Once of the companies that was new to me at the IPCPR 2014 was Kuuts. Kuuts is based out of Jacaleapa, Honduras and the Kuuts name is derived from the Mayan word for cigar. The Kuuts Nicaraguan blend is their fourth release, and I’m looking forward to trying the other 3 blends already available.
The nose on the Kuuts Nicaragua is raw honey and fresh cut cedar.
The first third starts out with the cedar and honey that I was picking up on the nose. There’s some light spices present when I retrohale. There’s no trace of pepper so far which surprises me for Nicaraguan tobacco.
Some leather notes are introduced at the end of the draw at around the 20 minute mark, which grows in intensity to dominate the remainder of the profile.
The middle third is almost entirely dry cedar as it starts off, and is the strongest flavor throughout. The pepper I found conspicuously absent in a normal draw is present in abundance on the retrohale.
The last third doesn’t evolve very much and ends up being very much a carbon copy of the second thid.
The Kuuts Nicaragua never quite fell within the flavor profile I enjoy. Rather than the strong pepper and full tobacco strength you might get out of some Nicaraguan filler cigars, the Kuuts Nicaragua is more predominantly cedar and leather.
The Kuuts Nicaragua is really going to appeal to smokers interested in moving into Nicaraguan cigars, but who aren’t quite ready for the pepper and full strength tobacco of other blends. The price point is quite attractive and you should try some out for yourself.