Guayacan cigars and its subsidiary premium cigar lines are made by renowned Cuban-born tobacco blender and roller, Noel Rojas, at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Distributed by House of Emilio, known for representing many of the world's best boutique cigar brands, Guayacan offers cigar smokers excellent quality and value that can be enjoyed on special occasions, or savored on a daily basis.
Noel Rojas began working in tobacco fields of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba when he was 13. Six years later, he was called-up for military service. To bring in some extra money, he made and sold Cuban cigars in his spare time. Unfortunately, the Castro regime snuffed-out his little side business once they got word of it. Being the resourceful type, Noel applied for an artist's license, and began making wooden sculptures for tourists out of a Guayacan, a hard and fragrant wood that's indigenous to the Caribbean and the northern South American coast. Busted again, because his license did not allow him to purchase Guayacan, he resolved to leave Cuba behind and make a go of it in the United States. One thing led to another, and Rojas eventually had enough money to start his own factory in Estelí. The selections that follow are the result of his passion for tobacco and a commitment to excellence.
Guayacan Habano cigars offer a medium-bodied blend of Nicaraguan-grown Criollo tobaccos rolled in the Cuban "entubado" style, and capped with rich-tasting Ecuadorian Habano wrappers. The result is an earthy-spicy smoke laced with a ribbon of sweet tobacco notes.
Like his Guayacan Habano cigars, Señor Rojas's Guayacan Maduro cigars are rolled entubado style for the ultimate draw, with a blend of Corojo and Criollo seed long-filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, finished in a dark, oily, and inherently sweet-tasting Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Medium in body, the smoke is full-flavored and offers enough complexity to hold your interest from start to finish.
Whenever you see "Reserve" in a brand name, you know it's pretty special. The same can be said for Rojas Reserve cigars. Made in only two affordably-priced, wide-ring gauge shapes, Rojas uses a full-bodied Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo core rolled in Nicaraguan-grown broadleaf maduro wrappers. Expect an earthy-spicy smoke with superb balance and a Cubanesque flavor that experienced cigar smokers can really sink their teeth into.
Sabor de Estelí Maduro
Sabor de Estelí maduro cigars present another Nicaraguan core blend paired with a delectable Mexican San Andrés wrapper in an attractive, all box-pressed presentation. A full-bore, peppery start rounds out to an earthier smoke with an appealing mix of charry, cocoa, and citrus notes.