Video review HERE.
Draig Cayuquero from The House of Emilio is the second in the Draig series. The first edition came out in 2012 and featured a Colombian Cubanito Maduro wrapper. The thought is to have a new version of Draig each year from a different factory. This version features:
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapirica
The band is very hard to read. Here is a close up of the band with the name Cayuquero.
The cigar has a heavy feel in the hand. It is well made. Here is a shot of the foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were buttery, sweet cedar, berries, wood, and coffee. Nice start.
About one inch in the burn is very even. The flavors have settled down into sweet cedar, nutmeg, butter, charred wood and dry wood, coffee, and white pepper rated at a 7.5. The finish has a lot of charred wood notes on a sweet cream and lots of lingering white pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The sweet notes are very upfront.
About 2 inches in the cigar continues to burn very evenly. The nutmeg notes have faded but the cedar is extremely sweet and butter. There are notes of brown sugar. The wood notes are quite prominent and the coffee makes a good base. To say this cigar is sweet is an understatement! The finish is now more of a toasted cream with lingering pepper. The cigar is still medium bodied. The buttery sweetness in this cigar is fantastic.
The cigar continued with the sweet, buttery cedar, charred wood, coffee, and nice white pepper to the end. The finish was about the same but there were some charred oak notes here at the end. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. It took about one hour to smoke. I believe any cigar lover would like this cigar. It was quite impressive. Seek them out and ask your cigar shop for them if you don't see them. Great cigar.