I have been smoking a few of the Cabaiguan WCD 120s lately, and have been enjoying them quite a bit.

The BOTL.org Pete Johnson Reference Guide says it so well, I don’t think I could expound on it:

This was a truly limited release Cabaiguan, measuring 4 5/8 x 42 and worth $7.70 each in a 12 per box packing, the WCD were released to celebrate W. Curtis Draper’s (a cigar shop in Washington, DC) 120th anniversary in 2007. Originally intended to be 120 boxes, they ended up being 150. These cigars with a regular Cabaiguan band, yet a pig-tail, are, according to Vitolas.net: “more spicy upfront than your typical Cabaiguan, but mellow into the typical smooth creamy Cabaiguan profile later on in the smoke.”

The box is surprisingly small for having 12 cigars in it and looks like this:

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  • Cigar Reviewed: Cabaiguan WCD 120
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera Cubanas S.A.
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Ecuador
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Size: 4 5/8 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 42
  • Vitola: Petit Corona
  • MSRP: $7.70 (Boxes of 12, $92.40)
  • Release Date: April 2007
  • Number of Cigars Released: 150 Boxes of 12 Cigars (1,800 Total Cigars)
  • Number of Cigars Smoked for Review: 3

The cigar itself is fairly small, but a great size with a light golden brown wrapper that belies its strength. It has a cute little pigtail on top as well, is very firm when squeezed and is extremely well-constructed. Dominant flavors are pepper, quite a bit of it, actually, cedar, a spicy earth, roasted nuts, and just a touch of floral, especially in the last third of the smoke.

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The cigar starts out extremely spicy with a bit of pepper and earth, and stays that way until about halfway through, when it mellows out almost instantly to a creamy and nutty profile with just the right amount of spice and pepper to pull it all together.

91 Overall Score

Basically if you took any of the larger Cabaiguan smokes, compacted the flavors into a petit corona size and added a pigtail, the Cabaiguan WCD 120 is what you would be left with. This cigar is extremely enjoyable and definitely the best out of the Cabaiguan lineup, honestly, not even close. It also has a amazing Cubanesque note that is hard to place, but easy to enjoy. Awesome burn, great draw and ideal balance all equal a great smoke.

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.