Sindicato Affinity

Thanks to Smoke Inn for sending me a couple samples to review. You can read more about the Sidicato brand at their website. The concept behind Sindicato is interesting, and it looks like they are trying to appeal to wide range of smokers.


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan

Size: Corona 5.5

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was smooth looking, with no visible flaws. It had an earthy and nutty odor. The cigar was very solidly and evenly packed. This caused a draw that was on the tight side. It barely fell within my tolerances. The pre-light flavor was earthy, with cedar.

The burn required a couple small corrections, and the ash held for about 3/4 of an inch. It should be noted, after lighting up, the draw became much better.

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The first third was a pretty even mixture of earth, nuts, and mild pepper. The smoke feel was very smooth, and bordered on creaminess.

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The second third kept the same flavors, but there was an added sweet creaminess.

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Yep, the last third was basically like the two before it. The big difference was strength and body. It became medium and smooth.

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This was a good mild to medium bodied cigar. For the most part, it was a typical Connecticut wrapped cigar. I could see this boring some of you picky smokers out there. As for me, I could see this being a good companion to a cup of coffee. Any time after lunch, and it may not do it for me.

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6 Responses to “Sindicato Affinity”

Vulture October 11th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I’ve been smoking a lot more Connecticuts lately. This one sounds bit on the mild side with little change in flavor, but pair it with coffee of even a good bourbon and I think you have a good stick.

jjo October 11th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Sounds decent, but I think I’ll stick with the EPC New Wave, Emilio AF Suave, and AB American Classic for my usual Connies. And there’s always the Perdomo 10th Champagne, too.

Vulture October 14th, 2013 at 11:17 am

JJO, have you tried the Oliva Conn? Or the Camacho Conn? Both are real good med. sticks. (imo)

jjo October 14th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Vulture – Yes, I have had both. Oliva was good, but I haven’t had one in quite a while. I may be missing something with the Camacho, since most people really like them, but I thought it was a little too mild. Room 101 Connecticut was enjoyable too, but I’ve only had one. And the 601 White Label, while discontinued, is still availble at some places. I really liked that one, although the price is/was a little high. Another favorite is the Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta in corona gorda or especially lancero.

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Anthony knight February 25th, 2016 at 9:57 am

I just now found this site,only because I was smoking an affinity Connecticut and it seems to be everything a cigar is supposed to be, see I’m not a cigar snob price never matters it’s all about what you like and with this cigar I would love to keep a few in my box. That’s the truth, and for the price it’s a great buy period.

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