A few years ago the Oliva Cigar Company wanted to introduce a milder cigar to their already exquisite line of full-bodied cigars. The company had recently achieved great reviews and awards for their Serie V Melanio. So the staff decided the Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler paired with the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper would make a wonderful addition.
People seeking Cuban flavor at a reasonable price should make it a priority to seek out the Oliva Cigar Company’s Connecticut Reserve series. Available in a variety of vitolas, the Double Toro is 6 x 60. The lightest of wrappers in the Oliva Cigar Company’s line, the Connecticut Reserve though milder, is packed with flavor. For the occasional or frequent cigar smoker, this box of twenty makes a great addition to your humidor.
Perfectly balanced, the Connecticut Reserve is a nuanced, mild to medium bodied cigar. The shade-wrapper and Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler complement each other creating mellower flavors and aromas with light hints of coffee, pepper and cedar. On the tongue the light smoke is billowy and creamy.
A rich espresso in the Cubano style makes a superb pairing. Or if you’re enjoying your cigar in the evening a noble cognac such as Pierre Ferrand Cigare Reserve is a magnificent companion.
Whether you’re 90 miles off the coast of Florida or on a small lake in the middle of nowhere, climb in your boat and enjoy the Cuban flavors of the Connecticut Reserve Double Toro.