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SWAG: Brown Connecticut (video)

Rafael Nodal, of Boutique Blends Cigars, took a few minutes to talk to us about the SWAG: Brown Connecticut Cigar.

Find the SWAG: Brown Connecticut here:


Hi, I’m Rafael Nodal from Big Blends. I’m here to tell you a little bit about my Swag line and specifically about my Swag Connecticut. This is the Connecticut Brown.

When I created the Swag line, my marketing tag, marketing line was, “This is not your father’s old Dominican cigar.” Truly it has allowed, the Swag line, to produce new innovations on cigars because the Swag line is created for people that were looking for new cigars. They were tired of the same old cigars that their grandfather used to smoke, and they wanted a little bit more.

I started with my Swag Puro Dominicano, followed by my Swag Black, and right now I just introduced my Swag Connecticut.

This is a different Connecticut because it’s a Connecticut Brown. Connecticut is in a very special wrapper that, as the name implies, is always grown in Connecticut in the United States. However, for the last few years, due to extensive prices continuing to increase in the United States, this wrapper has been grown in Ecuador.

As the cigar smoker matures in their palate and they’re looking for more flavorful and full-bodied cigars, the Connecticut continued to evolve as well. The Connecticut Brown is a hybrid seed of a habano and a Connecticut wrapper. So the result is some of the best characteristics with the Connecticut with the flavor, aroma, unbelievable, beautiful color, but in addition the complexity and body of the habano seed.

So the Swag Connecticut brand is a medium cigar. Normally, when you smoke a Connecticut cigar, you don’t have a lot of body. You have a great flavor, but not necessarily a lot of body. So I invite you to try my Swag Connecticut Brown, a cigar that is not a mild cigar or some smokers in the morning. It is a cigar that will really clean your palate and will let you enjoy some of the characteristics of the Connecticut while giving you a lot of flavor, aroma, and complexity and, in addition, body to the cigar.

It’s some of the innovations that the Swag cigar line has allowed me to do and create cigars with complexity, character, and flavor.

One of my constants, it’s always in my plans, the aroma and complexity. That, for me, is key to have a cigar. So this blend is amazing. I was just talking to some of our friends here at Best Cigar Prices. I smoked the cigar today in Miami at 5:00 in the morning, and that was my first cigar in the morning, 65 degrees outside by the pool with my Cuban coffee. This was my chosen cigar.

I hope you enjoy it, and it doesn’t have to be at 5:00 in the morning. It doesn’t have to be with Cuban coffee. You can do it like me right now as well, with rum, which is one of my favorite pairings.

So I invite you to try this cigar and let us know, to the good people at Best Cigar Prices how you like it. Cheers!