H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Arrives at Stores


The latest cigar from the Grupo de Maestros responsible for making cigars at the world’s largest factory is now shipping to stores.

It’s the H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut, the first time the Grupo de Maestros label has ever been applied to the brand.


While the name has the word Connecticut in it, the cap of the cigar is maduro. That being said, the rest of the outside of the cigar is covered in a Connecticut-seed wrapper from Ecuador. It sits over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

It’s offered in four sizes.

  • H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Robusto (5 x 52) — $8.35 (Boxes of 20, $167)
  • H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Toro (6 x 50) — $8.60 (Boxes of 20, $172)
  • H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Belicoos (6 1/8 x 52) — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176)
  • H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Churchill (6 3/4 x 48) — $8.95 (Boxes of 20, $179)

The Grupo de Maestros refers to the production heads that work for Tabacalera U.S.A., best known for its Altadis U.S.A. and JR Cigar divisions. Tabacalera U.S.A. also includes the Tabacalera de García factory in the Dominican Republic and the Flor de Copan factory in Honduras.

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