I got this 4×60 Cucaracha nub as a sampler to try from one of our competitors when I was still working in the cigar industry. All I know is that the cigar is made for a Swedish company named GN Tobacco, were released in 2012 and that the cigars are made in Esteli, Nicaragua but I don’t know the msrp on these cigars, the blend or which factory they are being produced.
I read on a forum that the brand owner named the cigar after the famous La Cucaracha song but I would never name my cigars after a cockroach, it just sounds nasty and with that they made the same mistake as the Panamanian brand Colon, that means something different in English and doesn’t make the cigar sound appealing at all.
The wrapper has a milk chocolate color and looks decent, no real veins, evenly colored, just nice. The construction feels good, evenly packed but with a uneven head and not the best cap I have ever seen. The ring is very simple, burgundy sides and a white circle in the center with the GN Tobacco logo in red, cucaracha in black and hecho a mano in red again. Simple design. The aroma is strong and smells acidic like cow urine with some hay.
I punched the cigar. The cold draw is good but quite tasteless. After lighting I taste dusty soil with some acidity and sweetness. The flavors are musty, I’m not enjoying it much. Halfway is taste a mildly bitter wood with a muted honey sweetness.
The draw is fine and the smoke is medium thick and full. The darkish ash is compact and firm. Like almost all big ring cigars this cigar has got no dynamic at all. It is medium bodied and mild to medium flavored. The burn is straight. The smoke time is an hour exactly.
Would I buy this cigar again? No. Boring.