Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ “Little Robusto”

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 4 ½ x 50

Pre Light

I recently purchased a box of these little robusto because first and foremost they are for a great cause. To read more about the cause and background of this cigar CLICK HERE. They come in boxes of 24 and go for around $154. The wrapper on these is a light shade of brown with a sweet barnyard smell to it. The wrapper also has minimal veins and it feels well packed from head to foot. After snipping off the cap there is a free flowing draw with tastes of spice and cocoa.

1st Third

As I take my first few puffs of this JJ I am met with that typical Pepin pepper right off the bat, but it quickly dies down. After the pepper dissipates I am met with wood and a slight cocoa after taste. There is a lot of smoke coming off this little stick.

2nd Third

The sweetness here kicked up a notch along with the pepper again. The woody flavor that was in the forefront of the cigar is still there and seems to be the signature of the smoke. As I started the second half of my JJ the wrapper really started to unravel but is still smoking just needing a touch up here and there.

Final Third

Wrapping up this JJ the flavor profile stayed the same. The wrapper finally fixed itself and continued to smoke at a good pace. The ash was a little flakey on the edges but still held on for over an inch and was a dark grey color.


The Serie JJ isn’t the most complex cigar but the flavor profile was is still ok. Besides the one I smoked for this review the rest I have smoked didn’t have the construction problems this one had. Even if you don’t like them you should buy them just to support their cause.

Keep em burnin’


11 Responses to “Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ “Little Robusto””

  1. I really like these, too. They’re a solid smoke. I haven’t encountered any burn issues with mine, so maybe that was an isolated incident.

  2. Great cause, and a nice looking stick. I haven’t had the chance to try these yet but I did just get a couple in the mail from some half ass postal worker and I can’t wait to try them. I do have to say I’m worried Griff there are a lot of empty Booze bottles in your picture… do we need an intervention?? hahah Great write up.

  3. These cigars certainly are for a great cause, one that the former acigarsmoker, Barry, got behind. It warms my heart every time I see them purchased.
    Great review, and I agree with Nick, it was likely an isolated incident I know first hand these are well made cigars.
    Further more I agree with you, even if this isn’t your type of cigar, pick up a box anyway just to support the cause.

    Peter G

  4. I have had a couple of these cigars and have made a point to seek more out. I did, though, smoke the Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ Maduro recently and I recall noting that they are most definitely box worthy – greatly enjoyed them. Thanks for the review.

  5. abraxas828282 Says:

    Thanx for the review Griff. I wish I could find them around here. Not interested in buying a box, but would love to smoke a few. Anything that draws attention to SIDS is a good thing in my book.

  6. Yep, I really need to find a few of these. Nice review.

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