Jose Marti Cigars – An Outstanding Everyday Value!
Going old-school once again for this edition of our JR blog, we look at a premium cigar brand that has been around for so many years, that many current legal age smokers were still teething when it was first released!
Jose Marti cigars were named for a pivotal figure in Cuban history who led an insurrection that ultimately resulted in Cuban independence from Spain. Sparing you any more of this history lesson, Jose Marti cigars, available in Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Dominican blends has certainly stood the test of time, because this is an awfully tough cigar to beat when it comes to flavor, quality, and price.
First released in 1992, by NATSA, the talented folks who brought you some of our enormously popular JR Alternative brands, to name a few, the original Jose Marti Nicaragua consists of four big ring vitolas that are rolled with aged Dominican, Honduras, and Nicaraguan fillers, a Honduran binder, and a silky Ecuadorian wrapper. To accommodate Maduro cigar fans, the 4.5 x52-ring Jose Marti Robusto uses a dark, almost black Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper in place of the Ecuadorian leaf. Both varieties are medium body in strength, rich, nutty, earthy, and sweet, with the Maduro blend bringing some chocolaty goodness to the flavor profile.
Riding on the heels of its hot-selling Nicaraguan counterpart, Jose Marti Dominican cigars were made with the mellow to medium body cigar aficionado in mind. It features aged Dominican binder and fillers paired with the classic Connecticut Shade wrapper that is prized for its silky-smooth taste and feel. Those who love traditional creamy flavors that include coffee, leather, nuts, and spice, found on many of the top-rated high-end Dominican brands, will find this affordable Connecticut-style cigar a very satisfying everyday value.
It took a very long time, but in 2015 the enormously popular Jose Marti brand finally got a line extension produced in Honduras to cover all three popular Central American cigar growing regions. Jose Marti Honduran cigars feature a stunning Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, a sturdy binder from Honduras, and a complex blend of aged long filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. To offer Honduran cigar fans their perfect style of smoke, it comes in a staggering eight size assortment that once again includes a dark, oily, Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped Robusto. Medium to full bodied and oozing with ample notes of earth, peppery spice, nuts, cocoa, cedar, and some chocolaty flavors from the Robusto, these Honduran gems pick up where its Nicaraguan cousin left off.
Now sold in 20-count bundles, the entire line of handmade premium Jose Marti cigars offer budget conscious consumers the quality and taste normally found on costlier cigars.