Cigar Review: The Brick House Double Conneticut Toro

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The Brick House Double Connecticut Toro is a cigar from J.C. Newman out of their PENSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. This cigar is a budget-friendly stick, that is consistent and enjoyable, no matter how often you pick it up.

Country: Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro
Size: 6″ x 52

Origins and Cigar Naming

This Brick House gets its name “Double Connecticut” from the wrapper, and binder of the cigar. The wrapper is a golden, light, genuine Connecticut Shade, and the binder a genuine Connecticut Broadleaf: tobacco normally used as a wrapper for maduro cigars. The word “genuine” is used by manufacturer J.C. Newman to denote that the leaves come straight from the Connecticut River Valley, rather than Connecticut seeds that have been grown in another country. The long filler of this cigar is Nicaraguan, and all three elements complement each other for an easy, yet somehow complex smoke.

Flavor Profile

Initial notes on this cigar are wheat, and toast. The buttery toast flavors continue throughout the first third of the cigar, with hints of pepper picking up in the second third. The very last third of this cigar is the most enjoyable, with the toast and pepper coming through, and being met by almonds and other earthy nuts.

Burn and Construction

The burn on this cigar is even all the way through to the end, requiring no touch-ups. The draw is firm, but not unpleasantly so. There is a solid amount of smoke that comes off this cigar, and so a looser draw would not be necessary.

Overall, this cigar is an incredible value, when purchased as a box through Well worth each penny spent.

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