WRAPPER: Havana Seed
FACTORY: J.C. Newman PENSA
El Baton is one of J.C. Newman’s vintage brands made by our founder, J.C. Newman, back in 1914. This nickel cigar was originally hand rolled in a Cleveland, Ohio factory with Cuban tobacco. Although it was popular for many years, the onset of machine-made cigars caused El Baton to disappear from the marketplace in the 1920s.
In 2008, J.C.’s grandsons, Eric and Bobby Newman, re-launched the brand as the company’s first Nicaraguan cigar. El Baton cigars are grown in the most fertile areas of Nicaragua, providing for a smooth, hearty smoke with a little spice. Its return has been met with rave reviews and acclaim from a wide range of cigar enthusiasts including a 91 rating from Cigar Aficionado.
Made with full-bodied tobacco grown from some of the richest soils in Nicaragua, the El Baton has a spicy kick which creates a surprising experience.
Ratings & Awards:
Cigar Aficionado: Top 25 Cigars of 2012
Cigar Insider: 93
Cigar Journal: 90
Cigar Snob: 91
Smoke Magazine: 94
El Baton DOUBLE TORO