The Tabernacle Robusto Cigars come from a devoted aficionado who wanted to craft his own brand to showcase his home state’s luscious tobacco. Nick Melillo is a man on a mission to spread the word about Connecticut tobacco, even building an entire company around it. Using Nicaraguan tobacco from the personal farm of AJ Fernandez for its fillers and binders, the real star of the show is the rich Maduro Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Sparking it up releases the regal tastes of sweet cocoa, salt, pepper, toasted oak, and buttery leather. At five inches, and a fifty ring gauge, this Robusto is a heartfelt thirty-minute smoke.