A very pleasantly tasting smoke that remained consistent and flavorful.
Like most of you, I had never heard of this cigar until Gary Griffith of House of Emilio introduced me to this gem. Guayacan is made by Noel Rojas who hails from Pinar Del Rio, Cuba where he worked on tobacco farms since his early teen years. Then this young man dabbled in cigar blending himself until the Cuban government shut him down. He then turned to wood working before that, too, was shuttered by the oppressive government. He named this cigar after his favorite wood to work with called Guayacan – a tough, oily and aromatic wood.
The pre-lighted aroma of this oily Latina was sweet. She boasted a seductive perfume of sweet floral, cedar and earth. When I met her she was wrapped in a sizzling medium brown Ecuadorian Habano leaf, with a seductive oily complexion. I couldn’t help but notice her Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. Her body was firm with the perfect amount of give – a foxy lady that impressed me the moment I laid eyes on her.
After ogling her perfect body, I worked up my nerve to make the first move. I gently toasted her foot, lit her up and got her primed for action. I think I surprised her with my slick moves because she gave me a little attitude after our first kiss. She was a bit spicy during the initial few puffs, but must have liked my touch because she quickly calmed down and gave into my advances. Her spice suddenly disappeared and she presented me that sweet, floral personality that I picked up from our initial meeting.
The first third of our date was great. She remained a sweetie giving me all of her floral notes and earthiness that I wanted. Guayacan had the perfect draw and she really let out a roaring yelp of smoke that emitted the exact same aroma as her taste. Her burn was extraordinary – sharp and clean. Her ash…let me tell you about this ash –as tight as they come. She was a well-constructed dame for sure. And, it was a perfect charcoal color.
The second third of our date was just as pleasurable. She was very consistent in flavor – maintaining her floral, cedar and earthy flavors. She is a typical Nicaraguan beauty- born to please and full of earth. None of her flavors was overpowering, just a sweet, consistent smoke.
I was very impressed with my sweet mistress tonight because she offered no rude surprises. The final third was just as enjoyable. Her flavor profile didn’t change at all. She threw herself out there right from the get go – sweet, yet bashful, hardly any spice or ‘tude.
The Guayacan is quite the Nicaraguan heartthrob, very tasty and medium in strength. If you see her hanging around your local brick-and-mortar cigar shop, definitely pick her up – she will not disappoint.
I paired this gal with a couple of glasses of Lairds Apple Jack brandy. The sweetness of the brandy perfectly complimented the cigar’s sweet flavor profile.
Made by Noel Rojas
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ‘98
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo ’98 from Esteli and Jalapa regions