El Tiante La Leyenda

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El Tiante La Leyenda

El Tiante La Leyenda

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.


10 thoughts on “El Tiante La Leyenda

  1. Gonna have to snag some of these to try! Sounds like a nice cigar.

    I just hope it isnt too overpowering for my wussy self 🙂


  2. After comparing the impression made by the Casa Fernandez Arsenio 2009 to the El Tiante La Leyenda… I will definitely look to pick a few (if possible) in the near future.

    The Arsenio is one of the best cigars that I have smoked this year, so I hold that comparison (if only in impression / not flavor profile) in high regard.

    Also Jerry… nice job working in the baseball lingo there at the end. “fastball” / “changeup” I love it!

  3. Go Jays!

    Sounds like a killer cigar. Loads of ligero and burning okay? Really? Really?:) Seriously, it’s quite impressive when a ligero-laden burns well, sort of like the cigars with their fair share of maduro.

    I’m not a huge baseball fan (sorry, but as implied above I’m north of the 49th), yet my change-up does kick ass. It’s the only pitch in my repertoire, and some may call it more of a gravity pitch, but screw those doubters.

    And I hate to admit the Caps are looking good. Still, they’ll have a tough time getting past Montreal, and an even tougher time getting past Crosby and the Penguins who they’ll likely meet in the 2nd round.

  4. That man who’s name is on the cigar had one of the weirdest deliveries of all time. Fooled the batters though. Will have to try and find these cigars though, they sound interesting.

  5. Haven’t tried the La Leyenda, however I have had some of Luis’s other lines. If you haven’t tried the other stuff, I definately recommend it. The Corojo Belicoso is probably my favorite that he makes.

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