This nickel cigar was originally hand rolled in a Cleveland, Ohio factory with Cuban tobacco back in 1914. Though it was popular for many years, the onset of machine-made cigars caused El Baton to disappear from the marketplace in the 1920’s. Re-launched in 2008, the brand 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. El Baton Belicoso cigars are grown in the most fertile areas of Nicaragua, providing for a smooth, hearty smoke with a little spice. This complex Nicaraguan cigar is made with full-bodied tobacco and has a spicy kick! 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.