Cohiba is set to launch a new blend that incorporates a Connecticut Shade wrapper for the first time in the brand’s existence.

In recent years, the brand has expanded outside their comfort zone of ultra-premium Dominican offerings, including a Nicaraguan blend (Cohiba Nicaragua), a more affordably priced cigar (Cohiba Blue), and now a Connecticut-wrapped blend, dubbed Cohiba Connecticut.

Cohiba Connecticut cigar

Cohiba Connecticut is slated for an early March release, debuting as a regular addition to the Cohiba lineup in four size formats. The cigar’s signature ingredient is its Connecticut shade-grown wrapper, which has been grown exclusively for the blend in Ecuador; the leaf is touted as being aesthetically seamless, with a fine vein structure and ease of blending with the cigar’s binder/filler.

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Our agronomists partnered with an independent grower in Ecuador’s Los Rios province to produce a silky and lustrous Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade wrapper. Unlike cloth-covered fields that shield the tobacco from the blistering sun in Connecticut, this special wrapper is grown beside Ecuador’s Vinces River and beneath the thick, natural cloud cover that blankets the region. The volcanic soil yielded a wrapper that was intentionally developed for its aesthetic qualities, with veins that are barely perceptible. Looks aside, the wrapper is ideal for blending, as it maximizes the filler and binder leaves.Sean Williams, Cohiba Brand Ambassador

The new cigar is billed as mild to medium in body, focusing on sweetness and spice. Like most Cohiba cigars, the Connecticut is being rolled at General Cigar Company’s own factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigars differ in price when compared to the brand’s most recent Cohiba Blue release, falling in line with Cohiba’s luxury-geared cigars ($19.99 to $22.99 MSRP).

In support of Cohiba Connecticut, Sean Williams will visit cigar retailers nationwide to share the blend with discerning cigar smokers.

Cohiba Connecticut Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Mexican San Andrés
  • Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina | Dominican Piloto Cubano | Dominican Olor | Nicaraguan Jalapa
  • Factory: General Cigar Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $19.99–$22.99 (MSRP)
  • Release: March 2019
  • Robusto: 5½” x 50 | $19.99 | 20-ct boxes
  • Crystal Robusto: 5″ x 50 | $20.99 | 10-ct boxes
  • Toro: 6¼” x 52 | $21.99 | 20-ct boxes
  • Gigante: 6″ x 60 | $22.99 | 20-ct boxes
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