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    That's it just dropped off by the postie, looking forward to trying these!

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    The brigher versions had the band slightly attached to the wrapper. I tried my best, but most of them have suffered a bit of wrapper damage, but still draw fine.

    Enjoy everyone and share your thoughts!

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    Got mine too thanks

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    Arrived safely. Thank you.
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    Mine arrived safe - looking forward to these !


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    Thanks, got mine too.

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    Mine arrived safe too, I'm on the bbq early tomorrow so will be lighting one for breakfast.

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    Well given the unique set up for this COTM I decided to turn these beauties to ash side by side!

    Cold Draw

    Connecticut (C) - beautiful construction, just the right amount of resistance. This gave off a barnyard note, but weirdly also reminded me of Horlicks; all milky oatmeal.

    Manduro (M) - again, construction is faultless, and also had the barnyard notes but also a sweet leatheriness to it.


    1st third

    C - A honey sweetness gets the party started, with a cinnamon spice, all followed by a buttery mouthfeel and milky notes.

    M - Rich chocolate and coffee is the kicker here, but also the cinnamon notes as with the sister stick. By the latter puffs a treacle sweetness started to emerge.

    2nd third

    C - Cinnamon spice continues, but it starts to become quite floral with a vanilla creaminess to it. However, by the end of this third white pepper shows his face, gatecrashes the party.

    M - Treacle comes into its own, followed by the sweet spices. Reminds me of rum, with its sticky, dried fruitiness. Delicious!

    Final third -

    C - White pepper is in control of the music, and itís a spicy affair! Wood starts to come through in the final inch, or I guess someone left their toast too long under the grill.

    M - Itís a piss up! Like a rum soaked fruitcake that has Aunty Doris telling the family about the time she gave the vicar a happy ending. Like the vicar, I was gleefully pulled along for the ride, and sad when then car pulled up to its final destination!

    I really enjoyed these smokes! Both were tasty in their own right, and for all flavour notes were shared (Iím looking at you vanilla and cinnamon), the wrappers really did change their overall nature. Like twin sisters separated at birth, and raised by two very different families!

    Great way to see how the wrappers invoke their mark upon the cigar as a whole, and a brilliant COTM experiment! Thank you, sir for the pleasure!

    For what itís worth, Iíll be getting a box of the manduros (hold on Doris, thereís juice left in the vicar), but I will also grab a fistful of the Connecticutís too.







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    Interesting; may have to try this approach myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedame007 View Post
    Well given the unique set up for this COTM I decided to turn these beauties to ash side by side!

    Cold Draw

    Connecticut (C) - beautiful construction, just the right amount of resistance. This gave off a barnyard note, but weirdly also reminded me of Horlicks; all milky oatmeal.

    Manduro (M) - again, construction is faultless, and also had the barnyard notes but also a sweet leatheriness to it.


    1st third

    C - A honey sweetness gets the party started, with a cinnamon spice, all followed by a buttery mouthfeel and milky notes.

    M - Rich chocolate and coffee is the kicker here, but also the cinnamon notes as with the sister stick. By the latter puffs a treacle sweetness started to emerge.

    2nd third

    C - Cinnamon spice continues, but it starts to become quite floral with a vanilla creaminess to it. However, by the end of this third white pepper shows his face, gatecrashes the party.

    M - Treacle comes into its own, followed by the sweet spices. Reminds me of rum, with its sticky, dried fruitiness. Delicious!

    Final third -

    C - White pepper is in control of the music, and itís a spicy affair! Wood starts to come through in the final inch, or I guess someone left their toast too long under the grill.

    M - Itís a piss up! Like a rum soaked fruitcake that has Aunty Doris telling the family about the time she gave the vicar a happy ending. Like the vicar, I was gleefully pulled along for the ride, and sad when then car pulled up to its final destination!

    I really enjoyed these smokes! Both were tasty in their own right, and for all flavour notes were shared (Iím looking at you vanilla and cinnamon), the wrappers really did change their overall nature. Like twin sisters separated at birth, and raised by two very different families!

    Great way to see how the wrappers invoke their mark upon the cigar as a whole, and a brilliant COTM experiment! Thank you, sir for the pleasure!

    For what itís worth, Iíll be getting a box of the manduros (hold on Doris, thereís juice left in the vicar), but I will also grab a fistful of the Connecticutís too.







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    What a fantastic review - thanks for sharing


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