As long-time readers of halfwheel are likely aware, April Fool’s Day affords us the chance to do serious reviews of not-so-serious products. In years past, it’s been the My Father Baseball Bat, the My Father Pipe, a fake Cohiba Diplomatic Siglo VI, the Naughty Goose and the Butane Gas Gold Man Jet Torch (NSFW) lighter. In keeping with that tradition, this year we review a limited production item from the Leaf by Oscar brand, The Woody by Oscar.
The Woody started making appearances in the early summer of 2015, and in particular, at the West Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl and then the Southern Cigar Festival in Alpharetta, Ga. The first sightings of it were made without molds, which resulted in a cigar that had various ring gauges that ranged from 80 to 100, though all were 21 inches in length. While there have been some reports that it was based on the Leaf by Oscar Maduro blend, Oscar Valladares told halfwheel that the cigar is and has always been the same Honduran puro blend that is used for the Leaf by Oscar Corojo.