Appreciating Partagas Black Label’s Rare USA Connecticut Medio Tiempo Leaf

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 […]

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Fake “Connecticut” Tobacco Harming U.S. Farmers, Misleading Cigar Smokers

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 […]

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Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Series Offers Finely-Aged USA Connecticut Shade-Grown Wrapper

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 […]

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