Herederos de Robaina

Herederos de Robaina

Last month, during our extended video interview, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars discussed a relatively unheard of cigar brand for which he had just signed a nationwide distribution deal. Herederos de Robaina is manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua by American Caribbean Tobacco, and will be distributed in the United States by the Emilio Cigars sales team. The initial offering comes in four sizes (robusto, torpedo, toro, and churchill), and will be packed in both 10 and 20-count boxes.

As I discuss in the video below, Gary is being somewhat tight-lipped about the tobacco blend and the blender behind Herederos de Robaina. Some people might be turned off by this, but I find the mystery to be intriguing as it leads us to focus more on the actual smoking experience as opposed the hype and over-analysis of publicly-available information (as is so often the case).

Herederos de Robaina by the numbers:
Size: 5×50
Vitola: robusto
Wrapper: undisclosed
Binder: undisclosed
Filler: undisclosed
Strength: just shy of Medium
Factory: American Caribbean Tobacco in Esteli, Nicaragua
No. smoked for review: 2
Duration: 1 hour
Source: review samples provided by Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars, distributor of Herederos de Robaina
MSRP: $7.90

Any cigar with a name that refers to legendary tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina has some pretty big shoes to fill. So does Herederos de Robaina live up to its namesake? Watch the video to find out…

(Video length: 11:55)

Soundtrack: “Estoy Nervioso (instrumental)” by Sr. Privado
is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

I was confident that Gary Griffith wouldn’t associate his growing cigar business with an inferior product, and I’m happy to report that Herederos de Robaina did not disappoint. It’s a nice compliment to the current array of offerings from Emilio Cigars, landing somewhere in between the milder AF Suave and the more medium-bodied La Musa (formerly known as Grimalkin). Overall, I found the flavors to be quite tasty and recommend this cigar as a late-morning smoke with coffee or for relaxing in the afternoon with a refreshing beverage. If you’re interested in trying these for yourself, contact your local Emilio Cigars retailer and ask if they plan to carry Herederos de Robaina. The cigars should start appearing on store shelves as early as this month.