The GTO Pain Killer line was inspired by the Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Latin American holiday that remembers and celebrates the lives of those who have passed away. Elaborate feasts, festivals, parades, and smoking cigars are just some of the festivities enjoyed during Día de los Muertos. The GTO Pain Killer line was created as a tribute to Día de los Muertos.
According to GTO Cigars, the Pain Killer line was created as a “gesture of honor and respect for the thousands of men and women who devoted their lives to the Dominican Republic’s cigar industry.” So, with that being said, all of the components from this cigar are from the Dominican Republic. This cigar is made using the finest aged tobacco, it possesses a Dominican Ligero with a Dominican grown Cuban seed binder, and it is all wrapped-up in a dark aged Dominican Maduro wrapper. All of these attributes come together to create a masterful smoke.
Cigar: GTO Pain Killer
Size: Lancero Maduro (38 ring gauge x 7 1/2″)
Wrapper: Dominican Maduro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera GTO Dominicana)
At the start the of the Pain Killer, it has a clean dry oaky flavor, nice spice on the light and first draw, and it gives off copious amounts of smoke. The Aroma of the smoke has a nice sweet floral fragrance.
This smoke has a great draw. The lancero needed to be drawn on more to keep the GTO lit. The taste of the Maduro wrapper comes through with a clean and mild spice, and it presents notes of coffee on the palate.
The Pain Killer is still burning and drawing quite well. The flavor changes up a bit, and I am beginning to detect a hint of fruit flavor. It still has a clean finish leaving behind notes of dark chocolate on the palate. The wrapper cracked, but it did not affect the draw or taste.
The last few minutes present a very creaminess flavor. A clean dry cedar taste with a hint of coffee is also making an appearance.
Overall, the GTO Pain Killer Maduro was a great smoke. This lancero offered more of the rich maduro wrapper taste, and it really let the flavors come together. All of the flavors are great and intense, making this full-bodied smoke a great go to if you need a quick break with lots of intense flavor. The GTO Pain Killer offers a lot of flavor, and if you are into full-bodied cigars these are a great price point.