"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)
JR Cigar continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a new collaboration with Davidoff – the Davidoff JR 50th. The...
JR CIgar continues to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a growing list of collaborators making exclusive cigars. The latest to join the celebration is Nick Melillo and Foundation Cigars for El Güegüense JR 50th. El Güegüense is Spanish for “The Wise Man,” and is also the name of a Nicaraguan dramatic theater piece from the 16th Century. It is one of the oldest indigenous works in the Western Hemisphere. This was Foundation Cigar Company's first release back in 2016. Melillo chose the name in honor of his love of Nicaragua and its people. In 2020, Foundation released a 5th Anniversary edition of the El Güegüense with a slightly tweaked blend and The Foundation El Güegüense JR 50th is based on that special blend.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of JR Cigars, and they have been releasing a string of new cigars to...
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.
"What started out as a phenomenal cigar faded quickly to bitter then harsh. There was such a great sweetness and fruit profile at the beginning I settled in to what I thought was going to be an epic cigar. Instead, the cigar turned dry and earthy with heavy ground coffee and wood notes on the finish. I will be curious to find out what this cigar is and determine if I just got the "one off" from the floor that was just not great, or if this is a common profile of the cigar." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Cabañas, the oldest Cuban cigar brand, is being reintroduced by JR Cigar with the help of industry legends Jaime and Pepin Garcia.
JR continues their 50th Anniversary Celebration with a collaboration from Alec & Bradley. Alec and Bradley Rubin are the namesake behind the Alec Bradley brand, chosen by founder Alan Rubin. Alec and Bradley started their own company Alec & Bradley a few years ago.
Drew Estate is launching a new cigar exclusive to JR Cigars: NightShade. NightShade is rolled in Nicaragua at the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, NightShade and the blend uses a Connecticut Habano wrapper, Indonesian binder, and filler from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.
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.