Glen Case released the Kristoff Connecticut in 2016. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder and a four types of Dominican Habano for filler. It was offered in four vitolas: Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54, Churchill: 7 x 50, Matador: 6 1/2 x 56, and 6 x 60: 6 x 60. All come in 20 count boxes.
Last year Kristoff added a corona vitola to three of its core lines, this included the Kristoff Connecticut. It measures 5 x 44. These coronas are only offered in trays of 60 cigars with 20 of each of the cigars.
The first third of this cigar I get everything I want out of my first cigar of the day. The smoke is very creamy with tons of rich sweet butter notes. Smooth on the retro with some cedar notes. The cigar while mild is very rich and flavorful.
The second third comes on fairly quickly and with not much change from the first. Ton’s of sweetness with a bit of a tingle of pepper on the tongue. Still getting that creamy buttery goodness. Strength is ramping up to a Mild to Medium with the body being fairly full.
As the cigar transitions into the final third the sweetness fades as I start to get a nuttiness coming through. The pepper on the tongue picks up just a bit as the strength finishes out at a medium. The cigar performs well and stays cool to the end.
I have always been a fan of Kristoff cigars and this cigar doesn’t disappoint. I was a big fan of the Kristoff DS4 from the Galerones series. I was happy to see that blend made itself back into the portfolio and is a staple in my humidor for a nice cigar with my morning coffee.