"This was an enjoyable cigar for me. A little strong on the finish, but the start and middle parts were very memorable. On top of that, it can easily be enjoyed if time is short, and can safely be paired with coffee and tea, as well as with spiced sodas and most beers and spirits. Hopefully, more of these will find their way into my humidor." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
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.
Jas Sum Kral (JSK) has announced a line Extension in their Crna Nok line: Magija. The new 8x48 viotola pays homage to the mystical heritage of Macedonian black magic. The blend draws inspiration from the history of black magic practitioners, known as " volšebnici and vešterki " in the local folklore. The Balkans were revered for their mystical abilities, possessing ancient knowledge passed down through generations.
Jas Sum Kral announced an exclusive cigar for Stateline Cigar Lounge. There will be a release party on November 16th 2019 where Riste Ristevski will be present.
Jas Sum Kral has announced two new sizes of Nuggs in both the natural and maduro blends for the 2020 TPE tradeshow: a 5.5x44 corona gorda, and a 7x44 lonsdale. These new sizes will only be available to current Nuggs retailers that carry the 4 x 48 size.
Jas Sum Kral has announced a pair of new cigars that will be available at their annual event, Ristefari. Last year during the annual Ristefari cigar event at The Golden Leaf in Hobart, Indiana, Jas Sum Kral released a barber pole toro of the Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc. At Ristefari 2022, a 5x50 Robusto will be released as a limited run of only 500 cigars that were rolled two years ago. Ristefari 2022 takes place on March 12.
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.
Ahead of the company's annual gathering, Ristefari, the company has released new details about its upcoming cigars. These new cigars will make their debut at Ristefari and will be held Saturday March 14th coming into its fifth consecutive year. It will be held at Golden Leaf Cigar Lounge in Hobart Indiana, a Jas Sum Kral Lounge 9:00 am to Midnight.