The H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 is probably one of the most forgotten robustos in all the lines from Cuba. It’s in a very crowded group with the likes of the Cohiba robusto, Partagas Serie D No. 4, Montecristo Edmundo, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, etc. It’s a shame because this cigar is one of the best in the bunch. It doesn’t require much down time to be ready to smoke either which is great since you don’t have a wait too long to enjoy them. This box was from 2014 and still delivered on the flavors. I got toasted nuts, honey sweetness, cinnamon and a slight creaminess. The cigar burned well and didn’t require any touch ups. Overall, it was a very good cigar, even at such a young age. I don’t think you would be disappointed if you smoke these young, but you will be well rewarded it you give them some time to age.
At the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory, we’ve been having a slight problem. It has nothing to do with the shop – the trouble is with everyone’s favorite budget cigar. Over the past couple of months the supply of Charter Oak Maduro has stalled and word has been getting around that they may be back-ordered for some […]
In this weeks installment of Look what I bought on Cigar Monster I’d like to take you on a trip down memory lane. Back when Christian Eiroa unleashed on the world a cigar made entirely or Maduro. A cigar that would put hair on your chest and make the ladies swoon – The Camacho Triple […]
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been dabbling in cigars from my past. The most recent of which is the CAO America Monument – a 54 x 6.25 Belicoso that launched way back at the 2007 RTDA (or was it the IPCPR that year?) It’s hard to believe that this cigar was released so […]