El Centurion Hitting Store Shelves

David Savona
Posted: May 20, 2013

El Centurion is shipping to cigar stores. The cigar is made in Nicaragua by the Garcia family, owners of My Father Cigars, and the smoke is being released as part of a 10-year anniversary celebration commemorating when family patriarch José "Pepin" Garcia began rolling cigars in the United States.

The cigars, which we wrote about in March, are a new incarnation of a previously limited-edition smoke that first came out in 2007.

El Centurion has a new blend, a new look and lower prices than the original version. The cigars are made from an all-Nicaraguan blend that has four seed varietals: Criollo, Corojo Habano, Sancti Spiritus and Criollo '98.

El Centurion comes in four sizes. Robusto, which has a suggested retail price of $7.10, Belicoso ($7.40), Toro ($8.10) and Toro Grande ($8.60). They come in boxes of 20. Look for a taste test in an upcoming issue of Cigar Insider.

Guy Buscema Calvisson, Gard, France, May 20, 2013 4:36pm ET
What Is next on the BIG RING GAUGE scene ?
Guy Buscema Calvisson, Gard, France, May 21, 2013 5:53pm ET
Dear sirs,
We had n-nuff with the big Ring Gauge . OK ?
Maggie Rosa May 22, 2013 3:00pm ET
so these <a href="http://www.customtobacco.com">cigars</a> are coming soon?
robert e carozza July 11, 2013 8:04pm ET
i agree with the big ring sizes there annoying,
but im hear to give my take on the new centurion,i bought a box of toros and so far i am disappointed as i am more than halfway thru the box and just about everyone had a thick stem in the last 3rd of the stick making it a tight draw and we all know how shitty that makes the experience plus there was cracking in the wrapper.
i have also found this problem with the maduro atelier corona size (the stem)
what gives?! i am a big fan of pepin cigars but this batch i got is making me think twice about there new stuff.
i think they need to downsize and work on quality and not quantity i mean they are rolling cigars for every dick and jane these days so how can they keep the quality up on there own stuff?
i smoke these centurions now as a bang around stick and not something to be enjoyed on a special occasion.
sorry for the trashing but cmon a whole box!?

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