It was the cigar boom of the 1990s that gave Asylum co-founder Tom Lazuka the cigar bug. He left his business as a young restaurant entrepreneur and became a sales rep for Colibri and Camacho. If you want to enter the cigar business and go all in, get a job where you can find the allies you need. That’s exactly what Lazuka found in Camacho‘s Christian Eiroa—not only a future business partner but one with the tools and know-how that comes from producing numerous 90+ rated blends.
Asylum wasted no time filling one of the holes they saw in the cigar industry—there weren’t many stogies with ring gauges larger than 60. Well, Asylum filled the gap quickly by taking some sticks all the way to 8 x 80! For Asylum 13 Connecticut cigars, they are available in 5 x 50, 6 x 60, and 7 x 70. Nothing wrong with looking like a rebel deep in thought while smoking one of these fatties.
Asylum 13 Connecticut cigars are blended by Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka at Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Honduras. A shiny, butterscotch gold Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf covers a Honduran binder and long-fillers, and this Connecticut is ready for its closeup. Asylum 13 Connecticut cigars are a bit out of the typical Asylum playbook in that they favor a slight departure from their usual brand of full-strength sticks. That said, these smokes are no pushovers.
The cigars are of excellent construction with minimal visible veins. The cold draw is sweet and earthy. Once lit, expect billowing clouds of creamy smoke laced with cedar, pepper, and earth.
Into the second third and the cedar and earth are chugging along. The pepper is still around but nothing overbearing.
Heading into the last third and this mild-medium stick is all about the balance. The pepper, earth, and cedar are increasing, but none more than the other. This is a really cool take on the Connecticut. Don’t miss it!
Please enjoy Asylum 13 Connecticut cigars at your leisure.