Top 10 Connecticut Cigars: The Mellow Side of Cigars

June 22, 2017

Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped Cigars of 2022

Connecticut Wrappers have such an extensive history in the world of tobacco and cigar making. It dates all the way back to the mid-1600s when settlers arrived in Connecticut. They began expanding tobacco crops in Windsor and by 1633 it was being grown strictly for profit which led to exporting tobacco over to Europe by 1700.

Before the “Bay of Pigs” in 1963, Cubans declared that the best cigar in the world was considered a cigar that contained a Cuban binder and filler, that was cloaked in a gorgeous golden-looking Connecticut shade wrapper. So Connecticut-style wrapped cigars have been widely loved over the last 500 years and for good reason!

In the past, we’ve done our Top 10 favorite Connecticut-wrapped cigars we enjoy smoking. We figured it’s been far too long since we’ve done another list that’s dedicated to the best Connecticut Wrapper cigars. So here are our Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped Cigars of 2022. From Montecristo to Macanudo, check out our list of the best Connecticut cigars and let us know what you think!

Don’t forget to get the limited-time sampler of top-notch Connecticut Wrapped cigars in the link below.

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Montecristo White Series

The first cigar on our Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped cigars may be the most popular cigar on this entire list. Montecristo White Series holds a high standard as far as how cigars should be in the industry. Reminiscent of the original Montecristo, this delectable smoke is cloaked in an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, which is responsible for the sweetness you’ll detect with every puff.

Alongside the Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, the Montecristo White Series No. 1 Especial has a Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Some flavor notes you’ll detect in this medium-bodied 6.62 x 44 gem are wood, earth, cocoa, and sweet spice such as cinnamon on the backend.

Available in over a dozen sizes that arrive in a pack of five, a box of 10, or a box of 27, you can get one of the tastiest Connecticut-wrapped smokes within the industry in the Montecristo White Series today on JR Cigars.

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Next up on our Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped cigars of 2022 is the classic Ashton in the 8-9-8 6.50 x 44 size. Manufactured by the prestigious Fuente family, this Ashton classic is a magical blend that was expertly crafted by Ashton founder Robert Levin. Levin is responsible for the creamy Connecticut Shade that’s drenched over this delicious smoke.

Along with the Connecticut Shade wrapper, this medium-bodied smoke his binder and filler tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic. Some savory notes you’ll detect while smoking the Ashton are nuts, cream, fresh-cut grass, and a touch of wood on the backend.

Besides the size available in this Top 5, the Ashton arrives in 19 different sizes, that come in a cedar chest of 25, a box of 25, and 10 packs of 10. So if you’re looking for a creamy, savory, and flavorful gem to add to your collection today, the Ashton classic is the one for you!

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Macanudo Vintage 2010

Landing smack dab in the middle of our Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped cigars is a cigar that took over a decade to perfect. Every cigar you smoke requires plenty of time and patience. The Macanudo Vintage 2010 finally arrived in August of 2021, and Macanudo fans were overjoyed. Tobaccos that are featured within the Vintage 2010 come from the same crops of the original vintage cigar Macanudo produced in 1985.

The gorgeous Connecticut tobacco used to cloak this gem is a luscious Connecticut Shade wrapper. Other tobaccos are featured in this 6.62 x 54 medium-bodied smoke that makes up the binder and filler hail from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Part of the reason this cigar took up to ten years to develop was that the binder and filler tobaccos were aging up to five years.

Some flavor notes you’ll detect while puffing on this smoke is wood, vanilla, cocoa, and a touch of cinnamon on the backend. You can attribute the Connecticut Shade wrapper to the plethora of sweet flavors you’ll taste throughout the vintage 2010 from Macanudo.

After you’ve enjoyed the Macanudo Vintage 2010 from our Top 5 sampler, you can hop on over to JR Cigars and get it in two other sizes that are sold in a box of 20. Not only are you experiencing a delicious Connecticut-wrapped cigar with this one, but with each puff, you take you’ll be partaking in some sort of history.

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Joya de Nicaragua Antano Connecticut

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Henry Clay War Hawk

Finally, a cigar that hails from Altadis USA lands on our Top 5 Connecticut Wrapped cigars to close out our list. The Henry Clay War Hawk in the 5 x 54 Robusto is a cigar much like the Joya de Nicaragua Antano Connecticut in which its looks are deceiving. Yes, it features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. However, the wrapper mixed with its Broadleaf binder and Honduran filler makes for one powerful smoking session.

While smoking this medium to full-bodied gem, you’ll get flavor notes of nuts, earth, cocoa, and a peppery finish on the backend. Being another fan-favorite within our offices, we’ll automatically tell you to get this smoke as soon as possible. But after you smoke it from our latest Top 5 sampler, you can get the Henry Clay War Hawk in a 6 x 50 Toro, or a 5 x 44 Corona, that each come in a box of 25.

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My Father Connecticut:

Charter Oak:

Asylum Insidious:

Montecristo #2:

Undercrown Shade:

Rocky Vintage 99:


Damaso Padron:

Oliva Connecticut Reserve:

Davidoff Anniversario:

Check out Nicks Top 10 Connecticut cigars. Are these part of your Top 10? All of these smokes are available for purchase at JRCIGARS.COM!


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