Baseball season is less than a week old and my beloved Baltimore Orioles already have the second worst record in all of baseball and it doesn’t look like its going to get any better, any time soon. So what better way to kickoff this baseball season? How about with a cigar by arguably one of the greatest pitchers of all time? The El Tiante La Leyenda comes from the stables of the great Luis Tiant. La Leyenda celebrates Luis Tiant’s legendary 1968 season with the Cleveland Indians where he posted 21 wins, a 1.60 ERA and pitched an amazing 9 shutouts.
La Leyenda is made in Nicaragua at the Tabacalera Tambor factory and features an Ecuadorian grown Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder and a two country filler from Honduras (viso) and Nicaragua (three different ligeros).
Video runs close to 15 minutes and normally when I come across cigars from famous athletes or famous actors I immediately have low expectations. Wondering to myself if the cigar is a gimmick and they are just cashing in a little more on their fame. Let me be the first to say that the El Tiante La Leyenda is anything but a gimmick. The Nicaraguan zing fastball was smooth and well balanced and just when I thought that was all I could expect, the La Leyenda threw some off speed pitches by surprising me with an array of woodsy, coffee and a bitter/sweet chocolate flavors.
The La Leyenda caught me looking! It was truly a delightful, unique and refreshing cigar experience.