Tasting Event – Compay Segundo

A Musical Journey in Every Puff: The Compay Segundo Cigar at Cigars Unlimited

Cuban rhythms, the sweet notes of Compay Segundo’s melodies, and the aromatic embrace of a fine cigar – what a harmonious trifecta! The recent cigar tasting event at Cigars Unlimited was nothing short of a mesmerizing journey into the world of Cuban music and premium tobacco.

The star of the evening was the Compay Segundo Cigar, a true tribute to the legendary musician. Born Maximo Francisco Repilado Munoz in the vibrant village of Santiago de Cuba, Compay Segundo’s remarkable story of fame, born in his nineties, is as inspiring as the sweet tobacco leaves he once rolled as a 14-year-old. From the depths of his family’s tradition of ballad singing to the worldwide sensation known as the Buena Vista Social Club, Compay Segundo’s unmistakable voice, gritty baritone, and lyrical charm left an indelible mark on Cuban music. With songs that reveled in love’s nuances and cheeky allusions, his voice was as enchanting as the tunes he serenaded us with.

It’s no secret that Compay attributed his remarkable longevity to the simple pleasures of life – cigars, flowers, rum, and the company of women. His grandmother, the formidable Ma Regina, herself a devoted cigar-smoker, lived to the remarkable age of 115. Compay was rarely seen without a cigar in hand, underscoring the role this age-old tradition played in his life. As he emphasized the importance of love and dancing, he delighted in the rumors of his extraordinary virility.

The Compay Segundo Cigar is more than just a smoke; it’s a tribute to the artist’s legacy, a promise of musical resonance in every puff. Part of a broader concept that includes 10 different vitolas of the cigar, as well as coffee, rum, and wine, it’s a symphony of flavors and experiences.

The Premium Long Filler Robusto, measuring 5 inches by a 50-ring gauge, is a true delight for the senses. Its blend showcases a careful selection of leaves, including Seco Piloto Cubano, Ligero Criollo 98, Seco Pennsylvania, Capote Olor, and Capa Habano, creating a perfect fusion of taste and aroma.

From the moment you light this cigar, it’s like stepping into the heart of Cuba itself. The notes of Compay Segundo’s music seem to come alive with each draw, as if the very essence of his artistry is woven into the tobacco leaves. The blend is a work of art, striking a balance between earthy, woody undertones and the subtle sweetness of the Habano wrapper.

What sets this cigar apart is its ability to transport you to the soul of Cuba. As you savor each puff, you can almost feel the Caribbean breeze, hear the soft strumming of guitars, and envision the passionate dance of a salsa rhythm. It’s more than a cigar; it’s a sensory journey.

The Compay Segundo Cigar at Cigars Unlimited is a testament to the power of tradition, artistry, and craftsmanship. It’s a tribute to a musical legend and a celebration of Cuban culture. If you’re looking for an experience that combines the best of music and tobacco, this is the cigar you’ve been waiting for. At Cigars Unlimited, we had the privilege of experiencing this exceptional blend, and we can’t recommend it enough. So, why not join us on this melodious journey and light up a Compay Segundo Cigar – you won’t be disappointed!