In 2016, David Ortiz not only finished up his 20-year run in the MLB, but seamlessly transitioned into the world of premium cigars, partnering with the Dominican-based El Artista for a project appropriately titled Big Papi by David Ortiz.
Ortiz is best known as "Big Papi" by his adoring fans, as he was known to refer to people as "Papi" when their names escaped him. But make no mistake, this is one smoke you're not soon to forget! Big Papi by David Ortiz was blended by Ortiz through the help of El Artista's master blenders in the Dominican Republic. This consists of a Nicaraguan and Dominican core, a Criollo '98 binder, and a reddish-hued Ecuadorian Habano Claro wrapper.
Big Papi by David Ortiz is as commanding in performance as its namesake, hitting the palate front and center with flavors of fiery spices, leather, sweet caramel, roasted malt, aromatic florals, and toasted bread.