"This was an experience that I have never before had. The cigar started off very mild and had me wondering what was going on. However, as it approached the second third the flavors intensified first with the nice pepper flavors followed by the more intense woody and then charred wood flavors. No one flavor stood out and never made for a bad experience. Definitely one for the humidor." -Eric (smalls29)
This was an excellent cigar. It was a Connecticut, which I usually don't gravitate towards, but as I said before, this is not your typical Connecticut. There is TONS of flavor and many transitions to keep your attention. The cigar was very smooth, and could be enjoyed anytime of the day not just with your coffee or as your 1st smoke of the day, but I will recommend you smoke it on a fresh palate in order to taste all the flavors this stick throws at you. My hat's off to Riste on making a wonderful smoke.
Then there's something called Ristefari. Don't worry if you've never heard of it. By the end of this article you will probably want to go. Ristefari is the brainchild of Riste Ristevski, owner and founder of Jas Sum Kral Cigars (JSK). In a nutshell Ristefari is like a cigar event, a cigar festival and a family reunion combined into a weekend. In early March of 2018 I was fortunate enough to attend Ristefari 2018. Here's a rundown of some of the best points of Ristefari.
The new cigar Jas Sum Kral Nuggs will ship April 2019 to all retailers. The company says there is 20mg of Hemp Derived CBD in each cigar. Jas Sum Kral Inc. created a proprietary CBD solution with a laboratory that absorbs CBD at the buccal mucosa.
"Aside from a couple minor touch-ups, the burn was good throughout. Considering how oily the wrapper was, that was pretty impressive. The ash was somewhat flaky, but it's a lancero so that was expected." -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
Jas Sum Kral has made a shop exclusive release for Rudy's Cigar Lounge in Fort Wayne, IN. This is a commemorative cigar to celebrate Rudy's 4th anniversary. This cigar release is a 6.2x42 box press of the Crna Nok blend. They will be available in 10-count boxes, and only 200 boxes were made. This in the first box press cigar from Jas Sum Kral.
"This was one tasty and complex cigar that reminded me of a favorite Cuban, Cohiba Magicos. The various flavors provided a good amount of complexity that kept the experience interesting the whole time. Construction was top notch on this great smoke. Buy me a box please!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
Jas Sum Kral is now being distributed in Germany. After a delayed process the agreement between Jas Sum Kral officially and importer and distribution partner CigarConsult International is completed. CigarConsult is led by Maximilian Gottwald based out of Muenster, Germany. Initial launch will include the Red Knight series in the following vitolas.
For the past two years, attendees of Ristefari have seen an exclusive cigar for the event in the shape of a 7x56 Solomon. The 2017 blend the Red Knight , the 2018 blend was the Zlatno Sonce, and this years will be the Crna Nok. The event for the release is on March 9th at Golden Leaf in Hobart, IN from 9am-close.