Cigar Review: Cohiba Connecticut

  • Cigar Reviewed: Cohiba Connecticut Toro
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Filler: Brazil (Mata Fina), Dominica Republic (Olor & Piloto Cubano) and Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Length: 6 1/2 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Vitola: Toro Extra


Made by General Cigar, the Connecticut is a new line of Cohiba. It immediately puts me in mind, by looks alone, that it is meant to be a competitor for Davidoff in particular. The white band is rather gorgeous, with a gold-diamond shaped pattern trimmed with holographic gold foil. The red dot Cohiba brand name is prominent on a black strip in the middle and “Connecticut” is written simply below that. The wrapper is a shade darker than most Connecticuts that I have smoked previously but it is still an appealing looking cigar, with veins visible to the eye but not the touch.

I light the cigar and there’s a light taste of grass that is quickly overcome by creaminess and toast. Within the first third there seemed to be an attempt at pepper but this was an inconsistent and faint flavor that was entirely nonexistent in the second third.

The second third of the cigar maintained its bread flavors, leaning maybe more towards cereal than toast at this point. The creaminess also continued through this section of the cigar but became heavier, sweater. Maybe molasses?

The final third of the cigar was all bread and cedar with that creamy sweetness pervading the other flavors. The burn line was even throughout the cigar and the smoke was medium, smelling of cedar and cream as well.

All in all, it was a decent, solid, smoke but not memorable in any way. I wouldn’t pass one up if it were offered to me but neither do I think I will seek this one out again.

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