Usually I’m not a big fan of Connecticuts. I mostly gravitate to a strong smoke, but do enjoy a Connecticut in the morning or early afternoon. I, of course, was nonetheless excited to try this smoke as I had heard so much about it, also coupled with the fact that I love the offerings I’ve tried before by E.P. Carrillo. On to the cigar.
The construction was nearly flawless. There were very few veins noticeable. The pre light offered a sweetness, some tobacco, and a small hint of spice. The pre light draw was effortless offering about the same flavor. Cut, light, smoke…
The first few puffs offered a delightful hit of creaminess, wood, and just a hint of spice. The first third kept with these flavors, and at times the spice disappeared. The draw kept it’s initial promise of being extremely easy, producing an ample amount of aromatic smoke. The burn was razor sharp. The ash was a lighter shade of gray and held on for at least an inch and a half. Great start.
The second third saw the spice fade away. The creaminess also subsided a bit giving way to the woods and some leather. I believe I also pick up some sweetness, but I’ll have to update on my next smoke. The burn stayed razor sharp and the ash held up well as before. The draw stayed perfect throughout.
The final third sees the spice return again. Accompanied by it was the leather and woods. Creaminess has diminished, and the sweetness was detectable is small traces. This cigar was an absolute joy from beginning to end. I have to admit I didn’t expect to be wowed, but I was pleasantly. Mr Carrillo has a great smoke with this Connecticut. I believe that traditionally and earlier in the day smoke, these can be enjoyed at any time, by any level of smoker. As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all! -Evan