A cigar wrapper is the tobacco leaf that you see on the outside of the cigar. Most makers agree that a wrapper has the greatest potential to impact the subtle flavor notes of a great cigar.
Connecticut Shade tobacco is considered one of the best cigar wrapping leaves available.
Native Americans taught the English how to grow the product and it has been cultivated ever since. Connecticut started growing tobacco in 1640, eventually producing shade-grown tobacco for wrappers in 1901. Since then, CT farmers have produced some of the finest wrappers in the world. As Connecticut's top agricultural export, it adds $35 million a year to the state's export revenue.