Cubo Claro by Dapper

Not your typical Connecticut

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Ecuadorian Connecticut
Vitola (Size)
Corona (6 x 44)
Price (USD)

We got another from from Dapper and man oh man was this cigar a prime example of not judging a book by it’s cover. Typically light shade Connecticut cigars are not my forte, but this one.. This one for me was an anomaly.

First off I was a bit surprised how silky the wrapper was on this cigar and even more so the fact that I have had it in my humidor for at least a year and it remained perfectly preserved, just waiting for it’s turn to audition. 

Now the Corona vitola is by far one of my favorites so I was excited this was the one I was reviewing. My experience however would remind me how many issues I have had with other cigars in this size, specifically with pitting and dead pockets. This cigar though? Not even one burn flaw to note. It was consistent, easy drawing, and one which I could confidently put down for 5 minutes and return right back to where I left off. 

More so than anything else, I really appreciated the mildness of this cigar, despite the little pepper that is lurking in the background like a creepy stalker. It’s simple yet satisfying offering up a cinnamon earthiness that to me if very desirable and one that has some relation to a traditional Cuban. It is fairly one dimensional however, so if you don't appreciate the constant subtle spice and earthy tones, this likely won’t be in your wheelhouse. 



$9.50 is about the average cost for this smoke, which personally for me, is appropriate. If you are a Connecticut fan, get your hands on it. If you aren’t a Connecticut fan, you should still get your hands on it. This cigar isn’t challenging to the palate, so i feel it can really be enjoyed by a full spectrum of cigar smokers.  

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Dapper Cigar Co.

Dapper Cigar Co. is artisanal cigar company behind the brands Cubo, El Borracho, and La Madrina.  From a passionate consumer to a tourist in Central America to a brand owner, Ian Reith blends cigars that hit like he's been in the business for generations.

Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.