Tatuaje Cabaiguan is named for a Cuban city located in the country's Sancti Spíritus province. The name is pronounced (Kah-bay-gwahn), launching in 2006 after Tatuaje owner, Pete Johnson, partnered with Jaime García (son of renowned Master Blender Don Pepín García) to bring the vision to life.
Not surprisingly, Tatuaje Cabaiguan draws heavily from Cuban tradition, being rolled at the García family's boutique-style El Rey de los Habanos factory in Miami. These torcedores are high-category artisans from Cuba, employing sought-after techniques such as entubado bunching and triple caps at the cigar's head. Of course, this is only in support of the Cabaiguan's blend, featuring an all-Nicaraguan interior and an unusually dark Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The result is a spectacular performance on par with that of its Cuban-rolled counterparts (and far surpassing said Cubans in the realm of construction). Cabaiguan is soft and nuanced, yet exceedingly flavorful, offering an especially long and deeply complex experience through the finish of each silky smooth draw. Flavors range from honey and milk, to that of buttered crackers, lightly salted nuts, and touches of citrus.
This is one Connecticut that defies its class.