Review: Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut

Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut

Size: 6 x 52

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Indonesian

Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate

MSRP: $2.13

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by: Drew Estate

Quick Note: For this review I used Cigar Federation's rating system

Prelight: The Connecticut wrapper is light tan, with a very fine toothless, and a light oil sheen. It has small veins and is rolled very nicely. The wrapper doesn’t have much aroma itself or from the foot, but there is a faint hint of hay, cedar, and sweet tobacco. A cold draw reveals a smooth draw with a small amount of sweetness, some chewy marshmallow, some spice, and a dry, powdery finish.

Beginning: This Factory Smokes Connecticut starts out with some mild sweet tobacco notes and leaves a dry, powdery finish. The strength and body are both very mild. Lots of smoke and a perfect burn makes this a very easy smoke.

Middle: The second third is similar to the first, but the flavors do ramp up some. There is a somewhat recognizable note of marshmallow and graham cracker, as expected from a Connecticut. But, it is quite subtle and muted, with a dry finish. The smoke is thick, the burn is straight, and the strength is a strong mild at best.

End: Again, a similar description for the final third. The strength and body have built up and I would say it is now a low medium. There are a lot of wood flavors present now, with some smokiness and a finish of dry graham crackers. The smoke remained thick and I never had to touch up the on this cigar.

Final Thoughts: This is a good cigar, but nothing spectacular. It’s definitely a mild cigar, that really only has one note, but it’s not a bad one. If you want a smoke, need it to be light, and don’t need a lot of character, this is perfect. And again, the price on these is insane for the quality.

Rating: 84 AKA "A Couple"

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