The Tatuaje La Casita Criolla (which translates from Spanish as “The Little Native House”) is unique in that it is 100 percent USA Connecticut broadleaf tobacco. I am not aware of any other hand-rolled cigars using all-Connecticut leaf, which is a shame because Pete Johnson and Jaime Garcia – who was involved in the production […]Read more "Review of the All-USA Connecticut Tatuaje La Casita Criolla"
Full flavored and full bodied, Partagas Black Label features a well-oiled Connecticut-grown Medio Tiempo leaf which are the top two or three leaves (growing above the Ligero leaves) on the top of the cigar plant that receive abundant sunlight. Less than a tenth of all tobacco plants end up producing Medio Tiempo leaves, so the […]Read more "Appreciating Partagas Black Label’s Rare USA Connecticut Medio Tiempo Leaf"
Kudos to Senator Christopher Murphy and Congressmen John Larson and Joe Courtney for fighting to save Connecticut tobacco farms by encouraging the federal government to take action against fake “Connecticut” tobacco grown outside of U.S. (See their letter below.) Cigars grown in Ecuador and other parts of Central and Latin America should NOT go onto the market […]Read more "Fake “Connecticut” Tobacco Harming U.S. Farmers, Misleading Cigar Smokers"
As reflected by its name, the Reserva Especial is blended by Jaime Garcia, son of cigar legend José “Don” Pepín Garcia. Jaime is known for blending the Garcia family’s well-regarded My Father series, which were such a success that the family business was named after it. The Reserve Especial was debuted at an event at The […]Read more "Jaime Garcia Reserve Especial Offers Aged USA Connecticut Broadleaf"
This new blog is a way for me to share my affinity and appreciation for cigars containing authentic USA Connecticut tobacco. But you may be asking, with the wide range of quality tobacco from other countries, why focus exclusively on cigars containing authentic USA Connecticut tobacco? First, the Connecticut River Valley has a rich tobacco-growing […]Read more "What Makes USA Connecticut Tobacco So Special"
Since their initial release in 2006, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut has continued to offer the oldest aged USA-produced Connecticut shade-grown tobacco wrapper available on the market. Connecticut shade-grown tobacco is grown in Connecticut River Valley fields under large tent-like structures covering the tobacco plants. The tents shade out sunlight and increase the humidity […]Read more "Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Series Offers Finely-Aged USA Connecticut Shade-Grown Wrapper"
While slowly puffing our cigars – which gave us teenage boys quite a buzz – and trying to blow smoke rings, we read the CA maduro reviews, focusing on the tasting notes for the Onyx cigars we were enjoying…Read more "The Genesis of My Love of Cigars"