Nub Connecticut 354
NUb Connecticut cigars are unlike anything you've smoked before. Manufactured by the Oliva Cigar Co., the concept is a cigar which, instead of just having a 'sweet spot,' is in its entirety a 'sweet spot.' NUb delivers, too; with their large ring gauges and short lengths, routinely smoking for over an hour! Sporting a light, creamy Connecticut wrapper and a Nicaraguan core, this nub renders a smooth, medium-bodied smoke laced with complex woody and toasty flavors. A must-try!
I tried my first Nub Connecticut fairly recently and have smoked several since. When I first bought this cigar, I did so mainly because I thought they were funny... I was not expecting much. The Nub Connecticut 354 blew me away, it has plenty of complex and toasty flavors which are quite enjoyable. I also got a kind of almond flavor from the cigar. The construction was okay, though the outer wrapper may flake off in places as smoked. The burn is okay as well, if you light it poorly, it tends to straighten itself out decently well. The smoke output is good too, though because the cigar has a decently wide ring gauge, the smoke has a tendency to blow back in your face towards the end of the smoking session, which can become unbearable. I personally love these medium strength cigars. I plan on buying more in the near future! I highly recommend these cigars.. I should add that they would be great to hand out to friends or company too due to the fact that they are enjoyable both from a smoking and aesthetics perspective!
This was my first Nub cigar and I have to say I wasn't impressed. It canoed the entire time and I had to keep touching it up. Not sure if it was my fault or not but I toasted it pretty well and evenly but I had to touch it up 4 times. The taste was a bit lacking and the cap had a few minor inconsistencies. I would give it another try but from the one attempt, I wasn't impressed. The draw was very smooth though so I have to give it that.
I was disappointed in the wrapper as a bit of it fell apart as I prepared the cigar for smoking. Towards the end the outer cigar wrapper had completely came off, could have just been this cigar. Besides that the taste was a great medium with light spice with 2/3 smoked it became a bit stronger but just the right amount. The burn was a min of 90 points as it was consistent and with a great draw. I would buy this cigar again,hopefully the wrapper incident was a one time issue.