You can’t judge a book by its cover. This is a life lesson that has less to do with libraries than it has to do with life in general. Little did I know that it applies to the world of cigars too. Such is the case with the Camacho Connecticut Monarca.
I walked into the humidor at my local tobacco shop looking for something different. It was extremely hot outside, so I wanted to try something mild and mellow. So when I saw the Camacho Connecticut series, I knew I had to give it a shot. Automatically, when I saw “Connecticut” I thought “Connecticut. Mild. Win!” Well, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but here are the “book’s” details:
- Size: 5×50 Monarca
- Wrapper: Connecticut shade
- Binder: Honduran
- Filler: Dominican and Honduran
- Strength: Medium
This cigar was very enjoyable, but not for the reasons I had originally thought. Instead of it being a mild, smooth smoke it was a spicy, creamy smoke. I absolutely loved the thick, white smoke this cigar created. When I first lit up, the spices were pretty strong but they were tempered by the creaminess that developed through the middle part of the cigar.
I had no construction issues at all, the bullet cut was perfect and the burn was even throughout. All in all, this was a nice smoke. It just wasn’t what I expected. I paid around $6.00 for this cigar and would definitely smoke it again for certain occasions.