cigar review

El Rey Del Mundo: Demi-Tasse

The next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge is from the El Rey Del Mundo cigar brand. I will be smoking the Demi-Tasse cigar.

The stats:

Length: 4″
Ring Gauge: 30
Strength: Light to Medium
Country of origin: Cuba

El Rey Del Mundo Demi-Tasse


The name El Rey Del Mundo translates as ‘King of The World’. This cigar brand was founded by German businessman Emilio Ohmstedt (also known for bringing us the Sancho Panza cigars) in 1848. Other sources say the Antonio Allones company founded it in 1882.

El Rey Del Mundo cigars were at one point one of the most expensive in the world and remained popular in the Cuban cigar market for over 100 years – until tastes changed and customers opted for stronger tasting cigars. Known for having milder flavours, it is said that these cigars are great for less experienced smokers who are new to cigars.

According to The Cigar Companion, the late great British tycoon Sir Terence Conran was a fan of this cigar brand.

My experience:

I absolutely hate the size of this cigar, it is far too small for my liking. I cannot believe how strongly I feel about this, but am willing to give it a try.

The wrapper looks quite rough around the edges, like it has been stitched on somehow.

Upon lighting this cigar I am disappointed by the lack of draw it has. What I manage to get out of it does seem smooth and mild. The white/grey ash hangs around for a long time, so the cigar’s construction feels good. But it’s over within a very short space of time.

I suppose this cigar is suitable for those that don’t like stronger cigars or have limited time and want a quick smoke. But it’s an absolute no-no for me, unfortunately.

Check out Cigar Smoker UK’s review if you are tempted to try this cigar… he is more of a fan than I…

Rating: 4 out of 10 – my least favourite cigar to date – not the king of my world. But I would be open to trying a larger size cigar from this brand.

Next up… an Excalibur cigar!

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