
Good little cigar when you want a quick smoke and don't really care about the real enjoyment
3 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
They would make a good cheroot - I do like them, but too many in the batch don't smoke well at all.
5 out of 5
Red lion not bad but not a parodi
Good price for the smokes, i have tried two boxes, several wrapper problems, some under filled,wish for the money they were as good as parodi, but they arnt!
1 out of 5
Do not buy
Can you not give a star? Terrible cigar. I did not have one that smoked right. The taste was OK but probably never finished one. I threw the box away.
1 out of 5
Not a very good smoke.
Not a very good smoke. They won't stay lit, you spend more time lighting them then you do smoking them. They leak air from well, all over. So far they're averaging about 50% smokeable. I won't buy them again, nor will I recommend them to anyone else.
4 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
Tasty little cigar and a decent value
3 out of 5
Hawk
Reasonable price for the number of cigars. Of course, there are a number of cigars that are deficiant, so the number makes up for the defects. Probably 45 cigars okay out of 60.
1 out of 5
Horrible
I tried these right off the truck horrible flavor. I put them in the humidor for a month then tried them again. No better. The wrapper is fire proof. Impossible to stop them from tunneling. Some of them have holes and most of them are rolled to tight. With a name like Red Lion I expected much better. Now I have forty cigars that I do not not what to do with.
1 out of 5
NASTY
just plain nasty, not worth the price no matter how cheep.
2 out of 5
Tasty but tough to smoke
The flavor was pretty darn good but there were so many sticks out of the box that were very difficult to smoke and stay lit because they were so poorly wrapped causing a poor draw.
4 out of 5
Worth It!!!
Great smoke... Great taste... Have not had a bad one out of many... Great quickie smoke...
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
Not what I expected for a Cheroot. Guess I'll go back to Kentucky Cheroots. Good sticks, nonetheless.
2 out of 5
Beware, Construction Zone Ahead!
Really surprised at the taste. Not a Muwat, but pretty darn tasty. Biggest problem by far is the construction/quality control. Let me see if I can find just the right word .... Yes, there it is .... SUCKS!! Many were hard to draw and even more had holes or were poorly wrapped. I always skin a bad cigar and keep the wrapper in my humi. Glad I did. Was able to salvage quite a few that way, but a royal pain in the ..... Won't buy again until I see something in the add by CI telling me that construction has been upgraded.
3 out of 5
A good quickie
A good, quick smoke while driving to and from work (100 mile round trip).And, a good old fashioned "stogie" for an extremely reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
A little strong tasting, not as good as Parodi
5 out of 5
cheROOOTT!!!!
These are an excellent value for a very nice smoke. I feel like Clint Eastwood in the Good the Bad and the Ugly with an authentic Western Style Stogie clenched in my teeth. Nice mild and satisfying aroma. Only negative would be keeping them lit.
2 out of 5
Buyer Beware!
After the BIG build-up that CI gave these Red Lion Cigars; I was expecting much, much more. The cigars are not wrapped tight enough and fall apart. And the flavor is mild to weak. A big disappointment in my opinion. Save your money.
2 out of 5
So-so
These cigars have an... interesting flavor. It almost taste like you are smoking chew, however the flavor is not my reason for a two star rating. I ordered two boxes, and both boxes had several issues including trouble staying lit and being poorly wrapped (most were wrapped much too tight and had holes in the wrapper). I would have to say I cannot recommend these.
4 out of 5
Good short smoke
Good to smoke when not a lot of time
1 out of 5
Not good
These cigars was horrible! They wouldn't stay lit.
5 out of 5
better
this box is fresher than the first. burns better and stays lit. not a bad deal at the price. nice for a quick smoke.
1 out of 5
Unsmokable
I gave this cigar 1 star because I couldn't give it zero & still write a review. Flavor is O.K., but rolled way too tight, resulting in hard to draw. Tried smoking 6 cigars, had to relight each one 4 or 5 times. Very frustrating. Tried to give box away to 3 different friends, after trying 1 cigar each said, "no, thanks." Returned about 50 cigars for refund.
2 out of 5
Will not buy again
Thought these would be good for a quick smoke despite the reviews and after smoking two I should have went with the reviews and not bought them. All though I have been pushing a coat hanger through the center to make them draw better and this seems to help. Will try a different brand next time.
2 out of 5
Need better quality and a better odor
Taste is ok, odor is um, weird and the wrapping is inconsistent, some are ok - some are way too tight. After that comes the fact that they extinguish themselves very quickly, need to re-light constantly. Was really hoping these would be better.
4 out of 5
good flavor
Good flavor but had hard time keeping the lit. I put them in an old humidor at very low humidity and it helped keep them lit after resting in there for awhile.
1 out of 5
Avoid
Won't stay lit. Smell that I haven't recognized from -years- of cigar smoking. Some only half full. Stay away from this one. After years of being a CI purchaser, I'm totally disappointed with this one....
5 out of 5
Crappy Construction , Full Flavor
The Red Lion Cheroot is constructed like somebody haphazardly rolled tobacco , put it in cellophane and boxed it up. They have trouble staying lit and often burn uneven. However the fire cured flavor is very intense and satisfying. For either a quick smoke or a follow up after a good meal the Red Lion Cheroot is great. I'm on my third box and will order some more in the future.
4 out of 5
Feel like a heavy in a "The Good, the bad, the ugly" film
These throw back cheroots are better than expected....medium strength with a very good flavor. Constructionwise, there is some inconsistancies, but overall I do like them over most of the smaller cigars.
4 out of 5
Bought them for when I
Bought them for when I need a quick smoke and they fill the bill.
5 out of 5
RED LION CHEROOTS
good smoke, but difficult draw and hard to keep lit.
2 out of 5
Keeps going out
The taste isn't bad but they don't want to stay lit, not uncommon for one to go out 6 times
3 out of 5
Red Lion are Tasty but construction is poor
these cheroots are very flavorful but the construction is very spotty from cigar to cigar. Some I cannot draw, some do not have tobacco in some areas making them soft. I suppose this is because they are hand made. Probably best if they are machine made. Still a great tasting cigar
5 out of 5
Cherootin'-Tootin
Tasty little smoke....similar to the more expensive Backwoods cheroots. However, my batch had about 40% loose wrapper resulting in frequent relites.... which, if you like to chew on these like Clint Eastwood, aint too bad. I get about a 30 minute smoke this way.
1 out of 5
Poor choice
wouldn't stay light and had harsh taste.
5 out of 5
Red Lion Cheroots
These take me back to the "spaghetti western" era with Clint Eastwood. They are perfect!
1 out of 5
Never Again
These were the worst smokes I've ever encountered. Not sure they even rate one star. Nothing about these cigars was consistent; not the burn, not the draw, not the quality of the wrappers. The taste was that of black tar. I was going to send them back but chose not to due to other priorities at that time. I will never order this item again. I recommend that CI stop selling this item. It can only be a black eye for the company to continue offering such an inferior product.
2 out of 5
Uh oh......
I really wanted to like these. They look good and they taste good. But they got some serious issues. They don't hold a light at all and they have extremely hard draw. I don't know if they just packed them a little to wet or what? But, I tried to smoke about 6 and couldn't get through one. I gave up and tossed them in the humi. I'm gonna let them sit until Christmas. Maybe they shape up, maybe they don't.
1 out of 5
If this was my only choice, I'd never smoke again
Doesn't deserve one star - foul taste, peels, tunnels, won't stay lit. A total waste.
1 out of 5
Not ready for primetime
Ordered some 8/2015. ROTT: Nothing special at all about them - might as well have been a generic machine made. A couple days in the humi brought out the "Kentucky fired" taste. Probably would pair well with a rye whiskey. Pretty strong for a medium panatella length cigar. However, of the 10 I've had so far, only 1 burned without needing a relight or had an air hole in the sides. To keep them lit, you have to draw on it as much as a cigarette. I love CI - but this is one I will pass on in the future. Your mayhem may vary.
1 out of 5
Crap
Terrible, stuck with almost a full box. Made me feel lousy not up to your standards or mine.
1 out of 5
Unsmokable Junk
Most are plugged and they all taste foul. I would have better success smoking twigs from my trees.
5 out of 5
Excellent Value for the price!!!!
I was really surprised with these cheroots. These cheroots last about 20-30 minutes and ave a great smokey taste to them. With it's fire cured wrapper it gives a nice smokey taste and aroma. I will definitely keep these stocked in my humidor!
2 out of 5
Just For Fun
I bought these small sticks just for an occasional smoke and because I live in PA and I knew of Red Lion's past However, my friends and I have had a hard time keeping them lit and puffing on them. They are what I paid for which wasn't much.
1 out of 5
Not so good
I was hoping these would be as good as they sounded... They are not. They are rolled too tight and are very hard to draw on and they continually go out. I smoked about 10 of them and gave up and tossed them and ordered the Bandidos and they are great. I suggest you dump the Red Lions like I did. Thanks for asking.
1 out of 5
Blah...And at a pinic they didn't go over well.
This cigar taste good. But, it stops burning about a dozen time or more. While smoking one. Very frustrating. And very dissapointing. And at a pinic. They didn't go over well.
3 out of 5
Not a bad daily smoke,
Not a bad daily smoke, the price is right, they are individually wrapped and in a cigar box. I'll get them again.
1 out of 5
Not a good buy
I was looking for a good short smoke. These have not met my expectations. They were very dry when they arrived. After a month in the humidor they are not a better smoke. They do not taste good. They do not burn well. I will not buy them again. The only positive thing I can say is they come in a nice box.
1 out of 5
Worst Cigars I Ever Bought
The cigar will not stay lit, can't draw on the cigar. I had to dump them in the trash.
3 out of 5
Red lion cheroots
Decent... But would rather have a parodi as of now but i have only had two as of now so I may change my mind yet... Still was an awesome deal though
3 out of 5
Taste was very good, but......
.....construction problems about every 2 out of five. For me that's enough to pick Bandidos for my next purchase.
Customer Testimonials
I haven't tried these, however, I do smoke Parodi Kings. Just 4 1/2". These are not designed to smoke like a regular ceeegar. These are dry wrapped so no humidor!! They can be smoked over a day or two with multiple relights!! This is now my daily go to. Can't wait to try the bigger brother!
Amazing right off the truck! Can wait to see after they rest!! Great everyday shortie! Side note: comes in a very nice box and in plastic which is perfect to avoid mess in humidor!
These are tough to keep lit, but well worth keeping the lighter around. Great smokey taste with some heat at the end. I'll be getting more of these for sure! Really like the taste, and perfect timing for a quick smoke. CI does it again.
Great smokey flavor, much like the Drew Estates MUWAT KFC, although I believe the KFC to be a bit more robust and aromatic. I love the fire cured sticks! I have found a very inconsistent draw with these sticks though. I've only had about ten out of the box and have found they run the gamut in the area of draw. Three of these were tossed so far because there was no draw at all no matter how much I pinched or rolled it. Maybe I recieved a bad batch. Flavor is exceptional for the price when they would draw.
When I received my CI catalog and saw the Red Lion Cheroots and saw they were made with maduro P.A. Broadleaf and K.Y. fire cured tobaccos, I thought, what's not to like! So, I went staight to the computer and ordered a box. These little Cheroots pack a punch, with a robust, smoky campfire taste and aroma that I enjoy, and at CI's price I can enjoy them all day long without breaking the bank. My wife even enjoys the aroma of these little guys. My only gripe is why in the world would the factory cellophane a cigar this small. Other than that and wanting them to be a little bigger, this my new go to daily smoke.
Pretty decent smoke. Good flavor, although the description is slightly misleading. I read "fire-cured Kentucky" and thought Dark-Fired Kentucky(my fault). Consider these a cheaper alternative to the Drew Estate KFC delphinas. Nearly identical in flavor. Short-filler, single binder, and a wonderfully thick and tasty PA Broadleaf wrapper. At $40 for a box of 60, you can't go wrong.
Hey you old time tobbaco buffs! Full tobacco taste ROTT. After 2 days in the humi, tastiest smoke you can buy or try! Thanks CI for bringing back an old-fashioned (Clint Eastwood) type smoke! Get'em now! Taste the old tobbaco flavors. Not a modern day or top shelf smoke, but well worth what you pay for...:)