Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Toro Cigars manage to pay tribute to old-world style while blazing a new and flavorful frontier for the entire industry. The entire Charter Oaks brand was inspired by the traditional charter tree that Native Americans used as both a marker for their tobacco fields and a place to gather. That sense of old-world community can be felt in every draw of its ripe Nicaraguan tobacco, all carefully cradled in a decadent Connecticut shade wrapper. Lighting it up brings the incredible taste of vanilla, oak, chocolate, pepper, mint, cashews, florals, and caraway seeds. At six inches and a fifty-two ring gauge, this Toro provides a sumptuous forty-minute smoke.