"This was a fairly complex and transitional medium-bodied cigar. The flavors were well-balanced, and definitely up my alley. The only downside was the amount of attention this needed all the way through. I’d absolutely pick up another one in hopes that the burn issues I had were just a fluke. It was still an enjoyable experience even with a couple of touch-ups and a relight." -Chris M. (Chris)
The new “Crafted By” series by JR Cigar will offer its customers some interesting and unique collaborations with some of the industry’s most well known manufacturers. Their first collaboration is Crafted by JR: Crowned Heads.
JR Cigar has announced a new luxury exclusive cigar: JR Pure Origin: Gran Vulcano. While the company is well-known for its budget focused lines like JR Alternatives and JR Ultimate, it has not released many premium cigars under its own name, until now.
JR Cigar is releasing a Sampler of all their 50th Anniversary cigars, just in time for the holidays. Over the last 12 months, JR Cigar has released a series of limited, special edition cigars in conjunction with some of the worlds leading cigar manufacturers to celebrate 50th years in the business.
The latest cigar joining the long list of exclusive 50th anniversary celebration cigars from JR is none other than the Herrera Estelí by Drew Estate. This special version of the Herrera Estelí brand is not just a new size, it is a special blend, made just for this project.
JR Cigar introduces the second blend of the JR Pure Origin line, Terra de Andes, available from November 1. This unique cigar, crafted with rare tobaccos, tells the story of South America's Andes Mountains.
"This was a very good cigar. It stayed in my wheelhouse in the mild to medium strength. This cigar gave me some interesting flavor notes that I appreciated with a mixture of nuts, cedar and other wood notes, root beer (?), salt, and even a salsa note at one point as well as some popcorn aromas on the aromatics. Very enjoyable cigar for the 2 plus hours that I smoked this. I highly recommend picking up a fiver at least. I know I will be picking up more once I know what this is. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"This is an extremely full-bodied cigar with core flavors of earth and wood. When the initial pepper spice was joined by some mineral early on things calmed down a bit, I only wish that the addition of coffee and orange zest that appeared in the final third had arrived earlier in the smoking experience as they added some complexity and balance to the cigar that I felt was needed. As far as pairings are concerned, I highly recommend a bourbon that has a natural touch of sweetness to it." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
The last cigar in the JR Cigar 50th Anniversary collection comes from none other than Steve Saka and Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. This special cigar is called the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Limited Edition “EM” Maduro . Steve Saka was once a JR Cigar Executive Consultant. This cigar joins releases from earlier in the year for the JR Cigar 50th Anniversary including Herrera Esteli, Oliva, Crowned Heads, and Davidoff.
JR Cigar is adding a legendary cigar to its 50th Anniversary celebration cigars - the Oliva Serie V Melanio. The Oliva Serie V Melanio JR 50th is said to be a special tweaked version of the blend that has been on the market since 2012. It is also a unique shape, being the first rounded version of the cigar sold in the US.