Battle Rating: 1437 | Wins: 1290 | Losses: 1409

You’ve seen Jim “Island Jim” Robinson on a similarly themed project before—acting as one of the characters for Ortega Cigar Co.’s Wild Bunch series. Aside from guest cigar appearances, the man is best known as owner of the Leaf & Bean cigar shop in Pittsburg. Jim began working with a variety of factories for some shop exclusive cigars (hello, Leaf by Oscar) and has now paired with one such manufacturer for a new brand, taking on the name of their most popular cigar: Leaf by Oscar.

The brand made their “official” debut at the 2015 IPCPR show, bringing the familiar Leaf by Oscar cigars, as well as a few colorful new blends. This is where Island Jim No. 2 comes in… (about time, right?). The presentation is about as “Key West” (i.e. bright) as the character behind the name. But the cigar’s craftsmanship is the real talking point. The 6½″ × 52 torpedo arrives with a shaggy foot and a double wrapper cap—said to provide subtle flavor differences depending on cut point. The cap includes a strip of Conecticut shade wrapper, oscuro, and the cigar’s actual Nicaraguan Jalapa. Which, if you haven’t caught on yet, gives the cigar its unique name: the shaggy foot is the “eraser” and I think you can visualize the rest of this “# TWO” pencil-inspired vitola…

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras
  • Factory: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Company (Honduras)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 21-ct box
  • Vitola: 6½″ × 52 “# TWO” torpedo
  • Price: $10.00