Cigar Aficionado

The Edge Habano Torpedo
Torpedo
94
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Full
Full
Tasting Note
If anyone brought "rustic chic" to the premium cigar world, it was Rocky Patel. When he first released The Edge in 2004, the concept was simple: a roughly hewn wooden box that held 100 unbanded cigars. And they retailed for only $5 each. It was offered in Corojo or Maduro, came in only two sizes and retailers had to purchase them in 100-count chests. Not that retailers had any trouble selling them. Edge was an instant commercial success, spawning new sizes, new varieties and even new packaging. According to Patel, there were too many other companies trying to copy the rustic presentation, and it was not only confusing customers but affecting business, so he affixed the cigars with an identifying footband. One of the newest iterations of this popular brand is The Edge Habano. It's the only Edge made entirely from Nicaraguan tobacco, and the blend comes together quite well in the Torpedo size, which is our No. 7 cigar of 2015. The Edge Habano comes in a chest that looks as though it's made of wood reclaimed from an old barn, and the cigar is reflective of the packaging. The countrified blend is spicy and woody, smacking of hickory and leather. Made with tobacco from three growing regions of Nicaragua—Estelí, Condega and Jalapa—the brand is named for the Cuban-seed wrapper. While it's no longer $5, it's still a great bargain, delivering a level of richness normally found in cigars twice the price.
Body Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2016
Price $6.55
Designation Top 25 of 2015 | Rank: 7
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 91

This torpedo is rolled with a strikingly pointy head. It's a spicy, woody smoke that smacks of hickory and leather. Bold and hearty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014 | Score: 89

Salty and earthy in character, this pointy torpedo warms up to show a brown sugar sweetness with touches of rich, aromatic pipe tobacco.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 89

Salty and earthy in character, this pointy torpedo warms up to show a brown sugar sweetness with touches of rich, aromatic pipe tobacco.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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