The Alec Bradley Connecticut Nano came to me by way of a the Smoking Greek as a part of his 13 for 2013 giveaway. I had not previous had the opportunity to try the Connecticut Nano, so thank you Evan!
The nose on this was rather simple. Barnyard and light hay was all I could detect.
As per the namesake, the Alec Bradley Connecticut Nano is quite small in a corona vitola, coming in at 4 1/4” in length and 46 ring gauge. The Nano is fairly new to the market, first making an appearance at the 2012 IPCPR event.
Nuts and some pepper on my tongue after the draw. I’d describe the pepper as a light white pepper. A few minutes in and I’m getting some chocolate at the end of an extended draw.
The first is an interesting contrast of light flavors with some pepper.
Quite nutty going into the second third with some grassy notes on the post-draw.
Largely grassy and earthy as the middle third winds down.
Grassy notes with some light earth for the entire final third.
It’s been my experience that Alec Bradley cigars are always extremely well constructed and rolled. This Connecticut Nano is no different with a very straight burn from start to finish. Draw profile is in the sweet spot. Total smoking time was approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes.
The Connecticut Nano comes in at a reasonably affordable price of around $5 – $6 a single. 5 packs average around $28. You can also pick up a box of these for around $112. Pricing here is a good value if you’re in the market for a quick smoke at the lighter end of the medium strength scale.
The Alec Bradley Connecticut Nano is too light for my tastes but is a well constructed cigar that delivers tightly balanced flavors from start to finish. If you’re into lighter strength cigars, or enjoy the flavor profile listed here, this is a great choice for a relatively quick cigar that won’t break the bank.