New ISABELA Time-Traveler Holidays 2019 Release | Cigar Reviews by the Katman

The Isabela Cigar Co. Press Release:
“Isabela Cigar Company is ecstatic, as our long-awaited and by far most sought after Ltd Release, the ISABELA Time-Traveler, is dropping December 13th 2019!! The Time-Traveler is the truest “Journey” of a cigar, blended to take you on a trip back in time, to the flavor profiles of the most popular Cuban Cigars of the early 90s, with an added “Isabela Sizzle!

“This journey is reflected by the eight distinct seamless transitions of changing flavor profiles that the Time-Traveler reveals. To create this one of a kind experience, we sourced multiple high priming varietals of small farm tobaccos, each of which was aged at different seasons before rolling, as well as 32 months of post-production aging, to fully effect the intention of the blend.

“Due to the scarcity of the multitude of different tobaccos used, as well as the extensive aging, this release is limited to 100 Collectors Boxes of 12, hand numbered and signed, and 50 bundles of 25. The Time-Traveler will be available at all Official Isabela retailers, as well as small amounts for direct purchase, at
All wholesale/ new retailer inquiries contact IRV CigarBroker at (224)-558-9712″

Size: 6.5 x 42
Cigar Price: $9.95
‘Collectors Luxury Box’ of 12: $120.00
NOTE: The Collectors Luxury Box of 12 sticks is on Page 1 of the Isabela web site. If you want one or more fivers, go to Page 2 where the cigars are sold in 5 packs at the same $10 price point.

Read my 2017 review of the original Time-Traveler. Rated 98.

From Johnny Piette:
“I just sent you, the only…pre-release samples of our upcoming LONG AWAITED release of the once every 3 years Time-Travelers!! HA HA!! Finally….!! I dialed up the blend with a sliver of spicy unripe ligero, and a “tad” of corojo…just to give it a push toward
9 transitions…instead of 8….which pushed the aging cycle to almost 3 years…but the result was worth it!!”

*Don’t forget to use promo code: Katman Free Katpack for some extra Holiday cheer from Johnny.



7 replies

  1. Just bought the holiday collectors box. Another outstanding collection that includes 2 time travelers.
    I enjoy all their blends and am just finishing up 1 of their torpedoes now,which is about a month in the humidor.

  2. You can’t go wrong with any Isabela blends. Piette keeps a regular production on 8-9 different blends that are all excellent.
    It’s always a treat though when John releases something new he’s been working on for 3-4 years.
    Can’t wait to smoke my first one and review it.

  3. I have talked with a few fellow smokers who sing the praises of Isabela Cigars and their unique blends, but have yet to try one for myself. Their encouraging words coupled with your approving review made it a simple decision, and I have placed an order for their Time Travelers.

    Having forgotten to include your “Katman Free Katpack” promo code, I messaged Isabela to ask if my purchase would qualify for the extra holiday cheer. I received a message back from Johnny Piette assuring me, “don’t worry, we got you!”

    I wanted to thank you not only for your honest and entertaining reviews, but also for your work in securing deals like these for your subscribers. I’m certain there is quite a bit of effort that goes on behind the scenes, and I’m thankful that the result of this work benefits all of us.

    Happy Holidays to you, and all the best in 2020!
    ….now to go wait by the mailbox for my delivery……

  4. Mr. Scotchpig,
    I’m glad you have been able to partake of some Isabela sticks. I have never been let down by their quality.
    And thank you for the kind words. Means a lot.
    You too have a great holiday.
    All the best,

  5. I received my Isabela Holiday Box from JHONNY. A big shout out to you Phil! Isabela cigars are the spectacular. The age on the tobacco is perfected with a perfect blend.
    I thank you for all your reviews and keeping us entertained!

  6. Hey Rocco,
    Thank you.
    I plan on reviewing the new 2019 Time Traveler tomorrow…Thursday, 12-19
    All the best,

  7. Reviews are great and stories are hilarious.. I found you recently and have been very impressed, great work! No here’s my question for ya.. it seems you have a great relationship with Isabela, have they told you or recommend a certain amount of humidor rest upon arrival, or can we fire them right up??

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