If there’s one booth at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show that really captures the essence of the company, it’s Battleground Cigars. When you’re in the tent, you might be looking at cigars, but you feel like you could easily be in a forest somewhere preparing for battle. Electric fan, lights and iPhones notwithstanding, of course.
This year the company was on the far right side of the floor near the front of the hall, a seemingly solid place to be, particularly with a distinctive white tent pitched near some of the bigger names in the business. As usual, the company had its full collection of cigars on display, which could start one heck of a history discussion, particularly if you are a Civil War buff.
The new cigar in Battleground’s Civil War-themed series is a perfecto that gets its name from James Longstreet, a Confederate general regarded as the principal subordinate to Robert E. Lee, who gave him the nickname “Old War Horse” by which he is commonly known. It’s a beautiful perfecto that comes in a heavy oak box that you would almost certainly want to hang onto.
- Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
- Binder: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
- Filler: Dominican Republic & Undisclosed
- Battleground Cigars General Longstreet (6 x 56) — $10.40 (Box of 20, $208)
Production: Regular Production
Release Date: July 2019