At a glance, it’s obvious the Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee does not bear a Connecticut shade wrapper as the name might suggest. I did a little more research and learned it’s actually a Connecticut-grown, Havana-seed leaf. This explains the darker color and somewhat rougher texture.
This is a medium-body cigar with a bold kick to it, almost a hard, nutty flavor and texture. It’s not something I would normally prefer, but it grew on me as I smoked it. In the shelter of a friend’s heated garage, I didn’t have to worry about winds causing canoeing or the cold cutting my smoke short, so I was able to take my time and savor this well-built cigar. The smoke itself was wispy but significant, enough you know it’s there without clouding up the closed garage or clinging to clothing.
This wasn’t a knuckler, but I certainly got full value from it. This is not a cigar I would go out of the way to drop in my humidor, but I do recommend it for anyone looking for a bolder flavor but isn’t into the spicier or richer flavor of a maduro.