Grimalkin by Emilio Cigars

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Grimalkin by Emilio Cigars

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I hope all the fathers out there had a relaxing and enjoyable Father’s Day. I’m here with a review of the Grimalkin by Emilio Cigars. The Grimalkin has been making some waves as of late on Twitter and Facebook. Fortunately, opportunity came knocking to check them out as owner of Emilio Cigars, Gary Griffith was partnering up with my friends at W.Curtis Draper for an event featuring the entire Emilio Cigars lineup. Like I said, the Grimalkin has been making some waves along with Gary’s AF1 and soon to be released AF2 blends. Unlike the AF1 and AF2 blends, the Grimalkin isn’t made by AJ Fernandez. For fear of my nuts being kicked by Gary, I heard that the Grimalkin is being made by the Garcia family out of the My Father Cigars factory in Nicaragua.

Video runs on the longer end of 8 minutes and I’ll be honest. I think the Grimalkin is a winner. Solid medium bodied cigar with a slow burning, charry woodsy and cocoa flavor profile. Added to those flavors is a subtle spicy sensation and a syrupy texture that coats and layers the palate for a unique smoking experience. I point out in the video that, wrapper aside, the flavor characteristics of the Grimalkin reminds me a bit of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial. Maybe thats total bullshit, maybe I wouldn’t think that if I didn’t know who made the Grimalkin. Either way you slice it, if you’re looking a solid medium bodied cigar with a unique twist and enjoy a pair of bitchy cat eyes starring at you, track down the Grimalkin.

10 thoughts on “Grimalkin by Emilio Cigars

  1. It’s always fun to have another review by Jerry. This one sounds great – I only hope that these are available in the Seattle area. Any idea on the price?

    What’s with the constant scrolling of ads? I understand and expect a few during the video, but these were obnoxious and distracting.

    Otherwise, another great review.

  2. jjo: I’ve picked up a couple of these at different stores. Price was about $8 per stick.

    I was at the same event at Drapers. Smoked this one, the H series, and have smoked a few AF-1s, and now, an AF-2. Gary has some great cigars on his hands! I thought the Grimalkin tasted – and even looked – like a Pepin smoke. To my palate, I’d place it more in line with the Pepin Black Label. I didn’t get as much cocoa as Jerry – more the typical Pepin tannic wood / leather, with the usual Pepin pepper, and also some herbal notes. Towards the end, it reminded me a bit of a My Father. Definitely medium bodied, burned well. If you like Pepin cigars, you’ll like this. Don’t overlook the H series either – very tasty. But, the AF-2…that’s something special.

  3. Private Eyes, They’re watching you, they see your every move…, just kidding. Great review Jerry. It sounds like a winner and a cigar I must try. Keep on smoking. Private eyes..they’re watching you…lalalala.

  4. Great review, Jerry. I’m enjoying my Grimalkin now, and loving the cocoa, and woodsy notes. A bit spicy on the retrohale, reminiscent of a My Father. I highly recommend this cigar, but put a piece of duct tape over the eyes on the band to avoid freaking out. Yow!

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