Cigar Review: Don Ramon Connecticut
Today we will review a cigar from H.J. Bailey. They are a family owned wholesale cigar distributor that has been in business for over 75 years. Cigar Inspector spoke with Andrew Roth about this release and says that this line of cigars were named after Raymond Roth the founder of H.J. Baily. It started as a B&M and has turned into the leading wholesale cigar distributor in the United States.
Since it seems that I have lost my taste for Connecticut wrappers I sent a couple members of the cigar forum some cigars to review to be fair and this is what they had to say.
Country: Honduras (Camacho factory)
Wrapper: Honduran Shade Connecticut
Price:Â I could not find online
Reviewer #1: Very nice blemish free wrapper with small veins. Sight grassy scent at the foot and head after clipping the triple cap. It had a very easy draw.
Reviewer #2: Construction wise, the cigar was superb. The wrapper was smooth with small veins and a few water spots.
Reviewer #1: I had a nice even burn from beginning to end. The ash held well, but tapped off easily.
Reviewer #2: The ash was light gray with medium density.
Reviewer #1: The first half started off grassy with a slight cedar taste. In the second half I noticed more of a leather taste. I really enjoyed the flavors when I retrohaled this cigar.
Reviewer #2: On flavor I found it lacking the first two thirds. It was pretty much wood and leather with a bit of bitter charcoal. It reminds me a bit of a 5 Vegas Gold (except for the charcoal bit). During the last third it redeems itself. A nice nutty flavor surfaces and the bitter charcoal goes away. It really surprised me how smooth the last bit was. No harshness at the end.
Reviewer #1: My very first premium cigar was Honduran and this cigar reminded me of that first experience. This is a high quality mild cigar that I look forward to enjoying again. I think it would go well with my morning coffee.
Reviewer #2: I’ve been really into Connecticut wrappers lately, but this one was just kind of bland through the beginning. I wouldn’t mind giving a smaller size a try.