Starting today, Powstanie Cigars’ 2020 installment of its Powstanie Wojtek series, the Powstanie Wojtek Toro is now heading to retailers.

The Powstanie Wojtek is a limited edition cigar first launched in 2019 in a perfecto size. The cigar pays homage to the Polish heritage of owners Mike and Greg Szczepankiewicz. The name Powstanie means uprising and pays homage to the resistance movement in World War II Poland against German occupation of the country. As for the name Wojtek, it means “war bear” and refers to a Syrian Brown bear that was actually enlisted in the Polish army during World War II. The Wojtek is best known for moving crates of ammunition to Polish soldiers during the war in 1944.

The blend is highlighted by a barber pole wrapper consisting of an Ecuadorian Habano and San Andres Maduro leaf. The remainder of the blend consists of an Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The Toro size measures 6 x 52 and is available in 21-count boxes with a total production of 500 boxes. Production comes out of Fabricas de Nica Sueño in Estelí, Nicaragua.

According to Mike Szczepankiewicz, who also co-owns the Cigar Hustler retail site. “We are releasing them in store today but we will not sell them online until next Friday. It’s important to us that we protect the retailers that support us and give them an opportunity to put them up first.”

Szczepankiewicz also made a formal announcement via video:


Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano / San Andres Maduro
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fabricas de Nica Sueño

Vitolas Offered

Toro (2020): 6 x 52
Perfecto (2019): 5 x 50

Video Credit: Mike & Mike Productions