Spotlight Brand: El Baton Quickview El Baton is back, and it's better than ever. When El Baton was first introduced in 1914, it cost just a nickel. Can you imagine? Originally rolled with Cuban tobacco leaves, this tidy little handmade fell from the spotlight when machine-made cigars took the nation by the storm in the 20s. Nowadays, J.C. Newman offers up their first Nicaraguan puro under a familiar brand name. It'll cost you more than a nickel, but the experience is well worth it.El Baton utilizes hand-selected long-fillers that were harvested from the rich soils of Nicaragua. Full in body and hearty in character, it has all the potency you expect from a Nicaraguan puro. Generous notes of nuts, coffee, spice, and raisins are present on the palate, as hints of mocha and pepper follow shortly behind. It's deliciously complex and full of exquisite flavors. Take a new look at an old classic, and add El Baton to your repertoire.