Review of Buffalo Ten Connecticut Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Buffalo Ten Connecticut cigars by Artista Cigars (formerly El Artista) were introduced in 2021, and are the third release in the company's Buffalo Ten line which began in 2019. The Buffalo Ten Connecticut is made with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, African Cameroon binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos. These cigars are available in just one size, a box pressed Toro measuring six inches in length with a ring gauge of 50, and having a price tag of only $5 per stick.
The Buffalo Ten Connecticut cigar began with a modest peppery taste, and the smoke was medium bodied. After the first 5-10 minutes, a hint of nuts emerged as the pepper taste lingered. Very minimal hints of sweetness also complimented the mix of flavors. After about 25 minutes, a cedar taste joined in and overtook the nutty favor, but the pepper continued to hang on. The cedar flavor became gradually more intense as I continued to smoke, and was accompanied by a fading peppery taste that remained until the very end.
The Buffalo Ten Connecticut cigar was very well made and had a great draw, held a long ash, and had a mostly even burn. No relights were required during the 55 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. One minor touch-up was applied at 35 minutes into the smoke, just to keep the burn perfectly even.
The Buffalo Ten Connecticut cigar was very enjoyable, especially for being only a $5 stogie. It had a good box-pressed feel and smoked more like a $10 stick. Buffalo Ten Connecticut is very good cigar and a great value worthy of a 4 point rating on a 5-point scale. Being a boutique brand with a low price, these cigars may not always be available at some popular online retailers. But not to worry, I was able to find some at SmokeInn.com.