When the Nomad Connecticut was released a couple years ago, the brand’s creator, Fred Rewey, admitted that he had a lot of learning to do as a boutique owner. Fortunately, he already knew quite a bit about blending, which is why this stogie remains one of the company’s most appreciated. At first glance, it may not seem like the kind of blend that should get a lot of attention, as many boutiques have tried to remix their own version of the Connecticut. But Rewey’s is one of the ones that manages to do something different.
The Nomad Connecticut comes with an Ecuadorian wrapper, an Ecuadorian Habano binder, and fillers harvested from Nicaragua and the Dominican. It’s light tan in color and has a look that’s mostly unmarred. The band is red, black and white and displays the name of the company in thick type and the brand’s mark.
The stogie’s flavors include some cinnamon, which is particularly strong, with vanilla, cream, spice, nuts and black pepper. The profile is sweet throughout though the black pepper provides the much-needed contrast with extra heat. Still, it is a medium-full smoke that doesn’t hit hard with nicotine, but does offer some intense flavors. It’s an ideal way for a newer smoker to test their palate with some stronger flavors without taking in too much nicotine, which is a nice touch by Rewey.