Rafael Nodal, President of Boutique Blends, finds inspiration in the most unique of places. The origin of Swag cigars has already been well-documented; but if you've never heard the story, all we need to tell you is that it involves Rafael's son, Lil' Wayne & the Grammys. Since then, his brands have garnered a reputation - and high ratings - for wringing incredible volumes of flavor from the Dominican tobaccos Nodal uses in his blends. He also has helped put to rest the notion that Dominican cigars are mild: even his more mellow cigars (if you can call them that) load up the palate with full body and flavor.
Swag, Rafael will tell you, is "not for everyone." His brand's current focus is on creating blends that are designed to surprise even the most discriminating palates with complexity, and for the cigar to leave its mark by way of its character. And that got us thinking, let's do a Swag Connecticut cigar review and see what this new stick - released at the cigar industry's IPCPR trade show - could do. Because we were curious: with his sterling reputation for beefy, full-bodied cigars at hand, was it possible that Rafael Nodal was able to refine the boldness of the Swag blend with this Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper? Take a gander and see for yourself, as the Advisor panelists smoke their way through this Swag Connecticut cigar review. Watch the video now, and be sure to see our included Swag Connecticut tasting notes underneath!