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Big Papi

Battles: 649

Wins: 46%

Score: 84

Big Papi

Former MLB hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz ended his baseball career in 2016, transitioning smoothly into the cigar industry for his first foray in his post-sporting career. Ortiz is a Dominican-American and, as such, chose fellow Dominican manufacturer El Artista to collaborate on a cigar of his own.

According to El Artista, the blend was crafted by Ortiz with their guidance; creating a final blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers, bound in Criollo 98 and wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Claro leaf.

"We teamed up David “Big Papi” Ortiz to bring to life a Dominican Dream Team of tobaccos in a one of a kind premium cigar. This remarkable cigar features an Ecuadorian Habano Claro wrapper that imparts hints of pepper and chestnut. Criollo 98 binder adds a touch of cream, and the filler brings it all together with players from Dominican Republic and Nicaragua for a medium-bodied smoke that’s a solid hit."
—El Artista

cigar Breakdown

Habano, Ecuador

Wrapper

Natural

Shade

Criollo '98

Binder

Dominican Republic

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L.

Company

Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L.

Factory

Regular

Production

2016

Release year

$ 13.75 - $ 13.75

Price

6 x 54 Toro

Size

strength7/10
body6/10
flavor5/10

Core flavors

Black PeppercornFiery SpiceLeatherEarthAniseCaramelMaltFloralToasted Bread