Two Great New Smokes Made Exclusively For JR Cigar!

May 31, 2016

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 without bumping into a mountain of stogies, you would quickly realize that the sign was correct. As the store gained popularity through various unique promotions and rock bottom pricing, Lew began to display large quantities of cigars, but do to limited real estate, he had to display them singularly and crush the boxes.

On an inspiration, he called Dan Blumenthal, then the co-owner of Villazon and asked him how much it would cost him to buy Punch and Hoyo cigars without the boxes. At the time, it was an unheard of way to do business, but with plenty of coaxing on Lew’s behalf, it came to fruition. Making a VERY long story short, the “Generic Bundle” business was born, and this became the precursor to our enormously popular JR Alternative cigar line.

Fast forward to 2016, and you will find that this initial purchase has led to a huge variety of premium handmade cigars that are exclusively made for JR, both in bundle variety, and line extensions made by the most prominent manufacturers in the industry. Being a JR exclusive means that our valued customer gets to enjoy budget-friendly, top-quality smokes, all made in the most renowned factories in the world.

With too many great ones to mention in one short blog, let us focus on the latest two just released, as they embody the quality, great taste, and best of all- the affordable price that our customers have come to love.

First on tap is the JR Master Series, a medium to full body handmade cigar crafted in Nicaragua. Packaged in no frills bundles of 15, these premium handmade smokes kinda’ have that bargain bin look. However, once lit, the rich flavors derived from its aged Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, and the stunning Sumatra wrapper will tell you different! Not only is Master Series constructed as well as the most costly smokes on the planet, every savory draw delivers mouthwatering notes of earth, spice, espresso, and leather, backed by captivatingly sweet, smoky aroma.

Also new in the queue is a top-notch premium handmade cigar that took JR twenty years to discover, but once again thanks to our in-house legend Lew Rothman who found them- you can now enjoy these fine smokes today!

La Finca Europa is a distant cousin to our famous Nicaraguan puro that has been flying off our shelves since 1972.  This newly found gem is an original Frank Llaneza blend, and before we go any further, Mr.Llaneza is the cigar legend who literally put Honduras on the map by introducing such renowned names as Hoyo, Punch, and El Rey del Mundo (to name a few) to the American market. Europa sports a silky, golden brown Ecuador Connecticut wrapper that envelops a Sumatra binder, and fully aged Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. This tasty mix pleasures the palate with well-refined notes of cocoa, nuts, sweet spice, and buttery caramel. La Finca fans looking for a mellower morning or mid-day smoke will find Europa an outstanding choice.

Make sure you put both of these outstanding premium handmade smokes in your shopping cart the next time you place an order online with JR Cigar. And while you’re at it, check out some of our other delicious, and reasonably priced JR Exclusives like- Special Jamaicans, Casa Blanca, JR Tradicion, Jose Marti, and JR Ultimate, one of our oldest and most trusted brands!



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