Casa Magna has remained one of Quesada’s strongest brands since taking home the surprise Cigar of the Year award from Cigar Aficionado in 2008 with the debut line, Casa Magna Colorado. This was aided by the brand’s high value/cost ratio, delivering relatively consistent performances over the past decade-plus. Curiously, the cigars had long been rolled in Nicaragua out of the Plasencia Cigars factory, despite Quesada owning and operating their own factory in the DR. This trend seemed to shift with the introduction of the Casa Magna Liga F cigar in 2021, and Quesada continued forward in 2022, offering the Casa Magna Connecticut cigar as the lightest-wrapped Casa Magna to date. However, just because Quesada took the Casa Magna out of Nicaragua, doesn’t mean they took the Nicaragua out of Casa Magna. Despite the move to the DR, the blend is rolled without Dominican tobacco, focusing on a Nicaraguan core and being finished with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that is a touch darker than the norm. The resulting experience is on the lighter side of medium, being balanced and focused on quality construction and dependable flavor. Sample after sample, the cigar does not waver, offering easily approachable flavors of cedar, buttered toast, and a creaminess on par with a custard-filled Bismarck doughnut.
Casa Magna Connecticut Breakdown
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Factory: Tabacos de Exportación (Dominican Republic)
Production: Regular Production
Price: $9.40–$9.90 (MSRP)
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