Connecticut or Maduro? Every cigar aficionado has a favorite between the two, but with the endless options it can be impossible to choose! In addition to countless variations, what exactly is the difference between a Connecticut and maduro wrapper? The first thing to know is that Connecticut does not mean mild and maduro does not me full bodied! Instead a Connecticut wrapper comes from a tobacco leaf either grown in the Connecticut River Valley or using a Connecticut Leaf. A maduro wrapper simply means that the tobacco leaf has been given extra time to ferment and is much more ripe than other traditional tobacco leaves. Often times you will see a maduro wrapper being a Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco, meaning a Connecticut see tobacco leaf was given extra time to grow and is much more ripe and darker than its Connecticut Shade brother.
With the difference between the two out of the way lets look at some of the best Connecticut wrapped cigars and the top maduro wrapped cigars! If you are looking for a high quality yet affordable premium cigar we always recommend either the Quorum Shade Grown or the Quorum Maduro! Try them and you will see why they are the top premium cigar bundle in the world! Additionally, some cigars such as the Joya de Nicaragua Antano CT have ranked in the top cigars of the year with a Connecticut wrapper! While maduro wrapped cigars feature in the top cigar rankings frequently, with standouts like Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Maduro Figurado and the Rocky Patel the Edge Maduro line!
Q: What does Connecticut mean on a cigar?
A: The Connecticut leaf is one of the most common types of a natural cigar wrapper. While Connecticut seed can be grown anywhere, two types are most common: Connecticut Valley leaf, grown in Connecticut under thin sheets of cloth, is a lighter, more even color. And the Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Grown, using a Connecticut seed grown under shade in Ecuador’s tobacco fields.
Q: Are Maduro cigars better?
A: Dark, rich, with notes of the earth they grow from, Maduro-wrapped cigars are a staple among cigar aficionados. Of all the various shades of brown maduro cigars are the darkest and provide a wide variety of taste. From sweet and mellow flavors to a robusto and hearty smoke that cigar connoisseurs appreciate.
Q: Are Darker cigars stronger?
A: In general, the darker the color of tobacco the stronger the flavor may be. However, a dark tobacco leaf wrapper does not mean it will absolutely be a stronger cigar. If the filler of the cigar is lighter, the cigar may trend towards medium or even mild in body.