Like other great Havana brands such as Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, Sancho Panza takes it name from a masterpiece of world literature.
In Don Quixote, the famous 17th Century Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, it was Sancho Panza who served the errant knight as his faithful squire. His name was first used for a Havana in 1848 and since then it has enjoyed a reputation for quality amongst discerning smokers.
The range today comprises five cigars including the Molino or mill, which is a Cervantes size. Don Quixote was, of course, famous for tilting at windmills.
Filled with a medium-bodied blend of filler and binder tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo zone, all sizes are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.
SANCHO - VINTAGE 2000
VITOLA: Gran Corona
RING GAUGE: 47
LENGTH: 9 1/4 inches
The spectacular Monte A size cigar that gives a good three hours of medium-bodied flavours building to a rich finish. Now discontinued, but we have some stocks remaining.
MOLINO - VINTAGE 2000
RING GAUGE: 42
LENGTH: 6 1/2 inches
A Lonsdale size the name of which translates as ‘windmills’ reflecting squire Sancho’s master – Don Quixote’s tendency to tilt at them. Now discontinued, but we have some stocks remaining.
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 5 1/2 inches
A rare, medium-bodied Belicoso that merits searching out. Classy.