Let’s get cocky again! You may have seen the recent Taking It To The Nub show with Douglas and Bryant Bocock, the tow Honduran brothers who founded Bocock Brothers Cigars. I won’t get into the detail of their company as you can easily watch the show here. Today I want to focus on another one of their World Traveler collection – the Connecticut. This will be the second of three reviews I have done on this collection. The first was the Maduro. I still have to get to the Habano.
The company notes on their website:
“This Connecticut cigar was the first of the collection. The pursuit for the perfect mild cigar gave shape to this delightful creation. It boasts an impeccable balance of wood, leather & spice. Its decadent Connecticut wrapper is combined with a Costa Rican binder and a blend of Honduran & Nicaraguan long-fillers. A true winner; it is smooth & creamy with notes of vanilla and peppery spice.“
The blend is described as:
- Wrapper: Honduras
- Binder: Costa Rica
- Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua
You may notice that the wrapper is described as Honduran. Yes. it is a Honduran grown Connecticut leaf that is used on this. You may see some sites state that it is a USA Connecticut but they are mistaken.
The Bocock Brothers World Traveler Connecticut is expressed in 3 different vitolas and come packaged in 20-count boxes:
- Robusto (5 x 50) – MSRP $9.50
- Toro (6 x 52) – MSRP $9.60
- Churchill (7 x 48) – MSRP $9.70
For this review, I sampled 3 of the robustos which I received from the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press.
The Bocock Brothers World Traveler Connecticut is firmly packed cigar that sports a medium tan and smooth wrapper that has a slight oily sheen. There are a minimal amount of veins in the wrapper and the cigar is finished with a well applied cap.
Like it brethren the Maduro, the Connecticut is adorned with two bands, this time using a white, gold, and black motif. The design is the same with the primary band proudly displaying the company logo and the secondary band just below it denoting it is part of the “WORLD TRAVELER” collection.
Running the World Traveler Connecticut across the nose, I picked up a slightly pungent fermented leaf note off the foot and the barrel was light on aroma.
I sliced the cap straight across the shoulder and gave it some cold draw puffs that had just the right restriction for me and offered notes of butter and mild red pepper.
Using a lit cedar spill, I warmed the foot of the cigar gently with the soft flame and drew in the first puffs of peppery spice and a touch of cedar to start the experience. Follow along as I “Get COCKY” and burn this one to ash.
Cigar Review Notes
- Early notes of cedar and pepper spice start the journey
- Solid white ash forms on top of a thin and fairly even char line
- The early cedar notes are becoming more pronounced after an inch of burn as the pepper recedes
- Butter cracker aroma is wafting off the foot
- Natural tobacco sweetness starts to form creating a nice balance to the introduction
- A mild wave in the burn has formed under the extreme solid ash
- Smoke is smooth and medium volume
- Ash finally fell after a long run and revealed a slightly off centered burn cone
- Dry fruit notes enter the mix
- Dark chocolate notes add to the pleasure midway
- Aroma shifts to a syrupy note deep in the second third
- Lingering fruit notes
- Growing spice notes in the final
- Medium Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 20 minutes
I have to say, I found the Bocock Brothers World Traveler Connecticut Robusto to be a very pleasant smoking experience with its balanced flavors and medium strength. This is certainly a cigar I would, and have enjoyed, as my morning cigar. With its early cedar, butter cracker, and natural sweetness, the profile had me interested from the first puffs. Though not overly complex, there were excellent transitions and nuanced notes throughout the burn in both flavor and aroma making one of the better Conny’s out there. The construction was solid with an extreme ash and decent burn line. I would love to try this blend in the Churchill vitola. This is a box worthy cigar. I rate this a solid 95.
Point Deductions: (-1) Mild Wave in Burn; (-1) Slightly Off Centered Burn Cone
Bonus Points: (+1) Buy a Box; (+1) Enjoyable and Consistent across Multiple Samples; (+1) Long Ash