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Blended Scotch and Cigar Pairings

So if you have been following my writings, you would have already read about the best ways to pair up single malt scotch and fine cigars.  While single malts have a reputation has being the more elegant and smoother … Read More

Single Malt Scotch & Cigar Pairings

Pairing fine Scotch and cigars is a worldwide institution.  They go together like salt & pepper, Mario & Luigi, and cheeseburgers with fried eggs.  Is that last one just me? Well, you should try it.  Anyway, the point … Read More

Maybe It’s Time to Start Smoking a Pipe.

So you are thinking about taking up pipe smoking? Well, you’ve come to the right place! You may not know this, but JR Cigar has a tremendous selection of pipes that can easily rival any pipe shop. Some … Read More

The Good Old Days of Baseball and Stogies

Baseball and cigar smoking have gone hand in hand since good old Abner Doubleday invented the sport! Starting from the late 1800’s and until the early 1970’s, the stands were filled with boisterous characters with stogies in mouths, screaming at … Read More

JR Salutes Armed Forces Week

Our brave men and women of the United States armed forces serve this nation with distinction and honor. They are selfless in their goal for … Read More

An In- Depth Look at 3 Great New Cigars from Altadis USA!

One of the joys of being in the Cigar Biz for more than a quarter of a century is the fact that I have had … Read More

Premium Cigar and Beer Pairings 101

In this blog, I get to talk about two of my favorite pastimes, premium cigars and drinking beer! When done together (pairing) it is the … Read More

A Great Old Cigar Brand Has Returned!

So while sitting back with an astounding maduro Robusto, that was rich, sweet and loaded with zesty notes of sweet spice and cocoa, (more about … Read More

So Why Vape?

Yes, JR has joined the vaping revolution. We even have a whole (growing by the week) section of top-quality E-Cigs, juices and  … Read More

JR Mooresville Grand Opening: The Beginning of a New Era!

On March 20, 2015, we celebrated the official grand opening of our new JR Cigar store in Mooresville, North Carolina. While it was … Read More

Variety Is the Spice Of Life: The JR Premium Cigar Sampler Blog!

It happens all of the time—a smoker buys a box of premium cigars because a friend recommended them, or because he read a review, listened … Read More


To say we are currently in a major cigar renaissance would be an understatement. It seems that a new premium offering is hitting the shelves every Tuesday (sarcasm)! Now that would be a bad thing if they were all a … Read More

L’Atelier Surrogates

It is a rare occurrence in this industry when you meet someone with not only a limitless knowledge of tobacco, but also the creativity and innovation to make his cigars completely unique. This is the case of legendary Pete Johnson,  … Read More

RIP Father

Father Theodore Hesburgh was maybe best known for running Notre Dame University. But he also for a time oversaw the Civil Rights Commission, the International Federation of Catholic Universities and several U.S. and Vatican delegations.  He passed away … Read More


Nebraska We’ve kept you informed about the efforts in Nebraska to once again allow cigar smoking.  It is now officially legal again for the state’s cigar bars.  Governor Pete Ricketts signed the emergency bill late last week that reinstates the … Read More


The Habanos festival is over in Havana…it is not like Pro Cigar, instead it is the Habanos version of the IPCPR trade show.  They roll out new products and show off their stuff to the worldwide wholesalers and retailers.  With … Read More

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