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Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut Shade Cigars
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Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut Shade

Smooooooooth to the core

When most brands put out bundled cigars, they make them from the leftover remnants of their more premium products… not Drew Estate. No sir, these aren’t seconds or fumas, Factory Smokes are a blend designed specifically for the bundled space, delivering the ultimate combination of value and excellence from one of the original innovators in the game – Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate fame. 

Wrapped in a sleek and smooth Connecticut wrapper leaf overtop Indonesian binder, this one should have you grinning from ear to ear if you love burning a cigar while you mow the lawn, man the BBQ, or just chilling on your porch after another long day. The burn and draw are as crisp as you’d expect from the DE brand, delivering a crisp, clean profile with slight cedar, the faintest hints of black pepper, and a creamy core of natural tobacco flavor. Grab yourself a bundle today, and don’t look back – this is the future of bundled enjoyment.

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 25Backordered$45.00
save $8.1018% off
$36.90
Gordito (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 25Backordered$52.50
save $9.4518% off
$43.05
Robusto (5.0"x54)
Pack of 25Backordered$40.00
save $7.2018% off
$32.80
Toro (6.0"x52)
Pack of 25Backordered$42.50
save $7.6518% off
$34.85
Overall Rating4.29 out of 5 Based on 147 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut Shade”

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4 out of 5
Quality Very Mild Connecticut Shade from Drew Estates
These have a lighter flavor profile than I was expecting. Now, that's just a personal preference and only reason why I took off one star. Quality wise - these are definitely up to Drew Estate standards. Well rolled, quality cap, and great tobacco within it. Lights evenly and maintains a steady burn. Recommend a punch-cut for these. The caps are perfect for it. So, if the flavor profile is your taste, definitely worth it.
4 out of 5
A good morning cigar
Easy draw, nice even burn and a light mild flavor.
5 out of 5
Burn was not good, the
Burn was not good, the flavor is mild, and smoke is OK. I will buy them again. The burn issue is not frequent.
3 out of 5
Good morning cigar with coffee
Draw is excellent. The burn is good, with moderate smoke output. The cigar is mild to medium. Construction is loose however, without longcut filler. Good cigar in the morning with coffee. Price point is very good considering the quality.
4 out of 5
Well made easy draw cigar.
Well made easy draw cigar.
4 out of 5
Solid economy smoke!
Good flavor, good burn, definitely all you could hope for at the price point. Will order again. This is what all value priced smokes should aspire to be!
3 out of 5
A good yard smoke
If you don't mind a few tobacco pieces these are a good yard/garage everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Nice 6/60
Smooth taste
4 out of 5
every day smoke
a well made every day smoke smooth
4 out of 5
I enjoyed this cigar, will
I enjoyed this cigar, will order again
4 out of 5
Good value grillin cigar
Good value grillin cigar
5 out of 5
Good smoke for the price.
Good smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
Aroma excellent. Burn excellent. Filler
Aroma excellent. Burn excellent. Filler and wrap too loose at cap.
3 out of 5
GREAT BUY
For the money it is a great smoke and buy.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Good everyday stick. Outstanding price!
5 out of 5
Factory Smokes
A nice smooth smoke for an evening on the porch!
5 out of 5
great everyday
great everyday
5 out of 5
I like the size and
I like the size and length. Mellow smoke.
5 out of 5
Great buy!
Mild, well constructed cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
Great value!
Incredible smoke for the price. Tons of smoke and an even burn. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Great flavor
Mild Well constructed Rosted nuts Great price
5 out of 5
Factory Smokes are Great Cigars; amazing value.
Recently purchased the Factory Smokes. Very pleased with my purchase.Nice burn and fabulous aroma. Generous quantity for the price. Amazing deal.
4 out of 5
Not a bad daily smoke.
Not a bad daily smoke.
4 out of 5
Great everyday cigar. Will buy
Great everyday cigar. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Light smoke
Light pleasant cigar, gets a little strong at the end.
5 out of 5
Very Good Cigar
Mild, easy pull & consistent. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
Great stick my friends!
Great Cigar! Only 1 bad stick out of pack of 25. Nice Flavor and taste. Would recommend!
5 out of 5
I would like to know
I would like to know what they taste like but I was sent the wrong order.
4 out of 5
Perfect daily smoke
A most affordable gem. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
all around cigar .
all around cigar .
5 out of 5
Nice
Will order these again.
4 out of 5
Very good value
Very good value
5 out of 5
I like these cigars, they
I like these cigars, they draw well and have a good flavor without any bite. Good Job.
4 out of 5
A quality cheap cigar
A quality cheap cigar
4 out of 5
Decent Smoke
This is a decent smoke for a decent price. Unfortunately, now that I need to re-order,They're backordered!
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Burns a little too fast for me. but good "go to smoke"
4 out of 5
Dreww Factory smokes
Although they are reasonably priced Cigars. They are fine! Burn and properly rolled and with a most pleasant mellow flavor. I smoked many cigars at four or five times the price and they were not as good as factory smokes.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Very good cigar at a really good price!!
4 out of 5
Enjoyable Smoke
This is a good everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Not bad
These smokes are not too bad. For the price, they are a total winner. They all smoke well, some are just roller a bit better.
5 out of 5
Surprised
Very good smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Good everyday smoke
5 out of 5
Good smoke!
Good smoke definitely worth the price. My only problem with these is they burn uneven.
4 out of 5
Surprising
For the price, these are great everyday cigars. I have tried all of the different varieties and all have been pleasant.
4 out of 5
DeToro
They were very smooth and satisfying
4 out of 5
Awesome smoke for the buck
Awesome smoke for the buck Have ordered 2 bundles and not a bad one in the bunch
4 out of 5
Good for the price.
Good for the price.
5 out of 5
Really good
Really good
5 out of 5
The Ice Man..
A very good stick at a good price. nice smooth flavor.
4 out of 5
Very good cigars for the
Very good cigars for the money.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Good stuff
4 out of 5
Not a bad cigar
Was pleasantly surprised better cigar then I thought especially for that price
5 out of 5
Good good good
Love these every day cigars. Good burn, well made, and taste good.
4 out of 5
Great smoke!
The entire Factory Smokes lines is a great bargain. Good construction and great taste for the price!
4 out of 5
Good smoke for the price.
Good smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
Good cheap everyday
Good cheap everyday
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
These are a great Everyday smoke with a great taste to the end and burns even. And at a price that doesn’t break your wallet
5 out of 5
Best bang for the $
I smoke several cigars a day and this is my go to cigar. Yes I like more expensive cigars too but I only smoke them on occasion.
4 out of 5
Mistaken order, still good.
I thought I was ordering the Kuba knockoffs but these are not flavored. Still good smoke for the price.
3 out of 5
They were okay.
They were okay.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
3 out of 5
economical and satisfying.
Budget priced and great service.
5 out of 5
They do exactly what I
They do exactly what I bought them for..... Their my yard, and garage smoke.... Besides I like Drew Estates products..... New Yorkers that are doing well in a crowed market!!
5 out of 5
Best for price
Though they are fumas, these cigars taste great, do not fall apart, smoke easy with no cigars packed too tightly, and you get 25 instead of 20 in a pack. I buy these often and will continue to do so. Try 'em out!
5 out of 5
Great Every day smoke great
Great Every day smoke great price
4 out of 5
Not A Bad Smoke
The cigars taste well, however the leaf wrapper is very dry causing the cigar to unfold.
5 out of 5
Great value smoke
Not a complex flavor bomb, but really tasty for a knock around smoke. I got the Connecticut shade to have as a lighter option for the cigar bar at our wedding and am so impressed I’ll be keeping a supply of these in the humi!
5 out of 5
everyday cigar
Haven't had a bad one in a year, great cigar at any price.
4 out of 5
Factory smokes
Smokes well for the $$
5 out of 5
Get some of these!!
An absolutely nice smoke. Incredible price. Great construction, smooth draw, good burn, nice mild flavors. Easily worth 2X the price.
5 out of 5
Excellent Everyday Smoke
These are excellent for those of us who like to smoke everyday but don’t always want drop serious dough for those premium smokes. These have the body, flavor and Burn if a premium cigar without the price tag. I love these things!
5 out of 5
Great price
Even burn, very enjoyable with dark rum, Woodford and other bourbons neat of course!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I really enjoy the DE factory smoke Churchill. It's a smooth mellow relaxing smoke.
5 out of 5
Nice everyday smoke!
Nice everyday smoke!
4 out of 5
Easy on the pocket
very enjoyable daily smoker for my wife and me $
5 out of 5
Purchased the cigars in a package
Purchased the cigars in a package deal. I will be re-ordering
4 out of 5
surprisingly good for the money
surprisingly good for the money
4 out of 5
Good affordable smoke
Good affordable smoke
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke...
Excellent Smoke...
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
A good cigar for the money; my new daily smoker. Like any economy line there are small issues like some unraveling and some slightly loose roll. For what you pay....these are a winner for a work cigar.
5 out of 5
Cometh not to strong great
Cometh not to strong great
3 out of 5
Good cheap cigar
Good cheap cigar
3 out of 5
Good cigars for the price,
Good cigars for the price, should have bought smaller quantity,
3 out of 5
you get what you pay
you get what you pay for
4 out of 5
Quality control issues
My default morning cigar. Nice and smooth, at least an hour smoke. Some issues: a bit of variation in the batch on taste, cracking at either end. Some unraveling of the wrapper at the mouth end. I also noticed in this batch there's a air leak about 1/2-3/4" down fron the mouth on every cigar that must be covered to draw. Looks like a machine mutilation, the holes are all shaped alike.
4 out of 5
Everyday cigar
Factory Smokes are priced right to be a great every day, work in the yard cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Bargain!!
Smooth draw!!! Great price! Excellent value!!
4 out of 5
Everyday smokes
Great and enjoyable everyday smoke, good for after work or when you want to spend some quick down time with a easy smooth draw smoke
3 out of 5
Good throw down
A good yard work cigar the only thing is that it goes out a lot
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
Definitely one to order again. Good flavor. Consistently wrapped. I’ve found it pairs well with a cup of coffee or cocktails. Good all around smoke.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Not a bad everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Cheap thrill
Drew Estates doesn’t make junk! This is a good inexpensive well made clean burning smoke. Try it and get your money’s worth.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
don't let the price or name stop you from buying these mild, great drawing, affordable cigars. I have smoked about 40 of these and have not had a single bad cigar yet!
4 out of 5
Good smokes at a good
Good smokes at a good price.
3 out of 5
OK Cigar
OK draw, straight flavor start to finish, good outdoor golf cigar.
4 out of 5
Decent smoke
I've been smoking these for a while, and if you don't mind the occasional canoe, tunnel, crack or air leak they're purty good.
4 out of 5
Drew Estate's Factory Smokes Conn. Shade
Pretty good smoke. I would order again...mild, great every day cigar
4 out of 5
Nice Everyday Cigar
I don't smoke inside and this is a good cigar for enjoying the great outdoors! Good burn all the way to the nub.
5 out of 5
DE Gordito
very smooth, good to the end, I enjoy them.
5 out of 5
Drew Estate Factory Smokes Connecticut Shade Robusto
I'm smoking one right off the truck and they're fantastic. As the description states, they're not cheapo seconds. One of the very best values I've come across in 25 years of smoking cigars. I will definitely order these Connecticut Shade wrapped again. I also want to try the Maduro and the sun-grown. Thank you and Merry Christmas CI!
5 out of 5
Great smoke smooth and mild.
Great smoke smooth and mild.
4 out of 5
Good smoke at a great
Good smoke at a great price.
5 out of 5
Good stuff, especially for the price
Best budget friendly stick, by far. Better than many far pricier options. Consistent, well rolled, great draw, taste, burn...every time. Enjoy these and the slightly more medium bodied Sweet version as well. Those ones far better than Isla desol imho, even rivals their Tabak line.
5 out of 5
Great value!
I picked up a couple while driving through Hamburg, PA last week to see if they are as good as advertised. They are! The flavor is great with a good burn and excellent draw. They’re a Great value! I’ll definitely buy them again!
3 out of 5
Factory Smokes
Nothing fancy but works out ok for a less expensive smoke
5 out of 5
best value cigar ever.
best value cigar ever.
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke by Drew Estate
Really outdone themselves with this series. I've tried both the Sweet and Connecticut flavors and both were outstanding! I look forward to trying the other two in the near future.
4 out of 5
Factory smokes by DE Toro
Good cigar for yard work or fishing from a boat while the bites are slow.
4 out of 5
Factory smokes
Nice pleasant smoke at a reasonable price
5 out of 5
cigars
Great cigars! I will definitely be ordering more of these.
5 out of 5
Liked the smooth draw and
Liked the smooth draw and consistent flavor. Would definitely recommend them.
5 out of 5
Factory smokes shade de robusto
Great value outstanding smoke! Would definitely recommend this cigar.
3 out of 5
New Cigar
Not bad for price. These are not long filler. They are filled with loose tobacco trimmings despite the description. Bou still decent smoke
3 out of 5
Good stuff!
Good smoke, especially for the price.
5 out of 5
Very good inexpensive everyday smoke
Very good inexpensive everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Good draw pleasant flavor
Good cigars for the price.
3 out of 5
Can’t beat the price
Decent smoke at a great price. Only problem was they were very dry when I received them. When I used a punch the cigar split. I’m letting them sit in my humidor for a few weeks to see if they improve.
5 out of 5
Good stick
Good mild stick.
5 out of 5
Love the size and taste but..
....they were too dry, every one unraveled on me and smoked uneven. I did my best with placement in my humidor but to no avail. But I plan on ordering one more time and see what happens.
4 out of 5
A good smoke
I like the flavor of this cigar. It is a pleasant smoke for the price and I have bought it several times.
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke.
This is a great and relatively inexpensive daily cigar. The construction is top notch, as would be expected from Drew Estates.
5 out of 5
Great Factory Smoke
Very smooth and enjoyable smoke.
4 out of 5
Factory Smokes
A very nice mild cigar for my taste. Smokes evenly. Great for the price
3 out of 5
Nice not great smoke
I love Drew Estate sticks but these weren’t really impressive. I like the sweet ones more than the Connecticut shades.
5 out of 5
Smokin
Very good for the price! Creamy, a little black pepper, and cedar.
4 out of 5
Nice Job DE team
These factory smokes from the DE team are super ! What a nice cigar fro the price . Smooth, good burn, nice draw. Solid everyday stick . Get some .
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Medium to Bold at times and has good taste. Wrapper tends to break up during the smoke but certainly not a deal breaker for me.
3 out of 5
Even burn and nice draw.
Even burn and nice draw. Good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!!
You would think that since Drew Estate made these, they would be twice the price. But the public has been given a chance to enjoy a great smoke at a great price. Get them before they're gone!
3 out of 5
Decent everyday smoke
This cigar is a good answer for your need for a cheap everyday smoke. It is relatively smooth and with some decent flavors and an even draw.
5 out of 5
Old Man
A good cigar at a good price.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Excellent!
4 out of 5
Factory Smokes
These are very good. Smooth, burns even, and good flavor. Very enjoyable cigar.
4 out of 5
Great smoke, great price.
Bought a bundle of these and for the price they are awesome. A few had small clippings come off when I inhale so I started using a hole punch and problem solved. Great taste, and a price that can't be beat.
5 out of 5
sig review
just one good smoke
3 out of 5
Not terrible
Not terrible
3 out of 5
descent smoke
Not bad for a daily smoke..
3 out of 5
Ok smoke
Flavor is nice , burns ok
5 out of 5
New everyday smoke
Great flavor and smooth burning. Great price!
4 out of 5
FACTORY SMOKES ROBUSTO AND TORO
Medium Mild and good for the price.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
I would get them again. Good for day to day.
2 out of 5
Dry and fast burning!
Dry and fast burning!
2 out of 5
It was ok
It was ok
4 out of 5
For the price
Good smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Worth A Try
Been searching for the affordable everyday smoke,and found it. I got 2 bundles, the Shade, and Maduro. Shade: A little green, yet still dry on arrival. The draw was loose, and finish was a little ashy, but the fair review comes after a few weeks resting in my humidor. Now, the draw is good, burn is surprisingly good, and the flavor is better than any other I've tried for less than $2. It has a note my palette can't quite place, but it's something a little more than some flavorless Connecticuts I've paid more for, and light woods. It's not a great smoke, but for the price, worth a try, and I'll probably buy again. Maduro: This one really surprised me. In my opinion, it's better than just good for the price. I think it's down right good. I have certainly had better maduros, but this is way better than what I thought I was getting for the price. Draw is good. Burn is near perfect, and classic maduro flavors are good. No spice, coffee is in the background, and chocolate dominates. Will certainly buy again. Next payday, I'm trying the Sun Grown.