In April 2020, All Saints Cigars—which was founded by Micky Pegg, Frank Layo and Martin Corboy the year before—released its first regular production line named Dedicación, which translates to dedication from Spanish. Specifically created as a tribute to all of the people Pegg is thankful for in his life, the regular production line is blended with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper covering all Nicaraguan tobacco in the binder and filler.

Three months later, the company announced a line extension named Dedicación Habano which—as the name suggests—replaces the Mexican San Andrés wrapper on the original incarnation with a habano-seed wrapper, specifically, a Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper. While both cigars use the same types of tobacco in the filler, according to All Saints the ratios have been changed between the blends.

Each of the five vitolas is rolled at Rocky Patel’s Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. factory in Nicaragua and is packaged in boxes of 12 that started shipping to retailers in late November 2021.

There are currently five different sizes in the All Saints Dedicación Habano lineup:

  • All Saints Dedicación Habano Berkey (5 1/2 x 50)
  • All Saints Dedicación Habano Commandant (6 1/2 x 52)
  • All Saints Dedicación Habano Huge (6 x 60)
  • All Saints Dedicación Habano Coach (7 x 48)
  • All Saints Dedicación Habano Mitre (5 x 54)

  • Cigar Reviewed: All Saints Dedicación Habano Berkey
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A.
  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Length: 5 1/2 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Vitola: Robusto Extra
  • MSRP: $9.30 (Box of 12, $111.60)
  • Release Date: November 2021
  • Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production
  • Number of Cigars Smoked For Review: 3

From a visual perspective, the All Saints Dedicación Habano has a number of attractive qualities, including a milk chocolate brown wrapper with a reddish tint, a soft box-press and a distinctive band. Even with a few larger veins, the wrapper is silky smooth to the touch, but one sample has a very peculiar mark on it—more on that below—and the cigar is extremely spongy when squeezed. Aroma from the wrapper is a combination of sweet cedar, earth, creamy nuts, manure and tree bark, while the foot includes aromas of generic nuts, creamy cedar, leather, barnyard, dark chocolate and sweet hay. Finally, after a straight cut, the cold draw brings flavors of creamy cashews, leather, hay, slight citrus peel, cocoa nibs, earth and raisin sweetness.

I am not expecting a lighter start to the Dedicación Habano and I am not let down in that regard. A leather note with some noticeable spice on my tongue transitions to flavors of espresso beans and hay that remain the top notes in the profile for the first third. Secondary flavors of earth, lemon peel, cedar, cinnamon and a slight floral note flit in and out, while the retrohale features both black pepper and a small amount of raisin sweetness, the latter of which seems to be getting a bit stronger as the first third burns down. After a straight cut, both the draw and the smoke production is excellent on all three samples, and while one cigar does need a correction early on, it is relatively minor in nature. Flavor is just under medium but rising, body is between mild and medium and the strength is under the medium mark by the end of the first third.

There is still plenty of spice present on my tongue as the second third of the cigar starts, but a strong cashew flavor has taken the top spot in the profile, followed by notes of cedar, wet hay, cinnamon, lemon peel, earth, nutmeg and the same light floral flavor from the first third. While the retrohale still includes some noticeable black pepper, the raisin sweetness increases a bit, although it does seem to be leveling out. Thankfully, the burn on the problematic cigar evens up nicely—the other two have no issues at all in that regard—while the draw and smoke production continue on their excellent path for all three. Both flavor and strength easily hit a solid medium by the time the second third comes to an end, while the body has increased to a point just under medium.

Creamy and spicy are the names of the game for the All Saints Dedicación Habano during the final third, as the cashews flavor easily remains the main note in the profile and there is plenty of zingy spice present on my tongue until the last puff of the cigar. Additional notes of cedar, cinnamon, hay, nutmeg, cocoa nibs, earth and dried tea leaves are all present at various points, but the floral flavor that I noticed from the first third is gone, never to return. In addition, there is virtually no change on the retrohale, with black pepper and raisin sweetness still humming along nicely. Construction-wise, two of the cigars continue to give me no problems with burn, but one—albeit a different sample from the one that had issues in the first third—does need attention from my lighter, while the draw and smoke production for all three are excellent. Flavor ends the cigar at medium-full, body ends at a solid medium and the strength hits a point just over medium as I put the nub down with less than an inch remaining.

Final Notes

  • One of the vitolas in the line is named Mitre, which is a reference to the hat worn by a bishop.

  • As mentioned above, while doing my normal visual inspection, I noticed a slight discoloration on wrapper near the foot that looked like a pink colored marker was used to draw a line about an inch long.
  • The logo on the All Saints bands bears a depiction of the cross of Saint James, the patron saint of Nicaragua.
  • In addition to the above, the main band has printing on both sides of the logo which—when put together—reads, Ignavus Agit Odit Dominus, which loosely translates from Latin to The Lord Hates A Coward.
  • Construction for each of the cigars I smoked was very good—only two samples needed any sort of attention with my lighter, one in the first third, the other in the final third—but I did notice that the ash for this version is noticeably flakier than the original release, albeit not enough to cause any major issues.
  • The cigars smoked for this review were purchased by halfwheel.
  • Final smoking time for all three samples averaged one hour and 37 minutes.
89 Overall Score

I loved the All Saints Dedicación when I reviewed it two years ago, and while the Dedicación Habano Berkey is extremely enjoyable, it is missing the overt sweetness that put the original blend over the top for me. Having said that, the Habano still features a number of attributes that the first line is missing, including significantly more spice, more transitions between thirds and flavors like espresso beans, cashews and lemon peel. In fact, All Saints has given fans two very distinct choices for its fans under the Dedicación banner, both of which feature excellent construction overall. In the end, if you are looking for a milder morning cigar that is sweeter on the retrohale, the original blend is right up your alley; however, for those wanting a medium-strength, creamy blend with a bit more of a spicy punch to it, the Dedicación Habano is absolutely a cigar that is worth the time and effort to track down.

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.