Stampede filtered cigars are manufactured and sold by Tantus Tobacco in Kentucky. If that name sounds familiar, it should, as they are also the makers of the popular Richwood and Red Buck brands. Tantus is known for great tobacco, no additives and chemicals, and great growing grounds here in the USA. With so few companies in the filtered cigar business having a known reputation, a Tantus product is almost always a safe bet.
When you first look at Stampede filtered cigars, the retro packaging definitely makes an impression. The filtered cigar packs feature a stampede of running horses, and makes you think of westerns, the great plains and the American heartland. To me, it looks like something that would of been smoked in days long gone. While looking quite dated, it does have a nostalgic charm to it, and makes the little cigars "feel" like an instant classic.
When smoking Stampede filtered cigars, you realize they are a bit stronger, bolder, and fuller than some other brands, but not overbearing. They do seem to be more rugged and outdoorsy, much like the pack. These little cigars are packed pretty tightly (not too much though!) and have a very fresh taste to them. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with Stampede, and would certainly recommend them to friends and family.
Stampede, like many of Tantus' product lines, features several flavor choices. One unique one is Icy Mint, rather than menthol. They have a very cool taste to them, and remind me of the Marlboro that come in the blue box. They were refreshing, and although I don't smoke menthol, I could see myself smoking one of these from time to time.
So next time you are feeling nostalgic, watching a western, or just feel like a good quality smoke, give Stampede filtered cigars a try!