Wrapper : Connecticut Havana Seed
Binder : Honduran
Filler : Dominican and Nicaraguan
Source : cigarsinternational.com with my own money
Welcome to this week’s cigar review of the Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee in the toro size.
This week’s cigar is available in four sizes, Churchill (7.0×50), Robusto (5.5×50), Toro (6.0×50) and a Torpedo (6.5×54).
Prices range from $49.95 to $54.95 per box of 20.
First glance of this Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee and I would describe it as, rustic. It does not look bad at all but just a little rough around the edges maybe.
I will say this cigar has a footband that does give some problems every now and again. It isnt that it pulls the wrapper apart but if they are wrapped too tight it is really hard to get that piece of tape off to remove the footband.
Wrapper gives off a little hay scent while the foot is mainly natural tobacco.
Cold draw gives a woody tobacco taste with maybe a hint of spice.
Snip, oops, snip again, light it up.
.Heading into the first half of the Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee and I was surprised by a cinnamon taste on about the second puff. I have not had it since then but it was interesting and unique.
I have had some of these where the draw was super tight but this one has just a slight resistence to it, so it should be fine.
Main flavors in this first half have been a woody taste along with a zingy spice.
Burn has been great on this stick, where some of them I had to do quite a few touchups or relights.
Personally, I think this cigar is still in the mild range.
Into the second half of this Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee and I wish the flavor profile would change up some to keep the cigar interesting. We shall see.
Ending out the second half and I could almost copy and paste from the first half.
May have gotten into the medium range but I would still consider it a milder stick.
Flavors got a little more intense towards the end but then bitterness creeped in and I ended it a little earlier than burning my fingers.
Overall this Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee was a decent smoke for the price but nothing i would want to sit down with a nice glass of Zaya and focus on.
Would I buy them again? Maybe. I will have to see how some do with age but right now, they are a nice smoke for those times you just want to smoke something and ignore the cigar 90% of the time.