There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than smoking some American tobacco. The Brick House Double Connecticut Short Torpedo is the perfect pairing for any U.S.-based holiday. With a genuine Connecticut Shade wrapper, a real Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos; this cigar steals the show! The cigar wears the traditional Brick House band, complimented by a foot band that looks like the American flag. I do not typically prefer torpedo-shaped cigars, but this one is rather fun. The torpedo is rather subtle and makes a smooth transition into the rest of the cigar. After cutting, the cold draw gives off notes of hay and peanuts. After lighting the cigar, I get a well-balanced, light to medium-bodied flavor. Notes of peanut butter, grass, bread, hay, citrus, and a slight hint of white pepper show themselves. Overall, there is no bite or overly intense components. I will say that the smoke is thick and fulfilling, making this cigar just a notch above mild on the intensity scale.
Between three samples there were no variances in flavor, construction, or smoke time. Each one burned for about 50-55 minutes. With the cost of labor in the United States and how labor-intensive it is to grow tobacco, I’m not sure how the guys at J.C. Newman can price this cigar so affordably! For under $7 a cigar and with two Connecticut components, this cigar is a steal. With labor costs in the United States being so high, usually the tobacco and cigars are pricy too. It is the perfect price point for a daily, long-filler, premium cigar. Packaged in boxes of 25, with a price tag of under $160 this one will surely help you celebrate Independence Day properly!