Expert Picks: Connecticut Summer

Summer is in full swing and we’re looking for ways to cool down and lighten up. One way you may want to consider taking it easy is by enjoying a mellower cigar that will leave you feeling satisfied and rejuvenated after a long hot summer’s day. This month our experts have hand-selected an assortment of easy-going Connecticut blends that will meet your needs for top notch flavor while providing a light and refreshing break from the sweltering heat.

Gurkha Symphony

A Staff: Dave Dave
While I don’t find myself reaching for Gurkha cigars all too often these days, it’s impossible to forget how good this ‘91’ rated gem is. Symphony has become one of the most popular Connecticut-wrapped cigars in our inventory. Superb construction and every smooth puff makes Gurkha Symphony a must-try for every aficionado.
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Hoyo Excalibur

Hoyo de Monterrey offers a solid lineup of cigars, including one of my standbys: Hoyo Excalibur. A Connecticut leaf surrounds Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers for a combination that gives this blend a medium body. Notes of spice and wood which are complemented by a satisfying creaminess, this is a cigar that will never disappoint.
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5 Vegas Gold

5 Vegas Gold is one of my favorite cigars and is perfect for any time of the day. Honduran tobacco that is aged for 5 years is paired with a beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed wrapper. You can be sure that 5 Vegas Gold will have you feeling like a winner every time.
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Rocky Patel Connecticut

Rocky Patel Connecticut is my go-to cigar for mornings on the lake during fishing season. This mellow blend is just perfect for pairing with coffee. A smooth start gives way to notes of nuttiness, earthiness, with hints of subtle leather and spice. Superior construction and effortless draw makes this a truly satisfying Connecticut.
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Macanudo Cafe

E Staff: Daniel Daniel
Macanudo Café is fantastic for anyone who appreciates a cigar that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It has a consistent burn and draw with a rich and smooth profile that is never overpowering. This cigar leaves a clean finish on the palate with nutty notes, earthiness, hints of coffee, and cream.
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