For many of the younger generation, there are very few things that seem to excite us anymore. We are able to access information at the blink of an eye and we have become numb to the passion and the thrill of progress. For many of the over 50 population in this country, they still remember […]
We all read about industry experts and brand manufacturers extolling the virtues of those fabulous pre-embargo premium handmade smokes of yesteryear, but unless you are older than dirt, most likely you have never tasted one. Moreover, if you have been around long enough to remember smoking them when they were legal in the states- by […]
In 1971, Lew Rothman opened up a small cigar store in Manhattan that had premium and handmade cigars piled all the way up to the ceiling. The now famous sign out front read “World’s Largest Cigar Store.” If just passing buy you’d find it hard to believe, but once inside, with little room to walk […]
In 1971, Lew Rothman, a young man who had spent his entire youth working in his father’s various convenience/ cigar shops in Brooklyn, finally decided to spread his wings by opening his very own small cigar store in Manhattan. Although, one the tiniest shops in the city, it had a sign that read “World’s Largest […]
Our portfolio of premium handmade JR Cigar exclusives just keeps growing with a steady stream of industry greats jumping on board to create these private stogies for us employing the same top-quality tobaccos found on their own nationally distributed blends. What separates the new JR Especial from the rest is its unique barber pole wrapper […]
In 1971, a young cigar visionary named Lew Rothman opened the doors to his first retail tobacco store in Manhattan. This tiny, but stocked to the ceiling little shop had a sign that read “World’s Largest Cigar Store”. A bold statement indeed, because at the time, the Big Apple had a local tobacco shop on […]
I’m sure many of you have seen the amazing pictures my traveling companion Brian Massey has posted on the JR Cigar Instagram feed and Facebook page of our astonishing journey to XVIII Festival Habano* in Havana, Cuba. Although intriguing, these photos cannot capture the warm air and tropical breeze floating through the palm trees, or […]
Well. Its December already, and the signs of the holiday season are ever-present: holiday decorations galore decorate the stores, piped in Christmas carols are blasting in every office, garish holiday displays are popping up everywhere, and TV commercials focusing on selecting the perfect gift (albeit it’s always a Lexus or very expensive diamonds, play non-stop. […]
Today I am going to tell you about a premium cigar unlike anything that you have ever smoked. First a little history about the company that created this groundbreaking brand. For many decades, the world-renowned Plasencia family has been making top-quality cigars such as his namesake marque Plasencia Cigars, and Moroceli, named for the Honduras […]
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Altadis U.S.A. has been constructing great premium cigars since 1918. With a portfolio that includes H. Upmann, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Saint Luis Rey, and whole slew of others, you know these people mean business! So when they came to us with a new line of cigars, you can “bet your ash”, we were excited. […]
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