- Size: 7 x 47
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The Cabaiguan Imperiales cigar is another joint venture by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje and Don Pepin. Cabaiguan is the name of Don Pepin's hometown in Cuba. This cigar is a little different for these guys. Though they are still using Nicaraguan fillers and binders the wrapper on this Cabaiguan cigar is an Ecuadoran grown Connecticut shade. The filler is first generation Cuban seed tobacco which means that this cigar is going to have some major complexity despite it's mild shaded wrapper. This is a mild-medium bodied cigar that boasts some spice and some serious flavor.
The Cabaiguan appears to be well rolled, packed evenly, with no noticeable firm or soft spots along the length of the cigar. Some of the Cabaiguans feature a shortened pigtail, nipple like, triple cap. The 1st third brings the spice and earth from the filler and binder with some creamy flavoring coming from the Connecticut shade wrapper. The 2nd third appears to have a woodsy, cask barrel flavor that joins the earth, spice, and creaminess from the 1st third. This makes for a very interesting smoke with lots of subtle shifts in flavor that will certainly hold your attention. The final third is more of the same with a revival of the flavors in the first third. Surprisingly, this cigar never burned hot nor did it need a burn correction.
The Cabaiguan is just another great release from the Tatuaje family of cigars. Pete Johnson and Don Pepin have made one great partnership and with these Cabaiguans being so good, I can't wait to see what will be released next.