Torch Connecticut by Veritas

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Jalapa Nicaragua
Toro: 6 x 50
Price: ~$7.00

Veritas Cigars is a company that is based in Delaware and produces their cigars out of Nicaragua. They have a primary brand called Torch that comes in three varieties: Maduro, Sun-Grown Habano, and Ecuadorian Shade.

The fact that this cigar had a Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and an Indonesian binder led me to infer that I was in for a milder smoke – and I was right. This is pretty much a mild strength smoke. The flavors are going to be much more on the subtle side – starting mild-bodied and progressing to mild to medium in the second third.

This cigar did demonstrate a decent amount of complexity. It has notes of cream, wood, pepper, and grass. It starts out more on the creamy side in the first third. It transitions to a more grassy profile in the second third, and the last third sees an increase in spice.

It’s a well made cigar with some nice flavors. The burn and draw were excellent. While it wouldn’t be my first choice of a Connecticut Shade cigar, it still performed nicely. It’s definitely worth trying one or two to see if its in your wheelhouse.