Archive for the ‘Cuban Cigars’ Category

Some of The Best High-End Cuban-Style Cigars

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
We look at some of the best Cuban style cigars available on our website. All the premium cigars listed are critically acclaimed for their quality tobaccos.

Some Affordable Cuban-Style Cigars

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Smokers have longed for the taste of a genuine Cuban cigar. Here at JR, we have premium cigars that rival the quality of many of these forbidden pleasures.

Revisiting Our famous Genuine Counterfeit Cuban Cigars

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

All through the 1980s and 1990s there was an influx of fake Cuban cigars flooding the market due to the stringent requirements of bringing them back to the states, and, with so many fake Cuban cigars finding their way into the mouths of unsuspecting smokers, we decided to create a cigar that is a “GENUINE” counterfeit. To accomplish this task, we turned to Nick Perdomo, and his famous factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Known for creating some of the finest Cuban-style blends on the market, we knew he was the best man to get the job done right.

Genuine Counterfeit Cuban Cigars are expertly rolled with a premium blend of perfectly aged Honduran and Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos covered by a sturdy Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that was carefully chosen by Nick himself for its stunning clay red color and nice oily patina. To add even more eye-appeal, and to guarantee a cool effortless draw, the cigars are featured in six popular square-pressed vitolas. In addition, to satisfy real cigar purists that love the old-world Cuban shapes, handmade premium Genuine Counterfeit Cuban cigars are also available in a stunning 4.75 x 52 Perfecto, and a 6 x 54 Torpedo. Then, after numerous quality control inspections to assure that every Counterfeit is perfectly rolled, no plugs or soft spots, and each wrapper is evenly colored, these tasty gems are packed in retro cedar box packaging made to look like the smuggled cigar boxes of the 1960s.

Thanks to the expert blending skills of the artisans at the famous Perdomo factory, these beauties offer you the potency and complexity of a genuine Cuban cigar with its earthy, sweet, nutty, and spicy medium to full-bodied profile. Even the naturally sweet-smelling room note is reminiscent of those great old pre-embargo Habanos of yesteryear. And, to sweeten the deal, all this authentic Cuban-style goodness comes with a very affordable price! So why take the chance of buying an expensive phony Cuban when you can order a real Counterfeit Cuban from us for half the price? Trust us, these cigars are so darn tasty, you’ll need a passport and a plane ticket to find a cigar this good!

Two Affordable Vintage Fumas From Rocky Patel

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
In an industry flooded with big name premium cigar manufacturers, none stand out more than Rocky Patel cigars. Patel has survived his competition.

Just Released – Two Hot New Premium Blends from Espinosa Cigars

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Coming Soon – The Hot New Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Cigar!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

5 Celebrities Who Made Cigar Smoking Aspirational

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Celebrities attract huge followings because people aspire to be something bigger or better. In many cases, the image portrayed by a famous or powerful person is the key characteristic people want to replicate. The mighty cigar is a prop that has been used by some of the most successful celebrities in history, making it a symbol of success and power.

These five celebrities eventually became inextricably linked to their iconic cigar in the hearts and minds of the general public.

1. Orson Welles

Orson Welles was widely regarded as a genius filmmaker, thanks largely to the groundbreaking Citizen Kane. He was only 25 years old when he directed and starred in the movie, which was almost unheard of at the time. Welles loved the high life and all of its trappings. As well as having a taste for fine food and champagne, Welles loved his handmade cigars — so much so he write many cigar-smoking characters for his movies.

In real life, Welles was often seen and pictured with a cigar hanging from his mouth. Many of his young, impressionable fans wanted to be just like him, and took up smoking themselves as a result.

2. Sigmund Freud

No celebrity was more committed to cigars than acclaimed psychologist Sigmund Freud. He was known to chain smoke at times, and he continued smoking more than 20 cigars a day for many years — despite warnings from doctors and friends. Freud developed mouth cancer later in life, but he continued his love-affair with cigars undeterred.

Freud is widely regarded as a genius in the ways of the human mind. He is respected as much dead as he was alive. This respect manifested itself in imitation among his fans — many of whom used the cigar as the ultimate gesture to their idol.

3. Winston Churchill

No celebrity is more closely associated with handmade cigars than Winston Churchill. During some of the most famous speeches and public appearances in his life, the former British Prime Minister could be seen with a cigar — either hanging from his mouth or resting on an ashtray next to a glass of whisky.

Winston Churchill is the ultimate symbol of victory in the face of adversity. Millions are motivated by his achievements to this day, and they smoke cigars as a tribute to the great man. So striking is the image of Churchill with a cigar, he even has a type of cigar named after him.

4. Babe Ruth

The sight of an elite sports star puffing on a cigar while in uniform is still remarkable. Baseball legend Babe Ruth loved smoking full-bodied cigars from a young age — so much so he bought a share in a local cigar factory. It wasn’t long before a cigar was produced bearing his name.

Babe Ruth’s image is an enduring one that stands for sporting excellence and hope. He rose from impoverished beginnings to become the most famous sports star in the world. Ruth was a huge inspiration for young baseball players, and indeed anyone who wanted to pursue the American Dream. His love of cigars undoubtedly inspired millions of people to take up smoking during the 1920s.

5. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood delivered some truly iconic lines of dialogue with a huge stogie in his mouth. He was one of the people who was at one with his cigar, yet he never smoked cigars away from movie sets. Eastwood himself came up with the idea of cutting cigars into short stubs. The move gave his famous “Man with No Name” character a gritty edge that had never been seen on the big screen before.

Cigars are as popular today as they ever have been. Millions of regular smokers around the world were inspired to try their first stogie as a result of seeing these iconic celebrities handle a cigar so beautifully.

25 Best Cigars and Cigar Flavor Profiles to Smoke: Padron, Oliva, Cohiba, Montecristo, and More

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Whether you are a new cigar smoker or you have a packed humidor and just want a few new flavors, here’s a great list of some of the best cigars to smoke.

Best Cigars with Coffee

Tabak Especial Robusto Dulce: With a caramel-sweet coffee taste and Connecticut wrapper, it has an even burn and draw.

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente: With mellow-medium strength, this popular Rothschild has an even burn, smooth draw, and cedar, leather, and pepper notes.

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto: With Nicaraguan filler, Connecticut wrapper, a great burn, and draw, it’s mild-to-medium strength.

Best Chocolate Flavors

Romeo y Julieta Vintage III Natural: With mellow-strength, a Connecticut wrapper, and a good draw, it has cocoa and floral aromas.

La Gloria Cubana Wavell: With a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, medium-full strength, coffee, chocolate, nutty, and cedar taste, it has a tight draw with a good burn.

Partagas Black Label Clasico: Full-strength, it has a medio tiempo Connecticut wrapper and espresso, chocolate, leather, coffee, nut, and cocoa taste.

L’Atelier Maduro: With medium-strength, notes of spice, chocolate, and coffee, this Nicaraguan has a good burn.

Best Chocolate/Cedar Flavors

CAO Gold Robusto: This medium-strength Nicaraguan is creamy with a woodsy cedar and chocolate aroma, and has a slow burn.

Best Chocolate/Pepper Flavors

Oliva Serie O Robusto: With medium-strength, woodsy taste, dark chocolate, leather, coffee, and pepper notes, it’s a fan-favorite.

Arturo Fuente Hemingway: With mellow-mild strength, Dominican filler and Cameroon wrapper, it has a peppery spice, chocolate, and woodsy taste, and perfect draw. Serve with brandy.

Cohiba Dominican Toro Tube: With medium-strength and Connecticut wrapper, it has a great draw with pepper, cocoa, and brown sugar notes. Pair with Makers Mark bourbon.

Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo: This full-bodied Nicaraguan maduro has a woodsy, peppery, nutty, espresso, spice, and cocoa taste.

Best Earthy Cedar/Pepper Flavors

Fuente Opus X The Lost City: With medium-strength and notes of cedar, this Dominican has an earthy, peppery, spice and creamy caramel taste.

Punch Rare Corojo El Doble: This sweet and musky smoke has medium-full strength, Dominican/Honduran/Nicaraguan fillers, a good draw, and earthy taste.

Best Earthy/Nutty Flavors

  1. Upmann 1844 Reserve Robusto: It has earthy flavors, a nutty taste, medium-full strength, and a good burn and draw.

Montecristo Red Toro: With medium-full strength, it has earthy, nutty, cocoa, and spice notes, and a good burn.

JR Ultimate Belisco Cabinet: With medium-full strength, the oscuro Honduran has a woodsy, earthy taste.

Best Graham Cracker Flavors

Rocky Patel Fire: With spiced graham cracker, toast, brown sugar, cinnamon, and molasses notes, the full-bodied Nicaraguan has a good draw and burn.

Dunhill Heritage Robusto: With coffee, caramel, graham cracker, cocoa, and cinnamon flavors, Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, and medium-full strength, it has a perfect draw and burn.

Best Pepper/Leather Flavors

Partagas Naturales: With medium-strength, Dominican and Mexican fillers, and Cameroon wrapper, it has a peppery, leather taste.

Padron 1926 Series Natural: With a 94 Cigar Aficionado rating, full body, consistent draw, and great peppery, leather taste, this Nicaraguan’s a crowd-pleaser.

Muwat by Drew Estate: With medium-strength, a good burn and draw, this Nicaraguan has a delicious spiced-molasses, coffee, leather, and pepper taste.

Best Pepper/Nutmeg Flavors

My Father Flor de Las Antillas Belicoso: With hints of pepper and nutmeg, the medium-strength Nicaraguan has an easy draw.

Best Leather/Cedar Flavors

Ashton Symmetry Robusto Habano: This medium-full strength Dominican has a nice burn, and leather, floral, and woodsy notes.

Best Cedar Flavors

Montecristo White Series Toro: With an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler, its medium-strength with a good burn and creamy cedar flavor.

With so many great cigar flavors, you’re going to need a bigger humidor! Try any of these fine cigars that can be purchased right here at JR Cigars. JR Cigars specializes in the finest premium cigars deals and you can buy cigars online for your upcoming events or cigar tasting.

The 7 Main Countries for Fine Cigars

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

When you think about a premium cigar, your first thoughts might be about Cuba, and for good reason. However, there are many other countries that produce fine cigars that rival the Cuban experience.

Here are the seven main countries for fine cigars – Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, Brazil, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and including the most famous, Cuba.


The history the Mexican cigar dates back to the Mayans, who smoked tobacco in pipes, as well as in loosely-rolled bundles that looked similar to a primitive cigar. Due to the volcanic soil in the San Andreas region of Mexico, some of the finest cigars are produced here. The soil is rich in potassium and that yields premium tobacco as well as the dark Maduro wrappers and sleek San Andreas wrapper.


Ecuador doesn’t have a long history like some of the countries when it comes to cigar production. That doesn’t mean that the cigars are of less quality; in fact, the cloud cover and humidity in Ecuador yields a spicy and delicious cigar wrapper like the exquisite Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.


Known for its fertile soil and excellent climate for tobacco, Honduras produces cigars with usually a stronger, more dark and earthy flavor. It is an area that even has wild tobacco fields used by its people for hundreds of years. Using mostly Cuban seed, the region is windy and mountainous, with acres of vivid green tobacco plants.


This is a country that produces bold, strong, and dark tobacco that is full of flavor and sun-grown tobacco wrappers that have a neutral, sweet taste. If strong is your preference then you can’t go wrong with a Brazilian Cigar like the CAO Brazilia. Almost all of the Brazilian tobacco is grown in the area of Bahia. However, all of the regions within this area on the Atlantic Coast have their own micro-climates and curing methods – which gives unique tastes to the cigars.


Cigars from Nicaragua are superior tasting due to volcanic soil that is full of nutrients. The weather conditions there are ideal as well, so you get an alternative that is full of flavor and is considered some of the best tobacco in the world. What makes it unique is its soil and minerals which produce spicy and full-flavored cigars.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was the first to cultivate tobacco for cigars and the flavor is usually mild and smooth. Recently, however, the Dominican Republic has produced some strands that are amazingly powerful so no matter your preference, this is a country where you can go bold or go smooth. And keep in mind that they use the finest aged long filler tobaccos and top-quality wrapper leaves.


The Cuban cigar has long been a favored among many and for good reason – the weather is perfect and the soil is quality. According to an article at the Chicago Tribune:

Tobacco grown there takes on the flavors of the soil and is influenced by the micro-climate in that particular region. You can take the same seeds and grow them elsewhere. There will be similarities, but only Cuban tobacco tastes like Cuban tobacco.

While you cannot import Cuban cigars into the United States due to the trade embargo, you can enjoy alternative cigars or cigars from any of the other fine countries listed, where the flavor is comparable to the Cuban.

Coming Soon – The Hot New Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Cigar!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Just making its debut at the 2018 IPCPR trade show, Nicholas Melillo’s Foundation Cigar Company has unveiled one of its most anticipated releases with the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 line of premium handmade cigars. The Foundation Cigar Co. headquarters are in a tobacco field in Connecticut and as such, the cigars are named for this specific wrapper seed from the Connecticut River Valley. Born of Cuban-seeds, the CT#142 leaf adds a pronounced sweetness with hints of spice to the flavor profile. In addition, the Havana Seed #142 wrapper has been curing under the watchful eye of A.J. Fernandez for the past three years for the utmost in taste and aroma. This four-size line uses this prized wrapper leaf over a Mexican San Andrés binder and a carefully chosen combo of perfectly aged fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua.

Rolled at the famous Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua in Estelí, the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 cigars provide a perfectly rolled, slow burning vitola, with a medium to full body profile, that displays tantalizing tasting notes of spice, espresso, some earthiness, and a rich tobacco sweetness throughout, courtesy of the aforementioned wrapper.

Our product merchants here at JR, were lucky enough to get their hands on some pre-production samples of this hot new luxury blend at the trade show, and, after overwhelming approval, they will soon be fully stocked right here on our JR Website. So, keep checking back often, because Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 cigars are destined to become the crowning jewels in the heralded Foundation brand portfolio.

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