Price – Submitted by Emilio for review (Roughly $7.50/stick online)
Beverage – Bottled Water
Size – Toro (6 X 52)
Strength – Sly (3/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Criolo/Corojo seed
Our last stop on the Emilio tour brings us to the Maduro by Guayacan and we have now worked our way through all of the cigars generously submitted by Gary Griffith and House of Emilio for review. Here are my thoughts:
1) Excellent construction, great burn, and easy draw. The construction and draw really earned the Maduro some points.
2) This is a stout cigar, calling it a low-level Sly for me, could be a solid Sly for others.
3) Taste wise, there’s faint hints of coffee, but overall more of a peppery maduro
4) My smoke time was one hour and twenty minutes
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? Yes
Would I give it humidor space? Yes – Renter status as a go to smoke
The Maduro was the first Guayacan that I’ve smoked and I found it well constructed, enjoyable, and can be procured at a very good price point. The competition within the maduro world is stiff and plentiful and often times purchases can be made based on price points and humidor make up. With that in mind, I feel that if you like the Leccia Luchador (which we certainly do), there’s a good chance that you will like the Guayacan Maduro.
We would like to thank the House of Emilio for submitting all of the samples for review, we thoroughly enjoyed smoking them!