El Centurion 2013 (photo linked from
Jose Ortega’s Facebook page)

My Father Cigars Vice President of Sales Jose Ortega posted a photo on his Facebook account of the re-release of the El Centurion.  It was this past January that Ortega had announced on Kiss My Ash Radio that the El Centurion would be returning to coincide with the 10th anniversary the Don Pepin Garcia brand.

The original release of the El Centurion was a limited release in 2007 under the Don Pepin Garcia brand name.  There were only 850 boxes of three sizes produced.  With the 2013 re-launch, the El Centurion will become a regular production line.  The cigar will be produced at the My Father Cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

On the Facebook post, Ortega used the slogan “new and improved”.   When the announcement was made on Kiss My Ash Radio, it was indicated that it would be the “same blend” as the original release.  By the time a official announcement was made, it was disclosed the blend (while still a Nicaraugan Puro) would be different.  The photo showcase the new packaging and modified banding.

This past March, we scored the original El Centurion (2007) a 94.

Here are the particulars on this cigar:

Blend Profile

The following is the new blend of the El Centurion 2013.  Note: Sancti Spirtus is best known for being used on the L’Atelier cigar by L’Atelier Imports (also made by the Garcia family).  This tobacco is a component of the filler.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo 98
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Criollo, Corojo Habano, Sancti Spiritus)

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The El Centurion will be released in four sizes.  It will be packaged on boxes of 20.

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