Draig Cayuquero by Emilio Cigars

At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show, we caught up with Emilio Cigars Brand Developer Gary Griffith and had a chance to look at and discuss the Draig Cayuquero.

It was back in March when Griffith announced the Draig Cayuquero, the second release of the Draig series. Back in December, 2011 the Draig concept and Draig K cigar was announced.  The original plan was to use a different factory and different blend for each release.  The cigars are intended to be produced in small batches and made available in limited releases.

On a Facebook post Griffith said “There is a small town in the far western part of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, called El Cayuco. Some of the locals are known as “Cayuqueros” which translates loosely as “trouble makers.” One of these problem children is a dear friend, and in his honor I am announcing that this year’s Draig Limitado will be a joint effort with Noel Rojas.”

The Draig Cayuquero uses a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper.  Our observations of this particular Arapirica wrapper were like no other.  When looking at potential wrapper candidates, Griffith narrowed things down to a single bale. The wrapper has a lighter color and Griffith explained because that is because the tobacco is fermented at a cooler temperature.

Griffith expects the cigars to ship three to four weeks after IPCPR.

Here are some of the specifics we have been told about the Draig Cayuquero:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapirica
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

As we reported back in March, the Draig Cayuquero will be available in the same three sizes as the Draig-K – Corona, Robusto, and Toro.