Debonaire Daybreak Toro

Drew Estate

Debonaire House cigars have been around since 2012 and was founded by Philip S. Zanghi III.  Debonaire House has two cigar companies under it with Debonaire and Indian Motorcycles Cigars.  Both lines feature “ultra premium” cigars that utilize the highest quality tobacco available.  Because of this, Debonaire cigar aren’t cheap.  Enter the Daybreak.  Introduced at the 2017 IPCPR trade show, the Daybreak uses a high quality Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over stronger Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos.  The best part about the Daybreak is that it cost quite a bit less than the regular Debonaire Habano and Maduro lines.

  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
  • Binder:  Dominican
  • Filler:  Dominican and Nicaraguan
  • MSRP:  $13.00
  • Vitola:  Toro
  • Size:  6 x 50

Samples provided by Drew Estate Cigars

Daybreak vitolas include:

  • Debonaire Daybreak Corona (6×46) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $11.53 per cigar
  • Debonaire Daybreak Belicoso (6×54) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $13.25 per cigar
  • Debonaire Daybreak First Degree (4×44) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $6.00 per cigar
  • Debonaire Daybreak Robusto (5×50) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $12.46 per cigar
  • Debonaire Daybreak Sagita-Petite Lancero (5.5×38) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $8.74 per cigar
  • Debonaire Daybreak Toro (6×50) – 20ct box w/ an MSRP of $13.00 per cigar

Appearance

The cigar looks very nice with a golden brown wrapper that is very smooth.  After cliping the cap with my Xikar MTX tool, I tested the draw which very good.  The resistance was perfect with that milkshake draw I like.  The cold draw flavors are cedar, hay and spices.

First Half

The Debonaire Daybreak is smoking really well.  I’m getting notes of caramel, cedar, cinnamon, almond and sweet cream.  I get some black pepper on the retrohale as well.  Near the mid point I started get a buttered toast note that is quite enjoyable.  The cedar, almond and caramel notes are the strongest so far with the others as an accent.  The cigar started off mild, but the body ramped up to medium near the halfway point.  The burn is excellent and the cigar is producing a lot of smoke which I love.

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Last Half

On the last half, the cigars flavors are still going strong.  I’m getting notes of cedar, sweet cream, almonds, caramel, cinnamon, black pepper, buttered toasted and slight orange note.  It sounds the same as the first half, but the strong notes have changed.  The dominant notes on the last half are the sweet cream,  almond and buttered toast.  The black pepper is now there on the palette and not just on the retrohale.  The cigar is still smoking very well and the body is more medium-full on the last half.

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Conclusion

This cigar was outstanding from beginning to end.  The flavors were off the chart good and the construction was perfect.  This is without a doubt, one of the best Connecticut shade cigars on the market today.  I really enjoyed the mix of flavors of the sweet cream, caramel, spices, buttered toast, almond and cedar that the Daybreak provided.  It had great body to go with those amazing flavors.  This is definitely not your grand dad’s Connecticut cigar.  It’s full flavored, medium-full bodied.  Totally box worthy for me.  This cigar joins my list of benchmark Connecticut shade wrapper cigars with EP Carrillo New Wave Connecticut, RoMa Craft Intemperance, Hoyo Excalibur, Ashton Cabinet, Undercrown Shade and Perdomo Champagne.  Check these out at your local cigar shop.