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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. 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.

el baton robusto cigar
drew newman holding a new box of el baton cigars and the antique el baton sign
El baton cigars in a box

While it may have some history, don’t be fooled, this isn’t your grandfather’s stogie. This 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 that 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 something the true aficionado deserves.

Double Torpedo
6 1/4″ x 56

El Baton Double Torpedo
Double Toro
6″ x 60
El Baton Double Toro

5″ x 56

El Baton Belicoso

5″ x 54

el baton robusto cigar

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Havana
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan 

Ratings & Awards:
Cigar Aficionado: Top 25 Cigars of 2012

Cigar Journal #2 Cigar of the year of 2023
Cigar Insider: 93
Cigar Journal: 90
Cigar Snob: 91
Smoke Magazine: 94




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