El Morro – the forsaken castle

Written by feltedhat on . Posted in Cuban Cigars Post

A few weeks after the announcement which cigars are on the cut list I checked some online cigar shops. And in some of them the San Cristobal de la Habana El Morro already now is not available any more.


So I guess it works! Simply put a slow selling cigar on the cut list and it sells like hot cakes! And a few years down the road you simply start producing it again. If I recall well we saw that happening with a Medaille d‘Or from La Gloria Cubana.

Another one that bites the dust is the Quay d‘Orsay Imperiales. And even though I feel that it has to do at lot with marketing I am making the following statement because I enjoy smoking Quay d‘Orsay cigars very much so but I personally believe that the San Cristobal line is exceptionally rich and was always something like a well kept secret.


Especially the El Morro with its molasses taste combined with earthy and woody notes was one of my favorites and I still treasure a partial box from 1999 when the first releases of this brand were only available in Cuba. My second runner up is the El Principe. Very earthy and if you like small cigars you are very aware of the miracles a Minutos can make. 🙂 I really like the „special casa“ releases as well. And actually I can not say much bad about the brand. Somehow I never really made friends with the Belicosos format La Punta.

To make a long story short: I hate to see the El Morro go. Great cigar! I do hope it will make it‘s reappearance soon! 🙂

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