Cigar News: General Cigar Announces Cohiba ConnecticutGeneral Cigar announced today the release of a new Cohiba line, Cohiba Connecticut. They are listing it as a “super-premium” cigar and is the first Cohiba to have a Connecticut Shade wrapped blend.

Sean Williams, Cohiba Brand Ambassador said, “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.”

In addition to the Connecticut wrapper, the blend includes a Mexican San Andrean binder, Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano, Nicaraguan Jalapa, and Dominican Olor fillers. It is described as a mild-to-medium-bodied smoke. Cohiba Connecticut is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana and is a regular production cigar. It will ship to retailers in early March and will be available in these four sizes:

  • Robusto (5.5” x 50); SRP per cigar $19.99; each box contains 20 cigars
  • Crystal Robusto (5” x 50); SRP per cigar $20.99; each box contains 10 cigars
  • Toro (6.25” x 52); SRP per cigar $21.99; each box contains 20 cigars
  • Gigante (6” x 60); SRP per cigar $22.99; each box contains 20 cigars

Cigar News: General Cigar Announces Cohiba Connecticut