Emilio Draig Cayuquero Review

Brand: Emilio Cigars                        Country: Nicaragua
Size: Robusto 5 x 50                       Wrapper: Brazilian Aripiraca
Price: $11.00                            No. Smoked: 1

Emilio Draig Cayuquero Review

The Label Factor:

I was a big fan of the original Draig K label, with it’s pastel colored dragon that came with a cool backstory. The Cayuquero brings the look more in tune with the rest of the Emilio line, while paying homage to it’s ancestor by keeping the dragon. In my book, the uniqueness of the original is still a bit cooler, but I’m sure the marketability of the Cayuquero reigns supreme.

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La Musa Mοῦσα Review

Brand: Emilio Cigars                Country: Nicaragua
Size: Lancero 7 x 40                Wrapper: Habano Rosado
Price: ~$9.00                     No. Smoked: 1

La Musa Mοῦσα Review

The Label Factor:

This cigar has been on my radar for some time because of this label. It’s in Greek! I don’t know of any other cigars that feature anything besides Spanish or English on the label.  If Uncle Jessie from Full House were shopping around for a cigar, he’d probably settle on this one. Because it’s Greek…

Aside from the Greek, this label is all over the place stylistically.  With three different languages and three different fonts, the La Musa suffers a bit from multiple personality disorder, a characteristic that extends beyond the label to the flavor profile of the cigar.

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Emilio Draig K Review

Brand: Emilio Cigars                                         Country: Honduras
Size: Corona 5.5 x 42                                      Wrapper: Columbian Maduro
Price: $9.30

Emilio Draig K Review

The Label Factor:

There is a dragon on the Emilio Draig K. Let me repeat that in case it didn’t sink in; there is a dragon on the Draig K. In my mind, I will now be referring to the Draig K as the “Draig-on K”. The unique design is explained by Gary Griffith in this Emilio Cigars Blog post;

The “K” designation and Welsh theme recognize and honor both my family heritage, and the first initial of my friend Ken, a Welshman who died in a tragic auto accident at about the same time I was finishing this blend. The band was created by a friend of both mine and Ken’s who happens to be a children’s book illustrator, thus the pastel colors.

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