Introducing the Very Unique JR Especial Cigars !

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. Read More

Introducing the Davidoff JR 45th Anniversary

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 … Read More

Re-Visiting an Old JR Classic- The Belinda Cigar

For this blog, I’m going to do something completely different and take you down memory lane to talk about a cigar that I was enjoying while some of you young herfer’s were still teething. The stick in reference is the … Read More

My Hoops Madness Final Four Stogies!

If you happen to be a fan of college basketball, then it’s a real good bet that for the last couple of weeks you were glued to your flat screen binge watching the March ritual of Hoops Madness simultaneously playing … Read More

Now For Something Completely Different- The Robert Caldwell Funfetti Cigar!

Yes people, there is a premium cigar called Funfetti, and NO, you cannot only find it in party store, nor does it explode!! … It’s actually a serious boutique offering from Robert Caldwell the mastermind behind such popular … Read More

Some Great New Cigars Just in Time for Easter

The Easter Holiday is once again upon us, so while the kiddies are out hunting for colorful eggs now is your time to hop online at JR, and start hunting for some nice premium handmade cigars. Since we last scraped … Read More

The Chronicles Of Cuba: Final Thoughts By Steve Nathan

So, here I am back at the office ready to share my final thoughts on the Cuba experience — the hardest part is where to begin. I must say it was a life-changing experience and perhaps the fulfillment of a … Read More

XVIII Festival Habano*: Day 4 By Steve Nathan

They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it moves even faster when you are having the time of your life…so, in what seemed like a heartbeat, it was already day four in beautiful Cuba. Still exhausted but exhilarated … Read More

XVIII Festival Habano*: Day 3 By Steve Nathan

Even after two days of non-stop Habano stogie smoking, I could still enjoy a TTT Trinidad Vigia with my cup of Cuban espresso as I welcomed another warm and sunny morning. This short, fat pig-tailed firecracker was medium-bodied and as … Read More

XVIII Festival Habano*: Day 2 By Steve Nathan

After a glorious day “numero uno” at Festival Habano, it was time to board a chartered bus for the two plus hour ride to the holy land of Cuban leaf—the famous Pinar del Rio growing region. Cuba grows … Read More

XVIII Festival Habano*: Day 1 By Steve Nathan

My morning alarm rings at promptly 6:30 a.m., and as if still in a dream I stumble out of bed and walk on to the balcony deck that overlooks the stunning Oceanside view of the Melia Habana Hotel anticipating what … Read More

Cuba: The Experience of a Lifetime! By Steve Nathan

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 … Read More

Holy Smokes, We’re Going To Cuba! By Steve Nathan

When I first heard the news that Brian Massey, our Senior Product Merchant, and I would be attending the XVIII Festival Habano in Havana, Cuba, I had to pinch myself! Was this really happening? To me, this is the culmination … Read More

The Long Awaited Yarguera H. Upmann Cigars

In the 1960s, the Arias family brought a very special seed from Cuba. After much searching, they found an estate situated between two mountains in the lush farmlands of Honduras. This nutrient dense patch of fertile land had the perfect … Read More

Introducing the New WitchDoktor Cigars!

Raised in Cuba and steeped in its rich cigar making tradition, AJ Fernandez a third generation tobacco grower, now produces unparalleled premium cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua applying all of the skills that he learned in the renowned tobacco fields 90 … Read More

An Introduction to the Popular European Style Dry-Cured Cigar.

They’ve been around forever and although enormously popular abroad, the European style dry-cured cigar has finally become a new American favorite. Unlike the standard vitola, dry-cured cigars go through a special manufacturing process of slow- baking, and require only 12-15% … Read More

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