"I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form." Winston Churchill
Among cigar aficionados, the Churchill format is one of the most popular. The namesake of the vitola, Winston Churchill was rumored to smoke 6 to 8 and perhaps up to 10 cigars a day and preferred the topmost vitola. The vitola of a traditional Churchill cigar is 47-50 x 7. Here we introduce you to the Oliva Cigar Company’s newest edition to there already stellar cigar line, The Connecticut Reserve Churchill.
The Connecticut Reserve Churchill 50 x 7 is a milder, mellower blend from Oliva Cigar Company. The Connecticut Reserve is a blend of the finest Nicaraguan long fillers and binder and finished with a natural, light brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.
The solidly constructed Oliva Connecticut Reserve features the super smooth and creamy qualities you would expect from an Oliva cigar. The mild to medium-bodied cigar displays rich woodsy flavors and the smoke is silky and smooth. The blending has subtle notes of coffee, cream and wood with hints of toasted almonds and buttered toast.
The mellowness of the Connecticut Reserve Churchill makes it a perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee.
In London, I conducted my research on the Churchill size and found the history quite conflicting. Some say Winston Churchill received gifts of the large sticks with his name on them. While full boxes of Romeo y Julieta Churchills in aluminum tubes were sold by Dunhills in 1956. Whether Winston Churchill himself smoked a cigar bearing his name is unclear, the history is fascinating. If you are interested in the Churchill cigar history, a trip to London is well worth it.