Once again, Guayacan was consistently busy, only finally allowing me some of Noel Rojas’ time first thing in the morning on Day 4. While all of Rojas’ lines were displayed, it was just one box that had his new offering.

Guayacan Rojas Reserve

Guayacan Rojas Reserve
The new cigar that Rojas had was his Rojas Reserve. It’s a Nicaraguan puro with a dark maduro wrapper that comes in two sizes—the 6 x 60 Gordo retailing for $6.25 and the 6 x 70 Super Gordo retailing for $6.50 with each coming in boxes of 20.

Rojas told me he knew that wasn’t everybody’s favorite size, however he mentioned that it was specifically blended for that size and was well balanced for such a large ring gauge. Rojas said these should be shipping sometime in August.

Guayacan is distributed by House of Emilio.

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.