Released in 2014 the Cuellar Connecticut Krēmē was meant to be the light, mild, and creamy cigar in the line up, hence the name. Typically a Connie is the last cigar I reach for in my humidor if I want to smoke, but I am trying to open myself up to new experiences, so here I am putting this light skinned beauty on paper.
Construction - Surprisingly this cigar was wonderfully crafted. A lot of times a light shade Connecticut wrapper can be tough to work with do to delicacy, but Villiger did a great job with this cigar. Only one noticed issue up at the cap where it was starting to peel, but ever so slightly and of course being up at the head of the cigar, it really didn’t create any issues.
Burn - It's worth noting this cigar smoked very well, with a nice even burn the whole time and an absolute killer draw that produced ample amounts of smoke. Having an untroubled cigar can really make all the difference.
Flavor - At first, I really liked where this cigar was going in terms of flavor. A mild spice comes along for the ride, really creating a balance with the smooth and creaminess you get, but continued on, the balance begins to drift and the cigar becomes fairly stale. Only on a full retrohale can you really get back some of what was lost in terms of the desirable combination. I wouldn’t put this where I put most connies, which is at the bottom of the pile. It is better than that but It did lack the complexity I was looking for. I just couldn’t get excited about what was presented as the cigar progressed, leaving a lot more to be desired.
The good news is, you won’t be out of pocket much seeing as you will pay roughly $6.50 for this cigar which actually makes it a decent deal all things considered. If you have a preference for lighter Connecticut cigars, you might actually really enjoy this one.
Villiger Cigars was established in 1888 by Jean Villiger in the small town of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, where Villiger remains headquartered to this day. The company manufactures and sells more than 1.5 billion cigars annually, world-wide. Today, under the leadership of Heinrich Villiger, the company prides itself in its commitment to quality in all their products made in many countries around the globe.