Some Great Gift ideas For This Holiday Season
Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and, if you are reading this, most likely, there are several premium cigar smokers on your shopping list and you haven’t got a clue what to gift them! Now, unless they just flat out TELL you what they want the odds are that you will choose a brand that they do not like, because most of us are very fussy when it comes to our beloved smokes. Let us help you take the guesswork out of stogie shopping with this list of some hot new blockbuster sticks from two of our top selling brands.
Montecristo, a brand made famous in Cuba back in 1937 has released three exciting NEW blends in 2016 starting with the rare, limited edition Montecristo Grupo de Maestros, named in honor of Altadis U.S.A.’s elite group of cigar makers and blenders. A tribute to the masterful blending skills of tobacco pioneer and industry legend Pepe Mendez, this stunning vitola delivers highly fragrant notes of leather, spice, nuts, and a savory sweetness on the palate. Another beauty from the talented Grupo’s, Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez, is a luscious nutty and sweet tasting smoke featuring a filler blend consisting of rare Politico tobaccos cultivated in the nutrient-packed soil of the Dominican Republic’s Cibao region. Lastly, but certainly not leastly, JR is proud to introduce an extra-special cigar made exclusively for us by two titans of the premium cigar industry. Montecristo Crafted by AJ Fernandez is a box-pressed oscuro-wrapped gem with bold flavors of dark cocoa, espresso, leather, and licorice, with a crisp spicy edge. All of these would make perfect gifts for the Montecristo fan, or for any cigar smoker that hasn’t experienced some of the world’s finest aged tobaccos .
Romeo y Julieta, another HUGE name in the premium cigar industry, has outdone themselves with three new blends for 2016 that have literally been flying off our shelves! The very first Romeo blend made with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, RYJ Romeo y Julieta, is an intensely delicious super-spicy smoke brimming with bold Cuban style flavor. From 1885 to 1900, numerous gold coins of excellence were awarded to the famous Romeo marque at World’s Fair tasting exhibitions in Antwerp, Brussels, Melbourne, Paris, and Jerusalem. To pay homage to this colossal era in the company’s early history, they proudly present the exciting new Romeo y Julieta Medallas de Oro cigar, a rich, medium body masterpiece chock-full of lavish notes of coffee, nuts, sweet spice, and leather. AJ Fernandez was a busy man this year, first creating a JR exclusive blend for Montecristo, followed by the Romeo y Julieta Crafted by AJ Fernandez another ultra-premium blend made for yours truly! A bold medium to full body creation brimming with warm, hearty, notes of cocoa, sweet tobacco, and zesty spice, this highly complex AJ offering deserves a spot under every Chanukah bush or Christmas tree. The love story continues with these three luxury blends from Romeo that every smoker on your shopping list will thoroughly enjoy!