You might not have heard of C&C cigars as they are hard to find and are fairly new on the market, but you should not dismiss them as they offer 3 different blends that will satisfy just about everyone’s taste and are affordable to satisfy everyone’s pocket! C&C cigars, headquartered in Bradenton, Florida, are the creation of Cusano’s, Joe Chiusano. With their debut in 2011 at the IPCPR Trade Show, it is their team’s latest brand which was created as the “Everyday Cigar” for the smoker who enjoys lighting up daily, yet is affordable. It is not an overpowering cigar yet offers a medium-bodied profile which can be enjoyed any time of day either before a meal, with a meal or after a meal. The C&C offers 3 wonderful and unique blends, Connecticut, Corojo and the LRMD (Limited Release Maduro).
CONNECTICUT: The C&C Connecticut blend is the mildest of the 3. Visually pleasing with its golden brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, it is equally pleasing on the palate with the flavorful Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers and binder that take this cigar to the next level with added depth and complexity. The outcome is a smooth and mild smoking experience leaving notes of nuts and creamy tobacco on your palate.
COROJO: The Corojo line was created as a tribute to the classic Cuban cigar with an emphasis on capturing the essence of “Old Havana.” Hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic the Corojo line utilizes a reddish-brown Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper enveloping a Dominican binder, and in the heart of the blend, Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers. The end result is a medium-bodied, smooth stogie with a long finish and a tinge of spice. Always satisfying, certainly complex and hearty and within everyone’s budget.
LRMD: The Limited Release Maduro is C&C’s premium boxed cigar line. It is their medium to full bodied cigar using fermented maduro wrapper along with copious amounts of Dominican Ligero tobacco. The LRMD is certainly more bold than the other 2 blends surprising you with notes of espresso, leather and a slight sweetness finishing off with a rich and long finish.
The C&C trio blends are available in 3 sizes: Churchill, Robusto and Toro, at very reasonable prices. The C&C experience will leave you satisfied from start to end, because it was designed with a discerning palate in mind.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Flavor: Connecticut – Mild, Corojo – Medium, LRMD – Medium to Full
Wrapper: Connecticut – Ecuadorian Connecicut, Corojo – Ecuadorian Corojo, LRMD – Dominican Ligero
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Cuban Seed
To order the C&C Cigars please visit MyDiscountCigar.com.
~ Love, Peace, Cigars ~
A Review of the C&C Corojo Churchill Cigar by Katmancross
Filler: Dominican Cuban Seed
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Size: Churchill 7 x 50
Retail Price: $70-$80 for a box of 18
C & C Cigars debuted at the 2011 IPCPR Trade Show. The brouhaha about this cigar is that Joe Chiusano wanted to present a high premium cigar at budget prices. A lot of people have gone down this road….with not much success. The biggest issue is usually a cigar that takes months and months of humidor aging before it has any character. And we guys are an impatient lot. We want instant gratification. We want to be able to remove the cello from the stick, light it up, and go, “Ahhhh…..”
Well the C&C Corojo Churchill comes close. I bought a box. This was not a sampler provided by the manufacturer. I opened and smoked a Churchill on the same day it arrived. I tasted great potential but a not ready for prime time cigar…quite yet. I tried again in a couple of weeks and magic had happened. A spicy, complex cigar arose from the ashes of the UPS truck.
And then two weeks later, Voila! An excellent cigar that would match any $10 stick I can think of.
Chiusano and his ex-Davidoff team of Jeff Aronson, Maurice Tisseur, and my new buddy, Shane Hays….cooked up 3 blends that are made in the DR. The C&C line, beside the Corojo, is the Maduro and the Connecticut.
The C&C Corojo Churchill is somewhat rustic looking. It has a nice orange-ish hue with lots of small veins. It has the traditional Cuban triple cap. The prelight aroma has a slightly sweet graham cracker/manure smell to it. At the foot, it intensifies.
I am smoking a 5 week humidor aged sample. At light up, I get a blast of spice and graham cracker. The first puff deals out some complexity immediately. There is a tad bit of oak, leather, and a red pepper tang.
Because I am smoking a C&C Corojo Churchill, the complexity changes slowly as compared to a Robusto. But that’s what I enjoy….the slow, surprising changes in taste and flavor profile.
About an inch in, the spice is tamped down by a sweet molasses and then bread….no, toast. Yes, you can taste toast in a cigar. It has a long finish that has me smacking my lips.
The C&C Corojo Churchill cigar is a hearty medium body. It starts there and ends there making it a perfect first cigar of the day or a nice change up from the very full body cigars I smoke.
Throughout the saga of the stick, which ended up being 90 minutes…the flavor profile changes oh so delicately and with delightful subtlety.
I’m down to the last third and I’m being pummeled by flavors. The spice is a delight. I am a big spice fan. I love the Pete Johnson, Garcia, Bradley, A.Castro stuff. They smack you with pepper. I love that.
The spiciness though in this fine stick never bowls you over. The C&C Corojo Churchill is solid. All of the earlier flavors have developed a maturity and depth. They intermingle and swirl around each other right to the end.
I predict big things for this company. Especially since the price point is ridiculous at $4 per stick.
I cannot think of any other $4 stick that comes close to the C&C Corojo Churchill.
Good on ya’ boys at C & C.