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Emilio Draig K 2012

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Once again, I am reviewing a product of Emilio Cigars. Thanks to Gary Griffith, owner of Emilio, for sending me a couple samples. According to the Emilio website, the Draig series is released once per year. The only other back story I could find is that “It’s a fitting tribute to a dear friend.” I’ve come to have high expectations of Emilio blends, so let’s see if the Draig K delivers where it counts.


Wrapper: Columbian Maduro

Binder: Unknown

Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua

Size: Toro 6 x 50

Price: Around $9.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark wrapper was oily, smooth, and simply nice looking. The odor of the wrapper was earthy and bitter sweet. I found that the cigar was rolled fairly tight towards the head, which probably accounted for a slightly snug draw. The pre-light flavor was earthy and woody, with a bit of coffee.

The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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The first third started out with a simply earthy flavor. At the one inch mark, black coffee and an easy spice joined in. The aftertaste was smooth and woody.

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The peppery spice developed some zing in the second third. At the half way point, a very dry cocoa joined the black coffee. The smoke feel was very dry, and the smoke volume was plentiful. The aftertaste was spicy and woody.

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The last third took on more of a creamy smoke feel. Cocoa and coffee were the dominant flavors. There were woody and earthy notes in the background, but I only noticed them in the aftertaste.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. The flavor profile was fairly simple, but good. I can’t say there was anything special or unique here, but nothing bad was experienced either. It was basically right down the middle for me. My only complaint may be the price. Needless to say, this is a solid cigar, and I could see it appealing to plenty of people. It’s definitely worth a try.

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