The Casa de Garcia Connecticut cigars are made in the Dominican Republic with an aged blend of Honduran and Dominican fillers, all wrapped in a smooth Connecticut binder and Connecticut Shade wrapper. These are very consistent cigars that, while economical, deliver mild, sweet flavor from beginning to end. – Cigar Scanner.
Manufacturer: Altadis USA
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: USA Connecticut Shade
Wrapper Color: Claro
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
I picked up a couple of these Casa de Garcia Connecticut cigars at a local liquor store down the street from my house. The store doesn’t have much, but I stop by every once and awhile when I get low on cigars. They have a little humidor inside and every now and then they have a few good cigars, but they always carry a decent selection of cheap cigars. The Casa de Garcia Connecticut makes the list for a decent cheap cigar. I think it cost me about $2.99 plus tax, which isn’t bad, especially since it was maybe a 2 minute drive from my house to get them.
The cigar itself was a decently long smoke and I could see this being a good cigar for someone just getting into cigars for the first time. But, for me, I am personally not a fan of this cigar, but that is because I am not a sweet cigar type of guy. This stogie was very mild and very sweet from start to finish. You get sweetness from both the wrapper and the filler and if you like that in your cigar, then you may like the Casa de Garcia Connecticut, especially since you can buy it for a few bucks.
So I ended up buying two of these cigars and I have smoked both already. The burn on both cigars required a lot of corrections and attention, until I finally just gave up and finished smoking them as they were. But really that should be expected for a stick under $3.00. The draw however, was pretty solid and even though I am not a huge fan of the taste of sweet cigars, the aroma is usually on point. The Casa de Garcia Connecticut did a rebrand with their label. The old and new label are still very similar, but the new label gives the stogie a little bit more of a classic look.
Overall for the price, the Casa de Garcia Connecticut isn’t a bad smoke, but it isn’t a cigar that I would ever fill up my humidor with. But, if you have a few friends or brothers that like to bum cigars off you, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a few of these around.
Overall: 3 / 5
U.S. Retail Single: $2.12 – $3.15
U.S Retail Box: $6.25 – $104.65