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Cigar Review: Búho Primero Connecticut Shade Robusto

22 Feb 2016

Buho Box

Few small cigar brands begin with a mild smoke. Sure, the potential audience is larger than that for the powerhouse blends often favored by boutique firms. But it also involves going up against industry behemoths such as Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, and Montecristo.

BuhoBúho Cigars, run by the father and son team of Eddie and Ryan Dovner in Florida, kicked off at the low-end of the spectrum with a Dominican-rolled line featuring an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, an Indonesian binder, and “a proprietary Dominican blend” for filler.

Ryan told me the inspiration was his father’s love of Cuban cigars and how impressed he became with Dominican tobacco. He thought he could create a Cuban-esque blend and worked with the Abam factory in Santo Domingo to come up with the six-vitola Primero line. (There’s a Maduro with a San Andrés Mexican wrapper as well.)

Búho (“owl” in Spanish) is experimenting with different packaging options. In addition to conventional boxes of 20, sampler packs are available in durable humidified travel cases. The company is also promoting point-of-purchase displays with individual cigars in sealed humidity packs.

Cigars for this review were supplied by Búho, which also sent some we’re giving away in a StogieGuys.com contest. (Details toward the end.) Suggested retail prices for Búho cigars are $8 to $9.

I have smoked three in the Robusto format (5 x 50), and, other than a bit of a tight draw on one, construction was good. They burned straight and slow, producing a great deal of creamy smoke.

The opening is typical of many Connecticut cigars: a little grass, a little hay, a touch of earth, a bit of a bite. Within half an inch or so, though, a rich tobacco sweetness begins to emerge and overlays other flavors, including some light spice along the way. The cigar shines best in the second half.

Now, here’s the contest. For a chance to win a sampler of Búho cigars, simply go to Búho’s Facebook page, like it, and visit Búho’s website and register. Then leave a comment on this post that you’ve done so. We’ll pick two winners at random in a week or so.

And I think the winners will enjoy these smokes, especially if they’re partial to Connecticuts. Búho is well worth trying. I rate the Robusto three and a half stogies out of five.

[To read more StogieGuys.com cigar reviews, please click here.]

George E

photo credit: Stogie GuysBúho Cigars

Drew Estate

44 Responses to “Cigar Review: Búho Primero Connecticut Shade Robusto”

  1. Tom L Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Thanks guys!

  2. Bennett Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Always good to read a review about a cigar that’s new to me. Thanks! And, thanks for the contest.

  3. Dekerfman Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Done and thanks

  4. Frank Rudd Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    Registered for contest.

  5. James Stine Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity! Would be wonderful to try and share with a friend who is new to smoking cigars!

  6. Brad Herndon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Great review and contest. Thanks!

  7. James Osterman Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Done and Thanks

  8. James Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Good review as always, and I registered on their site!

  9. dave Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    really like the site

  10. Kelly Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    Great review. Looks like a nice stick.

  11. Anthony Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Done…Thanks.

  12. Steve C Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Thanks for the contest.

  13. Jeff Nelson Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win this contest.

  14. Steve Kopischke Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for the contest. Just linked up with Buho on Facebook.

  15. chip Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    god stuff

  16. Greg Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    nice review and i linked up with them on facebook and twitter, registered on their website

  17. Scott Wilcoxson Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Liked page and registered. Thanks for the contest.

  18. Wade Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Can’t wait to try one! Registered for contest.

  19. Tim (@TimMc71) Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I tried 3 of these cigars and all 3 were bad. After letting them know they realized there was a humidity problem. They did fix the problem and offered to send more but I never did get them.

  20. MikeH Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity! Can’t wait to win!

  21. Matt Ross Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Done and done – thank you!

  22. Calvin Chou Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    Good luck everyone!

  23. Robert Ritchie Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    I have both “Like” the Búho Cigars Facebook page and registered at the Búho Cigars website for my entry within this giveaway.

  24. mike m Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    registered, liked and following on twitter. samplers are always the best way to get me to try new cigars , as opposed to buying full boxes

  25. Kevin Choe Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Done, Thanks

  26. Jeff Z. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Liked the Buho Facebook page and registered on their site. Thanks!

  27. Chris M. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  28. Glenn Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    completed

  29. Eric Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

    Liked and registered!! Looking forward to giving these a try!

  30. Nate Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    Done, thanks

  31. PJ Foley Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    Registered for the contest! Looking forward to these.

  32. Mark VS Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Done and Done, thank you for the opportunity!

  33. Brian Ruppert Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Thanks for the review and the contest guys!

  34. Darrell Richardson Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Liked and registered. Plenty of room in the humidor for a sampler. Thanks so much for the chance.

  35. Dario Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Done and thanks!!!

  36. Sj Page Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    Done and done

  37. Jarrett Friday, February 26, 2016 at 4:03 am #

    Liked and registered. Thank you guys.

  38. Rob S Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    I’ve liked and registered. Please enter me to WIN!

  39. Brian Hefner Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    Liked and registered, can’t wait to enjoy one of these stogies!

  40. Joel Mandel Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    The only thing I like better than your reviews is smoking the cigars.

  41. Raleigh Merkley Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    The Plasencia family has been growing tobacco, and producing cigars, for five generations. The family’s roots go back to Cuba.

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