Awe, always killer to get a gift in the mail from a friend. Thank you George Cap for passing along one of your new favorite smokes- the Sancho Panza Belicoso from Cuba. Sancho Panza started waaaaay back in 1852 in Cuba. During the 1880’s, the Ramon Allones family purchased the factory and kept the Sancho Panza name in tact. To this day, they still make a great stick. Not quite as famous at the Monte or H. Upmann torpedoes that most are measured by, the Sancho Panza packs quite the punch and can easily keep up the either of the aforementioned brands. In fact, having done a side-by-side of the Montecristo #2 and H. Upmann #2, I can say that the craftsmanship seems to be better with the Sancho Panza. Where the Upmann and Monte can get a bit spongy and hot as they smoke, the Sancho Panza kept it’s solid feel all the way through. Watch the video below for more!