El Centurion cigars first appeared in 2007. Jose “Pepin” Garcia launched this line as his first limited edition line of cigars. The cigars were so rare that only about 2,550 boxes were produced. Making the cigar even more high-end, the cigar’s wrapper was a corojo. The price-tag reflected the uniqueness of the cigar- it retailed at about $14.
Fans of El Centurion were thrilled when, in 2013, the Garcia’s decided to release El Centurion cigars as a regular production line. The launch was part of a celebration honoring the ten years the Garcia family had been involved in the cigar business.
The new El Centurion cigar was slightly different than the original. At around $10, the price tag was lower. Instead of a corojo wrapper, the cigar featured a ’98 Criollo wrapper. Although the tobacco blend remained all Nicaraguan, the types of Nicaraguan tobacco differed. This blend had four types of tobacco- one of which is Sancti Spiritus. Sancti Spiritus is very unique and added a great deal of flavor to the cigar.
In 2015, the Garcia family expanded the El Centurion line by adding two new sizes. You can get the medium to full-bodied cigar in box-pressed Corona or box-pressed Toro sizes, as well as the original Robusto, Belicoso, Toro and Grande.