The draw was a little loose in my opinion, not to my liking, and I felt it produced a fast smoking experience. I really had to take my time on the cigar for it to smoke at a slower level.
The Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro was a major disappointment as a cigar and really a shame for the Indian Motorcycle brand. I have always had great success with Indian Motorcycle offerings, Debonaire offerings as well, but this just did not deliver. From my understanding, this is not just a personal experience and failure, but consistently disappointing amongst those who have smoked it. It lacked in flavors, transitioning and depth, and it is unfair to say this is a “grandfather style Connecticut.” That does not justify its poor experience. On top of that, the bands were applied poorly, cigar glue everywhere and I had additional tobacco hidden beneath the main band. I also don’t think this cigar is actually a 52 ring gauge. Definitely not a cigar I would come back to or recommend, and I don’t see this being successful in Canada before it attempts to crawls its way back to life in the U.S.A.