Purveyors of Artisanal Cigars
Changing the ways cigar culture is celebrated, Connecticut Shade offers a unique and elevated approach to tobacco traditions at our New England-meets-Havana inspired cigar boutique.
Connecticut tobacco comes from the Old World soils of the Connect River Valley in the New England region of the United States.
Connecticut Shade tobacco is historically the only cigar tobacco from outside of Cuba used to finish Cuban cigars. Sadly, gone are the days of fine Cuban tobacco paired with US-grown Connecticut Shade.
The exciting news is that we have reinterpreted those old world flavors with our flagship line of Connecticut Shade cigars, made with aged Cuban- seed long- filler from three distinct growing regions in Dominican Republic and a Nicaraguan Criollo 98 Cuban- seed binder.
At our boutique, we proudly preserve the integrity of our Boutique Blends and luxury Brand cigars— storing and aging our cigars in original-style humidors, made of Spanish Cedar Wood and featuring individual cigar cradles. This system allows the cigars to breath and settle, resulting in truly capturing the flavor profile intended of the cigar.
Crafted by master growers, rollers, and blenders to create a line of refined cigars for every palate, our Boutique Blends offer mellow to full-bodied cigars made with the highest quality leaves from the Connecticut River Valley Region, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, and exotic tobaccos from Island of Sumatra, Costa Rica and Italy.
Our Curated Collection features classic and luxury global brands recognized for their quality and the masters who made them. At the Connecticut Shade boutique, you will also find regional releases, limited editions, and award-winning, rare cigars.