My Father Connecticut Toro is a mellower cigar from the Garcia family. However the mild to medium-bodied cigar does no lack in rich, full flavors. The Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper encompasses carefully selected Nicaraguan Corojo 99’ binder and Nicaraguan Habano and Criollo long-fillers. All the tobaccos come from the Garcia family’s farms in Estelí, Nicaragua, except for the wrapper. According to vice president, Janny Garcia “It truly is the one cigar that was missing in our lineup. It is absolutely a mild cigar but definitely full-flavored.”
My Father Connecticut's flavors develop over time from a sweet, peanut-like nuttiness, to creamy nougat, and hence a slight mint; a flavor profile which is very unique when compared to My Father's other cigars. Also unique is the incredible price at which you will find these cigars online when shopping at elcigarshop.com!
Pairing the unconventional My Father Connecticut was a bit difficult. The sweet taste of peanuts didn’t call out for a Bordeaux, cognac or even scotch. I decided on a different approach to the mellow smoke and I selected a Hop flavored whiskey from Charbay. Aged for 29 months in French oak, the stout whiskey is a blend of over five malts and several different hops. This blend creates complex flavors of vanilla, coffee, and dried fruit with chewy brown spice. Although I was weary at first, after I lit up the My Father Connecticut and poured a neat glass of the stout-like whiskey, I was pleasantly surprised of the grouping.
With my second My Father I went even further, exploring a beer selection for something sweet and perhaps with notes of nuts. I had a six pack of Honey Brown Lager, but thought that was too ordinary. Then the name “Lug Nut” caught my eye. The medium bodied lager has hints of caramel, malt and sweet cream. As I lingered on the front porch with my cigar and lager, I suddenly captured hints of tobacco from the beer. The complex blend of the two was an absolute treat.