There is no better cigar to have on hand when very occasional cigar smoking friends come over. This machine made, cellophane covered Cuban cigar measures at a 4.8 inches long and a 40 ring gauge and should please those who are starting out smoking Cuban cigars and don’t want to be left out of the party. We’ve all been there, you give out a prized Montecristo Edmundo to someone who takes a few puffs and then sets it down in the ashtray because it was just a bit too powerful for the untrained palate.
This machine made cigar is mild, made of Cuban tobacco and gives new smokers a rather enjoyable experience for a small price tag. Another Guantanamera that I have in my humidor is the Cristales which is packaged in a glass tube and a nice presentation for, again, a modest price.
I won’t go into great detail about the complexity of this brand since this machine made cigar really only gives you a mild toasted tobacco flavor. The burn and draw are always fine and predictable with this standard cigar, it really doesn’t give you any problems that a lot of other more expensive Cuban cigars are capable of from time to time.
One more thing I’d like to add is that there are times when you don’t want to light up a great old Cuban go-to cigar when you only have a moment for a smoke. Seasoned smokers buy them for those instances when they are taking a quick trip to the store and only just want a 5 minute smoke. Letting them go out and re-lighting something like this Guantanamera is no real crime and, after all, they fit into everyone’s budget.