While not as well known as some other small brands, Yayabo Cigars has a very intriguing history, having been founded by Cuban native Diany Perez after she relocated to Nicaragua. The company owns a number of its own tobacco fields as well as its own factory  and has been providing tobacco to other manufacturers to use in their cigars for a number of years.

Yayabo Series 04 – The Admiral

As the name suggests, the Yayabo Series 04 – The Admiral is the fourth release from Yayabo Cigars, following El Yayabo in 2015 and Dona Diana and Cirion, the latter two of of which were released last year. The new blend incorporates binder and filler tobacco harvested directly from farm land owned by Yayabo Cigars and aged for four years before being rolled.

  • Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Yayabo Series 04 – The Admiral Churchill (7 x 50) — $12.26 (Boxes of 20, $245.20)
  • Yayabo Series 04 – The Admiral Robusto (5 x 50) — $12.08 (Boxes of 20, $241.60)
  • Yayabo Series 04 – The Admiral Toro (6 x 50) — $12.26 (Boxes of 20, $245.20)

Launch Date: August 2017

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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.