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Review of El Titan de Bronze
Redemption Cigar

Vintage Review From 2011

By: Gary Manelski

El Titan de Bronze Redemption cigars are boutique cigars that are handmade in Miami with Ecuadorian Sun Grown Habano wrappers and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The El Titan de Bronze Manufacturing Company was established in 1995, and is located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Master blender Willy Herrera departed the company during 2011 (to Drew Estate), but the cigar being reviewed here was made while he was still with El Titan de Bronze.

The Belicoso size that I sampled officially measures 4½ inches long with a ring gauge of 54, but according to my measurements, the length of this cigar was actually 4 7/8 inches (from its foot to the tip of its head). The cigar was a little difficult to light, and had a somewhat loose draw. The burn of the wrapper leaf was uneven, and required several touch-ups. However, the Redemption cigar held a nice long and firm ash.

El Titan de Bronze Redemption cigars are supposed to be full bodied, but perhaps due to the loose draw, I found the sample to be more towards the lower end of the medium-to-full range. However, this cigar was full strength and had more than just a slight nicotine kick. The cigar began with a peppery and sweet spicy blast of flavors, which started to gradually tame down after about five minutes. By the 20-minute mark, the cigar was much smoother with more of a leathery flavor. I smoked the cigar down to 1½ inches remaining, which took about 40 minutes. Interesting flavors, but a loose draw combined with some minor lighting/burn issues earn this cigar a rating of 3 Stars out of five. Price for a Belicoso is about $6 per stick (in 2011).

2024 UPDATE:
New blend of El Titan de Bronze Redemption Cigars
Distributed by General Cigar - Available July 2024


El Titan de Bronze
Redemption Cigar