- Size: 5 5/8 x 54
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The Cabaiguan Guapos cigar is a slight twist on the original Cabaiguan line. The Cabaiguan Guapos keeps the same Nicaraguan filler and binder but instead of having an Ecuadoran Connecticut shade grown wrapper, it has an Ecuadoran Connecticut sun grown wrapper. Cabaiguan is the name of Don Pepin's Cuban hometown, and as this is a joint project between he and Pete Johnson of Tatuaje, the name makes sense.
The Cabaiguan Guapos is a mild-medium bodied cigar that features a traditional Cuban pigtail triple cap. These cigars are rolled at the My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua which means that they burn and draw really well. The flavors in the 1st third features the famous Nicaraguan pepper spice mixed with cedar, leather, and hints of coffee from the filler. The 2nd third continues with that pepper spice, while some baking vanilla and another sweetness comes through balancing out the pepper. The final third of the Cabaiguan Guapos brings us a revival of that pepper spice we got in the 1st third with a greater intensity than before and there is almost no creaminess now. Some reviewers have likened this cigar to a Partagas Serie D but as I haven't smoked a Partagas Serie D I can't agree or disagree.
All I know is that Don Pepin and Pete Johnson make some great cigars. These may be a little more expensive than I'd like to spend on them but I still find myself picking up a few of these at a time and putting them into my humidor rotation. They are also great cigars for newer smokers who want to explore some peppery cigars. For smokers who like a bolder cigar, try the Cabaiguan Guapos Maduro. It has a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper.