La Palina released the Nicaragua Connecticut at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. One of two La Palina releases that year with Nicaragua in its name, the cigar is in collaboration with and manufactured at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Easily available online, a box of 20 Nicaraguan Connecticut is an affordable gift for friends and family who enjoy premium smokes.
Unlike the cigars fuller bodied cousin Nicaragua Oscuro , the Connecticut’s blend is softer with a lighter medium-body. The premium cigar features a smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over aged Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. The blend results in a creamy, full-flavored smoke overflowing with dark roasted coffee, cedar, almonds, cedar and a touch of honeysuckle.
With the reasonable price, you might want to gift a box of La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Robusto with an appropriate spirit, liqueur, wine or gift set of assorted coffees. If you’re unsure of the receivers taste, I recommend a fine selection of coffees or espressos in an attractive package. Equator Coffee & Tea Company offers a set that includes two whole bean blends and two ceramic mugs in a wooden crate. The signature Equator Blend is a medium-dark roast with flavors of cedar, almond and berries elevated by a hint of nutmeg. Mocha Java is a medium-bodied blend with notes of seasoned wood, berry and citrus fruit, and hints of spice and bittersweet cocoa. For aficionados of fine cigars and coffee these two make the perfect gift.