Cigar Review: Oliva Baptiste – Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive

Do you remember the movie “Lord of War”, starring Nicolas Cage? In the movie, Cage’s character sells weapons to a brutal, yet affable Liberian warlord named Andre ‘Andy’ Baptiste Sr.

Here is a quick refresher:

Baptiste’s character was brought to life by the charismatic British actor Eamonn Walker. It was Walker’s performance that inspired the Baptiste by Oliva.

The newest cigar by Oliva offers a well-balanced, full-flavored smoke imbued with an earthy-spicy character that reveals notes of cedar, black coffee and a hint of pepper at the finish.

This cigar may be refined, but it’s not for the faint of heart as evidenced by the ‘knife’ shaped “T” in Baptiste.

If you are a fan of full-bodied Nicaraguan cigars, then this cigar will fit right into your rotation. It has the trademark Oliva quality, blending and consistency; with the added punch of a thoroughbred maduro.

At a price point between $5.80 – $6.15; its a great deal for a cigar from Oliva.

It will be released in 4 vitolas and sold individually or in 20 count boxes:

Presidente (7″ x 52) MSRP- $5.81/cigar

Grand Robusto (6″ x 60) MSRP – $6.15/cigar

Toro (5½”x 54) MSRP – $5.63/cigar

Torpedo (5½” x 54) MSRP – $5.81/cigar

It will be wrapped with an Ecuadorian Habano and Nicaraguan fillers & binder.

This newest release from Oliva is exclusive to the online retailer, Famous Smoke Shop. Follow this link for great deals on the Baptiste and your other favorite Oliva cigars!