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Bodega Premium Blends Digestivo Cigar Review

Bodega Digestivo

If you’re a social media buff, especially twitter, you’ve definitely heard of this company and more likely its founders. Gino, (@Cigar_G) is a name you’ve probably heard and interacted with. I personally have had many interactions with him as well as the rest of the Bodega Family, which is also why I have a great amount of respect for this company. The family aspect. Their credo embraces the great philosophy that is a part of the cigar lifestyle. Read about it here. Read on for my experience with the Digestivo.


Bodega Premium Blends is a Canadian based company. The company’s cigars are under the distribution flag of the House of Emilio. Bodega Cigars are selling on the Cigar Federation Store.

Construction & Pre-light;

The cigar felt well packed from top to bottom. There were minimal veins, and hard to detect wrapper seams. The Digestivo consists of a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The cigar gave off a nice cocoa and earthy smell, with the foot consisting of cocoa, earth, and spice. A straight cut to the cap yielded much of the same flavors.


The Digestivo started out with a healthy dose of pepper, accompanied by notes of cocoa and a slight coffee presence. After the first initial puffs, the pepper mellowed into a nice milder kick. The cocoa and coffee notes were the main players. The cigar had a nice full profile going on.

The second third stayed true to the cocoa, yet presented in more of a dark chocolate form. The pepper was a tad “weaker,” for lack of a better word. An addition in this third was leather. It added a nice bold feel to an already bold cigar.

The final third kept up with the dark chocolate and leather. The pepper was strictly on the retrohale and almost gone all together. The Digestivo kept me interested to the last. Nubbing it was a must. At the nub I did feel that I detected a slight soft feel taking over the cigar but never proved to be anything troublesome.

Draw, Burn, & Ash;

The draw was effortless and produced a gorgeous amount of aromatic smoke.

The burn was fantastic. I can report one touch up, maybe two, but no relights at all.

The ash was strong and held firm. Nice and tight like G likes them. 😉


I love the whole idea behind an appetizer and after dinner cigar. I can’t say that I usually get the chance to do both but I sure won’t have a problem trying. if you want to look at it in order I started backwards, but its ok it goes with my personality I guess. The Digestivo was a flavorful, well constructed introduction to the line for me. Knowing the Bodega family’s passion for tasty cigars, food, and beverage I had high hopes. The Digestivo didn’t fail to meet my expectations. The whole experience encapsulated, for me, the idea behind Bodega’s philosophy of the lifestyle. Try them my friends, I don’t think you’ll disagree. As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all! -Evan

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Final Score





Bodega Cigars Launch Event


New York, New York  – December 2, 2013 – Bodega Premium Blends (@Cigar_G @BodegaCigars) is excited to announce the official launch event of their signature line: Reunión. Reunión features two distinctive yet complementary blends: Aperitivo and Digestivo. It’s designed to give the cigar enthusiast two experiences in one box.


On Wednesday evening December 4th, 2013, the beautiful Nat Sherman Townhouse, on 42nd Street NYC, will be the venue for the official release of the Reunión 20 cigar count box containing 10 each of Aperitivo and Digestivo offered in three vitolas:


Toro 6 x 52

Double Robusto 5 x 54

Corona Gorda5.5 x 46


“With the launch event, we hope to re-create the true Reunión experience,” said chief Brand officer Ron Plante. “We want to share our brand philosophy and share our journey”.


Stephane Barjolin, co-founder and chief Relationship officer, added “We will be pairing the Aperitivo with some of our favorite spirits, then, after enjoying some food, we’ll get a chance to finish the night off with the Digestivo. We’ve also hired a barista to try our Reunión offerings with some of our favorite coffees.”


Gary Griffith, owner of House of Emilio, confirmed that Reunión will be landing at their warehouses during the second week of December and available at local brick and mortars before the holidays.


“As the ninth brand added to House of Emilio, Bodega Premium Blends finds itself in very good hands.” stated CEO Gino Domanico aka @Cigar_G. He added: “Gary’s business acumen is only surpassed by his task-oriented nature. Our distribution deal with House of Emilio let’s us focus on what we do best: blends, brands and promotion.”


G also confirmed that Reunión would be available online via Cigar Federation (http://store.cigarfederation.com/collections/bodega-cigars).


”We are also very proud to be launching Bodega’s official website on the same day as our launch event” reported chief Strategy officer and co-founder Rob Mariani.  The site (bpbcigars.com) will offer a ton of content related not only to everything Bodega but to the entire cigar lifestyle. “It truly cements our commitment to our brotherhood.  We want to engage people in a new way with fun, interactive tools and create a strong sense of community” added Mariani.


Bodega Premium Blends is a Boutique Brand focused on offering only Premium, hand rolled Cigars. Bodega Premium Blends is proud to invest in your life’s moments.


For further details please contact us at info@bpbcigars.com. For any retail inquiries contact Nate McIntyre at House of Emilio nathan@EmilioCigars.com

Follow us on Twitter: @BodegaCigars or @Cigar_G and ask for Reunión by name.