Jeremy Jack Cigars debuted at the 2017 IPCPR trade show with 5 lines. One of those was the JJ14. One year later the company announced they would be offering the JJ14 Lancero.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.
The cigar itself measures 7 1/2 x 40 and costs $9. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and Nicaraguan Aganorsa leaf binder and fillers. Like the rest of the original Jeremy Jack lines, these are rolled at the Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) factory. These come in boxes of 20.
Vitola: Lancero Length: 7 1/2″ Ring Gauge: 40 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Factory: Tabacos Valle De Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) Blender: Unknown Number of reviewers: 4 – John I. (John I.) Diana(ArmyRN) Jason H.(Jokey Smurf) Daniel S. (Daniel S.) Price: $9.00 Age: 1 Year Release Date: May 2018 Contributed by: Jeremy Jack Cigars
“Lancero time. Always a good thing. This is light brown/tan and very smooth. Nice looking stick. ” –John I. (John I.)
“Nothing pungent that’s for sure. There was a nice smell of hay mixed with cedar but not a lot of anything else for me. ” –Diana (ArmyRN)
Flavor: 91 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Light-Medium
“I was surprised to be greeted by what seemed like a peanut flavor when first starting this cigar. This is a smooth cigar with some baking spices mixed with cedar. There is a tingle of pepper at the back of my throat.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“The initial puffs of this sample are creamy with notes of sweet salted caramel. Through the nose the smoke is very smooth and really has no pepper burn at all.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Flavor: 92 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“The second third continues to impress developing some sweetness and a finish that’s characteristic of a good bourbon. Yep. I love it. Still maintaining in the medium range of strength. ” –John I. (John I.)
“Into the second portion the smoke has lost the salt and remained creamy and sweet. There is the beginning of a deeper note that is creeping in from time to time. Through the nose the smoke is becoming slightly more spicy, but mostly is remaining smooth.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Flavor: 90 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“Finish is beginning true to form. Still very enjoyable with some deepening of earlier flavors, supple, sweet leather continues to dominate. ” –John I. (John I.)
“The flavors remain pretty steady at this point but the almond notes have gone into the background. The cedar, wood, cinnamon and baking spices are mixed with a hint of butter and the cigar finishes on a pleasant note.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“The draw started off more restricted than I prefer but as the smoke warmed the draw opened up and ultimately resulted in an increase in smoke as the cigar ended.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“This cigar burned very consistent. No hot spots and no problems with it burning too fast. It had a nice crisp burn line and didn’t require any touch ups.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“Well constructed and very good looking cigar. I was happy to have a lancero that held up well, didn’t get soft from being too hot or burning too fast. The wrapper never cracked, lifted nor did the cap loose it’s integrity.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium Experience Overall: 89
“Fantastic cigar in one of my favorite vitolas. Not really flashy in terms of serious flavor transitions, but the core flavors were magnificent, and right up my alley. I’d happily smoke these on a very regular basis. ” –John I. (John I.)
“I was very happy with this cigar. It was a beautiful looking cigar and had enough flavor to keep me interested. There wasn’t a ton of progression but that was okay. It was pleasant, flavorful, easy to smoke and reminded me of grandma, so it’s a winner in my book.” –Diana (ArmyRN)
“This was a pretty solid smoke but did have two issues that were a problem for me. First, the smoke was really mild and thin for the most part. Next, the cracking wrapper was really a distractor. For a mild cigar smoker, this would be an easy recommendation. For a smoking veteran, however, I’m afraid the smoke doesn’t have enough to keep one’s attention for 90 minutes.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“The overall flavors were lacking and I expected more flavor out of a lancero. The retrohale kept me interested in this cigar and kept my expectations for more flavor hopeful. Unfortunately this cigar never tuned into the flavor bomb I hoped it would be. ” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.)
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Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Lancero
Overall Score – 91 – Very Good
Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Lancero
"Fantastic cigar in one of my favorite vitolas. Not really flashy in terms of serious flavor transitions, but the core flavors were magnificent, and right up my alley. I'd happily smoke these on a very regular basis. " -John I. (John I.)