Connecticut Shade wrapper was a theme for Duran Cigars. One strategic advantage is that the company is able to source Ecuadorian grown Connecticut Shade wrapper from its plantation in Ecuador. Prior to IPCPR, the company announced the Azan Blue Connecticut – a premium release using its Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigar. At this year’s trade show, the company’s value-priced Nicatabaco line also saw a new Connecticut Shade offering known as Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 5.

The Nicatabaco Factory Blend series gets its name from Duran Cigars’ factory name in Nicaragua. The line was launched last year with the Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 2, an Ecuadorian Habano offering. Now the Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 5 adds a Connecticut Shade offering.

Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 5 is available in five sizes – each sold in 20 count bundles. Pricing ranges from $1.70 to $2.40 per cigar.



At a glance, here is a look at Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 5:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Nicatabaco SA)

Vitolas Available

Minuto: 4 1/2 x 42
Robusto: 4 7/8 x 50
Toro: 5 7/8 x 52
Toro De Luxe: 6 x 56
Churchill: 7 x 50

Photo Credits: Cigar Coop