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 1920's.
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. When it debuted, El Baton was only offered in one size, the Double Torpedo, since then the brand has grown to include three more sizes, a Double Toro, Robusto and Belicoso. Its return has been met with rave reviews and acclaim from a wide range of cigar enthusiasts including a 91 rating from Cigar Aficionado.
While it may have some history, don't be fooled, this isn't your grandfather's stogie. This complex Nicaraguan Puro is the boldest cigar in our line. 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. The impact and flavor in this cigar can usually only be experienced for twice the price of the El Baton but keeping true to its motto, this cigar gives smokers "mucho flavor for little dinero," something the true aficionado deserves.