A few weeks ago Two Guys Smoke Shop got in the Hirochi Robaina and although they can’t put them on the web at 2guyscigars.com they are taking phone orders. At that time they also bought on the Cubanacan core line.
According to their website, “As long as there have been people, there have been stories. From the stories told in paintings on ancient caves to the family stories shared around the table, stories make up our history and guide our traditions. Cubanacan cigars embraces not only tradition, but strives to tell our story in every cigar.
The name Cubanacan was chosen for it’s vibrant history and the story behind it’s meaning. Cubanacan means “where fertile land is abundant” and is derived from tobacco traditions that predate Cuba itself. The story of Cubanacan is not just one of our past, but one that is still being written.”
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto/Rothchilds)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Source: Two Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: The label of Cubanacan is red in color with gold writing of the brand. For me, the Habano band stands out more and in this color combination is looks a tad busy. The wrapper of the cigar is a dark Connecticut with a very thin network of veins. By dark Connecticut I mean that the shade is darker than your typical Connecticut smoke. The soft foot of the cigar reveals a swirl of darker tobacco while the remainder of the stick is firm with no soft spots. In the hand the cigar feels hefty for its size.
The Notes: The cold draw of the Cubanacan serves up a mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds and a little bit of wet wood. The aroma off the foot of the cigar is a more traditional dry cedar aroma that teases and tantalized the senses. After we toast the foot the first draw is reminiscent of vanilla.
As we smoke into the first third of the Cubanacan Connecticut there are notes of cedar and nuts. There is an abundance of spice through the nose and some continued notes of pumpkin seeds on this mouth-watering Connecticut from Cubanancan.
The second third serves up a very faint vanilla note with some notes of cedar. As the second third comes to a close it reminds me of a glazed lemon bunt cake though there is some nuttiness through the nose with a hint of pepper.
The last third of the Cubanacan Connecticut has some savory butter notes and growing spice through the nose and there is amazing aroma of baked bread present as well. All of the compliments the continued nuts and cedar.
The Burn: While the burn line of the cigar is a bit wider then those we have smoked lately this cigar burns incredibly well, with a light to medium color ash that hold for more than a third at a time. The draw of the cigar was superb and it stayed lit from first light to last puff even when it was slightly ignored during a lengthy phone call.
Overall: The cigar started off a little slow as a typical Connecticut from Ecuador before transitioning to a mouth-watering experience. While the flavors were trumped by the aroma of the cigar which was absolutely divine, the two worked well together creating a memorable stick that is definitively box worthy.