Corona, 5.5” x 46 ring gauge / MSRP $7.80
For 2011, I named the Emilio Grimalkin Robusto one of my "Cigar of the Year" Runners-Up. Since then, the cigar has undergone a couple changes. First the name...company owner, Gary Griffith, decided to change from the fairly inscrutable (and almost unpronounceable) archaic word for an old, gray cat to a name inspired by a dear friend of his: La Musa. Of course, then things get interesting (and unpronounceable again); this first release (the same exact blend as Grimalkin) is called La Musa Mousa ("mousa" being pronounced the same as "musa"), the second in the series is La Musa Melete (which will surely prove challenging to some of my friends at Burns), and I've been told the third will be even harder to enunciate. Good times! The other change since my original review posted was the emergence of a Corona and a limited edition Lancero. I haven't been able to try the Lancero as of this writing, but I have had a few Coronas.