IPCPR 2008: Devil’s Weed

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Probably one of the most interesting cigar names out there is Devil’s Weed, a cigar produced by the Molina Cigar Co. out of Pensacola FL.

Their literature tells the story of how Christopher Columbus (Colon) brought the tobacco plant back with him to Spain and how the Spanish Inquisition condemned tobacco referring to it as the “devil’s weed”. Fast forward to this century and the name of the cigar may turn a few heads and get people to grumble about both the “devil” and “weed” part.

When I visited the Devil’s Weed booth at IPCPR I asked one of their reps if they have had any push back from the name of the cigar and he indicated that if anything, its given them a lot of attention to show off what their cigar has to offer.

As for the details, Devil’s Weed is available is 6 different sizes ranging from the Churchill sized Queen Bess (7×48) to a shorter smoke called the 515 (5.25×48). All sizes come in boxes of 25 and feature an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, Dominican binder and a filler comprised of 4 different leaves from the Dominican. Devil’s Weed is considered an “anytime-of-the-day smoke” and mild-to-medium in strength. Retail price for singles of the Devil’s Weed range from $4.99 (515 I mentioned above) to $6.35 (Colon – 5.5×48) with wholesale boxes ranging from $62-$72.

More pictures of the Devil’s Weed can be found over at Flickr.